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Happy Hippo Accommodation

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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
Independent travel at its best. Come and meet a multitude of cultures and nationalities all under one roof. From our colourful design to our rooftop bar, we promise to give you a unique and comfortable stay. Our location is unrivalled as we are right next to Ushaka Marine World, the largest Marine Themed Park in Africa, and so close to the beach for those wanting to enjoy the sea, whether it be surfing, kayaking, sailing or just sun-bathing! The park offers an array of shops, restaurants and bars. The area has a few night clubs for those night owls. We have #ShisanyamaSundays, which are our BBQ/Braai days. We also have the #lastThursdays event at our #rooftopdurban where we celebrate young, upcoming stars through music, comedy and art. We offer free WiFi and have a curio shop which only supports local crafts and small business. We have an airport door to door shuttle for your convenience. We are also a Baz Bus stop.
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Free Parking
Free Internet
Airport Transportation
Laundry Service
Public Wifi
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I was happy with everything. The management and staff was so carring, kind and helpfull. The management went out of there way to keep us happy. We were a group of 24 people who was so piecefull to be there. We all love it. I will diffently recommend it to everyone in
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After having read many a good review and looking at the aclaim the Happy Hippo has been awarded, I am utterly disappointed after a six night stay. To be fair, the staff was very friendly and helpful, and the interior is playfully decorated with a good tongue in the cheek sense
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Mahatma Gandhi Road runs along by the harbour from the Point and is a mixture of derelict and reworked harbour properties. The Happy Hippo is one of the reworked properties which within a few years time will be right in the centre of a Durban Docklands equivalent. In this
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I liket the place, nice location near to the waterfront with many restaurants and shops. Good treatment, clean also good for elderly people like me,. Personal helpful. There have also rooms for 2 people, so you don't need to share in bigger room together with Manny strangers. I
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The place is so spacious, bright and colourful. The unique dorm room names embrace the different cultures and languages of our beautiful country SA. It's young, it's vibrant with an amazing rooftop bar! The staff are just so sweet and helpful. A place for the young at heart!❤
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The broken dresser
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They have a in-house loundry service that is general.
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Hello Cheryl Yes, we do offer free undercover parking. Please search happyhippodurban for a full set of pictures for the various rooms on offer. We look forward to hosting you in the near future! kind regards, Michelle
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"I was satified as it is."
"I stayed in room Zulu and there is an ensuite bathroom which was really convienient "
"Corner suites are sunny with a window and a view, some of the other rooms has no view, you look into a brick wall"
"private rooms are a little cooler and quieter. Naturally."
"East side rooms have a better view of the habor"
US$36 - US$58 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalDurban
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