This was my first stay at a Backpackers and I would recommend this place to everyone. The hostel is clean and the owner Elmer is very patient, very helpful and very knowledgeable about Durban. The breakfasts are good, the place very secure and a good nights sleep assured.
I have to say when I stayed the place was a chilled out, quiet place which suited me fine, but I understand this might not be to everyone's taste. I had the single room which was great as this meant I had the whole corridor almost to myself. Thanks Elmer for all the advice and help
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- TOP CHOICE - Lonely Planet 2012 "If this hostel (a tastefully converted 1950's Tuscan home) were a B&B, it would be described as 'boutique'. One of Durban's best hostels, it has sparkling surfaces and rooms neat enough to pass an army major's inspection. It even provides a continental breakfast- to be enjoyed in an attractive indoor-outdoor dining area." Gibela is conveniently located in the safe, residential area of Morningside and within walking distance to the center of Durban’s entertainment life, Florida Road, where there are restaurants, cocktail bars, clubs and coffee shops galore. ... more less
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