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Happy Hippo International Backpackers

222 Mahatma Ghandi road, Durban Central, Durban, South Africa

Description

The Happy Hippo is decorated in a contemporary African Ethnic theme; utilizing the vibrant colours shown through the flag and the S.A. people, and tastefully finished off with an industrial flavor. Whenever a new guest arrives, they always experience that wow factor! Everything on our premises pertains to the culture of this vibrant nation! Our rooms are all different and are named so one gets to learn about this exciting nation & what it has to offer. We have a roof top bar called the Globe, as we get to meet people from all around the world! We offer an internet cafe or wireless & have a curio shop which only supports local crafts & small business. Local is Lekker! (great in Afrikaans). We offer our guests the convenience of booking all your day trips, safari's and car hire at our reception, all in the name of making your stay an unforgettable one.Our location is unrivaled as we are right next to Ushaka Marine World, the largest marine themed park in Africa, and so close to the beach for those wanting to enjoy the sea, whether it be surfing, kayaking, sailing or just sun bathing! The Park offers an array of shops, restaurants & bars. The area has a few night clubs for those night owls. Please remember that the top things to do in Durban, which are very synonymous, are, trying a bunny chow, or catching a Rickshaw ride or visiting the famous Indian market. Since the 2010 world cup held in S.A., we now have a cable car ride to the top of the Moses Mabidha Stadium, which brags beautiful views of the city & its beaches! Also, the convenience of getting off a plane at the new King Shaka International airport does door to door drop off's hourly at a fraction of the price of a Taxi! Please remember that our efficient & friendly staff, are always on call to help.


Facilities

  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bar
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Fax Service
  • Free Parking
  • Hot Showers
  • Kitchen
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Pool Table
  • Postal Service
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire

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Reviews

Traveler Reviews

“Basic backpackers”

Rating: 2 Reviewed on October 10, 2019

This is a simple backpackers just a stone's throw from the beach. The biggest negative was the room - our window was directly next to a street light and the curtains were so thin it was basically...


“Nice stay and worthy for the value”

Rating: 3 Reviewed on August 14, 2019

I stayed for 2 nights at happy hippo accommodation, the place is safe, clean. I would not expect 5 stars standards. Very interesting rates for people looking for low budget accommodation when...


“great roof top bar.”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on August 05, 2019

Stayed with an intrepid group on our way to Capetown. The staff was a little overwhelmed by all of us checking in at once. But the rooms are so cute and very clean. The roof top bar has a great...



Directions

FROM AIRPORT (N2 south): FOLLOW SIGNS ALL THE WAY TO CITY & TAKE THE VICTORIA EMBANKMENT (MARGARET MNCADI) OFF RAMP /FOLLOW THIS FOR 2KM?S TO TURN RIGHT INTO MAHATMA GHANDI(Point Road). FOLLOW USHAKA MARINE WORLD SIGNS ALL THE WAY TO 222 Mahatma Ghandi.FROM N3: FOLLOW BEACH SIGNS, THIS BECOMES ALICE STREET / OLD FORT ROAD, THEN TURN RIGHT INTO BRICKHILL ROAD WHICH BECOMES MAHATMA GHANDI WE ARE AT NO 222FROM NORTHERN FREEWAY M4: LEFT INTO ARGYLE , RIGHT INTO BRICKHILL THIS BECOMES MAHATMA GHANDI, FOLLOW USHAKA MARINE WORLD SIGNS ALL THE WAY TO 222.


Policies

24 hours cancellation.

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