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Melville International Backpackers

2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   37 First Avenue, Melville, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Melville in fact is a nice place and has everything you need, but the Hostel is not prepared for the winter in Joburg. We had electricity problems and no heating. It had 0 degrees outside and inside the house as well as the little hut we stayed in. The people were friendly and the price okay, but I would just... More

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Hoi An
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Arriving late and being lost, we rang to the door at this hostel when Jeffrey appeared and was of great help for us. He called up our hostel which was in the neighbourhood, he even offered himself to bring us there by car and he was all the highest kindness though we weren't going to spend our stay by them.... More

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Paris, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Melville International Backpackers is a really nice place. Very quiet and happy people! There is a pool, a roof top and the free wifi. The room was good. There is some places around for food and everything. Thanks!

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I challenge you to find another safe, clean bed in Johannesburg for $15. I arrived at the airport at 10pm and the transfer I had ordered was on time waiting for me, a great comfort for my first visit to a city known for violent crime. Inside, my single bed in the girls' dorm was large and comfortable, with clean... More

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Bergen, Norway
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Good for the price. The owner was very helpful with advice for what to see and do and how to do it. The wifi was not very good though. The area seemed pretty safe but you still have to be careful. I took a cab there for 480 rand, so arrange a shuttle from the airport.

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Mombasa, Kenya
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We only stayed for one night but found this hostel to be very clean and well located. The room was nice and had everything we needed. We only met the owner very breifly but everyone seemed friendly and helpful.

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Sydney, Australia
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21 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

This hostel is in a nice location in Melville. We stayed in a double room out the back which was ok if you like cubby houses. It is very small but at least clean. The owner is probably in the wrong industry as he is really rude and seems to be in a bad mood at times. Don't ask to... More

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Sydney, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

I stayed in one of the timber cabanas around the pool for 3 nights. I found the backpackers friendly, with great fellow travellers, but I could actually get enough sleep :-) because there was no loud, drunken party scene. It's a really safe area, in easy walking distance to the 7th Street restaurants and cafés, ATM, and supermarket. The self-catering... More

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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

While we had a good stay at Melville international Backpackers, we couldn't help but notice how commercial and impersonal the atmosphere was. The backpackers itself is well-maintained and the staff is responsive, but there is a very limited common space (focused around the TV) and it is most of the time used by staff too. The kitchen was dated, with... More

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Poole, United Kingdom
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346 reviews 346 reviews
39 hotel reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

I had a great time here. Bibby, Peter and Ben(I think that was his name!) were very friendly and helpful, the rooms were spacious and clean and it was great having a pool to relax beside and cool off in after a day walking around Jo’burg! The kitchen area is fairly big as is the socializing area in front of... More

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Address: 37 First Avenue, Melville, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Melville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Melville International Backpackers 2*
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