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    Tekweni Backpackers Hostel

    169 Ninth Avenue, Durban 4001, South Africa
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    03/12/2017 04/12/2017
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    Free Internet
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    Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

    The hostel is known as a party place, so you can forgive its shabbiness. However the place was filthy, bedding appeared old, dirty and covered in stains and holes, floors were covered in rubbish too. We spoke to the staff who were happy to move...More

    Thank Adi R
    Response from Patrick M, Owner at Tekweni Backpackers HostelResponded 23 December 2016

    Not a good review. Sorry you feel this way. We will have a closer look at things you pointed out but I really don't think filthy is an accurate description. You are entitled to your opinion on that however and unfortunately for us you are...More

    Reviewed 7 December 2016

    Personally i can only say s.t. bout the dorm: It is very basic (no lockers, chairs, tables ecc.) but it is clean and the price is budget. They have a safe at the reception. Carmen and her whole crew were absolutely amazing; trustful, welcoming, hearty,...More

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    Response from Patrick M, Owner at Tekweni Backpackers HostelResponded 13 December 2016

    Carmen actually showed me this review basically the day you did it. She was stoked. You definitely get us. The compliments on our staff always the best. Our pride and joy. Thanks for reviewing us. We hope to see you back very soon.

    Reviewed 23 November 2016

    The room was tiny, only a wall closet, a bed and a bin. Not even enough space for two suitcases. The ceiling had many strange spots. The room smelled a bit damp (could have been because of the weather, it was raining a lot). The...More

    Thank natascha755
    Response from Patrick M, Owner at Tekweni Backpackers HostelResponded 30 November 2016

    Ouch that is one terrible review. We will look into all the stuff you mentioned. Normally our staff is our strong point and believe it or not we have strong management in place.This is an isolated incident and very sorry it happened to you. Feel...More

    Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

    Ok you get what you pay for. Rooms are clean and you have hot water. Dont expect a 5 star place. Nice bar and friendly staff the only problem was that the poeple who was also book in made noise early in the mornings and...More

    Thank Stefan W
    Response from Patrick M, Owner at Tekweni Backpackers HostelResponded 30 November 2016

    Hey cool review. We can see you feel us. Hope to see you back.

    Reviewed 7 October 2016

    First off the location is great; a stone's throw away from some good stops on Florida Road. All the staff who helped us were so friendly and relaxed, it made our visit feel more like we were dealing old friends instead of strangers. We enjoyed...More

    Thank shroomsta
    Response from Patrick M, Owner at Tekweni Backpackers HostelResponded 30 November 2016

    Yes yes yes. You definitely get us. Thanks for the great review. Hope to see you back.

    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Free Internet
    • Bar/Lounge
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    • Free Parking
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Price range
    • US$23 - US$29 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Room types
    • Kitchenette
    • Number of rooms
    • 18
    • Location
    • South Africa >
    • KwaZulu-Natal >
    • Durban
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    "room 8, very quite corner and good for sleeping"
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    "Room Number 15 is extremely small"
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    "Ask for beds in the room on the ground floor to the right as you enter for slightly better beds."
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    "For a bit more privacy, ask for the flats next to the main building. More like a proper rented apartment..."
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