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Durban Backpackers - On the Beach

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

Adequate and friendly low budget accomodation, containing both private rooms and dorms. The private rooms, particularly on the top floor have amazing ocean views, and the downstairs rooms are also nice. Very friendly and helpful staff, they can arrange pickups and dropoffs at for example airport. Otherwise you need a car, since there is not much within walking distance. Rooms... More 

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Lusaka Province, Zambia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

I wanted a restful Holiday last December and decided to stay at the Durban Backpackers on the beach. I was not disappointed at all, it was right on the beach ( like the name ha!).. It was clean and nice for the price. I liked the quietness of it too. The staff were also very helpful.

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Thank PhoebyM
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

The guest house is clean ,we booked three rooms where four people were sleeping in each room. The beds are closely placed and basically no space between the beds. The x"continental"breakfast can be much improved instead of providing bread,jam and spreads. The communal kitchen is a disaster with roaches and old kitchen utensils. Some bit of paint,real cupboard and a... More 

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Caerphilly County, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016

I came here first by accident 12 years ago and overtime I have to visit I stay here again and again ,,, Why ,,, three main reason 1. I love the sound of the sea from the rooms ,, such a pleasure when I normally just have heavy traffic to listen too 2. Clean good value rooms ... I don't... More 

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Bulawayo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

I stayed here with my young family and we had a brilliant time. It's across the road from the beach, which was perfect for us. The room had a balcony where we watched the sunrise in the morning (the joy of having young children). The fittings, beds and furnishings were all good quality - it didn't really feel like a... More 

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Nairobi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

On the beach re-defines backpacking altogether! The hostel is located right by the beach in Durban North and has very comfortable rooms coupled with free breakfast. I stayed here for a night and Ngoni, the host was very nice to me, amazingly receptive to the extent that he gave me something for supper after I forgot to purchase supper on... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

Really great hostel, made to feel very welcome by Michael when we arrived who was an excellent and great help. Great email support from Mark the owner, who was also really helpful and friendly. Our double room with sea view was perfect and just what we needed after a busy few days travelling. City centre is a taxi ride away... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This place is definitely in a league of it's own when it comes to backpacking. We stayed in one of the beach facing rooms (the place is literally right on the beach) and it's absolutely perfect to sit on the deck and watch the waves crashing a few meters away. Superb management, great complimentary breakfast (with real coffee) and a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

This place is the best backpackers in the whole of Durban. We explored all the backpackers listed in the Coast to Coast book and this was by far the most amazing. It has a beautiful view of the ocean; Mark, the owner is very friendly and helpful; the rooms are immaculate, and it is very quiet. I would definitely recommend... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Stayed here twice, before and after visiting our friends in St. Lucia and were treated well. It is more like a B&B. The staff were very helpful and the breakfast was 'out of this world'. Very clean and quiet. We had a lovely view of the sea, fishermen, surfers, etc from our room on the top. We will definitely stay... More 

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
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Additional Information about Durban Backpackers - On the Beach

Address: 17 The Promenade | Glenashley, Durban, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Price Range: $27 - $69 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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