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Bob's Bunk House

40 St Anne Road | Hurlyvale Edenvale, Johannesburg 1610, South Africa
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Very friendly and welcoming, well worth a stay. We stated here several times as we used Johannesburg as our base to explore the surrounding area. They were very accommodating and we felt welcome in their family home. They had many suggestions for things to do in the town and connections with tour guides to sort it out easily. The communal... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We spent a nice few nights at Bob's the hosts are lovely and very helpful. Rooms clean and there is enough to keep you entertained in the area. A couple of things to be aware of are that the hostel is not in Johannesburg, but in a suburb outside. This was not an issue but it's worth being aware that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We only needed a place to overnight between our flight arrival and our departure by Baz Bus. Bob's was perfect as it's only ten minutes from the airport. You can arrange airport pick-up from Bob himself, which is much more reasonable than a taxi. The house is conveniently located within easy walking distance of shops and takeaways, and the house... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I have traveled South Africa a few times now, and this was the best place I've stayed in yet. Bob and Joan are absolutely wonderful and such friendly and experienced people. The place is very small but it gives it a safe feeling. Out of the way, it's a very safe town with a lot of shopping around within walking... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We were picked up from the airport and brought back to Bobs and felt very welcomed. Everyone was helpfull with great advice. We stayed for 2 nights before our safari and came back for a further 3 nights after. The hostel has a lovely relaxed vibe to it and you dont feel out of place curled up in the louge... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

It is located hardly 10 Mins from the Airport. If you call ahead, they'll arrange a pick up too, at a very reasonable price. And well, if you've read other reviews, You will be looking forward to the Beer Dispensing Coke Machine. :) Decent food outlets 2 Blocks away. Though the City is quiet far, but Bob will present you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Bob and Joan were very friendly and helpful. The big mall was at 10 minutes drive and Bob gave us the remote for the gate to get in and out independently. We stayed at the 4-bed dorm, which we had to ourselves. For the price you cannot expect more. They even provide towels and the bathroom was very clean. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Bob and Joan are two great people who are most willing to help you with booking tours, giving detailed information and giving directions to areas near but also far from Johannesburg. We stayed at their guesthouse three seperate nights. The first day we arrived late in the afternoon and Bob picked us up from the airport for a little fee.... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

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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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 

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