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About Tekweni Backpackers

About Tekweni Backpackers

Welcome to Tekweni Backpackers, a vibrant and trendy establishment located in the heart of Durban's most exciting entertainment area. With an array of pubs, clubs, restaurants, and markets right on our doorstep, you'll be in the midst of all the action. Established in 1992, Tekweni is one of the first five hostels in the country and the longest-standing one in Durban. Our charming accommodation options are spread across three neighboring houses, with the oldest and main house dating back to 1896.Conveniently situated just 2 km from both the beach and the town, Tekweni Backpacke

 Sleeps 20
Type: Backpacker
Check-in: 13:00
Check-out: 10:00
Reviews: 4 reviews

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2.5 out of 5 stars - 4 votes
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sello mphatswe
June 2019
We were packed in a room with other 3 ladies.There was no privacy at all.Establishments response:It is quite obvious you are not familiar with backpackers accommodation. We are very clear that we are a backpackers in all of our marketing. You booked dormitory accommodation sharing with others and we were busy. No there isn’t a lot of privacy in a dormitory sharing generally in any backpackers.... Read more
ravindar bagam, south africa
March 2016
it very bad maintenance.blankets are bad smelling i thing they never washed.fan is not working properly bed are very week i dont know when they collapse. there is no power socket to recharge phonesshower is not working.i will give you the rating 1 out of 10. 
greg steele, sweden
August 2015
Fairly cheap and straightforward backpackers, no frills. The regular braai is a fun event, a great one to put on, enjoyed that. Dorm rooms are bare and very surprised to find that they lack power sockets. Electricity is one of the 2 things a backpacker needs! Showers good. Staff did not seem hugely informed about local events and more interested in the bar.
ann tulloh, south africa
October 2013
Very good service; the staff, including the night one, was more than helpful. I was put in the house next door in a flat with 2 bedrooms, the other bedroom wasn't taken. So I had a kitchen, bathroom and sitting room to myself. And a glorious view towards the sea.


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Garden
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
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Tekweni Backpackers location

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Tekweni Backpackers is 1.3km from the centre of Morningside , the nearest airport 26.8km (King Shaka International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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