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Happy Hippo Accommodation

222 Mahatma Gandhi Road (previously Point Road), Durban 4001, South Africa
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Kiel, Germany
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had a pleasant stay at Happy Hippo's, with nice rooms, clean facilities and a spacious common area. Contrary to some of the other reviews here I found the staff very friendly, welcoming and helpful, e.g. with the booking of tours.

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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is really not a nice place. It smells funny. The shower only works between 5am and 10am. And 5pm and 10pm. We got here at 1030pm. They only want u to be in the shower for 7 mins. I understand there is a water shortage, but it's a beach town. I guess u aren't supposed to wash your hair... More 

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Thank Thàis C
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great time at Happy Hippo. The staff are really friendly and helpful, the facilities lovely and clean, and the rooftop bar an awesome place to relax. An added bonus is that it is walking distance from Ushaka Marine World and the beach. Would stay here again if I travel through Durban.

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1 Thank Talita T
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Really enjoyed staying here, met some cool people. The girls on reception were very helpful. Place was clean, safe and a lot of fun. Very close to aquarium and Marine Parade. Great bar and pool table for the evening, with adequate BBQ facilities. All good.

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Thank Stuart C
DurbanBrooksie, Owner at Happy Hippo Accommodation, responded to this review

Hello Stuart C, Always a pleasure to hear our happy customer reviews, Thank you very much. Regards, Michael Brooks More 

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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

Staff is friendly and helpful. Rooms are clean and they have fans! We got back from event late and we were exhausted and were worried the party on the deck would keep us awake, but the room was totally sound proof. Thank you for a lovely stay and helping us out on short notice.

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Thank rouxmiab
DurbanBrooksie, Owner at Happy Hippo Accommodation, responded to this review

Hello rouxmiab, Glad to be of service in making your stay a comfortable one. Thank you for the great review and hope to see you again, soon. Regards, Michael Brooks More 

London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

Perfect location Lovely, helpful staff Nice beech close by Next to a petrol station with a Steers fast food counter, good for snacks, drinks and hot food. Large space so didn't feel busy A little dark inside the main living areas maybe but I would stay again. Nice roof bar Good value for money Thanks Billie

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Thank Simba1994
DurbanBrooksie, Owner at Happy Hippo Accommodation, responded to this review

Hi Simba1994, Thank you for the great review, hopefully we will get to host you again in the near future Regards, Michael Brooks More 

Denver, Colorado
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125 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

Great backpackers! Loads of communal space, clean bathrooms, comfortable beds, free WiFi that even works in room (there is a daily limit, but fairly generous)! Locked parking. Keep in mind the location, depending on what you want to do, you may spend some cash on taxi rides, but Durban is pretty spread out, so this would be the case in... More 

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1 Thank eleeg
DurbanBrooksie, Owner at Happy Hippo Accommodation, responded to this review

Hello eleeg, Thank you for your great review, we have taken on board your suggestion of new shower curtains and replaced them. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to hosting you again if you are ever in Durban. Regards, Michael Brooks More 

Chester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

Cannot recommend enough. Excellent location: a short walk from uShaka marine; great roof-top bar; but what made the place for me was the staff all of whom were extremely helpful and great fun. One of the staff members in particular (I think her name was Nomfundo) went above and beyond what was expected of her, even helping me locate a... More 

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1 Thank David H
DurbanBrooksie, Owner at Happy Hippo Accommodation, responded to this review

Hi David H, Thank you for reviewing the Happy Hippo in such a positive way, it makes us all proud that we can provide a good and comfortable stay. It would give us great pleasure in hosting you when you are in Durban again. Thanks again, Michael Brooks More 

Port Shepstone, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

The Happy Hippo Accommodation is Awesome. Nomfundo and Zoe were very helpful the place is a absolute pleasure., we always book there because ushaka marine world is 5 minutes away and the beach. The people mover stops there so you can tour Durban easily.

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Thank eileenapp6
DurbanBrooksie, Owner at Happy Hippo Accommodation, responded to this review

Dear eileenapp6 Wow, what a beautiful review! Thank you so much for taking the time out to review us! I see that you have stayed with us on numerous occasions and for this we are truly grateful! We look forward to hosting you again. Kind regards Michelle Brooks More 

Stockholm, Sweden
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Stayed for 3 days and only had problems... Before going off on all the bad stuff I would like to say that the beds were clean, no complaints about that. And the rooftop bar is nice too. Despite these things I wouldn't recommend this hostel to anyone and I honestly can't believe they have so many good reviews. Problems started... More 

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1 Thank Tove N
DurbanBrooksie, Owner at Happy Hippo Accommodation, responded to this review

Dear Tove N Thank you for taking the time out to review our hostel. It is with regret that you have suffered such a bad experience, and for this we humbly apologise. We do understand your frustration regarding the credit card situation and we can assure you that this has been rectified as it did cause a lot of confusion.... More 

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