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    Gibela Backpackers Lodge

    119 Ninth Avenue | Morningside, Durban 4001, South Africa
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    11 - 15 of 141 reviews

    Reviewed 14 November 2016

    Old property with a lot of rules (felt like being at aunt's house). WIFI ? 100mb voucher and that's it. (very poor connection). Seriously?! Single beds stacked on each other - no chance to sit. And Durban-well...More

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    Response from Elmar Owner G, Owner at Gibela Backpackers LodgeResponded 22 December 2016

    We did object to TripAdvisor about this review, but they didn't take it serious. Very confused traveler we have here. We didn't have any UK guests staying with us during the week this guest supposedly stayed. Prior to that in October none of UK guest...More

    Reviewed 11 October 2016

    There weren't many visitors during my one night stay, so I had a dorm room to myself. However, there were small lockers in the room (with electronic locks) to keep valuables locked-up. There was also a modest and clean kitchen. The lobby/lounge area was eclectic...More

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    Response from Elmar Owner G, Owner at Gibela Backpackers LodgeResponded 1 November 2016

    Hello PNW Many thanx for your positive review. When we check people in we give them a map and show them what and where the to do things are in Durban. Together with that we explain and show the location of about 25 restaurants all...More

    Reviewed 20 September 2016

    One of the best backpacker hostel we have been to. The owner is super helpful. We used a private double room with a shared bathroom and everything was clean and comfortable. There is a laundry place and a supermarket nearby.

    2  Thank Maxime A
    Response from Elmar Owner G, Owner at Gibela Backpackers LodgeResponded 1 November 2016

    Hello Maxime Very happy to hear you found the hostel of a standard that meets your satisfaction. We try to make every guests stay memorable and pleasant and its always great to have guests that appreciate it.

    Reviewed 19 September 2016

    This is one of the best backpackers I have ever used. It was very clean and tidy, comfortable, and homey. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The continental breakfast provided in the mornings was very filling with fresh fruit. I always felt safe entering...More

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    Response from Elmar Owner G, Owner at Gibela Backpackers LodgeResponded 1 November 2016

    Hello Annastessia Thank you very much for the great review of Gibela. Those extras are what make us special. This all cost money and hence a slightly more than average bed night. We do pride ourselves in keeping the facilities spotless. Hope to see you...More

    Reviewed 24 July 2016

    Calm, organized, clean, useful guide on where more safe to walk in Durban and where less safe. Great breakfast. Convenient to supermarket and restaurants. Recommended. Internet available during specified hours. Quiet. Worth staying there when on Durban.More

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    Response from Elmar Owner G, Owner at Gibela Backpackers LodgeResponded 1 November 2016

    Hello Viajante We have upgraded our I-net to a 24 hour service, but is still limited to the common area around the pool and breakfast area. Good to hear that you had a safe and enjoyable walk about in Durban. Glad to hear you enjoyed...More

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    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Pool
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
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    • Free Parking
    • Shuttle Bus Service
    • Breakfast included
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Bar/Lounge
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    • Price range
    • US$ 53 - US$ 69 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Kitchenette
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    • 8
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    Twin rooms R 900-00 2 single beds Dorms R 300-00 per person 6 bed dorms separate male / female rooms
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    "The kitchen of the Hostel is on the first floor - may be this will be a creterion. The rooms are in booth..."
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    "We we're a couple of nights in a private room and a night in the dorm. Both we're really nice. I..."
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