My brother booked us into this Guesthouse while we were in Durban for the FIFA World Cup. I was expecting the usual youth hostel type of experience but it was anything but. The villa is bright, extremely clean, well appointed and very user friendly. It is conveniently located in a very safe suburb, close to an entertainment strip with many fantastic restaurants and bars.
The staff were friendly and helpful and the proprietor, Elmar, was always on hand to provide useful advice and good company. My brother, husband and I just loved our stay there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- TOP CHOICE - Lonely Planet 2012 "If this hostel (a tastefully converted 1950's Tuscan home) were a B&B, it would be described as 'boutique'. One of Durban's best hostels, it has sparkling surfaces and rooms neat enough to pass an army major's inspection. It even provides a continental breakfast- to be enjoyed in an attractive indoor-outdoor dining area." Gibela is conveniently located in the safe, residential area of Morningside and within walking distance to the center of Durban’s entertainment life, Florida Road, where there are restaurants, cocktail bars, clubs and coffee shops galore. ... more less
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