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“awesome location” 4 of 5 stars
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Tekweni Backpackers Hostel
169 Ninth Avenue, Durban 4001, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #19 of 61 Specialty Lodging in Durban
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“awesome location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2009

This hostel was nice - It was in a great part of Durban right off Florida Rd. The staff was friendly. Felt safe and comfortable in the area. Were options for transport which seemed somewhat expensive but was convenient. It was definately a little rowdy but that is too be expected as we were there over New Years. Also, most of the partying was out in the bar and outside so you could retreat to your room and actually fall asleep if you wanted a little rest. One complaint - I was on the deck talking to someone and left my room key in the bedroom. My roommates left to go party and locked the room - the staff didn't keep spare or extra keys - I was basically locked out of my room completely until about 3 am, so couldn't access my stuff to go out myself, change or anything else. Aside from that, it was definately a decent hostel. When I go back to Durban, I'll stay here again.

  • Liked — location
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Additional Information about Tekweni Backpackers Hostel

Address: 169 Ninth Avenue, Durban 4001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 61 Specialty Lodging in Durban
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tekweni is located in the centre of Durban's hippest entertainment area : pubs, clubs, restaurants and markets are on the doorstep. It is comprised of 3 neighbouring houses, the oldest and main house built in 1896. The hostel was established in 1992 making, it one of the first five hostels in the country and the longest established in Durban. We are close to everything, only two km to the beach and town. The various types of accommodation ramble across the 3 properties. You have the choice of staying right in the middle of the action or in one of our quieter more remote rooms away from the hustle and bustle. The rooms are comfortable and tastefully decorated all with ceiling fans. ... more   less 
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