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Mufasa Backpackers

21 fourth road | Cloverdene, Benoni 1513, South Africa
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This was the starting place for my trip around Africa. Jana picked us up from the airport and was super friendly. Secure location, ok pool to dip into and decent beds. It's a little bit out of town, nothing to do in the immediate area but staff are very helpful.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Me and my friend slept there for one night in April. We were the only two guests, but they couldnt manage giving a proper service anyway. No information, no breakfast and often no one to help you in the reception. And when you asked for the receptionist or any staff nothing really happend before half an hour later. Fuethermore the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I have been here twice now, throughout my stopovers in Joburg, and would definitely go again! Jana makes an excellent effort to assist you with anything you need and anywhere you need to go. She makes sure you're comfortable and settled in. The only problem is how far away it is from everything, but if you want to avoid Joburg... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Jana and the owners were so friendly during my two night stay in Benoni. I picked it for its proximity to the airport and was a great stop-over (wouldn't be great to use as a base though) on my way to Kruger and on the Baz Bus to Durban. Jana went above and beyond to get me a great rate... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This was the start place for our tour. Jana was just amazing picking us up from the airport and welcoming us into her lodge. A great place for back packers or tour groups. Beds were not comfortable however our room was reasonably clean. It's located in a bit if a rough area so I wouldn't walk around alone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This place is a little gem in Johannesburg, like a little oasis. It's a great place to enjoy and relax before starting any tour in South Africa, or even just to relax after a trip. They have a lovely garden with a great swimming pool. The rooms are clean, the kitchen can be used for self cooking or you can... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Although this place is a little out the way they offer a free shuttle service to/from the airport (during reasonable hours). The rooms and kitchen area are clean and the lounge is extremely homely. The owners were on holiday when we stayed here but their staff were friendly and helpful. It was a little noisy as the owners have dogs... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

My husband and I were completing a 12 day Safari from Victoria Falls to Johannesburg, and our tour bus guide, Bjorn, booked us into this hostel. The staff and the facilities were outstanding, very good value for your money. We liked the laid-back atmosphere and enjoyed the country style eating area where you can meet and talk to other travellers.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

The hostel itself is at a great location, in the middle of airport and Kruger. I was picked up from this place to Kruger, and I was the last one to be picked that morning, and some people were picked up at 6am and were taken to all the other places, it was nice that I could just wait in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

We stayed here before our 4 day tour to the Kruger NP. Informal atmosphere, nice staff and safe neighborhood. The location is quite far from the centre of Johannesburg but in walking distance of a supermarket.

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