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MoAfrika Backpackers

120 Sandham Rd, Benoni 1509, South Africa
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Ranked #3 of 11 Specialty Lodging in Benoni
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Geneva, Switzerland
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is excellent if you are in transit in Jo. The shuttle transfer from the airport is free (but you will have to pay a small fee for the transfer back). You are really out ot Jo, thus if you do not have a car you will need a taxi. The dorm is really beautiful and spacious, as well... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Moafrika is a cozy place on the edge of joburg with a familiar atmosphere and a place to chill after a packed day. Great value for money and always smiling Andrew around ! The rooms are big and clean and they all have ensuite showers. A real taste of Afrika !

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We decided to stay at MoAfrika because of its affordability. We were not expecting much, but it was just a quick drive from the airport and we were shocked to see how upmarket it was. The shuttle was FREE and the driver was on time and very friendly. We arrived at MoAfrika and Andrew greeted us with a BIG smile.... More

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

It was fabulous, the staff are very friendly and breakfast nice the room was clean. Thus I was very satisfied! I recommend those who plan to stay in Johannesburg to choose Moafrika. I can always stay in this hostel if I happen in South Africa.

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Sydney, Australia
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21 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights before the start of a safari. This is not a fancy hotel but lovely in its own way. Room was reasonably priced, clean and adequate. Staff were friendly and hospitable. I would recomend this place if you are looking for somewhere cheap to stay in Jo'burg before the start of a... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Waiting for 1,5 hour to pick up. After calling Mo Afrika, they didnot answere. We were lucky that after 1,5h they call us back. Arrived at the accomodation, the bedrooms were very good. Good beds, very clean, nice bathroom. WIFI doesnt work at all. Very friendly staff.

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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

MoAfrika is quiet and peaceful hostel.If you need a place to chill this is the perfect resting point. Large bedrooms with the most comfortable beds ever and lovely ensuite bathrooms. They have great food on offer in the evening and complimentary breakfast Perfect departing point for the many excursions they have on on offer.Staff are pleasant and incredibly helpful .This... More

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Botswana
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

This backpacker hostel is cheap and cheerful so you get what you pay for. It is on a barren tract of land not far from Johannesburg airport. In July, the rooms were freezing cold (no heaters to be found) and the rooms could do with an uplfigt (shower did not work well and taps were loose). However, the beds are... More

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Springfield, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Moafrika has a cute cozy feel, unlike the cold feel you get from some of the more expensive super posh places. I stayed one night in the double suite like room, which was so nice with a flat screen tv and the warmest wonderful shower. I have also stayed in the dorm beds on seperate occasions and been satisifed with... More

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Bonar Bridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

Stayed in a mixed dorm and found it very comfortable, despite a cold shower. Was able to get a decent meal in the evening and the complimentary breakfast was very good (scrambled egg on toast and cereal with yoghurt). Unfortunately I think I got forgotten about at the airport and had to phone them to get picked. Not ideal as... More

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Address: 120 Sandham Rd, Benoni 1509, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Benoni
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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