I only stayed here for one night on my way back to Joburg, but it seemed like a really cool place, complete with a pool and average continental breakfast. It's far from city center, but that is a plus for me. And it is a Baz Bus stop, so convenient for those using that to get around South Africa. I lucked out and ended having a whole dorm room to myself. Bathroom, room, common areas were great. There is a little shop in the reception area where you can buy trinkets and stuff. It's overpriced, bt it's convenient if you have no other options. Wish I had more time to really enjoy them, but the little I saw was enough to make me recommend it. A bit pricey, but it is well secure and you can't put a dollar amount on peace of mind.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- TOP CHOICE - Lonely Planet 2012 "If this hostel (a tastefully converted 1950's Tuscan home) were a B&B, it would be described as 'boutique'. One of Durban's best hostels, it has sparkling surfaces and rooms neat enough to pass an army major's inspection. It even provides a continental breakfast- to be enjoyed in an attractive indoor-outdoor dining area." Gibela is conveniently located in the safe, residential area of Morningside and within walking distance to the center of Durban’s entertainment life, Florida Road, where there are restaurants, cocktail bars, clubs and coffee shops galore. ... more less
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