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DON'T STAY HERE! The rooms are NOT as advertised or pictured online. We had ratty old sheets and a broken dresser that were damp and mildewy. The WIFI stops working when too many people use it (ie in the evening). They host events (unrelated to...More
Happy Hippo is awesome. In terms of communal areas it might be the best hostel that I've ever been to. The massive interior - like an aeroplane hangar - is perfectly designed to get people chatting during the day, and the rooftop bar is pure...More
Overall, pleased with the facilities offered by the Happy Hippo, as a South African traveling domestically if you're looking a relatively economical place to stay when traveling then I would recommend it. The front of house staff are fantastic.
The only drawback is the loud...More
I really like Happy Hippo Backpackers. You have a huge hall in the middle of the building with a lot of sofas and other possibilites to sit and eat or simply relax. The rooms are located around the hall. Everything is painted and decorated very...More
Happy Hippo is one of the nicest backpackers i have ever stayed in, and I have stayed in many. The staff are friendly and helpful. The rooms are clean and beautiful. The rooftop bar is just gorgeous and I always feel at home when I...More
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