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Happy Hippo Accommodation

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“rooftop bar”(23 reviews)
“nice kitchen”(3 reviews)
Free Wifi
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Rooftop Terrace
3.0 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

all rooms are lovely, very clean, comfortable. Lovely helpful staff, the bar man mylucie is fantastic and great fun, anoth girl worked in the bar but never spoke or accknowledged you or even said hello :( unfriendly white person.)More

Thank Karina l
Response from BrooksieDurban, Owner at Happy Hippo AccommodationResponded 25 April 2017

Dear Karina l We wanted to say thank you to you for taking the time out to write a review for us. We are always happy to receive such good feed back. I also wanted to let you know that the young lady that you...More

Reviewed 8 February 2017

A very nice backpackers with lots and lots of room to hang around, a big well equipped kitchen and clean bathroom facilities, but it was dead quiet. As a solo traveller I struggled to meet new people. There is a bar area upstairs but I...More

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Thank sisberg
Response from DurbanBrooksie, Owner at Happy Hippo AccommodationResponded 10 March 2017

Dear Sisberg, We thank you for your good review and favourable comments. Unfortunately you were here at a quiet time of year for us, hopefully when you come back we will back to business as usual. Happy Travels, Michael Brooks

Reviewed 31 January 2017

Awesome decoration and supercool terrace upstairs. The hostel pretty clean and with a very affordable price, stuff really nice and helpful. Close to the beach , a little walk down to get to the waves un new Peer , but nothing to complain , im...More

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Thank martinaL4651YP
Response from DurbanBrooksie, Owner at Happy Hippo AccommodationResponded 10 March 2017

Dear martinaL4651YP, Reviews such as yours make us realise why we do this, it really motivates us to keep on providing a good service. We are looking forward to hosting you again. See you soon, Michael Brooks

Reviewed 17 January 2017

Durban is dirty. Ugly. There's nothing to like about it. But somehow it works. Happy Hippo had a special atmosphere that got me to meet up with much more people than any other backpacker's hostel. I found amazing friends I will never forget. stuff was...More

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Response from DurbanBrooksie, Owner at Happy Hippo AccommodationResponded 10 March 2017

Dear Yonmaimi, Thanks for your great review and we look forward to seeing you again. We are glad you enjoyed the hostel and its atmosphere and left with new friends. Happy Travels, Michael Brooks

Reviewed 22 December 2016

The beds were clean and we felt save at the Hippo. The reception was extraordinary helpfull, we planed and booked nearly half of our trip there. The bar upstairs is quite nice, but it can get very loud at weekends, what can bother Families or...More

Thank neverathome2016
Response from DurbanBrooksie, Owner at Happy Hippo AccommodationResponded 10 March 2017

Dear neverathome2016 Thank you so much for your great review! We are super excited to hear that our staff have been so extraordinary helpful amd they are extremley proud of themselves from your comments. We wish you great travels in 2017! Michelle

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Free Parking
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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US$16 - US$55 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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US$16 - US$55 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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31 March 2017|
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Response from Lappies85 | Reviewed this property |
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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