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    Happy Hippo Accommodation

    222 Mahatma Gandhi Road | KwaZulu-Natal, Durban 4001, South Africa
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    May 14
    May 15
    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
    Traveller (15)
    Dining (3)
    Room & Suite (3)
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    Overview

    • Excellent35%
    • Very good38%
    • Average14%
    • Poor7%
    • Terrible5%
    Travellers talk about
    “rooftop bar” (19 reviews)
    “bed dorm” (4 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Beachfront
    Bar/Lounge
    3 Star Hotel
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    Curiocity Durban
    48 reviews
    #3 of 80 Speciality lodging in Durban
     
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    1,345 reviews
    #3 of 42 hotels in Durban
     
    Gibela Backpackers Lodge
    156 reviews
    #5 of 80 Speciality lodging in Durban
     
    The Waterfront Hotel and Spa
    210 reviews
    #17 of 42 hotels in Durban
     
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    Reviewed 27 June 2016

    The description says, "Born from a passion for travelling", and I guess this description is apt for this backpackers that we stayed in. We spent out last few days in South Africa at Happy Hippo Backpackers, and we were very impressed. First, the accommodation.- Extremely...More

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    Response from DurbanBrooksie, Owner at Happy Hippo Accommodation

    Dear Vlad078 Wow! What can we say! We are beaming from ear to ear! What a wonderful review! Thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts! We wish you happy travels all the way! much love, Michelle and Micky

    Reviewed 25 June 2016

    If you want to sleep, go somewhere else! We stayed here for two nights in a row. Big mistake. First night drunk people kept all the guests up from 1 am till 3 am! Second night they hosted a party in the bar! Some guests...More

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    Response from DurbanBrooksie, Owner at Happy Hippo Accommodation

    Hi Tina T, Not much to say really except, even after a full refund you continued to stay with us? Our lodge doesn't shut down at 8,00pm on a saturday night, so please refrain from trolling us. Thanks, Michael Brooks

    Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

    We've been regular visitors to the happy hippo over the past number of years. Unfortunately, I am sitting in a room at the moment that is vibrating and music is blaring so loudly from the upstairs bar that there is no possibility of relaxing or...More

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    Response from DurbanBrooksie, Owner at Happy Hippo Accommodation

    Hello 101volunteer, I find it such a shame that a person can let one bad experience out of many good ones dictate how you review us. Yes you got your refund, you got your say and we wish you well in wherever you choose to...More

    Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

    It's inside a 'shed' with simple but interesting decor. The cheapest place (by far) I've ever stayed in, and yet it met all my needs. Safe parking. Convenient location. Cheap. No food but there are kitchen facilities. Reasonable bar on the roof (sadly no music)....More

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    Response from DurbanBrooksie, Owner at Happy Hippo Accommodation

    Hello Lawrence A, Thank you for the good review, yes, cheap doesn't always mean nasty. We try to give value for money whilst making your stay comfortable. Music situation looked at and sorted out. Thanks again, Michaqel Brooks

    Reviewed 20 June 2016

    The staff is very helpfull, loved that guys!! There's also a good bar and pool at the upstairs and the bathroom is clean and large! If you are a solo traveller, is also a good place to meet people and make new friends!

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    Response from DurbanBrooksie, Owner at Happy Hippo Accommodation

    Hi Gabriel M, Great review, great energy, great to meet you! Hope to see you again, Michael Brooks

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    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Beachfront
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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    • Free Parking
    • Laundry Service
    • Airport Transportation
    • Things to do
    • Bar/Lounge
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    • Price range
    • US$ 16 - US$ 55 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Kitchenette
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    Deno K
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    7 April 2017|
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    meganfullwiler
    What kind of laundry services, if any, are available?
    30 March 2017|
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    Morobejohn
    Good day, we are a group of 14 looking for self catering accommodation from 23 to 28 September 2015. Preferably close to the beach. Please help. John Pule
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    Room Tips
    "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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    "All rooms on the first floor and you must be able to climb stairs."
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