Hostels in Durban, South Africa

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

Hostels in Durban

#1 Top Rated
$ Cheapest
Family-Friendly Hostel Youth Hostel
116 -121 Briar Lane ... More
from $6.00
Digital Nomads Family-Friendly Hostel Quiet Rest Solo Traveller
17 The Promenade ... More
from $8.26
Party Hostel Solo Traveller
"…Rooms and Bathrooms The dorms are comfortably spacious but each room has only one electrical outlet for charging phones, devices. There are no lockers and although there are fans and windows, … More
from $7.50

Smith's Cottage

Umgeni Heights
Free Breakfast
Party Hostel Youth Hostel
"…There are no other meals available here, unless you're lucky enough to be invited to dinner, but for self-caterers there's a Spar supermarket about five hundred meters away. There is a swimming … More
from $6.06
100 Hollesley Road More
from $9.61
"…It is clean, but the wooden bunks are a bit creaky. Also, it isn't possible to reach one of the light switches without climbing up to the top of one of the other bunks. The mattress is also a bit … More

Curiocity Durban


Free Breakfast
Female Solo Traveller Party Hostel Solo Traveller
"…There is fast, free Wi-Fi around the reception and bar area, and there is a clean kitchen for guests' use with kettle, toaster, microwave, cooker, and fridge as well as the customary all-day, self … More

Hotels in Durban

"…Riviera Hotel is conveniently located directly across from the famous Wilsons Wharf with exceptional views. Plenty of secure paid parking is available at the parking lot adjacent to the Hotel … More
from $20.63

Guest Houses in Durban

20 Helen Baxter Road Glenmore More
from $9.00

Apartments in Durban

"…Taxes included. Breakfast not included - 150 ZAR per person per day. General: 24 hours reception. No curfew." …"The nearest airport is King Shaka International Airport, 29 km from Point … More
from $34.15

Hostels in Durban, South Africa

7 hostels available. Prices start from $12.00 for a dorm bed.
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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.

 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 expertz for Durban

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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 7
Average dorm price $16
Average private room price $48
Cheapest hostel in Durban Aweh Africa Backpackers with $12
Party hostels in Durban Tekweni Backpackers Hostel (3 in total)
Most Durban hostels are located in Durban North, Morningside, Umgeni Heights
Average rating of all hostels 8.3

FAQ about Durban Hostels

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