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Bob's Bunk House

40 St Anne Road | Hurlyvale Edenvale, Johannesburg 1610, South Africa
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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50 hotel reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
38 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
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186 reviews 186 reviews
43 hotel reviews
125 helpful votes 125 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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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
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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

Chichester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

My partner and I stayed here for 5nights in November 2013 and it was the best hostel we have ever stayed in. Bob and Joan are so friendly, very helpful and treat you like family. We are planning another trip to visit January 2015 and we will definitely be stopping here again. Thank you for looking after us!! Charlotte and... More

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Address: 40 St Anne Road | Hurlyvale Edenvale, Johannesburg 1610, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
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Number of rooms: 5
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