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About BP Backpackers

BP Backpackers offers comfortable accommodation nestled at the foot of Durban Harbour, with beautiful ocean views, BP Backpackers, offers a friendly atmosphere and simplistic style.

The facility has been modified as part of a fully functioning Sea Scout Base to allow for accommodation to the public. The old barracks quarters have been revived into modern rooms that cater towards the modern day traveller.

There is a Dormitory Room and a Private Double Room available, each equipped with air-conditioning and a DIY tea and coffee station. All linen and bath towels are provided.

Facilities include a free Wi-Fi, a fully equipped kitchen, laundry services on request and a braai area. The Wilson’s Wharf is only a stone’s throw away, with an array of restaurants to choose from and a local theatre.

Please note that BP Backpackers is located on a Sea Scout Base which is alcohol free at all times.

  • Response Rate: 91%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 32 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Backpacker
  • Sleeps: 20
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 9 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Wi-Fi
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • French
* Please enquire for further details.

Availability and pricing

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  • Dormitory Room Sleeps 10 Includes: Room Only A backpackers is not a backpackers without a dorm room. Our dorm is bright and spacious and comfortably sleeps six to... see more Features:  Shared bathroom, Bunk beds, Air-Conditioning
    from R280 For 2 guests
    • Adults
      • Dormitory Room 2 Sleeps 8 Includes: Room Only Our second dorm room can cater for up to eight travelers. We provide tea, coffee and all linen and bedding in this room.... see more Features:  Bunk beds, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi
        from R280 For 2 guests
        • Adults
          • Private Double Room Sleeps 2 Includes: Room Only We offer a private double room, with its spacious environment provides a secluded area for those that prefer a quieter... see more Features:  Double beds, Shared bathroom, Air-Conditioning
            from R500 Room rate
            • Adults

              Reviews for BP Backpackers

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              Sibusiso Ngqongonya
              27 May 2018

              Worst nightmare ever!!! That's not a place to sleep a person for 500 Rand more over,!! Had to find another place to stay and the owner refused to refund

              Simangele Tshabalala
              11 January 2018

              We didn't have the place to stay it was fully booked I was disappointed to the guy he said we must sleep on his room or sleep down in the matrass and we didn't booked for that the place is very dirty need to be renovated thanks I didn't even sleep in that place we fight we the guy and he go out and look for onother hotel. thanks to Plaza Hotel nice, clean friendly staff

              Florence Mahlangu
              06 January 2018

              filthy and stink. We didn't stay there we let our deposit go to drain and went on looking for another place to stay. no body should touch this establishment take it from me

              Bongani Mdladla
              22 September 2017

              Nothing that I love, I did not stay there that place is Filthy and I don't know how do you make people to sleep at such place, it is smelling and according to the Occupational Heathy and Safety act, that environment is not allowed to accommodate human, I was so disappointed in you.

              Denzil Matta
              02 May 2017

              This is the worst place to stay at the beds was broken and loos .it was hard and so uncomfortable to sleep on slept better in my car .the pots if you can call it pots I did not even use .had to bye my own utilities to cook even my own stove Still had to pay for the parking of the cars as it was not covered and this I did not know If ever you go to Durban don't go and study at this place The worst of places to stay at If I did find a author place to stay I was out the the first day but all was book full

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              BP Backpackers Map

              BP Backpackers is 0.6km from the centre of Durban Central , the nearest airport 29.6km (King Shaka International Airport).
              *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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