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Happy Hippo Accommodation

222 Mahatma Gandhi Road, Durban 4001, South Africa
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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really enjoyed my stay at the Happy Hippo. Brilliant location. Friendly staff. Secure and comfortable accommodation. Secure parking. Bar on location which was great value for money. Accommodation was great value for money, rooms were clean and comfortable. Wonderful atmosphere.

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Kampala, Uganda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The description says, "Born from a passion for travelling", and I guess this description is apt for this backpackers that we stayed in. We spent out last few days in South Africa at Happy Hippo Backpackers, and we were very impressed. First, the accommodation.- Extremely clean. Brilliant, efficient and very friendly staff. And there was always someone on hand to... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want to sleep, go somewhere else! We stayed here for two nights in a row. Big mistake. First night drunk people kept all the guests up from 1 am till 3 am! Second night they hosted a party in the bar! Some guests actually checked out! Allthough many guests complained, the party kept going! Unbelievable...could be a nice... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We've been regular visitors to the happy hippo over the past number of years. Unfortunately, I am sitting in a room at the moment that is vibrating and music is blaring so loudly from the upstairs bar that there is no possibility of relaxing or later, sleeping. There is an extremely loud party going on upstairs, last time I checked... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

It's inside a 'shed' with simple but interesting decor. The cheapest place (by far) I've ever stayed in, and yet it met all my needs. Safe parking. Convenient location. Cheap. No food but there are kitchen facilities. Reasonable bar on the roof (sadly no music). My mattress was 'lumpy'. The staff were attentive and friendly. As a backpackers I do... More 

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Maputo, Mozambique
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

The staff is very helpfull, loved that guys!! There's also a good bar and pool at the upstairs and the bathroom is clean and large! If you are a solo traveller, is also a good place to meet people and make new friends!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Enjoyed my stay. The staff was very accommodating in helping you to book tours and tips for traveling. Common areas are very nice, spacious, and topped off with a bar on the roof. Had a great stay, close to beach and city tours.

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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Hi my name is Bheki a young government official by profession. I'm from Pietermaritzburg and i once too a weekend away to Durban to clear my mind before the busiest season of financial year end at work. while i Durban i stayed at Happy Hippo for whole weekend. i Had great relaxing yet adventurous time there thanks to the very... More 

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Czech Republic
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Our first night at this hostel was fun, we had a few beers on the rooftop, a chat, then bed. All good. The second night, however, we had no chance to sleep until the extremely loud music from the birthday party that was hosted there was off...which was after 1am. I did ask twice for the music to be turned... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

We stayed for 2 nights here in a double basic room with shared bathroom. Bathrooms were nice and clean. Room was clean and warm. Downsides - Wifi wasn't great and it was quite loud on the street outside throughout the night. The layout of the hostel was a bit odd - all the rooms were around the edge of a... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Born from a passion for traveling, the legacy of the Hippo Hide has been passed on to this unique and amazing lodge. Situated approximately 500m from Durban's best beaches and right next to uShaka Marine World, you couldn't ask for a better location. Durban's first purpose built backpackers hostel for the discerning budget traveller, welcomes you to come and enjoy state of the art facilities. These include the amazing roof top party and recreational area, known as "The Globe", FREE WIFI, travel desk with up to date information and the best deals. This is your one stop youth hostel with all your amenities close by. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Happy Hippo Accommodation

Address: 222 Mahatma Gandhi Road, Durban 4001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Price Range: $30 - $32 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Happy Hippo Accommodation 3*
Number of rooms: 24
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