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Smith's Cottage

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5 Mount Argus Road | Umgeni Heights, Durban 4051, South Africa
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Montreal, Canada
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pat and Keith are exceptional hosts. Although the property is slightly away from downtown, they offer pickup and drop-off rides to central locations. The property is very safe and enjoyable, and the pool is refreshing after a long walk. Pat offers several breakfast options, and is more than happy to chat about life and living in Durban. If you're looking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

I arrived to Pat opening the gate singing a song with my name in it. She ordered me dinner and had a nice talk. The next day Keith drove me around so I could do aome shopping and then he dropped me off in central Durban. He also picked me up again. These people are so nice, loved the stay!

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1 Thank Danny P
Durban, South Africa
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

It was great to spend a week at Smiths cottage. A real quiet "home away from home". Keith & Pat are great hosts, they go the extra mile to make your stay enjoyable and their friendliness is unlimited. Definitely a really nice place to stay!

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Keith and Pat are really nice people and they want to help you with everything. I loved to stay at theis place. Pat drove me around in here car to show me the beaches and the centre of Durban. I stayed in a cottage and it was a really nice and clean place. The swimmingpool is also nice. If i... More 

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Cape Town
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

It is about time I leave a review for Smith's Cottage (having stayed here numerous times in the last two years); this comment is not so much about the place -- which is immaculate, spacious and has always been affordable -- but much more about Pat and Keith, the owners. It is wrong to say they manage a backpackers: they... More 

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Mammoth Lakes, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

This was the best sleep I had the entire month of staying at backpackers in South Africa. Pat and Keith went the extra mile to pick up ear drops for me from the late night chemist, and they arranged my transportation for the following morning. LIFESAVERS. The transition from Durban to the Wild Coast would have been much more difficult... More 

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1 Thank Elli D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

it's impossible to express how much i was satisfied with their generosity. I would love to go there again and if I travel Durban again, I will really really stay at Smith's cottage!!! why not!! ^^ enjoy everybody~! Thank you Dad n Mom~!

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We've been regular visitors at Smith's Cottage when we come in to Durban, and the service has always been exceptional. Pat and Keith are very kind and accommodating hosts. Though it is a backpacker's hostel, staying at Smith's Cottage feels much more like being a guest at someone's home. Pat and Keith have been in Durban for over 20 years... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

This is a wonderful place to stay in durban. The owners are so friendly and helpful. Very clean and lots of options of rooms to stay in. It's a great place for a backpacker with huge hospitality! They have lots of tourist information and help you plan your visit your trip in South Africa in every detail!

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2 Thank Ariette T
Nysted, Denmark
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Smiths Cottage is much more than a Back Packers. They provide loads of facilities and services for all ages, for businesses and private. Even from my first communication with Pat and Keith Smith I received helpful advise to ensure my every question was answered with good and practical advice before arrival. The facilities were clean, bedding changed regularly, clothes washed... More 

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