Smith’s Cottage based in Durban on the sub-tropical East Coast of South Africa offers Self Catering and Backpacking accommodation at a budget price.

Available Accommodation at Smiths Cottage

We invite you to browse our accommodation options, facilities and services. Book your room here or drop us an email and we are happy to help you arrange your stay.

Pool Cottage (1 unit)

  x 4    : En-suite Bathroom   : Sleep x 5 MAX

Description: The Poolside Cottage is a “self-contained” two bedroom unit. Main room Double Bed, Second room Twin Beds, that normally sleeps up to 4 adult guests. There is also an extra bed within the lounge area to accommodate a 5th person. All bedding is provided.

Facilities: Bar Fridge, Fan, TV, No Smoking Safe, Tea and Coffee, Fully Equipped, Bed Linen supplied, Towels, Microwave, Oven.


Ensuit Cabins (2 units)

  x 2    : En-suite Bathroom   : Sleep x 2 MAX

Description: Our cabins contain 2 single beds that can either act as a twin room or can be made into a double. They both have their own private shower and toilet. There is the use of a communal kitchen and TV room also.
Facilities: Bar Fridge, Fan, No Smoking, Tea and Coffee, Fully Equipped, Bed Linen supplied, Towels.

Dormitory (1 room)

  x 10    : Communal Bathroom   : Sleep x 10 MAX

Description: 10 bedded dormitory accommodation which has its own toilet, shower and fully contained kitchen, ideally priced for the budget traveler or group.
Facilities: Bar Fridge, Fan, TV, No Smoking,Tea and Coffee, Fully Equipped, Bed Linen supplied, Towels, Microwave.

Family Room

Large room with Queen size bed plus 1 set of bunkbeds (sleeps 4)

  • Ceiling fan
  • Cupboards and dresser
  • Shared bathroom / shower / toilet
  • Separate toilet

Ladies Dorm

1 Room with 4 Beds (bunk beds) (Sleeps 4)

  • Ceiling fan
  • Cupboards and dresser
  • Shared bathroom / shower / toilet
  • Separate toilet

Customers & Guest Testimonials

Smiths Cottage has warm and friendly hosts, would definitely go back. Very clean excellent service. Thank you Keith and Pat.
Cindy Landsberg, 12 August 2019
This place was perfect for my needs! It was close to the airport, super clean and very safe. Keith and Pat are also amazing and very hospitable.
Novice Nomad, 10 April 2019
The best hostel I’ve ever stayed in. I stayed for a month in Durban whilst working and I couldn’t imagine better hosts than Pat and Keith. They went above and beyond at every opportunity and truly made me feel like one of the family. Smith’s cottage is a home away from home. 10/10
Danie Coetzee, 15 March 2019

We had a fabulous weekend at Smith Cottage, everyone was so friendly and welcoming, their rooms were neat, bedding was perfect and we had everything that we needed in the kitchen.

Virginia Vayisi, 26 November 2018
“Excellent place to visit.Friendly family, very welcoming and very clean. I planning to visit again, my family loved the place . thank you “
Josiah Hendricks, 3 December 2018
“We found the location convenient, close to the beach and it served our purpose well. Our bedroom was clean, it’s what we expected and will make use of their services again.”
Ivan Le Roux, 21 June 2017