Hostel is very pleasant and quiet probably helped by the fact there is no bar. I liked very much the garden and pool.
The service was excellent and the owner was always on hand to answer queries and help.
Place is kept spotless by the staff.
The room I stayed in was reasonable but a little on the small side for the length of our stay (6 nights). Also the ceiling fan was not working that well so the room was very warm in the evenings, though I should probably have kept curtains open in the evening.
The hostel is in a good quiet location near a supermarket, cafes and restaurants and very quiet but it is not that easy to get to the beach. The walk to the beach is along a busy main road and takes about 25- 30 minutes and I am not aware of any public transport going there.
- 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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