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Featured Hostels in Durban

Curiocity Durban - Hostel
4 out of 5
55 Monty Naicker Road, 1st Floor Ambassador House, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
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Located in South Beach, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Harbour and Durban International Convention Centre. UShaka Marine World and Durban Beach are ...

3.8/5Good! (36 reviews)

"Good location, within walking distance of a lot of places. Nice kitchen facilities and fantastic showers. Overall good value."…"

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2020

Curiocity Durban - Hostel
Gibela Backpackers Lodge Durban
2 out of 5
119 Ninth Avenue, Morningside, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
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Located in Essenwood, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of African Art Centre and Durban Botanical Gardens. Sahara Stadium Kingsmead and Moses Mabhida Stadium ...

3.5/5Good! (2 reviews)
Great stay in superclean place

"Very helpful staff and very clean"…"

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2018

Gibela Backpackers Lodge Durban
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Other property types in Durban

Curiocity Durban - Hostel

Curiocity Durban - Hostel

4 out of 5
55 Monty Naicker Road, 1st Floor Ambassador House, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
3.8/5Good! (36 reviews)

"Good location, within walking distance of a lot of places. Nice kitchen facilities and fantastic showers. Overall good value."…"

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2020

Curiocity Durban - Hostel
The Blue Waters Hotel

The Blue Waters Hotel

4 out of 5
175 Snell Parade, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
The price is $37 per night from Nov 4 to Nov 5
3.9/5Very Good! (698 reviews)

"It is just by the beach, and the view is excellent. The remodeling is under way, and looks old but well managed."…"

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020

The Blue Waters Hotel
Bayside Hotel 100

Bayside Hotel 100

3 out of 5
100 West street, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
The price is $31 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 26
4/5Very Good! (9 reviews)

"Nice overnight stay. Unfortunately the area where it's located is not safe."…"

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2020

Bayside Hotel 100
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

What Is a Hostel?

If you're looking for somewhere affordable to stay in Durban, a hostel in town could be a great choice. These dorm-style accommodations come in lots of forms, but they all have three main things in common:

  • Budget-friendly prices
  • A social environment
  • Shared rooms (though many have private options too)

By choosing a hostel in Durban, you can reduce your spending on lodging and set aside more of your budget for fun things to do during your trip. We've heard good things about this destination's natural setting, including its beaches and sea views.

Hostels in Durban

You might be curious, what are some popular hostels in Durban? According to reviews from our guests, these have the highest ratings:

Curiocity Durban - Hostel - Located within a 20-minute walk of Sahara Stadium Kingsmead. Guests can enjoy free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and a bar.

Gibela Backpackers Lodge Durban - You can take advantage of free breakfast and free WiFi, as well as free parking. Rooms come with showers.

When Is the Best Time to Visit Durban?

Good weather's always better when you want to venture out and explore, so here's some information that might be helpful:

  • The hottest months are typically January and February, while July and June are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 80° F and nighttime temperatures average 65° F
  • April-June: 78° F is the daytime average and 51° F is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 73° F and nighttime averages are around 51° F
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 79° F during the day and 60° F at night
  • Average rainfall is 1.10 inches in a year

What Can I Do in Durban?

Depending on how you want to spend your time, you might enjoy these places:

Top Sights
  • Sahara Stadium Kingsmead
  • UShaka Marine World
Natural Features
  • The Old Fort
  • Durban Botanical Gardens
  • West Ridge Park Tennis Stadium
Cultural Attractions
  • Durban Art Gallery
  • Durban Natural Science Museum
  • Natal Museum

In general, Durban is known for its:

  • Beaches
  • Casino gaming
  • Cultural attractions
  • Theme parks
  • Festivals
  • Museums
  • Shark viewing

How to Get to Durban and Around the Area

You'll find the closest airport in Durban (DUR-King Shaka Intl.), 17.7 mi (28.4 km) away from the city center.

Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in Durban?
Hostels are a great way to stay for a lower cost, so you can save more for sightseeing. We’ve heard good things about this destination’s natural setting, including its beaches and sea views.
What is a hostel?
These dorm-style accommodations come in many forms, but they have three main qualities in common, including budget prices, a social atmosphere, and shared rooms (though many have private options too).
What are the best hostels in Durban?
Ready to book a hostel in town? These ones get the best reviews from our customers and could be a good place to look first: Curiocity Durban - Hostel - Located within a 10-minute walk of Durban International Convention Centre. Property features include free WiFi, a bar, and a shared/communal kitchen. Rooms come with linens. Gibela Backpackers Lodge Durban - You can take advantage of free breakfast and free WiFi, as well as free parking. You’ll find towels, showers, and linens in all rooms.
When is the best time of year to stay in a hostel in Durban?
The weather is important when you’re experiencing new places, so here are some stats about the seasons: The hottest months are usually January and February with an average temp of 73°F, while the coldest months are July and June with an average of 63°F. Average annual precipitation for Durban is 33 inches.
What is there to see and do in Durban?
Overall, Durban is known for its beaches, casinos, and theme parks. Major attractions include uShaka Marine World, Durban Beach, and Golden Mile. Get out into nature with places like Addington Beach, Durban Botanical Gardens, and Battery Beach. Cultural attractions include Durban City Hall, Phansi Museum, and Durban Art Gallery.
What's the best way to get to and around Durban while staying at a hostel?
Keep this information about transit options in Durban on hand to make the most of your stay: You can search for flights to the nearest airport, which is King Shaka Intl. Airport (DUR), 17.7 mi (28.4 km) away from the city center.