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    Happy Hippo Accommodation

    222 Mahatma Gandhi Road | KwaZulu-Natal, Durban 4001, South Africa
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    Overview
    • Excellent36%
    • Very good39%
    • Average13%
    • Poor7%
    • Terrible5%
    Travellers talk about
    “rooftop bar” (21 reviews)
    “bed dorm” (4 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Beachfront
    Airport Transportation
    Rooftop Bar
    Kitchenette
    Laundry Service
    Rooftop Terrace
    Breakfast included
    3.0 Star Hotel
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    Curiocity Durban
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    31 - 35 of 188 reviews

    Reviewed 20 October 2016

    The Happy Hippo is situated just outside of city's hustle and bustle and yet close enough to everything. Ushaka Marine World is 2min walk away. Rooms very tidy and kept clean. Bathroom and toilets kept clean even if there are so many backpackers. Very spacious...More

    Thank HeinrichdeWet
    Response from DurbanBrooksie, Owner at Happy Hippo AccommodationResponded 7 November 2016

    Dear heinrichdeWet What a wonderful review! We are truly grateful for your kind and informative words. We can only wish to host you again sometime in the near future. Have a wonderful HAPPY day, Michelle and the Hippo crew

    Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

    We took a private room with shower. First, keep in mind the rooms are on the s cons floor and there is not elevator so if that's a problem- this isn't the place. The rooms are located around a large common area which is cool...More

    Thank Einav D
    Response from DurbanBrooksie, Owner at Happy Hippo AccommodationResponded 7 November 2016

    Dear Einav D We are terribly sorry that you did not enjoy your stay with us. We would highly recommend that you do not frequent 3* accommodations again; but rather stay in a 4*/5* B&B's or Hotels (we are an award winning 3* Backpackers who...More

    Reviewed 26 August 2016

    Generally I really like this place and would stay again. I would have liked it more if there was coffee every morning like they said there would be, but most morning it was out. As well as having a small miscommunication with staff about check...More

    Thank seaotterboy
    Response from DurbanBrooksie, Owner at Happy Hippo AccommodationResponded 7 November 2016

    Dear seaotterboy We are glad to hear it! Thank you for all your valid points, they have been attended to. We are all about our customers and we only want to please you. Have a beautiful day! Michelle

    Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

    This was my second visit to Happy Hippo in Durban, as I had come to the town with some friends for an event. We stayed for 3 days. 3 male and 2 female. We stayed in a 6 bed dorm. I had such fond memories...More

    Thank Stig A
    Response from DurbanBrooksie, Owner at Happy Hippo AccommodationResponded 7 November 2016

    Dear Stig A We love having you! You are always welcome as this is your home away from home! Thank you for always introducing new people to our HAPPY place! That welcome drink is waiting for you! Hopefully, we get to see you again soon!...More

    Reviewed 2 August 2016

    The Happy Hippo is easily the greatest hostel I have ever been in. The staff was super friendly and it is near the beach so its convenient. The only thing is that the bar is cash only so you have been warned. Other than that...More

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    1  Thank Nestor R
    Response from DurbanBrooksie, Owner at Happy Hippo AccommodationResponded 7 November 2016

    Hello Nestor R Wow! What an amazing review! We are blushing! Thank you for for such a great accolade! We cannot wait to host you again! many kind regards, The Happy Hippo crew, Michelle & Micky

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    About
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Beachfront
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Airport Transportation
    • Laundry Service
    • Things to do
    • Bar/Lounge
    Details
    • Price range
    • USD 16 - USD 55 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Kitchenette
    • Number of rooms
    • 24
    • Location
    • South Africa >
    • KwaZulu-Natal >
    • Durban
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    Traveller (17)
    Room & Suite (5)
    Dining (3)
    Hotel & Grounds (21)
    Family and Play Areas (1)
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    Room Tips
    "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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    "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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