We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Tekweni Backpackers Hostel

169 Ninth Avenue, Durban 4001, South Africa
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Tekweni Backpackers Hostel
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Tekweni Backpackers Hostel
Tekweni Backpackers Hostel
Tekweni Backpackers Hostel
Write a Review

72 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (8)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
  • Mar-May only
  • Jun-Aug only
  • Sep-Nov only
  • Dec-Feb only
All months
Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
19 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Great location but average stay. If you're a back packer into your partying this might be the place for you. We stayed in a double which was the same money as other places we've stayed in but nowhere near as nice. Tiny box room, uncomfortable bed, dirty shared bathroom. Good activities, cheap dorm beds, loud bar. Don't go for a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
30 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The people at tekweni were really nice but: - double room was tiny with a minuscule window - bedsheets had hairs and stains all over them - the party really just consisted of unfriendly locals getting smashed, not particular inclusive I'd skip this place....

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 via mobile

We booked a dorm room for 6 people, ended up in a 10 bed room dorm. We complained and were told that all the rooms are same price and it is not possible to change. About the rooms: the beds are curved and it's horrible to sleep in there. If you move everyone is immediately awake. It is not really... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Victoria, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We have stayed in many hostels but this was by far the poorest hostel we have stayed in. Havind said that, the staff were very friendly and helpful. There are no towels supplied, the place is very old and in desperate need of a makeover. The location is great and the owners really need to put some money into updating... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We ended up here after a long trip. We were upgraded because the dorms were full, but we didnt have to pay extra. The people are really nice and helpfull. Its close to a lot of nice restaurants and bars. But also the party in the hostel itself is worth a visit. The noice can get a bit much on... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cape Town, South Africa
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

When one reaches a certain age you stop associating yourself with the backpacker lifestyle despite it still being all you can afford. It it thus always a treat to find a backpackers that accommodates all walks of life. Congenial staff that accommodate you gracefully when you continue to add nights to your already extended stay. Attention to detail, clean kitchen,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boston, Massachusetts
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I came on the Baz Bus just in time for a Braai night, delicious! The staff was very friendly and helpful, and I had a great time here. It was too cold for the pool but walking to the beach was lovely, and there is a grocery store 5 minutes away.

Was this review helpful? Yes
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I stayed here for 3 nights in a dorm room. This is a great place to stay if you don't require much sleep. If the hostel isn't playing loud music than the club across the street is. There was also a big fight at 5 am one morning which woke everyone up. The desk staff during the day were nice but the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We shared a dorm with some South Africans who were great fun! During our stay in Tekweni we hang around with them. The dorm itself is a bit old (matresses as well) but the bathroom is clean and warm water. A big supermarket is closeby and around the corner there is a street with bars to have a cocktail or... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Arrived at Tekweni after a hectic start to my travels and immediately felt welcome and included. Great staff, good rooms, lovely location, fair prices. Braii nights, travel advice on site. Felt safe at all times. A fair walk into town and to the beach but worth it for the feeling of safety in the morning side area compared to other... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Patrick M, Owner at Tekweni Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for the awesome review. It just gives us that warm fluffy feeling. We hope to see you back again! More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Tekweni Backpackers Hostel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Tekweni Backpackers Hostel

Address: 169 Ninth Avenue, Durban 4001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 18
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with HostelWorld and HostelBookers so you can book your Tekweni Backpackers Hostel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

24 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (12)
Hotel & grounds (2)
Pool/beach area (1)
Other (9)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (13)
Pool/beach area (1)
Hotel & grounds (3)
Other (9)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay