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Gibela Backpackers Lodge Durban

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Free daily buffet breakfast
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Premium bedding, bed sheets
Premium bedding, bed sheets

Overview of Gibela Backpackers Lodge Durban

Gibela Backpackers Lodge Durban

2.0 star property
Pet-friendly hostel with 1 outdoor pools, connected to the convention center, near African Art Centre

7,0/10 Good

2 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Airport transfer
119 Ninth Avenue, Morningside, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, 4001

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Essenwood
  • UShaka Marine World - 14 min drive

Getting around

  • King Shaka Intl. Airport (DUR) - 40 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Joop's place - 4 min walk
  • Cubaña - 6 min walk
  • Ci Gusta! - 7 min walk
  • Mamma Luciana's - 7 min walk
  • Spiga - 7 min walk

About this property

Gibela Backpackers Lodge Durban

Gibela Backpackers Lodge Durban offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for ZAR 80 per person one-way. Guests can take a dip in the outdoor pool, and free perks include buffet breakfast daily and self parking. Other highlights at this Tuscan hostel include a terrace and a garden.



At a glance

Hotel size

  • 8 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 8 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 48 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open Monday - Saturday (7:30 AM - 8 PM)
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children (11 years old and younger) not allowed
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets stay free


  • Free WiFi in public areas


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


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills

What to do

  • Shopping


  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1950
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • An outdoor pool


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • English

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Ceiling fan

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Wired Internet access is available in public areas for ZAR 40 per hour (rates may vary)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 80 per person (one-way)


<p>This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.</p>

Also known as

Gibela Backpackers Lodge
Gibela Backpackers Durban
Gibela Backpackers
Gibela Backpackers Lodge Durban
Gibela Backpackers Lodge Durban Durban
Gibela Backpackers Lodge Durban Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Frequently asked questions

Does Gibela Backpackers Lodge Durban offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Gibela Backpackers Lodge Durban does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
Is there a pool at Gibela Backpackers Lodge Durban?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Gibela Backpackers Lodge Durban?
Yes, pets stay free.
Is parking offered on site at Gibela Backpackers Lodge Durban?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Gibela Backpackers Lodge Durban?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is ZAR 80 per person one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Gibela Backpackers Lodge Durban?
You can check in from 2 PM - 8 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
Is there an onsite casino at Gibela Backpackers Lodge Durban?
No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World (12-min drive) and Sibaya Casino (18-min drive) are both nearby.
What is there to do at Gibela Backpackers Lodge Durban and nearby?
Gibela Backpackers Lodge Durban has an outdoor pool and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Gibela Backpackers Lodge Durban?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Joop's place (4-min walk), Cubaña (6-min walk), and Ci Gusta! (7-min walk).
What's the area around Gibela Backpackers Lodge Durban like?
Gibela Backpackers Lodge Durban is a short 17-minute walk from Durban Botanical Gardens and 5 minutes' walk from Florida Road.







Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities


10/10 Exceptional

Great stay in superclean place
Very helpful staff and very clean
Abraham Pierre, 3-night romance trip
Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

Not that good, I'm afraid. Supply system of water to the showers was so bad, the hot and cold water is on and off. This can cause harm to the travellers. Rooms are not cleaned, sheets not changes. Please if this is how the B&B is operated, then it must be stated so when advertising so that travellers can be prepared to clean the rooms themselves and take sheets for laundry so you can have clean sheets daily.
Verified Expedia guest review