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    Happy Hippo Accommodation

    222 Mahatma Gandhi Road | KwaZulu-Natal, Durban 4001, South Africa
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    Traveler (18)
    Room & Suite (5)
    Dining (3)
    • Excellent36%
    • Very good40%
    • Average13%
    • Poor6%
    • Terrible5%
    Travelers talk about
    “rooftop bar” (23 reviews)
    “bed dorm” (4 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Airport Transportation
    Rooftop Bar
    Laundry Service
    Rooftop Terrace
    Breakfast included
    Air Conditioning
    3.0 Star Hotel
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    1 - 5 of 197 reviews

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Great place, very friendly stuff, who always helped us, nice and clean rooms, huge shared living space with african decoration, big kitchen. Close to the beach, waterpark, restaurants. Safe enviroment. We had a nice stay:)

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    Thank 252yvonne
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Overall this was a perfectly suitable hostel for passing through Durban, although as a solo female traveller its location on Mahatma Ghandi is not the safest :( Its a shame, as the area used to be better, but now the hostel displays signs on the...More

    Thank elouise36
    Reviewed October 11, 2017 via mobile

    It's what we expected. Backpackers.. Vibrant place with lots going on. Meeting people from all over the world. Staff friendly and helpful. Very clean. For us Happy Hippo was well placed for our needs. Close to a taxi rank and bus service. Also uShaka shopping...More

    Thank berlindaj2014
    Response from BrooksieDurban, Owner at Happy Hippo AccommodationResponded October 15, 2017

    Dear berlindaj2014 What an excellent review! Thank you so much for taking time out to review us. We are so happy that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us. Hopefully we get to host you again sometime soon? kind regards, Michelle, Micky and the Happy...More

    Reviewed October 10, 2017

    All was very good according to me the management serv the service accordingly and that give us the image of good job, love and peace at happy hippo I wouldn't mind to come back and visit again the place was lovely I enjoyed taking a...More

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    Thank 301rudzanim
    Response from BrooksieDurban, Owner at Happy Hippo AccommodationResponded October 15, 2017

    Dear 301rudzanim "Love and peace," we just love this! Thank you so much for your kind words! We will be so happy to host you again! Until we meet again. kind regards Michelle, Micky and their crew

    Reviewed October 5, 2017

    Arrived at 10 pm and had to leave the next morning already, so I had some drinks at the rooftop bar. Such a nice area and the bartender was very friendly as well. The rooms were very basic but nice. The showers and toilets were...More

    Thank Sharon v
    Response from BrooksieDurban, Owner at Happy Hippo AccommodationResponded October 8, 2017

    Dear Sharon v Thank you for reviewing us! We certainly hope that we are able to host you for a lot longer next time? Have a happy day! kind regards, Michelle, Micky and her dynamic team

    Awards & Recognition
    Certificate of Excellence
    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Airport Transportation
    • Laundry Service
    • Things to do
    • Bar/Lounge
    • 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 (18)
    Room & Suite (5)
    Dining (3)
    Hotel & Grounds (22)
    Family and Play Areas (1)
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    March 30, 2017|
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    Response from Lappies85 | Reviewed this property |
    They have a in-house loundry service that is general.
    Room Tips
    "I stayed in room Zulu and there is an ensuite bathroom which was really convienient"
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    "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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