10 Hostels in Durban, Afrique du Sud

Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Durban, Afrique du Sud. You can choose from 10 Durban hostels. In total, there are 12 cheap places to stay in Durban such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $13 for a dorm.

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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


Average dorm price


Average private room price


Cheapest hostel in Durban


(Aweh Africa Backpackers is the cheapest)

Party hostels in Durban


(Smith's Cottage is the best rated)

Most Durban hostels are located in

Morningside, Durban North, Glenashley

Average rating of all hostels


Hostels in Durban for all Traveller Types

Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.

Best Hostels in Durban for Solo Travellers

Travelling on your own to Durban? Fabulous!

Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Durban alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Durban. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.

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

We wrote a complete guide about backpacking Durban here. This guide is only available in English. Please click the link to read our handwritten guide.

Other Nearby Cities
Warner Beach Warner Beach (29 Km / 18 mi.)
Ballito Ballito (40 Km / 25 mi.)
Umkomaas Umkomaas (45 Km / 28 mi.)
Salt Rock Salt Rock (44 Km / 28 mi.)
Pietermaritzburg Pietermaritzburg (67 Km / 42 mi.)
Tugela Mouth Tugela Mouth (83 Km / 51 mi.)
Umzumbe Umzumbe (97 Km / 60 mi.)

FAQ about Durban Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Durban. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Durban. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

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FAQ about Durban Hostels

A hostel in Durban costs on average $16 for a dorm. A hostel in Durban with private rooms costs on average $41.

Hostelz.com shows all 10 Hostels in Durban. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.

Curiocity Durban is the best rated hostel in Durban for female solo travellers.

Hostelz.com compares prices for 10 hostels in Durban, Afrique du Sud. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Durban such as

  • 1 hotel
  • 1 apartment

This makes this very website the best place to find cheap accommodation in Durban.

Smith's Cottage is the best rated hostel for partying in Durban.
It offers: Bar.

Travel Tips for Durban - from the Community

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Your Packing List for Durban

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Durban and Afrique du Sud.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

Get your full Packing List here

Your Packing List for Durban