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Lebo's Soweto Backpackers

3.0 of 5 Hostel   |   10823A Pooe Street | Orlando West, Johannesburg 1804, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We had such an awesome time here. The food is great. The staff is great. It's in a fantastic location ( walking distance of Mandela and Tutu's house). You feel super safe here too, which surprised me, since we had heard of Jo'bergs reputation. From the moment you get there you feel right at home. They organized an airport pickup... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

A spur of the minute decision lead me to Soweto. Having lived in africa and spent plenty of time in townships I was interested to see how lebo and Maria had made a hostel in Soweto work. The area that lebos is located in felt incredibly safe especially for a solo female traveller. The staff were friendly and were able... More

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Rome, Italy
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We spent two nights in Lebo's Backpackers during December 2013. The place is in the heart of Soweto, so yes it's a little difficult to find but once you get there, nothing can go wrong! the staff is very nice and helpful, the atmosphere cozy and relaxing (in the afternoon), more active in the morning when you can book a... More

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Wales
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35 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

I enjoyed visiting Soweto, and am glad I stayed in the township. The staff were all friendly, but only some did their job well. One of the women on reception was particularly helpful. My transfer from Johannesburg was one hour late. No one apologised. I booked my transfer out in advance, as I had a bus to catch. When I... More

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Aurora, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

I arrived at Lebo's prepared to stay for 3 nights but ended up staying for 9! When, during my repeated requests to prolong my stay and all the rooms were already booked, Maria found a way for me to remain. In fact, Maria and Lebo are the best hosts I have experienced anywhere. Not only are they accomodating in every... More

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Mombasa, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We stayed for 3 nights at Lebo's and thoroughly enjoyed our time here. The staff were all really helpful and friendly and there was a very relaxed feel. The hostel is in a great location, walking distance from the Mandela House and Hector Pieterson Museum. The food here is lovely and meal times are a good time to get chatting... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

This is by far the best hostel I've ever stayed at!!!the staff is soooooo nice always looking out for you and making sure you have a great time..during my stay there werent too many people around and because there was no party at the hostel lebo and tumi took me out clubbing to the city, it was just amazing! Linki,... More

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

I booked my stay at Lebos based on the good reviews I had read. Unfortunately I had exactly the opposite experience. The airport pickup I had booked (and confirmed just the day before) came 2 hours late, and that was only after the airport information desk called them twice. Then it turns out they had double booked my room, so... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

Thanks to Soweto Backpackers and their magnificent staff and guides we could experience the diversity of Soweto by bike and storytellers. We really had an experience for a lifetime in our first but not last visit to South Africa and Johannesburg.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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15 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

My wife and I stayed 4 nights here following an overland trip from Nairobi. It is absolutely brilliant. We booked it because of the location in Soweto and its proximity to Hector Pieterson Square, Vilakazi Street and the Apartheid Museum. Our room was comfortable and clean, the food was good and the staff wonderfully helpful and friendly. The garden and... More

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Address: 10823A Pooe Street | Orlando West, Johannesburg 1804, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Lebo's Soweto Backpackers 3*
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