All Hostels in Durban

Welcome to your detailed guide for Durban hostels. We share all the juicy information you need to know to discover safe, fun and memorable hostels! All that's left for you to do is choose your favourite hostel in Durban, Sudafrica. Compare prices for Durban hostels in one easy click - simple. Add your travel dates and watch as all hostel booking sites, including Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and, highlight their best price and room availability during your stay.

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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.

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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

Durban North, Morningside, Durban Central

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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.

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.

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Tugela Mouth Tugela Mouth (83 Km / 51 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 $13 for a dorm. A hostel in Durban with private rooms costs on average $35. shows all 11 Hostels in Durban. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 11 hostels in Durban, Sudafrica.

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

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    Your Packing List for Durban

    Hostel? Check! Now le0t's have at your hostel packing list for Durban and Sudafrica.

    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.

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