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Ansteys Beach Self Catering and Backpackers

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477 Marine Drive Bluff, Durban 4001 South Africa
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Pool & Beach (26)
Room & Suite (20)
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 03/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 03/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#6 of 146 Speciality lodging in Durban
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On the beach! Popular establishment, a quick walk down the little roadway (approx. 50m) and you're on the beach. Great place to relax and unwind – feels like a permanent holiday! We offer fully equipped Self Catering Apartments (1, 2, 4 and 6 sleeper cottages), budget Backpacker dorms, doubles, twins and lovely private rooms set in a tropical garden. All major KZN tourist attractions within a 15 minute to 3 hour radius, so it's a great place to base yourself if you plan on doing a few day trips in KZN. For our business clients, we are within close proximity to all the industrial centres – Jacobs, Maydon Wharf, Prospecton, Clairwood. Great atmosphere with friendly and helpful staff. Free super fast fibre wifi connection, small bar, swimming pool, pool table as well as a small surf/beach/curio shop. Heidi's Cafe on site - a very popular cafe serving good filter coffee, breakfasts (health and full English), as well as delicious home baked treats (when available - these sell out fast!)
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Free parking
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Pool
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycle rental
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Paid wifi
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
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Refrigerator
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Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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clintonjack wrote a review Mar 2021
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From checking the services was amazing. I would recommend the place to anyone looking for a beautiful view of the ocean. The room where clean fitted with air conditioning units, the rooms had DSTV, Netflix to entertain the kids and it was a safe place.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Response from Tash Palmboom, Owner at Ansteys Beach Self Catering and Backpackers
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us, we really appreciate it and are happy to see that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future!
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67NelS wrote a review Jul 2020
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Property's Favourite Review
Excellent, friendly service, neat, clean environment, will definitely stay again. Staff are very friendly and efficient and always willing to help. They go out of their way to accommodate their guests.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Response from Tash Palmboom, Owner at Ansteys Beach Self Catering and Backpackers
Responded 19 Aug 2020
Dear Guest Thank you for your review! We are delighted to see that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back at Ansteys in the future. Warmest regards Tash, Rudy and the Ansteys crew
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igvank wrote a review Mar 2021
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I would book again to stay at the backpacker lodge. Good service and close to the beach. Rooms very clean and friendly people also. I would recommend if you are yust going for few days to take a break from life's busy routines
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us, we really appreciate it and are happy to see that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future!
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lindokuhlel930 wrote a review Jan 2021
Pretoria, South Africa1 contribution
The service for this place is very excellent and we really enjoyed our days very much . I don't have any problem about this place because we really enjoyed very much . Is a safe place no complaints about that at all. See you soon
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Dear Lindokuhle, thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us, we really appreciate it and are happy to see that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future!
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akh0naj wrote a review Jan 2021
Gauteng, South Africa1 contribution
the place was clustered.... I don't know why put so many beds and no dressing table or mirror or chair in the cabin. I could see outside from inside the cabin through the door as it does not fully close.... had to put a T-shirt hanging on the door so outside isn't visible from inside.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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PRICE RANGE
US$45 - US$73 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalDurban
NUMBER OF ROOMS
20
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ansteys Beach Self Catering and Backpackers
Which popular attractions are close to Ansteys Beach Self Catering and Backpackers?
Nearby attractions include uShaka Marine World (6.6 km), uShaka Wet 'n Wild (6.8 km), and Phansi Museum (6.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ansteys Beach Self Catering and Backpackers?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Ansteys Beach Self Catering and Backpackers?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Ansteys Beach Self Catering and Backpackers?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ansteys Beach Self Catering and Backpackers?
Conveniently located restaurants include 9th Avenue Bistro, Surf Riders Food Shack, and Olive & Oil.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ansteys Beach Self Catering and Backpackers?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Ansteys Beach Self Catering and Backpackers have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Ansteys Beach Self Catering and Backpackers offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Ansteys Beach Self Catering and Backpackers?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Old Fort (8.2 km).