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    Happy Hippo Accommodation

    222 Mahatma Gandhi Road | KwaZulu-Natal, Durban 4001, South Africa
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    Overview
    • Excellent36%
    • Very good39%
    • Average13%
    • Poor7%
    • Terrible5%
    Travellers talk about
    “rooftop bar” (21 reviews)
    “bed dorm” (4 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Beachfront
    Airport Transportation
    Rooftop Bar
    Kitchenette
    Laundry Service
    Rooftop Terrace
    Breakfast included
    3.0 Star Hotel
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    Curiocity Durban
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    11 - 15 of 188 reviews

    Reviewed 27 March 2017

    Every time I land into durban I pick happy hippo. showers - half (the good half) decent pressure and always clean and hot rooms - Always soft comfortable high quality bedding but no AC means the summer can heat you up a bit during the...More

    Thank tomgarble
    Response from BrooksieDurban, Owner at Happy Hippo AccommodationResponded 24 April 2017

    Dear tomgarble We love it that you have chosen Happy Hippo as your "go to," in Durban! We are also super stoked about you feeling the love from our staff every time you come back! Thank you for taking the time out to write this...More

    Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

    A wonderful place to stay! The Happy Hippo is bright and inviting! The rooms and bathrooms are kept in tip top shape. Some evenings they put on events like karaoke. Ushaka marine world and water park is a three minute walk from here and the...More

    Thank Jamie M
    Response from BrooksieDurban, Owner at Happy Hippo AccommodationResponded 24 April 2017

    Dear Jamie M Thank you Jamie for your kind words! You have made us really happy too! We loved the fact that you got to enjoy your experience at the Happy Hippo. We really do hope that we get to host you again in the...More

    Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

    Really lovely place, but they police you. I felt like I wasn't on holiday, it was like staying with my grandparents. First, a friend and I showed up with a car and were unpacking all my stuff because he was driving to Joburg and I...More

    Thank wpm67
    Response from BrooksieDurban, Owner at Happy Hippo AccommodationResponded 24 April 2017

    Dear Marley, Thankfully, I was able to chat to you on your second morning at the lodge and I see that you did land up staying with us for 13 nights! It was established that there was a misunderstanding/language barrier as per our rules at...More

    Reviewed 7 March 2017

    Happy hippo is a lovely and accommodating backpacker with everything that one needs as a traveller. The common areas are very welcoming and open allowing one to meet others easily but also feel at ease solo. The communal kitchen is also well equipped. The rooms...More

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    Thank Haley M
    Response from BrooksieDurban, Owner at Happy Hippo AccommodationResponded 24 April 2017

    Dear Haley M Wow, we are blushing! Thank you so much for such an awesome review! We are so happy that you managed to stay with us so many times whilst in South Africa! It is really good to get such great feedback and most...More

    Reviewed 24 February 2017

    Great customer service and staff were attentive and helpful. Would visit again in the future if I return to South Africa. Located near Ushaka Marine world. However it is not advisable to walk alone down Mahatma Ghandi Road towards the city end in the evening,...More

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    Thank R6307EQrobertol
    Response from BrooksieDurban, Owner at Happy Hippo AccommodationResponded 24 April 2017

    Dear R6307EQrobertol We just wanted to thank you for taking the time out to review our hostel. We really do appreciate your feedback, especially with regards to our staff. It makes us really happy to know that we are on the right track! A great...More

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    About
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Beachfront
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Airport Transportation
    • Laundry Service
    • Things to do
    • Bar/Lounge
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$16 - US$55 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Kitchenette
    • Number of rooms
    • 24
    • Location
    • South Africa >
    • KwaZulu-Natal >
    • Durban
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    Traveller (17)
    Room & Suite (5)
    Dining (3)
    Hotel & Grounds (21)
    Family and Play Areas (1)
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    Room Tips
    "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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    "best view rooms are facing the Durban Port and the roof top is Amazing for the BREEZE. its Quiet on the..."
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