Durban - Happy Hippo Accommodation

222 Mahatma Ghandi Road, Durban, South Africa, 4001

Hostel overview

The Happy Hippo Backpackers lodge is the latest venture by Micky and Michelle Brooks, owners of the legendary Hippo Hide Backpackers lodge located on the Berea Ridge above the city of Durban. The Happy Hippo Backpackers lodge will offer the same wonderful experience that hundreds of international budget travelers have experienced at the famous Hippo Hide. Born from a passion for traveling, the Happy Hippo is finally opening it’s doors! The legacy of the Hippo Hide has been passed on to this unique and amazing lodge. Situated approximately 500m from Durban’s best beaches and right next to uShaka Marine World,…

The Happy Hippo Backpackers lodge is the latest venture by Micky and Michelle Brooks, owners of the legendary Hippo Hide Backpackers lodge located on the Berea Ridge above the city of Durban. The Happy Hippo Backpackers lodge will offer the same wonderful experience that hundreds of international budget travelers have experienced at the famous Hippo Hide.

Born from a passion for traveling, the Happy Hippo is finally opening it’s doors! The legacy of the Hippo Hide has been passed on to this unique and amazing lodge.

Situated approximately 500m from Durban’s best beaches and right next to uShaka Marine World, you couldn’t ask for a better setting. Durban’s first purpose built backpackers hostel for the discerning budget traveler, welcomes you to come and enjoy state of the art facilities.


These include the amazing roof top party and recreational area, known as “The Globe”, a wireless broadband internet café, booking agents, and the home to Tekweni Ecotours, (winners of the Mayors Award in community tourism 1999). This is your one stop youth hostel with all your amenities close by.

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Districts:
Durban Central
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Overall 85%
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Atmosphere 84%
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Staff 84%
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Cleanliness 84%
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Facilities 85%
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Safety 86%
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Value 88%
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Facilities

  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Bicycle hire
  • Laundry service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Wake-up calls
  • Bar(s)
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Internet café
  • Onsite shop(s)
  • Outside area

Check-In/Out Details

Access to your room the day of your arrival – Starting at: 14:00

Time your room needs to be vacated the day of your departure: 10:00

Check-In/Out Details: This is the time your room will be ready the day of your arrival and the time you will need to leave your room the day of your departure. Most hostels will store your luggage in a safe space if you arrive early or leave later and are open 24 hours a day. Please review the list of services offered by this particular hostel to confirm they are available.

Cancellation Policy

48hrs

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