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Durban Backpackers on the beach

17 The Promenade | Glenashley, Durban, South Africa
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Ranked #20 of 60 Specialty Lodging in Durban
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014
Yvonne L Feltre
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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Feltre
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Stayed here twice, before and after visiting our friends in St. Lucia and were treated well. It is more like a B&B. The staff were very helpful and the breakfast was 'out of this world'. Very clean and quiet. We had a lovely view of the sea, fishermen, surfers, etc from our room on the top. We will definitely stay... More 

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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Clean, affordable and the staff were helpful and friendly. We enjoyed staying here. And it helps that it was literally on the beach. We didn't have issues with security or noise or anything like that and we enjoyed the continental breakfast.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Stayed one night after arriving at King Shaka Intl from long haul flight. "Elvis" who checked us in was very efficient and friendly. Room was basic but comfortable although I can appreciate it could be rather hot as only a small window for ventilation if you don't want to sleep with the shared balcony door open. Loved the large double... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

I stayed just one night in the dormitory and was unfortunately robbed and had my life threatened at knife point in my bed at 5am. Whilst I don't blame the owner for there being thieves in the area his rude manner and lack of security are unacceptable. The hostel clearly has poor security compared to all surrounding properties (rusty electric... More 

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mfib, General Manager at Durban Backpackers on the beach, responded to this review

The security at Durban Backpackers is more than adequate. The property is surrounded by an eight foot wall/fence. There is a member of staff on the property 24 hours a day and he has a panic button to call armed security if required. Due to the unfortunate incident last week, we now employ a night watchman as well. All the... More 

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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013 via mobile

We stayed upstairs with two of us in a double bed and the other in a single. The room was clean and nice if not shiny and new. There was a huge bathtub and a deck with patio glass doors that had an unbeatable view of the Ocean, especially at sunrise. This place is out from the city center but... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

we stayed just one night, rooms were a bit used, but i would say standard for B&B. Helpfull staff. Beach is just 400m away, if you have room upstairs, you can see it from windows. There is well stocked kitchen, and some sitting room.

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Chetwynd, Canada
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16 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

I had a great two-night stay here in March! The shuttle from the airport (70 rand) delivered me to the door. My reservation over the phone could not be found but no worries as they had ample space in the four-bed dorms. Bedding is fresh, dorms are ensuite, and there's a well-stocked kitchen and small sitting room with TV in... More 

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Somerset West, South Africa
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122 reviews 122 reviews
36 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

This B&B is a typical seaside holiday home - tiles floors, laid back attitude and lots of back packers. Facilities are standard for most B&Bs and the atmosphere is restful and laid back. The cats and dog are all friendly which is great when you miss your own animals. The view of the beach from the rooms is great -... More 

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Geochang-gun, South Korea
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69 reviews 69 reviews
36 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

Ive stayed at On the Beach on two occasions - once in thier dorms and most recently in a triple share, sea facing room. The backpacker experience here was great - their dorms are small, but perfect for a group of friends travelling together. The kitchen was well allocated and thier friendly staff made it very easy for us to... More 

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Moscow
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250 reviews 250 reviews
175 hotel reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2012

The slogan of the hostel is "affordable luxury". Well, it is actually cheap, clean, cosy, but not luxurious at all. 2 small buildings, a pool between them. No wifi (though promised on their web site), no air conditioning. Very close to the beach, there is a mall in 500 meters away (Spar, cafe, bar, wifi available!), Virginia airport is just... More 

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Address: 17 The Promenade | Glenashley, Durban, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
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Ranked #20 of 60 Specialty Lodging in Durban
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