Well... Gibela Lodge. Our bus arrived at Durban station on Friday morning at 5am and we were at the lodge by 10. The owner Elmar refused to let us check in before 4... But he did allow us to iron, change and brush our teeth...More
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Nice common area to meet other guests. Elmar, the friendly owner, gave us - newcomers to South Africa - good advice. Car can be parked within the Lodge. Good located for evening walks to Fthe Botanical Gardens and Florida Road for dinner.
Hello many thanx for the kind words. I happy that you found the location close to all the attractions you wanted to see and that you enjoyed the variety of dinning experiences within walking distance of the lodge. Happy travels. Elmar
Friendly reception, good tips for trips in the city, very quiet and safe, more friendly conceive, tastefully furnished, nice ambience, pleasant stay area, tasty breakfast - we would come again with pleasure
Hello Christine Many thanx for great review. We are very pleased that you and your family enjoyed your stay at Gibela. Looking forward to host you if you pass through Durban again !! Elmar
This is a place to crash when you in for a party, it not a luxury hotel but its very clean, cheap and convenient if you have not interest in wasting money on the bed. If you want to be next to Florida road in...More
lm not so sure about the party bit as we promote the calm quite peaceful environment of Gibela. The rest you got right. Elmar
When you arrive the host will welcome you with a map and he will suggest places to go around Durban, It was a great start. The rooms are incredibly clean and the bathrooms are the best I have ever seen in a hostel. The owner...More
OOPS as the data provided was adequate I don't really see a problem 200 is usually more than enough for those that checks email and a bit of social media. The individuals bored with themselves and their travels are usually the ones that run out...More
"Do your shopping in the daytime (it's probably fine in this area at night, but better safe than sorry)"
"The kitchen of the Hostel is on the first floor - may be this will be a creterion. The rooms are in booth..."