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Tekweni Backpackers Hostel

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  • Average14%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible9%
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.
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had n Amazing time with my friends we stayed there for 5 days.great atmosphere very affordable place if you visiting Durban and to top it all just around the busy street of Florida where all the vibe happens and their friendly staff keep it...More

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Reviewed August 21, 2018

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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"room 8, very quite corner and good for sleeping"
JohanE326
Sep 29, 2017
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"Room Number 15 is extremely small"
natascha755
Nov 23, 2016
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"Ask for beds in the room on the ground floor to the right as you enter for slightly better beds."
anonn256
Aug 21, 2016
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"For a bit more privacy, ask for the flats next to the main building. More like a proper rented apartment..."
TishS44
Aug 19, 2016
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PRICE RANGE
$26 - $30 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalDurban
NUMBER OF ROOMS
18
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