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Bob's Bunk House

40 St Anne Road | Hurlyvale Edenvale, Johannesburg 1610, South Africa
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    4 of 5 stars
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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome place to stay. Value for money! Good wifi, reasonably priced beers and a pool. Bob was very accommodating and laid back. Beer vending machine is a winner. Would definitely go back if I'm ever in the area again

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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52 hotel reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Bob is lovely, very relaxed and go with the flow type guy. Joan is also nice, but possibly a bit past the whole backpackers bunking in at her place and can be sometimes a little abrupt and impatient. However, the place is clean and close to the airport. There are a few fast food joints around but not a lot... More

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39Design, Owner at Bob's Bunk House, responded to this review

Hi Shiloh, Thank you for your review. The bathroom is situated at the end of the 4 bed dorm and due to the layout of the building also needs to be used by the adjourning dorm room. We have investigated putting in sliding doors in each shower but due to the cost and the probability of them being damaged we... More

Zurich, Switzerland
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11 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

the owners are friendly. but the condition of the hostel is comparably poor compare to the hostel in mosselbay or hermanus. the shared shower room is very small....the 10-beds bedroom is also too narrow. Probably, they have better rooms. But they didn't open it during my visit...so i have no choice. but still, i slept well that night.... if you... More

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New York City, New York
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90 reviews 90 reviews
38 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We stayed at Bob's Bunk House 2 nights. We really enjoyed the staff. The place was clean and the WiFi was strong. The common areas are comfortable and relaxing. The kitchen is basic but has what you need (microwave, fridge,sink) They just remodeled the bathrooms and did a nice job. The showers were hot. They'll do a load of laundry... More

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Zwolle, The Netherlands
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7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

A stay at Bob's Bunk House is a must in Jo'burg. In the friendly area of the city, Edenvale, it feels like home in the lovely house of Bob and Joan. Every evening you can relax, enjoy the music, drink some beers en sleep in the excellent clean beds. As Bob would say: 'That's nice!';) It is possible to go... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

A family run establishment that makes you feel right at home. Bob & Joan's son Darren picked me up at the airport in his "backie" and I had such a good time getting to know them around the bar that evening. Soon we were all laughing like old friends. Of course having a coke vending machine that spit out Hansa... More

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39Design, Owner at Bob's Bunk House, responded to this review

Hi Ginger , So nice to hear from you again. You are a bundle of energy & yes it was great fun sharing all the stories round the bar. Hope you had lots of fun when you met up with your daughter. Thanks also for the e-mail & lovely pictures of your “ bakkie “, Yellowstone National Park & all... More

Hue, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 via mobile

I've spent my first few days in South Africa and couldn't have asked for a more friendly introduction. As other reviewers have said, this is hostel is more like being at home. Bob & Joan are so warm and welcoming and willing to help and share their stories. They seem to attract an eclectic mix of travellers who all share... More

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39Design, Owner at Bob's Bunk House, responded to this review

Hi Johanna, Thanks for the review. Sorry you had a problem with the taxi from the airport. We try & encourage our guests to use the taxi cab driver we use for late arrivals / departures because he is very honest & never lets us down. Also his prices are very good. Some people say they will call him, but... More

Lubeck, Germany
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Here you feel like coming home to your family. Bob and Joan are so friendly and helpfull! Even so stayed just for about 10hours (one night) they helped us in the late evening to do planings and bookings for a Jobu and Soweto tour. Also we have been picked up very early the next morning, Bob had already boild some... More

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39Design, Owner at Bob's Bunk House, responded to this review

Hi Lubeck, Yes, Bob is the “ coffee king” in the mornings as he is up pretty early . Thanks for booking your Soweto Tour with Jabu. He is a great guide & well informed & also lots of fun. Bob & Joan. More

Kortrijk, Belgium
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

We started and ended our trip here. Perfect to gain information about travelling South Africa and experiencing the famous South African hospitality!! It's clean and cosy, has a great pool and is close to shops. One of our favourite hostels in South Africa!!

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39Design, Owner at Bob's Bunk House, responded to this review

Hi Hannah, Recognised your picture straight away. So glad you enjoyed your stay at Bob’s & if ever you are back in Johannesburg, give us a call. We will always find a bed. Bob & Joan. More

Bramsche, Germany
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

great atmosphere and very helpfull and friendly owners (Bob and Joan). Safe area and everything you may need pretty close by. Especially recomendable for the beginning or the end of a RSA-holiday (pretty close to the AP - JNB; Bob's doing AP-transfers).

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39Design, Owner at Bob's Bunk House, responded to this review

Hi Bramsche, Thanks for the review. Yes, we are pretty close to everything & our guests do feel safe walking to the shops & restaurants etc. Bob & Joan. More

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Address: 40 St Anne Road | Hurlyvale Edenvale, Johannesburg 1610, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
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