Best Places for Backpackers in Durban, South Africa.

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The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Durban, South Africa.

Top 12 hostels in Durban, South Africa.

These are the 12 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Durban, South Africa.

1
Smiths Cottage

95 /100

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Smiths Cottage

Smiths Cottage is a tranquil, upmarket home-from-home, set in a beautiful sub-tropical garden, with affordable traveller's rates. We have a modern fully-equipped, 2 bed roomed, seft-catering cottage which sleeps 4-6 pax., with TV lounge, open plan kitchen and bathroom. Step into our pool from yo...
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Gibela Backpackers Lodge Durban

92 /100

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Gibela Backpackers Lodge Durban

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. MAXIMUM 1 week stay allowed NO SMOKING Reception Closes...
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3
Aweh Africa Backpackers

91 /100

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Aweh Africa Backpackers

We are a small cozy backpackers just starting up in beautiful Durban North. Our goal is to run this place like our home. With lots of love and always with an open mind. Air-condition, BBQ facilities, common rooms and a kitchen are all available. Come, laugh and relax with us! We are situated in a...
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Durban Backpackers - On the Beach

88 /100

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Durban Backpackers - On the Beach

With stunning panoramic views of the Indian Ocean, en-suite doubles with their own TV, cozy dorms with self-catering facilities, a sparkling pool and a scrummy breakfast, come to Durban Backpackers On The Beach for some affordable luxury. Situated in Durban North between the City Centre and Umh...
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Hadeda House Backpackers

86 /100

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Hadeda House Backpackers

Hadeda House offers self catering budget accommodation in the upmarket suburb of Durban North, perfect for the budget conscious traveler. Fully equipped kitchens are provided for all your self catering needs, and a communal dining area is situated along side the large lounge and chill area. There is...
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6
Curiocity Durban

85 /100

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Curiocity Durban

Curiocity Durban is housed in the historic 1930 British-Colonial Style building, Ambassador House. We have incorporated innovative design, influenced by Durban's heritage, history and aesthetics. The hostel has a wide range of design led premium en-suite private rooms and shared and female only do...
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7
Blue Sky Mining Backpackers & Lodge

84 /100

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Blue Sky Mining Backpackers & Lodge

The Blue Sky Mining Backpackers & Lodge is an all year round oasis being conveniently situated in a spacious home in Warner Beach, KwaZulu Natal, just 30 km south of Durban & 65km south of 'King Shaka' Durban International Airport. Awesome 180 degree sea views of the Indian Ocean, unspoilt sandy b...
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8
Tekweni Backpackers Hostel

78 /100

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Tekweni Backpackers Hostel

Tekweni is located in the center of Durban's hippest entertainment area: pubs, clubs, restaurants and markets are on the doorstep. We recently introduced FREE WIRELESS which is a huge winner with the guests. Tekweni is comprised of 3 neighboring houses the oldest and main house built in 1896. The...
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9
Nomads Backpackers

77 /100

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Nomads Backpackers

Situated minutes away from pubs, restaurants, movies & shops, Nomads is a friendly, homely spot run by Leigh & her team. After 15 years of being in business, they promise to provide efficient service in a welcoming atmosphere. They will go out of their way to make you feel at home, help you with...
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10
Riviera Hotel

76 /100

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Riviera Hotel

Located opposite Durban Bay and 2 km from Durban’s South Beach, this budget hotel has a restaurant, a bar and a 24-hour front desk.. The rooms at the Riviera Hotel Durban include a seating area, a TV, a ceiling fan ,a safety deposit box and a private bathroom. Some rooms have Wi-Fi access. . T...
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11
Seaboard Hotel and Holiday Apartment

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Seaboard Hotel and Holiday Apartment

Seaboard Hotel & Holiday Apartments offers budget accommodation in the busy city centre of Durban. At an additional fee, guests can enjoy the on-site gym and have access to a variety of services, such as laundry, a hair salon, pharmacy and ATM's. Seaboard Hotel and Holiday Apartment is located in...
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Mabika Guest House

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Mabika Guest House

Situated in Durban, Mabika Guest House features air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi and a pool to take a lovely swim in. Parking facilities are also onsite. The property is 750m from the party street of Davenport, with all its buzzing pubs and restaurants. The property is located in the Glenwoo...
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