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    2 Jesmond Road | Berea, Durban 4001, South Africa
    May 7
    May 8
    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
    Traveller (10)
    Room & Suite (3)
    Pool & Beach (1)

    • Excellent23%
    • Very good44%
    • Average13%
    • Poor15%
    • Terrible2%
    6 Dec 2016
    8 Jun 2016
    “Great stay”
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    Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

    On a positive the place is very clean and the lady running it very nice. Avoid if you are alone. Terrible location. No meal service. Deserted after 7pm. I was one of very few guests and didn't feel safe for the first time in South...More

    Reviewed 8 June 2016

    I've spent somewhere over 6 years travelling, and this is possibly the best backpackers I've stayed in. The rooms are cute, bathrooms more than adequate, the swimming pool wasn't getting used much in mid-winter but is obviously a good feature, and the setting is very...More

    Response from DurbanBrooksie, Owner at 2Jesmondroad

    Dear Tim S Loving your opening line! The best in 6 years, how excellent is that! Especially as you are a well travelled individual. This means so much to us and our wonderful ladies! Thank you again for taking the time out to write this...More

    Reviewed 8 June 2016

    we stayed here in April and found everything about the place fantastic, staff, accommodation and price were all outstanding. we stayed for two weeks and were made feel welcome instantly the staff were so accommodating helping us plan our journey& recommending things to do. we...More

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    Response from DurbanBrooksie, Owner at 2Jesmondroad

    Dear paddym505 Wow, what an awesome review! Thank you so much for taking the time out to write it for us. It is great that you had such a long stay to appreciate your,"home away from home!" What an accolade! We are smiling from ear...More

    Reviewed 19 February 2016

    I recently stayed for three days at Hippo Hide with my wife. We had a lovely time, and thoroughly enjoyed our experience. The rooms are clean and spacious, and the toilets and bathrooms are great too. The staff really impressed me with their friendliness and...More

    Response from DurbanBrooksie, Owner at 2Jesmondroad

    Dear Neil Wow, wish we could clone your wonderful review! Excellent Neil, we really do appreciate you taking the time out to contructively advise future guests as to what we offer! Yes, this is a cosy lodge with a home away from home atmosphere! Thank...More

    Reviewed 25 December 2015

    Very quiet place when we were there. Didn't meet many people there. Not really the place for those looking for a nice bar and people to have adventures with. A nice quiet place for those who like that kind of thing. Their sister backpackers was...More

    Response from DurbanBrooksie, Owner at 2Jesmondroad

    Hi Petped, Thank you for reviewing the Hippo Hide, I think you have hit the nail on the head with your description. It is a quite place where people can catch up with themselves after long journeys on the road. Unfortunately being situated in a...More

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    • Durban
    Traveller (10)
    Room & Suite (3)
    Pool & Beach (1)
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    Questions & AnswersAsk a question
    Is there facilities to do laundry? I am thinking of staying a few months in Durban. What are the bathroom facilities like, if staying in a dorm? Are they private?
    19 October 2015|
    Response from DurbanBrooksie | Property representative |
    Hi Claire427 Thank you for contacting us,The dorm has a private shower and a toilet. We also have 3 communal bathrooms In the facility. Please let us know when you would like to stay with us. Thanks Precious
    Room Tips
    "dorm has good value for money."
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    "My favourit room is called "Huberta" (Single)"
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    "The 11 people dorm should be avoided by those sensible to noises by other people as there could be 10 other..."
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    "The cabins are nice and private, but the one with an ensuite got very damp. The ones with shared bathrooms..."
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