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    Gibela Backpackers Lodge

    119 Ninth Avenue | Morningside, Durban 4001, South Africa
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    28/01/2018 29/01/2018
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    Reviewed 16 November 2015 via mobile

    Stayed two nights over the weekend, it was really quiet during my stay and the owner even gave me the weekday (and not the weekend) rate. Was struck by the effort the owner had put into the place relative to other backpackers by for example...More

    Thank Gerondimus
    Response from Elmar Owner Gib... D, Owner at Gibela Backpackers LodgeResponded 11 January 2016

    You had the calm before the storm, as the holiday season was super busy. It is very pleasing to read that you appreciated all the extras on offer at Gibela Backpackers Lodge. Most travellers just take it for granted and don't actually attach a "price...More

    Reviewed 27 October 2015

    The Gibela Lodge is the perfect alternative to Tekweni Hostel, if you do not necessarely want to party every night. Nice, clean and quiet rooms and lovely outside area with swimmingpool where you can lie in the shade and surf the web. What else do...More

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    Response from Elmar Owner Gib... D, Owner at Gibela Backpackers LodgeResponded 11 January 2016

    We need more travellers like you. Kick back, relax and enjoy the pool area. Definitely not a party hostel here and all your positive remarks is what our guests are looking for. But then Florida road with endless restaurants, bars and cafes is just a...More

    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

    Thank glutt0ny
    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

    • 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
    • Price range
    • USD 43 - USD 67 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Kitchenette ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 8
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    tardi t
    13 December 2016|
    Response from Elmar Owner G | Property representative |
    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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    "Do your shopping in the daytime (it's probably fine in this area at night, but better safe than sorry)"
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    "They have both shared and private rooms. Pick your preference."
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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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