Monkeybay Backpackers Hostel Ballito, Durban is in South Africa's lush, sub-tropical province of Kwazulu Natal.

We've everything you'd expect including the following:

  • Best Budget Hostel Accommodation Kwazulu Natal.
  • Closest to King Shaka International Airport.
  • Clean, tidy rooms and public areas.
  • Helpful, welcoming, service-orientated staff.
  • Accommodation to suit all sorts and all budgets.
  • Access to hands-on, real-time information to help your adventures along.
  • Communal kitchen with a herb & seasoning selection & free tea & coffee.
  • Wireless Internet connectivity.
  • Braai / Bar-B-Q Areas.
  • Chill out areas, a deck, surf shack, hammocks & outdoor showers.
  • The Bar - Well stocked and funked out, Monkey-style, with great music.
  • Swimming Pool (5 Minute Walk) - great pool @ La Montagne Hotel (see pic).
  • A 3 minute walk to local shops, restaurants & beaches.

Our Hostel is well placed, so you can stroll to the local shops, restaurants and beaches, take a Tuk-Tuk taxi a little further, or go on a tour.

  • A 3 minute walk to the Sand, Surf and Sunshine - awesome beaches.
  • Excellent Swimming Pool 5 minutes walk away @ La Montagne Hotel.
  • Good Restaurants, Cafes & Shops 2 to 5 minutes walk away.
  • Tuk-Tuk taxi rides available locally - getting you from A to B.
  • 4 Shopping Centres within a 5km radius - They'll have everything you need.
  • 15 minutes drive from King Shaka International Airport - We're the closest lodge.
  • 20 minutes drive from the massive Gateway Shopping Centre in Umhlanga.
  • 30 minutes drive from the uber-cool, up-and-coming, cosmopolitan city of Durban.
  • Perfectly placed in the North East of South Africa to explore the unique, diverse richness of Kwazulu Natal.
  • A wide choice of different tours & adventures both local & not-so-local.


Accommodation Info:

Camping Camp Sites Ballito Durban

We have several ideal camp sites, each set up on their own terraced position, on the hill behind the main house.

Bring your own camping gear, or if you need, we also rent tents, so you won't be caught short.

Our rates are as follows:

Camping costs from R120.00 per person per night.
Please note, our rates increase in peak season. Peak season rates available on request.

Check out our dedicated Camping page - click here

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Backpacker Dorm Rooms Durban Backpackers Durban

We have several comfortable and cosy dorm rooms throughout the property including one twelve sleeper (Zoo), split over two adjoinging rooms, one six sleeper (Cloud Nine) and two four sleepers (Cheeseboy & Storm).

Each, clean and welcoming dorm is uniquely decked out in bright, african inspired colours and soft furnishings and with bathroom and other facilites all close by, you'll find it easy to navigate your way around the Monkeybay.


With several different sized dorms on offer you are also welcome to book out the entire dorm room..

Our rates are as follows:

Zoo ~ 12 Sleeper Dorm (Private bathroom) R170 pp
Cloud 9 ~ 6 Sleeper Dorm (Private bathroom) R170 pp
Cheesboy ~ 4 Sleeper Dorm (Shared bathroom) R200 pp per night
Cheesboy ~ Double Room Basis R500
Storm ~ 4 Sleeper Dorm (Shared bathroom) R200 pp per night
Storm ~ Double room Basis R500
Please note, our rates increase in peak season. Peak season rates available on request.

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Backpackers Durban Twin Room

Set on the hill, above the main house and away from the hustle and bustle of the bar and braai areas, this comfortable twin room has the bes facing a glass wall, so you can enjoy the views and lush surroundings.
* Private Location, En-suite Bathroom *

Our rates are as follows:

The The Twin Room costs R500.00 for the room per night.
Please note, our rates increase in peak season. Peak season rates available on request.

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Backpackers South Africa Tree House

What African Backpacking Lodge wouldn't have a Tree House?

You're in real luck here with Monkeybay's tree house boasting a comfortable double bed, good sized balcony and jungle to ocean views.


Hang with the Monkeys and Birds in your cosy, tree house hide-away.
* Private Location, En-suite Bathroom *

Our rates are as follows:

The Tree House / Double Room costs from R550.00 per room per night.
Please note, our rates increase in peak season. Peak season rates available on request.

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Camping Camp Sites Ballito Durban

If you're new to African shores then you may not have yet experienced a Safari tent.

Set in the bush and kitted out with twin single beds, a table/desk, chair and small sound system, this canvas Tent is roomy enough to chill out in and type-out your African travel memoirs while sipping on a cold one.

Our rates are as follows:

The Safari Tent Twin costs from R200.00 per person, per night (Max 2 Persons) or R400 for the whole tent.
Please note, our rates increase in peak season. Peak season rates available on request.

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Camping Camp Sites Ballito Durban

This tent pitch decked unit puts you high in the sky and up there with the Monkeys.

The tent sleeps 2 people and comes with 2 beds and fitted bedding, adding welcome extra comfort.

Our rates are as follows:

The Mad Mongooze costs R150.00 per person, per night (Max 2 Persons).
Please note, our rates increase in peak season. Peak season rates available on request.

Cheap Backpacking Room in Ballito, Durban

This private, twin cabin, is situated in a secluded area, high up in the rear of the proporty.

Sleeping 2 people, the unit comes with 2 beds and fitted bedding, adding welcome extra comfort.

Enjoy the stunning Beach views from the cabin while supping that Sundowner!

Our rates are as follows:

The Forest Nymph costs R500.00 per night (Max 2 Persons) or R200.00 per person if 3 pax.
Please note, our rates increase in peak season. Peak season rates available on request.

Swimming Pool
Swimming Pool
Surfboard Hire Rental Ballito Surf Board North Coast Kzn
Surfboard Hire / Rental

Rent from R99 p/day (Residents),
R150 (Non- Residents).
Lessons: R150 per 1.5 hrs

Camping & Camp Sites

Our Camping
Rates start
at R100
per person per night

Camping Camp Site Ballito North Dolphin Coast KZN
Landy Cabs
Transfers, Tours & 4x4 Hire/Rental
King Shaka Airport | 15 minutes away!
King Shaka Airport Transfers Durban 4x Hire Rental Tours - Landy Cabs

LIVE WEATHER


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