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Gibela Backpackers Lodge Durban

Pet-friendly hostel with outdoor pool, connected to the convention center, near African Art Centre

  • Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi in lobby, and free parking

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119 Ninth Avenue, Durban, 4001, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 8 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Outdoor pool
  • Internet in the lobby
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace

What’s around

  • In Essenwood
  • Moses Mabhida Stadium - 32 min walk
  • African Art Centre - 6 min walk
  • Durban Botanical Gardens - 17 min walk
  • Sahara Stadium Kingsmead - 32 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Shared Dormitory, Men only
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only
  • Single Room
  • Twin Room


119 Ninth Avenue, Durban, 4001, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
  • In Essenwood
  • Moses Mabhida Stadium - 32 min walk
  • African Art Centre - 6 min walk

What’s around


  • In Essenwood
  • Moses Mabhida Stadium - 32 min walk
  • African Art Centre - 6 min walk
  • Durban Botanical Gardens - 17 min walk
  • Sahara Stadium Kingsmead - 32 min walk

Getting around

  • King Shaka Intl. Airport (DUR) - 30 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance


  • 8 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-8 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open during the following times:
  • Monday - Saturday: 7:30 AM - 8 PM
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. 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
  • 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


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


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

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink

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

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool


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


  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1950
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Home comforts

  • Ceiling fan

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer (on request)


  • Daily housekeeping

Small print

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

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 80 per person (one-way)

Airport shuttle service for children costs ZAR 80.00 (one-way)

Wired Internet access is available in public areas for ZAR 40 per hour (rates may vary)


For transfers, guests must contact the property 48 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, Gibela Backpackers Lodge Durban does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Yes, pets are welcome.
  • You can check in from 2 PM - 8 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Joop's place (4-min walk), Cubaña (6-min walk), and Butcher Boys (7-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is ZAR 80 per person one-way.
  • No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World (9-min drive) and Sibaya Casino (18-min drive) are both nearby.
  • Gibela Backpackers Lodge Durban has an outdoor pool and a garden.