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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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Mammoth Lakes, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

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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Nysted, Denmark
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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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Inhambane Province, Mozambique
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Wow, wow, wow!!! What an amazing place!!! I have just stayed at Smith's Cottages for 3 nights and had the most amazing time. The hospitality is 5 star!! The hosts, Pat and Keith really go out of their way to make sure that you have an awesome stay... nothing is too much trouble. They have managed to create a really... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Stayed here for a 2 nights in 3 days(had a night up at the Lesotho border inbetween) and i wished i come move in her for good. Iv'e been too more hotels/BnB's & hostels then i can count and this by far the one place with the best hospitalty and attentiveness to there guests. They will help you with everything,... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

I came here for one night on my way to the Drakensberg Mountains and felt like I was staying with long lost relatives! Pat and Keith were so friendly and helpful and I even had a cup of tea offered before I'd crossed the threshold. Such a cosy welcoming place and perfect for anyone wanting a bit of peace and... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is nice, clean place, with friendly hosts, who know a lot about the city and surroundings. It has a family atmosphere. This is not a party hostel. It is a good place for travelers. It has a swimming pool. Shops are nearby, although your own transport (a car) would be helpful. It is well maintained.

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Tel Aviv District, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

summery: homely place, nice, queit, very clean and well kept. recommended for couples, families, and everyone who wants a quiet relaxed place. keith and pat are amazing, they will give you a very welcomed hospitality and help you with everything you will need. we got there at 5 am after a night bus and didn't know anything about the place... More 

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