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    Happy Hippo Accommodation

    222 Mahatma Gandhi Road | KwaZulu-Natal, Durban 4001, South Africa
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    Overview
    • Excellent36%
    • Very good39%
    • Average13%
    • Poor7%
    • Terrible5%
    Travelers talk about
    “rooftop bar” (21 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
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    Reviews (219)
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    1 - 5 of 188 reviews

    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Good: The staff is nice and professional. Average: The place is relatively clean. Bad: The location is not that good (staying in Downtown is better). The WiFi does not work and you have to request the staff to reset your account every two hours. There...More

    Thank aldojauregui
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Awesome backpackers accommodation, vibrant, friendly and very helpful. The rooftop bar was amazing just to hang out, chat and listen to the multicultural languages. Near to the beach, restaurants. The kitchen was massive and could accommodate everybody. The private rooms was awesome and clean as...More

    Thank S6200VSguestg
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Such an amazing backpackers! Great vibe, amazing and helpful staff, and just what we were looking for in a truly modern yet cultural African Backpackers. We arrived without a booking online, and since they were fully booked, and did not have dorms available, the owner...More

    Thank Stig A
    Reviewed 4 weeks 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
    Response from Jabulile m, Owner at Happy Hippo AccommodationResponded 2 weeks ago

    Dear Morgan B FACT:1. You stayed two nights and never complained to anyone working at Happy Hippo? 2. Happy Hippo Accommodation received the TripAdvisor Recommends 2017 3. A second review by Morgan B ever? We have had our fair share of fake/scam reviews in over...More

    Reviewed May 25, 2017

    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
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    About
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    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
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    Traveler (17)
    Room & Suite (5)
    Dining (3)
    Hotel & Grounds (21)
    Family and Play Areas (1)
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    Room Tips
    "Corner suites are sunny with a window and a view, some of the other rooms has no view, you look into a brick..."
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    "private rooms are a little cooler and quieter. Naturally."
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    "East side rooms have a better view of the habor"
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    "best view rooms are facing the Durban Port and the roof top is Amazing for the BREEZE. its Quiet on the..."
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