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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I read the same thing that this is a big party hostel, which it wasn't. It's okay because I come here to sleep and relax, I can party out on the streets. My brother and I booked an apartment room which had bunk beds. The room was so small we could barely move around, the regular shared rooms are much... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we went there December time it was very nice. friendly staff kitchen fully equipped we were a group of 10 its vibe place for December next to shopping its distance to the beach but we had fun improvements on some rooms must be done

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Thank leratoOOOOO
Patrick M, Owner at Tekweni Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. I can see you enjoyed us. We have been steadily working on our rooms and beds since then. Some of them needed attention. Thanks for the advice. We do hope to see you back. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

What a great experience. Great staff and great ambiance. Dont want to leave!!!! Was such a great vibe with music playing in the background and lights creating the awesome atmosphere. Its just shy off one of the best streets in Durban called Florida Rd. Filled with great restaurants and nightlife. Best location

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Patrick M, Owner at Tekweni Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for the awesome review. Something tells me you will be back :) More 

Swakopmund, Namibia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

My wife and I recently passed through Durban and stayed a few nights at Tekweni. It is one of the longest running backpackers in Durban and is still a fantastic and fun place to stay. The staff was extremely helpful, the room was clean and their braai nights are still rolling with a great local atmosphere. The location, just off... More 

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Patrick M, Owner at Tekweni Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

A regular customer. We got lots of them but you are certainly one of our favorites. Thanks for the super review. I know you will be back. Until then. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

I only stayed for one night with a friend but we had a great night! We were welcomed and taken to our spacious dorm. The beds were clean and comfortable. The shower was the best I'd had in SA! Really hot and good pressure. The atmosphere was great, everyone was very friendly and the drinks were cheap, happy days! If... More 

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Patrick M, Owner at Tekweni Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Fantastic review. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you back soon! More 

Robbinsdale, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Before going to Durban everyone we knew told us we had to stay at Tekwenis, and that it was the best party backpackers in the area. However, on our trip we didn't agree. Both of the times me and my friends have stayed there is was very much not a party. One time there was even 30 school kids staying... More 

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Patrick M, Owner at Tekweni Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for reviewing us. Sounds like you had bad timing to come twice and we were quiet. We don't often take school kid groups and if we do they are always older kids that do enjoy us. With todays economy we are forced to diversify a bit. We do always try and manage the situation though assuring that we still... More 

Sassenheim, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

Tekweni is a very nice hostel. It is a bit of an artsy and alternative place, not only in the way it looks, but also the vibe. Very relaxed. Always people around, always music (until approx. midnight). And the braai nights are really nice. We met all kinds of people with whom we had a nice time drinking, braaiing and... More 

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Patrick M, Owner at Tekweni Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Hey hey. Fantastic review. Thanks so much. We are busy sorting out the few beds that are a bit lumpy BTW. I can see you really feel us. Thanks and hope to see you back soon. More 

Muenster, Germany
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

During my backpacking trip through South Africa I stayed for 3 nights at Tekweni Backpacker Hostel in Durban. The location of the hostel is great. Close to Florida Rd it is easy to have a great night. But the shower and the pool are disgusting. They are so dirty that you try to shower there as short as possible. I... More 

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Patrick M, Manager at Tekweni Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. Yes we pride ourselves on our atmosphere which I gather you appreciated. Maybe you are being a little harsh about the cleanliness though? We are a busy place and it takes a lot to keep it clean and we think we do pretty well as do others that have reviewed us. We will continue to work... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

Typical backpacker with really big dormitories, pool, braai area, great bar and a tv lounge. Good location with bars and restaurants in walking distance on Florida road. Staff gives great advice about do's and don'ts in Durban. Great place to hang out!

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Patrick M, Owner at Tekweni Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Yay a fan! Thanks for the great review. Particularly enjoy your compliment on our staff. We take great pride in that. I will be sure to pass it on. Hopefully you will make it back to us one day. More 

Wurzburg, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016 via mobile

It's one of the places in Durban where you definitely find people to hangout and party. It is situated in a nice area in Durban and there are lots of bars around. Make sure to check out 'dropkick murphys'. -The baz bus stops right in front of the hostel and if you come with your own car there's a secured... More 

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Patrick M, Owner at Tekweni Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Sooo glad you feel us. Thanks for the nice review. Hope to see you back again More 

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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 

Additional Information about Tekweni Backpackers Hostel

Address: 169 Ninth Avenue, Durban 4001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Price Range: $20 - $37 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 18
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