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Turku, Finland
Reviewed 13 April 2016

We stayed for four nights in January. Such friendly owners and relaxed athmosphere in a nice neighbourhood. Clean, spacious dorm and good choice of breakfasts. Would definitely recommend and return there if we ever come to SA again.

3Thank Kultasuu
Kiel, Germany
Reviewed 11 April 2016

I felt like home and had two wonderful days in Durban.... Thanks for your kindness und help. It is an safe area and close to the city. The rooms and the bathroom is clean Best regards from Sven (Germany)

2Thank Svenson14
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 5 April 2016

Thanks for making me feel at home again! There is nothing I can complain about: very friendly hosts, awesome roommates, lovely pool. I am sure you will also enjoy your stay and if you don't know what to do in Durban, Pat and Keith will for sure help you to find something. :)

2Thank carla435
Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

Smiths cottage is fine,the area is nice and quiet. Though the location is far away of everything and if you don't have a car it will be very difficult to move around. The owners provide transfers from and to Durban station-50 rand each way. The internet is not included.you have to pay extra.

3Thank rocioran
Davis, California
Reviewed 6 March 2016

Pat and Keith are kind and lovely people who offer warm and generous hospitality - just wish we had more time than a one night stay. Keith even drove us to get Indian food takeout on that rainy evening. We loved our stay and wish to return someday.

3Thank regc123
Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 30 January 2016

Pat and Keith are exceptional hosts. Although the property is slightly away from downtown, they offer pickup and drop-off rides to central locations. The property is very safe and enjoyable, and the pool is refreshing after a long walk. Pat offers several breakfast options, and is more than happy to chat about life and living in Durban. If you're looking...

4Thank Alexandr_yul
Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

I arrived to Pat opening the gate singing a song with my name in it. She ordered me dinner and had a nice talk. The next day Keith drove me around so I could do aome shopping and then he dropped me off in central Durban. He also picked me up again. These people are so nice, loved the stay!

3Thank Danny P
Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 24 November 2015

It was great to spend a week at Smiths cottage. A real quiet "home away from home". Keith & Pat are great hosts, they go the extra mile to make your stay enjoyable and their friendliness is unlimited. Definitely a really nice place to stay!

3Thank kidavi
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Reviewed 24 November 2015

Keith and Pat are really nice people and they want to help you with everything. I loved to stay at theis place. Pat drove me around in here car to show me the beaches and the centre of Durban. I stayed in a cottage and it was a really nice and clean place. The swimmingpool is also nice. If i...

4Thank Angela V V V
Cape Town
Reviewed 11 November 2015

It is about time I leave a review for Smith's Cottage (having stayed here numerous times in the last two years); this comment is not so much about the place -- which is immaculate, spacious and has always been affordable -- but much more about Pat and Keith, the owners. It is wrong to say they manage a backpackers: they...

3Thank Candide_15

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  • Kitchenette
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  • Microwave
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Smiths cottage is owned an run by pat & Keith.Situated above the Umgeni Bird Park and only 5-10 mins away from beaches and all major attractions.Comfortable ,clean, and homely and highly praised by Lonely Planet and proud holder of Trip adviser Certificate of Exellence for 2014. ... more   less 

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Address: 5 Mount Argus Road | Umgeni Heights, Durban 4051, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Price Range: $36 - $41 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“Although the cabins were good it seems the place to stay is the pool house.”
 of 5 bubbles Breedster, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The pool house is WONDERFUL.”
  • View of the pool house from the pool area.
  • Gorgeous garden view for the front door of the pool house.
  • Double Bed in the Pool House. Lovely vanity mirror and cupboard on the other wall.
  • Twin beds in the 2nd room (picture was taken merging two photos which is why it looks a bit skew
 of 5 bubbles AngelaClarkZA, 21 Jul 2016 | Read review
“No WIFI in the individual rooms but internet available for a price.”
 of 5 bubbles 763leahc, 7 May 2015 | Read review
“There is a big dormitory, as well as some private rooms”
 of 5 bubbles Tobi1968, 2 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Ask about the private rooms/chalet between the house and dorm rooms. Perfect and such a bargain!”
 of 5 bubbles shilohmilo, 21 Sep 2014 | Read review
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