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Happy Hippo Accommodation

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  • Excellent36%
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“rooftop bar”(24 reviews)
“nice kitchen”(3 reviews)
Free Wifi
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3.0 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

Arrived at 10 pm and had to leave the next morning already, so I had some drinks at the rooftop bar. Such a nice area and the bartender was very friendly as well. The rooms were very basic but nice. The showers and toilets were...More

Thank Sharon v
Response from BrooksieDurban, Owner at Happy Hippo AccommodationResponded 8 October 2017

Dear Sharon v Thank you for reviewing us! We certainly hope that we are able to host you for a lot longer next time? Have a happy day! kind regards, Michelle, Micky and her dynamic team

Reviewed 14 August 2017

Happy Hippo is my recommend hostel because of good price, good location and good place with friendly staff. Gas sta and shop is very closed to HH. Shower and toilet have no problem. Open space and roof top bar are too huge so communication with...More

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Response from BrooksieDurban, Owner at Happy Hippo AccommodationResponded 27 September 2017

Greetings from a sunny Durban! We just wanted to thank you for your awesome review! Yes, the Happy Hippo is very spacious, and our location unrivalled! We have just found out that Ushaka beach has a Blue Flag status too! Happy travels, Michelle & Mic...More

Reviewed 14 August 2017

Stayed here for two nights at the end of July. Arrived late at night and were shown to our room by the night guard & they were very accommodating to allow us to check in and pay the following day. The accommodation is fine, beds...More

Thank AMFahey
Response from BrooksieDurban, Owner at Happy Hippo AccommodationResponded 28 September 2017

Dear AMFahey We are super HAPPY that you enjoyed your stay with us! It is always great to get good feedback about our beautiful staff that we are so blessed to have! You guys rock! We have taken steps to sort out the plugs in...More

Reviewed 30 July 2017

Both visits to the Hippo left me with life long friends and a warm feeling in my heart. The floor plan and bar area are really comfortable, there is an all round great atmosphere and plenty of places to go and see in the vicinity,...More

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2  Thank Damian T
Response from BrooksieDurban, Owner at Happy Hippo AccommodationResponded 28 September 2017

Dear Damian T How special is this! We are over the moon & you have now given us that warm feeling in our hearts! This is so special getting such great feedback! Thank you! We are so blessed to have such a dynamic team working...More

Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

The only reason to stay here is if you plan to live at the beach while in Durban. The location is fantastic, but this hostel is a total underachiever. For starters, the beds are hard and lumpy. The is only one key to the room,...More

3  Thank AlertOwl
Response from BrooksieDurban, Owner at Happy Hippo AccommodationResponded 29 September 2017

Dear AlertOwl There is no pleasing some people. Michelle Brooks

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Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
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US$ 16 - US$ 55 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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US$ 16 - US$ 55 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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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