We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
07/09/2017 07/10/2017
    There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
    • {providername} {price}
    {providername} {price}
      {listitems}
    {sold_out_text}
    We can't find prices for this accommodation
    From {rate_price} {rate_periodicity}

    Happy Hippo Accommodation

    222 Mahatma Gandhi Road | KwaZulu-Natal, Durban 4001, South Africa
    Save
    Best prices for your stay
    07/09/2017 07/10/2017
    1 room
    • 1 room
      2 adults
      • 2 adults
        0 children
        • 0 children
          Traveler (17)
          Room & Suite (5)
          Dining (3)
          Curiocity Durban
          67 reviews
          #3 of 77 Specialty lodging in Durban
           
          Hilton Durban
          1,395 reviews
          #3 of 43 hotels in Durban
           
          Gibela Backpackers Lodge
          158 reviews
          #6 of 77 Specialty lodging in Durban
           
          Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani
          1,832 reviews
          #2 of 43 hotels in Durban
           
          Overview
          • Excellent35%
          • Very good41%
          • Average13%
          • Poor6%
          • Terrible5%
          Travelers talk about
          “rooftop bar” (20 reviews)
          “bed dorm” (4 reviews)
          Free Wifi
          Free Parking
          Beachfront
          Airport Transportation
          Rooftop Bar
          Kitchenette
          Laundry Service
          Rooftop Terrace
          Breakfast included
          3.0 Star Hotel
          All hotel details
          Curiocity Durban
          67 reviews
          #3 of 77 Specialty lodging in Durban
           
          Hilton Durban
          1,395 reviews
          #3 of 43 hotels in Durban
           
          Gibela Backpackers Lodge
          158 reviews
          #6 of 77 Specialty lodging in Durban
           
          Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani
          1,832 reviews
          #2 of 43 hotels in Durban
           
          {"containerClass":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null}
          Write a Review
          Reviews (216)
          Traveler rating
          Traveler type
          Time of year
          Language

          1 - 5 of 185 reviews

          Reviewed 3 days ago

          DON'T STAY HERE! The rooms are NOT as advertised or pictured online. We had ratty old sheets and a broken dresser that were damp and mildewy. The WIFI stops working when too many people use it (ie in the evening). They host events (unrelated to...More

          Thank Morgan B
          Reviewed 4 weeks ago

          Happy Hippo is awesome. In terms of communal areas it might be the best hostel that I've ever been to. The massive interior - like an aeroplane hangar - is perfectly designed to get people chatting during the day, and the rooftop bar is pure...More

          Thank lookwhatwedone
          Reviewed May 21, 2017 via mobile

          Overall, pleased with the facilities offered by the Happy Hippo, as a South African traveling domestically if you're looking a relatively economical place to stay when traveling then I would recommend it. The front of house staff are fantastic. The only drawback is the loud...More

          Thank Calvin M
          Reviewed April 21, 2017

          I really like Happy Hippo Backpackers. You have a huge hall in the middle of the building with a lot of sofas and other possibilites to sit and eat or simply relax. The rooms are located around the hall. Everything is painted and decorated very...More

          Thank Alina W
          Reviewed April 11, 2017

          Happy Hippo is one of the nicest backpackers i have ever stayed in, and I have stayed in many. The staff are friendly and helpful. The rooms are clean and beautiful. The rooftop bar is just gorgeous and I always feel at home when I...More

          Review collected in partnership with this hotel
          Thank TranskeiMeg
          Curiocity Durban
          67 reviews
          #3 of 77 Specialty lodging in Durban
           
          Hilton Durban
          1,395 reviews
          #3 of 43 hotels in Durban
           
          Gibela Backpackers Lodge
          158 reviews
          #6 of 77 Specialty lodging in Durban
           
          Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani
          1,832 reviews
          #2 of 43 hotels in Durban
           
          About
          Awards & Recognition
          Certificate of Excellence
          Amenities
          • Top amenities
          • Free Parking
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Beachfront
          • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
          • Hotel Amenities
          • Free Parking
          • Airport Transportation
          • Laundry Service
          • Things to do
          • Bar/Lounge
          Details
          • Price range
          • $16 - $55 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
          • Hotel class
          • Room types
          • Kitchenette
          • Number of rooms
          • 24
          • Location
          • South Africa >
          • KwaZulu-Natal >
          • Durban
          Add Photo Photos
          Traveler (17)
          Room & Suite (5)
          Dining (3)
          Hotel & Grounds (21)
          Family and Play Areas (1)
          Nearby
          Sponsored by:
          The Waterfront Hotel and Spa
          218 reviews
          .40 miles away
           
          Garden Court South Beach
          1,082 reviews
          .84 miles away
           
          Durban Spa
          64 reviews
          .79 miles away
           
          Coastlands Durban
          117 reviews
          .93 miles away
           
          Gooderson Beach Hotel
          118 reviews
          .93 miles away
           
          Nearby Restaurants
          Afro's Chicken
          233 reviews
          .65 miles away
          Surf Riders Food Shack
          147 reviews
          .33 miles away
          Cargo Hold Restaurant
          409 reviews
          .27 miles away
          Roma Revolving
          442 reviews
          .92 miles away
          Nearby Attractions
          uShaka Marine World
          2,479 reviews
          .17 miles away
          uShaka Sea World Aquarium
          825 reviews
          .20 miles away
          uShaka Wet 'n Wild
          271 reviews
          .23 miles away
          uShaka Village Walk
          14 reviews
          .19 miles away
          Questions & Answers
          Get quick answers from Happy Hippo Accommodation staff and past guests.
          Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
          Posting guidelines
          Submit
          Room Tips
          "private rooms are a little cooler and quieter. Naturally."
          Read review
          "East side rooms have a better view of the habor"
          Read review
          "best view rooms are facing the Durban Port and the roof top is Amazing for the BREEZE. its Quiet on the..."
          Read review
          "All rooms on the first floor and you must be able to climb stairs."
          Read review
          Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
          Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing