We came with BazBus and check-in at 23:30 at night was no problem at all. Staff was ALWAYS very friendly and answered any questions about the area and where you can do what. We stayed in a 6 bed dorm which was ok (only one plug, beds good!). All in all, all of the public areas are very nice - lounge, bathrooms, information center next to reception - so you can really enjoy your stay there, as long as you want it quiet. This is why I take 1 point away. It was too quiet for us. Even on a Friday night their bar closed at 11 and the area is not very safe to just look around the city. The only thing I like about the location is that it is close to the uShaka Marine (maybe 300 m).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Born from a passion for traveling, the legacy of the Hippo Hide has been passed on to this unique and amazing lodge. Situated approximately 500m from Durban’s best beaches and right next to uShaka Marine World, you couldn’t ask for a better location. Durban’s first purpose built backpackers hostel for the discerning budget traveller, welcomes you to come and enjoy state of the art facilities. These include the amazing roof top party and recreational area, known as “The Globe”, a wireless broadband internet café, travel desk with up to date information and the best deals. This is your one stop youth hostel with all your amenities close by. ... more less
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