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Tekweni Backpackers Hostel

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169 Ninth Avenue, Durban 4001 South Africa See on map
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Breakfast included
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is unfortunate that we stayed for such a short while , but I would recommend Tekwni Backpackers to all who visit Durban. Thanks for the hospitality and I will be sure the let others know how wonderful my stay was. Cheers Tulani Coffee Shack...More

Thank JaneneA7
Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

My friends and I booked to stay at Tekweni for a weekend. When we got there we were quite impressed by the overall look of Tekweni. There was a little confusion with our booking as we booked for 5 people and when we arrived they...More

Thank Quest785698
Reviewed June 24, 2018

If you're looking for an affordable place to stay in Durban, Tekweni might be the best option in town. Its situated just around the corner of Florida Rd (the street with all the bars, restaurants and nightclubs). The atmosphere was amazing and the staff was...More

Thank Jelle D
Reviewed March 25, 2018

I didn't get to stay here Long enough to really explore much, but the staff who showed me around was really sweet and its close to the main road with lots of cool bars and restaurants so so if you came unprepared like me (...More

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Reviewed February 27, 2018

I know Tekweni has been around for a while, but there are some wrong things in the place that must be repaired. For example, on the day I was supposed to be leaving a cleaner came to my room to wake me up at 8am...More

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Response from Patrick M, Owner at Tekweni Backpackers HostelResponded March 19, 2018

You have now put the same review on more than one reviewing platform. I am going to respond the same as I did on the others. Most of what you have outlined could have been dealt with by speaking to us face to face. We...More

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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 ...More 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. Less
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Free Parking
Free Internet
Room Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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$24 - $38 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Traveler (30)
Pool & Beach (5)
Room & Suite (3)
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"room 8, very quite corner and good for sleeping"
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"Room Number 15 is extremely small"
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"Ask for beds in the room on the ground floor to the right as you enter for slightly better beds."
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"For a bit more privacy, ask for the flats next to the main building. More like a proper rented apartment..."
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