Durban - Affordable Accommodation

With stunning panoramic views of the Indian Ocean, en-suite doubles with own TV, cosy dorms with self-catering facilities, a sparkling pool and a scrummy breakfast, come to Durban Backpackers On The Beach for some affordable luxury.

Situated in Durban North between the City Centre and Umhlanga Rocks, On The Beach is literally that - on the beach. Watch the waves break over the golden sand in your front yard, pop down for an early morning dip and search for shells as you unwind in this little bit of paradise...

Close enough to everything you could possibly need; restaurants, banks, bars and the cinema and only 10 minutes drive from the bustling city centre. King Shaka International Airport is 18 km away and is a 15 - 20 min drive - what more could you ask for?

17 The Promenade,Glenashley, Durban


Beach Front


Only 15 - 20 Minutes from
Durban international airport

The Backpackers dorm room alternative

Our dorms have a maximum of 6 beds per room which each have there own ablution so you only sharing with the guests in your dorm. For the cheaper price of the dorm you do need to give up some privacy because hostels are only able to offer that cheap price because you'll be sharing the room with other backpackers who book a bed.  

Double & Twin en-suite rooms

3 Luxury double/family rooms upstairs with a double bath and shower. A small fridge and tea/coffee tray are available for these rooms. The rooms all lead onto a deck overlooking the Indian Ocean. 1 Standard double (garden facing) with a balcony.

On the ground level we have 4 Standard doubles/singles. All the rooms are en-suite and have sliding doors that open to fantastic sea views.

Our rooms are all en suite and

offer sea views. The luxury double rooms are larger, upstairs and lead out onto a deck overlooking the ocean meters away.

All rates include breakfast.

Double & Twin en suite rooms

Standard Beachfront Ensuite doubles R950/room/night

Luxury Ensuite Beachfront Doubles R1000/room/night

Beachfront Ensuite Triples R1100/room/night

Beachfront Ensuite Singles R650

Dormitory R200/bed/night

All rates include a buffet style continental breakfast.


These rates do not reflect high season periods, applicable during the South African school holidays. Please be advised to check with us if and when booking.

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Telephone: +27 (0)31 562 1591

email: info@durbanbackpackers.com

Affordable luxury
6 bedded dorm rooms with en-suite
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This is a great location for anyone wanting to visit Durban

Durban Backpackers - On The beach

Our location is ideal if you are either on business or pleasure; we are minutes from several Platinum Golf Courses (Beachwood, The Durban Country Club, The Royal Durban), Gateway (the largest shopping mall in the southern hemisphere with cinemas, a wave pool, climbing wall, shops and restaurants), and the holiday resort of Umhlanga Rocks. Durban's Golden Mile, Sun Coast Casino, Kings Park and Kingsmead are less than 10 minutes away, as is the International Conference Centre (ICC).

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