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    Happy Hippo Accommodation

    222 Mahatma Gandhi Road | KwaZulu-Natal, Durban 4001, South Africa
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    Overview
    • Excellent35%
    • Very good40%
    • Average13%
    • Poor7%
    • Terrible5%
    Travellers talk about
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Airport Transportation
    Rooftop Bar
    Kitchenette
    Laundry Service
    Rooftop Terrace
    Breakfast included
    Air Conditioning
    3.0 Star Hotel
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    31 - 35 of 192 reviews

    Reviewed 1 November 2016

    It was my first time in many years that I had the courage to stay at a Backpackers in Durban (after an extremely bad experience about 10 years ago). I could not have been happier. The space and the amenities within the place was surprising....More

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    Thank renea284
    Response from DurbanBrooksie, Owner at Happy Hippo AccommodationResponded 7 November 2016

    Dear renea284 We are super proud Hippo's today! What an excellent story! You have really made our day! We are certainly happy to host you again! Thank you for recommending us to your friends and family. It is always great to host like minded people,...More

    Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

    The place and people are super friendly with a global village feel. You have all you need and the place is clean and neat. Staff always friendly and helpful with advise and knowledge. I have lost count on my stays but its good to return...More

    Thank Lappies85
    Response from DurbanBrooksie, Owner at Happy Hippo AccommodationResponded 7 November 2016

    Dear Lappies85 Wow! You're making us feel all HAPPY inside! We are overjoyed that you keep on coming back to stay! We love being refered to as your ,"home away from home!" It is comments like these that make our work so satisfying. Thank you....More

    Reviewed 31 October 2016

    The first time I stayed at happy hippo was with my fiancee,overnight. Since then I have been hooked. Every time I go to Durban, Happy hippo is always a great place to stay. They have great hospitality, the place has beautiful decor which resembles the...More

    Thank mphor396
    Response from DurbanBrooksie, Owner at Happy Hippo AccommodationResponded 7 November 2016

    Dear mphor396 We are the lucky ones for sure! The fact that you keep on coming back, means a whole lot to us! Thank you for taking note of our establishment and all that she has to offer; it really does mean a lot to...More

    Reviewed 22 October 2016

    My 2 months stay at Happy Hippo...Generally, i recommend and support the theme of this place, this is a place to be when you are in Durban. The stuff on the Reception, ladies with warm welcoming hands like Dumi,Smah,Zoe and Sli and the cleaning stuff...More

    Thank Manqoba C
    Response from DurbanBrooksie, Owner at Happy Hippo AccommodationResponded 7 November 2016

    Dear Manqoba C Thank you so much for taking the time out to give us such a wonderful review. The fact that you have stayed with us for so long is an accolade in itself! You have become part of the Happy Hippo family and...More

    Reviewed 20 October 2016

    The Happy Hippo is situated just outside of city's hustle and bustle and yet close enough to everything. Ushaka Marine World is 2min walk away. Rooms very tidy and kept clean. Bathroom and toilets kept clean even if there are so many backpackers. Very spacious...More

    Thank HeinrichdeWet
    Response from DurbanBrooksie, Owner at Happy Hippo AccommodationResponded 7 November 2016

    Dear heinrichdeWet What a wonderful review! We are truly grateful for your kind and informative words. We can only wish to host you again sometime in the near future. Have a wonderful HAPPY day, Michelle and the Hippo crew

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    About
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    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Bar/Lounge
    • 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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    meganfullwiler
    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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