Ballito Backpackers - Ballito, Dolphin Coast

Ballito Accommodation
Ballito, Dolphin Coast

Ballito Backpackers

Ballito, Dolphin Coast - Accommodation

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Ballito Backpackers in Ballito

Welcome to Ballito Backpackers, situated in the heart of Ballito with quick and easy access to the beautiful beaches, local shops, popular night clubs and restaurants serving a variety of local and international cuisines.

Ballito Backpackers offers affordable accommodation with a 24-hour front desk, free Wi-Fi, communal lounge, kitchen and braai area. With a variety of accommodation options available there is something to suite every traveler’s needs.

The dorm rooms are ideal for groups whilst the twin and double rooms are suited to couples or friends travelling. The new premier double rooms are ideal for ultimate privacy for couples or corporate travelers. All rooms are decorated in a minimalist style with simple furnishings.

Nearby attractions include the beach, fishing, golf, bars, night clubs, shopping centers, hiking, horse riding, safaris and so much more! An action-packed itinerary can be arranged on your behalf with all the activities booked through our offices. King-Shaka International Airport is a quick 22 km drive from the property and transfers can be arranged through our reputable service providers.

Although we strive to please guests of all ages and walks of life we are very popular amongst the youngsters who enjoy the wide range of night life that surrounds us. If it’s a more relaxed stay you looking for, you simply stroll across to the beach where you may set eyes on our local dolphins that feed along the stunning coast line. Or take a walk along our popular promenade boardwalk that stretches along our beaches. With so much on offer in Ballito, our backpackers is the place to be.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: A 50% deposit must be paid to confirm your booking. Please note until your booking is confirmed your rooms will still be available.

REFUNDS: We regret we do not give refunds on deposits or fully paid accommodation.Group bookings of 10 or more people will not receive a refund once a deposit has been paid regardless of how far in advance cancellation occurs. Please Think carefully before paying for accommodation as once you have paid for it we will not refund any unused portion!

Facilities & Activities nearby:

Facilities available at Ballito Backpackers,Ballito, Dolphin Coast

  • Airport Shuttle
  • Available Next Weekend
  • Available This Weekend
  • Beach
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Wi-Fi
  • Winter School Holidays
  • Womens Day Weekend

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GPS Co-Ordinates: 31° 12' 51.1" E / 29° 32' 38.6" S

By Car / Driving

Driving to Ballito Backpackers in Ballito, Dolphin Coast

Departing: King Shaka International Airport
Address: King Shaka International Airport, King Shaka Dr, La Mercy, 4405
Distance: 0.4 km / Duration: 20 mins
1.Head southeast13 m
2.Turn right toward International Trade Ave30 m
3.Keep left to continue toward International Trade Ave40 m
4.Slight left onto International Trade Ave0.7 km
5.Turn left onto Mdloti St/M65
Continue to follow M65
Partial toll road
2.9 km
6.Keep left at the fork and merge onto N2
Toll road
14.4 km
7.Take exit 210 toward M4/Ballito/Compensation
Toll road
0.5 km
8.Keep right to continue toward Ballito Dr
Toll road
33 m
9.Turn right onto Ballito Dr (signs for N2/Stanger)1.0 km
10.At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on Ballito Dr0.4 km
11.At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on Ballito Dr0.2 km
12.At the roundabout, continue straight to stay on Ballito Dr1.7 km
13.Turn right onto Minerva Rd S Rd0.1 km
14.Turn left onto Hawkins Rd0.1 km
15.Turn right at the 1st cross street onto Sandra Rd
Destination will be on the left
0.4 km

Nearest Airport & Flights

King Shaka International Airport - Durban


In May 2010 King Shaka International Airport was opened and is three times bigger than the original Durban International Airport.

The airport has been named after the great warrior and 19th century ruler, Zulu King Shaka. This international airport is the third busiest airport in South Africa with around 7 million passengers. It is 35 kilometres away from the centre of Durban.

Reviews for Ballito Backpackers

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Very clean, friendly staff, close to all the popular place that I would doing. Will recommend this place to everyone that's wants to enjoy the night life nd during the day just to relax at the beach.

review by Mayuri Singh

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Ballito Backpackers rating

Great affordable accomodationNice rooms, Staff friendly, keep clean the whole timeOnly problem is from 8 till 2 the morning the club across street music very very loud impossible to sleep! Maybe better at sea side?

review by Jannie Smal

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Ballito Backpackers rating

Very affordable place. Not five star type but close to the beach and lots of restaurants plus Ballito Lifestyle Centre is close by...

review by Thandi Mthethwa

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Ballito Backpackers rating

Exceptional !!! Great value for spacious rooms, a big kitchen fully equipped,clean bathrooms, nice sociable braai area. Great views and in walking distance of everything. Helpful and friendly staff catering for all your needs. Gave us an amazing holiday. I wouldnt go anywhere else !!!

review by Paul Holzman

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Bad service and depressing facilities!Guests staying there are also really trashy, this place seems to attract suspicious characters!

review by Jonathan Coetser

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Nice overnight accommodation if you don't want to drive back to Durban after a night out

review by Pierre Rossouw

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One of the worst experiences I've had in Durban's backpackers. The bedding was dirty, smelled really badly and it felt like there was bed bugs. When we asked the owner for cancellation of our second night, he refused and said we should have reported this during the night. We felt that is was wrong to ask us of this, especially when it would have disturbed them at early parts of the morning. We found the owner/manager rude and confrontational. He accused us of smelling. Despite the poor bedding conditions, the accommodation is situated very close to nightclubs and therefore there is noise all night long (which is understandable). We've pretty much travelled the whole of South Africa, and we have never experienced this poor service at a backpackers. It really does not feel like a backpackers.

review by Gert Humphris


It was the worse experience in my life. I lost +/- R10 000 due to misleading advertizing.We booked in on 23 December and had to book out on the 24 December 2013 and had to look for new accommondation due to poor maintenance and load music during the night; according to the advertising all the rooms have air-conditionings in them? They dont even work ?????The beds are in poor conditions the kitchine are of poor quality everything in this place is old. They dont say anything about the load music during the night; the place is surrounded by night clubs. The entire advertising of this place is misleading !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Even the PHOTOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

review by Anthony Wheeler, South Africa

"Ghastly place"

For a start, the photo on this page of the barstools and umbrella near the sea-shore is a nearby restaurant, NOT the backpackers. This is misrepresentation. We had great difficulty even finding the entrance to the backpackers since it is on the upper floors of a half-empty office block and there was poor signage. The room was clean but consisted of only 4 bunkbeds, a small chair and 4 hooks. The showers were up another level at the end of a spooky corridor, and there was no hot water at the time we stayed. The kitchen was big but was untidy with half-eaten meals on the benches and dishes in the sink. The Fire Escape to the roof was padlocked. The lounge area was tatty and ripped. There was no Wifi and no towel hire available. We had to find someone to unlock the car park gate when we wanted to leave at 8.20am. There is a Nightclub on the same premises and the noise pounded from 11pm until 2am - great for party-goers but not if you need to sleep. There were also fights on the street outside when the club closed. Even though we are an older couple, we're not stodgy and have stayed in many backpackers around the world. We'll never go back there.

review by Natalie Tkaczynski, South Africa

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