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    Gibela Backpackers Lodge

    119 Ninth Avenue | Morningside, Durban 4001, South Africa
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    Reviewed 20 October 2015

    After we saw all the good reviews and recommendations, we booked one night at Gibela and it was such a disappointment...The room was cosy, though not very quite, the staff seemed to be annoyed that we were even there, and the breakfast was literally the...More

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    Response from Elmar Owner Gib... D, Owner at Gibela Backpackers LodgeResponded 22 October 2015

    Yet another one night wonder guest, who obviously didn't read or understand what previous reviewers wrote. I have said on multiple posts that Gibela and Durban is not a one night stopover. Especially if you have driven from Kruger Park (700km) and then heading of...More

    Reviewed 4 October 2015

    The lodge is very centrally located and the airport shuttle drops you right at the door. The staff are friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. The property itself is small, but spacious, neat, clean, quiet and welcoming. My flight out was after check out but reception kindly...More

    1  Thank EmJayBV
    Response from Elmar Owner Gib... D, Owner at Gibela Backpackers LodgeResponded 12 January 2016

    Hello Michael From your review I take it you spent a few days at Gibela. What you have mentioned is exactly what Gibela is all about, central location, service orientated, well connected to public transport, clean and neat. Hope to see you back one day.

    Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

    We stayed at Gibela for 5 nights and really enjoyed our stay. It is the cleanest hostel I have ever stayed at and the owner Elmar has clearly taken lots of care on the building and outdoor area. The breakfast was really good: toast with...More

    2  Thank Laura W
    Response from Elmar Owner Gib... D, Owner at Gibela Backpackers LodgeResponded 12 January 2016

    Greetings Laura WOW what more can we ask for. Thanx for the great review and recommendation. It's rewarding when we see and hear that guest take the time to appreciate and notice all the small things that make Gibela what it is. I often tell...More

    Reviewed 25 July 2015

    The owner is very welcoming. We got immediately a map of the city on which he indicated where to go or not to go. We were too early for check-in, but the owner let us already park the car and leave our lugage so we...More

    2  Thank SarahVvj788
    Response from Elmar Owner Gib... D, Owner at Gibela Backpackers LodgeResponded 22 October 2015

    Hello Many thanx for the review. All those positive remarks do take time ad money and hence the slightly higher price. We pride ourselves in offering a service and standard of a high quality, on-goingly improving and introducing new aspects to make every ones stay...More

    Reviewed 16 July 2015

    We stayed here for two nights. The place was immaculate, that is just the owner's style. The breakfasts were continental but still quite delicious with cheese, bread, yogurt, cereal, juices, coffee, tea, and fruit. There was a good kitchen and several common areas to hang...More

    1  Thank Kristalyn O
    Response from Elmar Owner Gib... D, Owner at Gibela Backpackers LodgeResponded 28 July 2015

    Hello Lucky for you, you stayed with us over the Valentines week-end and hence the cup cakes (but we do this ongoingly on special occasions). I always tell people you get what you pay for. Those extras at breakfast, the clean facilities, the well equipped...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
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    • Pool
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    • US$ 38 - US$ 69 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Kitchenette
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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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