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    Gibela Backpackers Lodge

    119 Ninth Avenue | Morningside, Durban 4001, South Africa
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    Reviewed 26 October 2017

    Very clean and nice looking place with lots of attention paid to details. The location is good too. Very quiet (too quiet) when I stayed there. Disadvantage is that the older man that works there, is not always available, which can be quite inconvenient if...More

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    Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

    Well... Gibela Lodge. Our bus arrived at Durban station on Friday morning at 5am and we were at the lodge by 10. The owner Elmar refused to let us check in before 4... But he did allow us to iron, change and brush our teeth...More

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    Reviewed 31 August 2017

    Nice common area to meet other guests. Elmar, the friendly owner, gave us - newcomers to South Africa - good advice. Car can be parked within the Lodge. Good located for evening walks to Fthe Botanical Gardens and Florida Road for dinner.

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    Response from Elmar Owner G, Owner at Gibela Backpackers LodgeResponded 11 September 2017

    Hello many thanx for the kind words. I happy that you found the location close to all the attractions you wanted to see and that you enjoyed the variety of dinning experiences within walking distance of the lodge. Happy travels. Elmar

    Reviewed 16 August 2017

    Friendly reception, good tips for trips in the city, very quiet and safe, more friendly conceive, tastefully furnished, nice ambience, pleasant stay area, tasty breakfast - we would come again with pleasure

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    Response from Elmar Owner G, Owner at Gibela Backpackers LodgeResponded 12 September 2017

    Hello Christine Many thanx for great review. We are very pleased that you and your family enjoyed your stay at Gibela. Looking forward to host you if you pass through Durban again !! Elmar

    Reviewed 10 July 2017

    This is a place to crash when you in for a party, it not a luxury hotel but its very clean, cheap and convenient if you have not interest in wasting money on the bed. If you want to be next to Florida road in...More

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    Response from Elmar Owner G, Owner at Gibela Backpackers LodgeResponded 11 September 2017

    lm not so sure about the party bit as we promote the calm quite peaceful environment of Gibela. The rest you got right. Elmar

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    • Free Parking
    • Pool
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
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    • US$49 - US$66 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    Twin rooms R 900-00 2 single beds Dorms R 300-00 per person 6 bed dorms separate male / female rooms
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