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Happy Hippo Accommodation

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“rooftop bar”(29 reviews)
“communal areas”(5 reviews)
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Free Wifi
Free Parking
Airport Transportation
Rooftop Bar
Laundry Service
Rooftop Terrace
Breakfast included
3 Star Hotel
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...
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222 Mahatma Gandhi Road | KwaZulu-Natal, Durban 4001, South Africa
29.7 km to Louis Botha Airport
18 restaurants are within a 0.5 km radius
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I strongly suggest this accommodation hostel to anyone wants to stay in Durban for a cheap visit and stay, yet enjoy acceptable facilities and equipment. The kitchen and shared area haul is good. The property is clean and cuzy. There is a bar on the...More

Thank BRaissiyan
Reviewed 8 April 2018

Ive had the pleasure to experience many backpackers all over. Without a doubt Happy Hippo was the Cleanest and most organized towards catering for International and local tourists. The Owners are passionate and involved bringing inovative ideas and maintaning the establishment. Happy Hippo has a...More

Thank Dillon D
Reviewed 5 April 2018

We had a good couple of days staying in Happy Hippo. Nice and clean room en bathrooms. The staff was very friendly and helpfull. We liked having breakfast on the big rooftop terrace! Only downer was a closed rooftop party one night.

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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

The location was very convenient close to uShaka Marine World. Reception lady was helpful to book a safe transfer. The road in front of the hostel, Southside of the road which leads you to the gate of Marine World and beach was safe with lots...More

Thank snow012
Reviewed 11 February 2018

I stayed in a single room after completing an overland tour. The room was really nice - much closer to a mid-range hotel than a backpackers! Comfy bed, lots of space. The main area is also HUGE. Plenty of couches, a full-size dining table. I...More

Thank AngieAllOver
Response from DurbanBrooksie, Owner at Happy Hippo AccommodationResponded 9 March 2018

Hi Angieallover, Thank you for the great review and we are chuffed that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to hosting you again in the future if the chance arises. Regards, Michael Brooks

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US$39 - US$59 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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31 March 2017|
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Response from Lappies85 | Reviewed this property |
They have a in-house loundry service that is general.
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"I stayed in room Zulu and there is an ensuite bathroom which was really convienient"
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"Corner suites are sunny with a window and a view, some of the other rooms has no view, you look into a brick..."
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"private rooms are a little cooler and quieter. Naturally."
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"East side rooms have a better view of the habor"
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