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Happy Hippo Accommodation

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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good40%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“rooftop bar”(29 reviews)
“nice kitchen”(3 reviews)
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Free Wifi
Free Parking
Airport Transportation
Rooftop Bar
Laundry Service
Rooftop Terrace
Breakfast included
3 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 21 November 2017

Overall this was a perfectly suitable hostel for passing through Durban, although as a solo female traveller its location on Mahatma Ghandi is not the safest :( Its a shame, as the area used to be better, but now the hostel displays signs on the...More

Thank elouise36
Response from Jabulile m, Owner at Happy Hippo AccommodationResponded 19 March 2018

Dear elouise36 Thank you for rating us with 4 bubbles! This is excellent! Yes, we do have an unrivalled location as the lodge is so close to the beach and Ushaka Marine World! We are sorry that you feel that the area has got worse....More

Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

It's what we expected. Backpackers.. Vibrant place with lots going on. Meeting people from all over the world. Staff friendly and helpful. Very clean. For us Happy Hippo was well placed for our needs. Close to a taxi rank and bus service. Also uShaka shopping...More

Thank berlindaj2014
Response from BrooksieDurban, Owner at Happy Hippo AccommodationResponded 16 October 2017

Dear berlindaj2014 What an excellent review! Thank you so much for taking time out to review us. We are so happy that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us. Hopefully we get to host you again sometime soon? kind regards, Michelle, Micky and the Happy...More

Reviewed 10 October 2017

All was very good according to me the management serv the service accordingly and that give us the image of good job, love and peace at happy hippo I wouldn't mind to come back and visit again the place was lovely I enjoyed taking a...More

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Thank 301rudzanim
Response from BrooksieDurban, Owner at Happy Hippo AccommodationResponded 16 October 2017

Dear 301rudzanim "Love and peace," we just love this! Thank you so much for your kind words! We will be so happy to host you again! Until we meet again. kind regards Michelle, Micky and their crew

Reviewed 5 October 2017

Arrived at 10 pm and had to leave the next morning already, so I had some drinks at the rooftop bar. Such a nice area and the bartender was very friendly as well. The rooms were very basic but nice. The showers and toilets were...More

Thank Sharon v
Response from BrooksieDurban, Owner at Happy Hippo AccommodationResponded 8 October 2017

Dear Sharon v Thank you for reviewing us! We certainly hope that we are able to host you for a lot longer next time? Have a happy day! kind regards, Michelle, Micky and her dynamic team

Reviewed 14 August 2017

Happy Hippo is my recommend hostel because of good price, good location and good place with friendly staff. Gas sta and shop is very closed to HH. Shower and toilet have no problem. Open space and roof top bar are too huge so communication with...More

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Thank 友一藤
Response from BrooksieDurban, Owner at Happy Hippo AccommodationResponded 27 September 2017

Greetings from a sunny Durban! We just wanted to thank you for your awesome review! Yes, the Happy Hippo is very spacious, and our location unrivalled! We have just found out that Ushaka beach has a Blue Flag status too! Happy travels, Michelle & Mic...More

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They have a in-house loundry service that is general.
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"I stayed in room Zulu and there is an ensuite bathroom which was really convienient"
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"Corner suites are sunny with a window and a view, some of the other rooms has no view, you look into a brick..."
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"private rooms are a little cooler and quieter. Naturally."
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"East side rooms have a better view of the habor"
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