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Durban Backpackers

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Beach/ocean view
On the beach
Outdoor pool
In-room safe, free WiFi, bed sheets, wheelchair access
In-room safe, free WiFi, bed sheets, wheelchair access

Overview of Durban Backpackers

Durban Backpackers

2.0 star property
Durban North beachfront hostel with outdoor pool

7 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Bathtub
  • Shared kitchen
17 The Promenade, Durban North, KwaZulu-Natal

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach
  • Durban Beach - 5 min drive
  • UShaka Marine World - 17 min drive

Getting around

  • King Shaka Intl. Airport (DUR) - 17 min drive


  • Mamma Luciana's - 12 min walk
  • Jack Salmon Fish House - 12 min walk
  • Pasha's - 4 min drive
  • Al Firenze - 4 min drive
  • Rocomamas - 5 min drive

About this property

Durban Backpackers

Enjoy your visit to Durban North with a stay at Durban Backpackers. Guests can take a dip in the outdoor pool, and freebies like WiFi and self parking are added perks.


Afrikaans, English

At a glance


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Barbecue grills

What to do

  • On the beach

Working away

  • Meeting room


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services


  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool


  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Grab bar near toilet


  • Afrikaans
  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Bathtub or shower

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access


  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Also known as

Durban Backpackers Glenashley
Durban Backpackers Glenashley
Durban Backpackers Hotel Glenashley
Durban Backpackers Hotel
Durban Backpackers Durban
Durban Backpackers Durban North
Durban Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Durban Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Durban North

Frequently asked questions

Is there a pool at Durban Backpackers?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Durban Backpackers?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Durban Backpackers?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Durban Backpackers?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM.
Is there an onsite casino at Durban Backpackers?
No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World (10-min drive) and Sibaya Casino (12-min drive) are both nearby.
What is there to do at Durban Backpackers and nearby?
Durban Backpackers has an outdoor pool.
Are there restaurants at or near Durban Backpackers?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Mamma Luciana's (12-min walk), Jack Salmon Fish House (12-min walk), and The Wok Box (2 mi).
What's the area around Durban Backpackers like?
Durban Backpackers is located a short 3-minute walk from Umhlanga Rocks Beach.

Overall score and ratings





Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

2/10 Poor

Hlengiwe Gugu, 2-night trip
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2/10 Poor

I don’t like that place I won’t book it again in fact I didn’t even stay there I don’t like animals and there was no privacy I ended up not sleeping there I knew Early I won’t even sleep there
bheki, 4-night business trip
Verified guest review

2/10 Poor

Nice view, but there are cockroaches and fishmoths everywhere. This place needs a pest control company ASAP. At first Micheal told us to go on a booking site to pay via card, which he did on my cellphone. At this stage it was R800-00 per room. After the payment went through it was R830-00 per room. All good. I didn't mind at all. Like I said the view is nice, but they do have a cockroach and fishmoth problem, they where everywhere inside our room and luggage. But even that I could handle. After booking out after 4 nights at Backpackers on the beach, the owner gave back R200 key deposit. which we thought was the extra money that weng of the card. Almost 8 hours past and I get a phone call from this owner screaming at my girlfriend because I was driving at the time. Eventually I took the phone and he continued screaming, not giving anyone of us a chance to speak. Making us feel like thieves. Calling us thieves indirectly. The more we tried to explain the more he said "no, no, no, no". Well, Micheal even said no that he didn't go onto my phone to go to web site in order to make the booking. And he said that we paid R660 per room. Which was cleary not the case. Looks like the owner had to go look on the camera and see for himself that Micheal did use my phone. The total that was deducted from my card was R3319
Rudie, 4-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

Terrible, terrible, please do yourself a favor,even if they want you to stay for free do not go. The pictures you see on the internet are misleading, you will not find the place as advertised. The place is dirty, I had to cut my stay with them the next morning and moved to a cleaner place, we also found flies in their fruit salad, cockroaches in the dining place, bed bugs in their bed, the toilets are dirty and brownish, the showers are terribly dirty.The floors are so old and untidy. The manager is racist against blacks. This place should be closed with immediate effect it is not fit for human stay. I would not even put my worse enemy there.
John, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Feel a
Dorothy M Lulu, 2-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

2/10 Poor

Sravan kumar, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

La cercania del mar pero el desayuno muy simple.personal atento y agradable
2-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review