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Mbizi Backpackers Lodge

288 Trichardt Road | Parkdene, Boksburg 1459, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was where we stayed for our first night and Patrick helped us out with all our needs. The rooms and bathrooms are basic but the electric blanket on the cold South African nights were much appreciated. Great location for the airport as well. A good place to find your feet but renting a car is essential if you're staying... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The place is lovely, nice communal area with loads of movies to watch. Fully stocked kitchen to use for cooking and complimentary tea, coffee and toast in the morning. Electric blankets keep you warm at night. Clean, hot showers and a beautiful big backyard. The owner of this place, Patrick, and his brother, Matthew, made our stay so enjoyable! We... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

MBizi is a wonderful place to stay in Johannesburg. The hostel is clean, good location and safe place. The kicthen is complete and I used every day to prepare my dinner. Matthew and Patrick are so nice and helpful, specially Matthew who helped us with all tours.

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Steffisburg, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I was Staying ther for 3 Nights from the 6 to the 9 of May It is a Perfect Place to Stay Is Clean a Great Hot Shower a Great Clean Kitchen and lots of DVDs for hang around it makes just you do not want to leave this Place just feel at Home He has Good Information and he... More

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Morro del Jable, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights after we arrived from a long trip around Africa. We didnt explore the city and we stayed here to rest after heading south. The place is really nice, it has a cool bar and swimming pool. The owner was very friendly and the location is good, close to a chinese take away and 15... More

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Mountain View, California, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Stayed in September 2013 with my girlfriend, and despite having traveled for over 5 months around the world, I have not yet felt compelled to write a review of a lodging until now. Why Mbizi is the top-rated hostel in Johannesburg (on TripAdvisor and Hostelworld) either speaks to systemic, massive grade inflation on the part of the typical reviewer or... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

I stayed here for 3 days. Patrick is amazing and will help you with anything. Pros - bar on site - clean - feels like home - lots of secure parking - breakfast is included (toast, coffee, and tea) - close to OR Tambo airport Cons - far from Joburg's core area (fine if you have a car) - Wi-fi/internet... More

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Den Bosch, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

I spent one night here. Basically a nice place to stay, the owner is nice and will arrange activities for you and help you to sort out what to do. Before I came here I stayed in Cape Town for a week where I had a great experience. And I'm sorry to say that this place did not measure up... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Very convenient location close to OR Tambo. Very clean rooms and facilities! Patrick is an awesome host and treats you as a friend coming to visit more than a paying guest. It was chilly that evening and he already had gone in and put electric blankets on the mattresses for us so we would be sure to stay warm. overall... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

I stayed during 3 night during my vacation in Johannesburg in Mbizi Backpackers. Mbizi looks like more a homestay, Patrick the host is friendly and easy going person (it was very pleasant to take some bear with him at the bar !). There are a large Kitchen and large garden with swimming pool (this garden is good to relax). This... More

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Address: 288 Trichardt Road | Parkdene, Boksburg 1459, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Boksburg
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