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Brown Sugar Backpackers

75 Observatory Avenue | Observatory, Johannesburg 2198, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have mix feelings writing a review from this place as there was good moments and really bad ones. The staff was overall friendly and the room OK for the price, but the deal breaker was the lack of control over a group of 23 hormone loaded teenagers that scream, laugh, slam doors until 1:30 AM in the morning and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I was sleeping at the dorms for one night, it was very nice. The pickup service is awesome. The dinner was really good. The women at the reception was lovely and she was helped me a lot. Good music at the bar. I met there cool people.

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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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43 reviews 43 reviews
6 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I really liked the hostel! The pick up service is amazing, and they´ll give you good tips around joburg. It's a bit far from some stuff, and the mall it's quite a walk from the hostel. I ended up renting a car, and I could park inside. My room was very good! And the shower as well. The diner for... More

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uvira DRC
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

It's a heads up for the owner. Plz u need to rehash ur crew working st brown sugar especially the front manager the African lady or otherwise I am afraid you have to shut it down soon. From my point of understanding back packers r the places where mostly budget travellers stays. Few observations for the betterment. . Free shuttle... More

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Staff were not very helpful or accommodating, beds were cramped (24 bed dorm). The worst part of it was the shared bathroom!!! The showers had completely see-through curtains and the whole room smelt dirty. At least there was hot water!

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Beijing, China
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights, it was good. We stayed in an ensuite room with 3 beds which could accommodate 4 persons, the room is right in front of parking lot which may not be so comfortable. The place is a little bit high could overlook Bruma. Wifi is good which we were really happy. Breakfast is free and... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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123 reviews 123 reviews
37 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

I really enjoyed this place! Really good atmosphere and very nice people. Breakfast was amazing and a nice Chinese meal was organised with a group of people which was very cool. Beds and rooms are spacious and bathrooms are good. Awesome garden and pool area. In a reasonable part of Johannesburg, but wasn't near a thing. Take a walk down... More

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Kapstadt, Südafrika
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12 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We stayed for one night in Johannesburg - Brown Sugar offers to fetch you from the airport / station for free - a great service, especially if you consider their already quite cheap rates! You can also book their driver for a return or other activities, they offer dinner (book before) - all prices very reasonable. Several "cosy" areas and... More

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Ronneby, Sweden
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162 reviews 162 reviews
21 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Helpful and friendly staff. When the bar closed they asked us if we wanted to buy some alcohol and continue the party outside instead. Very much appreciated! Nice breakfirst! Good WIFI. They don't serve lunch and dinner if too few people stay there, but 15 minute walk and you have lots of restaurants to choose from. Possibility to order pizza... More

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Basel, Switzerland
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

At this hostel you'll find a lot of nice people, most are staying just for a few nights but that makes the lounge and balcony a very socializing area!! You won't regret your stay there, rooms are clean and it is close to the airport! The breakfast is ok, if you have more than standard needs there is a mall... More

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Address: 75 Observatory Avenue | Observatory, Johannesburg 2198, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
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