Best Places for Backpackers in Durban, South Africa.

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

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Top 10 hostels in Durban, South Africa.

These are the 10 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Durban, South Africa.

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Durban Backpackers - On the Beach

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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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Smiths Cottage

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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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Blue Sky Mining Backpackers & Lodge

94 /100

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Blue Sky Mining Backpackers & Lodge

Blue Sky Mining is a year-round oasis and a leisure lover’s paradise! We boast one of the most breathtaking panoramic views of the Indian Ocean, nestled in a beautiful subtropical garden, complete with rock pools. For sunny skies, azure waters beckoning with enthralling activities and heavenly pe...
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Hadeda House Backpackers

94 /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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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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Curiocity Durban

88 /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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Tekweni Backpackers Hostel

74 /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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Riviera Hotel

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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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Happy Hippo Accommodation

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Happy Hippo Accommodation

We are in Durban Central, 500m from South Beach, 300m from UShaka Marine World and 1.5km from the city center and serviced by a door-to-door airport shuttle bus. The Happy Hippo is decorated in a contemporary African ethnic theme; utilizing the vibrant colours shown through the South African flag an...
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Royal Ushaka Hotel Durban North

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Royal Ushaka Hotel Durban North

The Hotel is around 7.2 km from Moses Mabhida Stadium, 8 km from Kings Park Athletics Stadium and 9.7 km from Greyville Race Course. The Boutique Hotel boasts Luxury En-Suite Bedrooms, fully equipped with Hotel Bouquet DSTV and MNET as well as air conditioning, plus a luxurious Lounge area and U...
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