Happy Hippo



Happy Hippo backpackers is an accommodation solution that suits every pocket, and is within walking distance to many local attractions. You are guaranteed the best friendly service and great amenities for the duration of your stay.

When you walk inside Happy Hippo backpackers you will be met with an instant burst of vibrant colour and charm. Happy Hippo backpackers is a unique and extremely African experience and offers guests the chance to experience South African hospitality in a truly South African environment. Modern ethnic decor and simple minimalist furnishings bring Happy Hippo to life. There are numerous eating areas, an expansive kitchen, a sunny outdoor bar area with a pool table, known as the Globe, open plan lounging areas, a wireless broadband internet cafe, and a curio shop that supports local crafts. Happy Hippo offers guests the convenience of booking day trips, safaris and car hire at the reception. You pretty much have everything you need for a comfortable, fun and exciting stay in Durban. And with the Durban beaches and uShaka Marine World literally a stone's throw away.

The rooms vary in price, appearance and size, offering visitors an array of unique accommodation solutions. Happy Hippo guests can choose from double rooms, triple rooms or twins, to en suite double rooms or en suite dorm rooms that sleep 4 people. For those travelling alone there are single rooms, those with bigger groups can opt for the Rickshaw or Quad rooms that sleep 5 and 4 respectively.

Happy Hippo backpackers location is unrivalled with Ushaka Marine World on its doorstep, offering an array of shops, restaurants, bars and a host of fun things to do; or for those wanting to enjoy the sea, whether it be surfing, kayaking, sailing or just sun bathing.

Happy Hippo backpackers efficient and friendly staff are on hand to ensure a memorable holiday.


222 Mahatma Gandhi Road (Point Road), Central, 4001

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