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“Lovely little beach hideaway!”

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Ansteys Beach Back Packers
Ranked #11 of 80 Specialty Lodging in Durban
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 14, 2013

Stayed here for 3nights during our travels through SA backpackers and hostels. All we can say is that it was a gem of a place right on the beach with the comfiest bed ever, shared bathroom but always clean and vacant, own secure parking space, tv, towels and toiletries (always a nice luxury in backpackers), and staff always seemed helpful and friendly enough. We stayed in the double room next to Heidi's cafe which is attached - amazing breakfast and soooo cheap! Defo recommend this place to any travellers or even couples going on holiday. Room was 400r a night for both of us which is slightly more than normal for backpackers, but it was worth it. Thanks guys xxxx

Room Tip: The double next to Heidi's cafe was so comply and quiet.
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

wonderful spot to relax right next to the beach. close to great surfing and not far from other spots in town. Rudy & Tash are model entrepreneurs and this is an excellent family-run business. The accommodations vary but the property is kept clean and orderly, and I found the staff to be friendly and helpful. The bar is right on premises, there is a pool and breakfast cafe as well. Highly recommend to all for a great value, location and experience.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed December 22, 2012

I stayed at Anstey's earlier this summer but haven't had a chance to write a review until now. The hostel was able to set me up with a transfer to and from the airport for a fee. The driver was excellent. The hostel is quite far from the airport but very close to the beach.

l'm recommending this hostel primarily because it is a quick stroll to the beach and inexpensive. The bed and bathroom were also relatively clean.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed December 6, 2012

Awesome place! friendly staff and a cool place. We where camping and had a dubbel for a night. I think you do need a car to get into town and stuff but even when it was raining we had a good time and had fun time! Tnxs!

Eva and Michiel

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 12, 2012

We stayed here in a self catering apartment for 3 nights and had a very nice, relaxing stay.

The staff were very friendly and the accommodation was comfortable.

There isn't really much to do in the area and I wouldn't recommend staying there without a car as it is pretty far away from anything but it's perfect for those who want affordable but quiet accommodation.

Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 19, 2012

Only stayed for one short night, so didn't really get a major picture. Stayed in a mixed dorm, which was quite ok, staff was very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 4, 2011

We've stayed there for 1 night (I planned 3). With the Baz Bus we arrived at 9.50 pm and the bar, pool, swimming pool, TV and lounge, everything closed down at 10 pm. We haven't been welcomed, the stuff was quite grumpy.
The dorms where so small I could hardly fit my suitcase in, even though we've had 2 free beds. It was raining like hell, so we couldn't do anything else than stay at the room (we didn't know the area). The sanitary part was really dirty and you can't even lock the door or hook your towel inside the shower.
It might be nice if you look for a quiet place to relax and have some peace and sun!

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  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Ansteys Beach Back Packers

Address: 477 Marine Drive | Bluff, Durban 4001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #11 of 80 Specialty Lodging in Durban
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
On the beach - a few quick steps down the little roadway and you're on the beach - great place to simply relax and unwind! Fully equipped Self Catering Cottages(1, 2, 4 and 6 sleeper cottages) as well as budget Backpacker dorms, doubles and twins set in a tropical garden. Great atmosphere with friendly and helpful staff. Super fast fibre wifi connection, small bar, swimming pool, pool table as well as a small surf/beach shop. Heidi's Cafe on site - a very popular cafe serving good filter coffee, breakfasts (health and full English), as well as delicious home baked treats (when available - these sell out fast!) All major KZN tourist attractions are within a 15 minute to 3 hour radius from here so it's a great place to base yourself if you plan on doing a few day trips in KZN. ... more   less 

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