Hostels in Durban, South Africa

8 hostels available. Prices start from $6 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Durban

Smith's Cottage

Umgeni Heights
Free Breakfast
Party Hostel Youth Hostel
"…For those without transport, it's a short, ten-minute but quite-steep-uphill walk from near the mosque immediately after the river bridge where Umlengi Road joins Chris Hani Road and where city … More
Family-Friendly Hostel Youth Hostel
"…There is a mix of foreign and local people staying here, which keeps it interesting. It's a good place to sit back and do nothing and recharge your batteries. Space is a little cramped in the … More
Party Hostel Solo Traveller
"…When I got here the staff were good and friendly, and they made me feel at home. They made me feel welcome in Africa. Keep Valuables safe - Weekends are good fun, but don't forget to lock your … More

Durban Backpackers

Free Breakfast
Digital Nomads Family-Friendly Hostel Quiet Rest Solo Traveller
"…By public transport, you need to find a minibus taxi from Durban center to La Lucia mall, which is fifteen minutes' walk away. There is also a small shopping mall just over five minutes' walk away … More
109 Edgeley Road ... More

Curiocity Durban

Free Breakfast
Female Solo Traveller Party Hostel Solo Traveller
"…The entrance to the building is controlled by a security guard and the vibe here is very relaxed. Summary Like its sister hostel in Johannesburg, we feel this will quickly become very … More

Hotels in Durban

"…Management reserves all rights to admission. Check in from 14:00 to 00:00 . Check out from 00:00 to 10:00 . Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards. Taxes included. … More
"…Check in from 14:00 to 23:00 . Check out from 05:00 to 10:00 . Payment upon arrival by credit cards, debit cards. General: Taxes included. Breakfast not included No curfew. Child … More

Guest Houses in Durban

20 Helen Baxter Road Glenmore More
"…At the guest house, all rooms come with air conditioning, a wardrobe, a patio with a garden view, a private bathroom, a TV, bed linen, and towels. The rooms come with a kettle, while selected … More

Apartments in Durban

"…50% deposit is required to secure a booking with balance of Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards. Taxes included. Breakfast not included - 150 ZAR per person per day. … More

Hostels in Durban, South Africa

8 hostels available. Prices start from $13 for a dorm bed.

Get to know Durban (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Durban.

 Moses Mabidha Stadium and Durban City

Durban, South Africa, is the third-largest city in South Africa and the largest in the province of KwaZulu-Natal. English and Zulu are the most common languages. Around six hundred thousand people live in this beach city by the Indian Ocean. Durban is on the list of fast-growing cities in Africa; the city has the largest port in Africa, a well-developed road network, and it is an attractive location for international companies. Well-known brands such as Unilever, Toyota, and Samsung invest in this location. Additionally, tourism is also on the rise. The numbers of international visitors grow year by year. The subtropical climate with lots of sunshine and attractive beaches are very convincing reasons to check out Durban.

If you decide to spend some days in Durban, you have a plentiful offering of accommodations. Durban, South Africa hostels, hotels, and guesthouses are spread out in the city centre and along the coastline. It is up to you whether you want an urban vibe or to stay in a Durban, South Africa hostel by the beach. Most hostels in Durban, South Africa have facilities of good quality, providing all the services that you would expect, such as free Wi-Fi.

Durban Botanical Gardens are a perfect spot to relax. Nature lovers can find various kind of plants, flowers, and trees. The grounds host numerous social gatherings such as concerts. The nature reserve, Burman Bush, is located only eight kilometres from the centre of Durban. Since the mid-nineteenth century, not much has changed in the area. The reserve is very popular with different species of birds and numerous walking trails are available to discover the wildlife. The so-called Golden Mile is made up of the famous beaches near the city centre. The white, sandy beaches are impressive and provide an inviting atmosphere. The conditions for surfing are excellent in Durban and the sport is very popular among locals and tourists. Especially during the Christmas holiday period, the beaches can become very busy.

Written by local enthusiast for Durban hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Durban hostels Flo

Durban Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Durban, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 8
Average dorm price $16
Average private room price $42
Cheapest hostel in Durban Aweh Africa Backpackers with $12
Party hostels in Durban Smith's Cottage (3 in total)
Most Durban hostels are located in Durban North, Morningside, Umgeni Heights
Average rating of all hostels 7.2

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