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28 a Third Street | Melville, Johannesburg 2092, South Africa
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Ranked #30 of 229 Johannesburg B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hamburg, Germany
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We stayed at lifeon3rd to explore the Apartheid Museum and get to know Joburg a bit. It is very well located and easy to find all the destinations in Johannesburg buth lifeon3rd as a base. We found it very accomodating and enjoyed our stay there. The breakfast is really good and the house of plenty of inside and outside space,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Life on 3rd ticked every point on my wish list. I dreaded an impersonal hotel in the outer suburbs with no place to explore except some chain-store filled shopping mall. So I spent hours reading Trip Advisor reviews and booked myself into Life on 3rd which proved to be a personal, friendly and super-clean Bed & Breakfast. The welcome was... More

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Cape Town
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

If you are in and around city center Jhb, it is a comfortable drive from Life on 3rd. Room was quite small not really space for sitting and working in the afternoons or evenings (Except on the bed) Need for a little t.l.c in the bathroom area. Basin wall seemed like it was in need of some repairs and the... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Thanks for a comfortable, affordable, conveniently located, safe and friendly stay! And a delicious breakfast with great coffee. My late arrival thanks to travel woes was a non-issue, and breakfast was served early enough for me to comfortably get to my first meeting.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

My mother and I planned a trip to Joburg. We stayed at this place for 6 days. On the day of our arrival there were some problems with finding our booking. The lovely ladies Lydia and Beaulah sorted it out promptly and even gave us an upgrade into a beautiful, more spacious room. They made sure all our breakfast requests... More

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Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

1000 thanks to the lovely ladies at Life on 3rd. I came to Jo'burg for a conference and Lydia and her ladies made me feel completely at home. Life on 3rd is charming and beautiful and I recommend it to anyone visiting this wonderful city. I'm already planning a return trip!

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Portland, Oregon
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

We stayed at Life on 3rd in Melville upon our first arrival in South Africa. This is a wonderful place to stay, such a welcoming, secure and comfortable B&B. The staff were wonderful, took an interest in us and wrapped a blanket of security around us as new arrivals. They helped us with plans and getting everywhere safely. This rooms... More

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Calling it a guest house is misleading....its priced like a backpackers and feels like one too. The room was shabby with extention leads running to bedlights and a very noisy fridge. Not nearly enough parking on the property for all the rooms. I guess its still fair value for money....

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Lifeon3rd, Owner at Life on 3rd, responded to this review

Dear Wietsche - we always appreciate valid and constructive critisism. So we want to apologize for offering you value for money; for a clean room; for a brand new fridge that still has to be properly connected; for a splendid breakfast (your own words); for free unlimited wi-fi; for a nice bed; for your own bathroom. Backpackers? I don't think... More

Luanda, Angola
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

A cozy main house with helpful, warm service. Airport pick up arranged with very pleasant man whom the B&B uses regularly. However, the room we stayed in is starting to look shabby and the only thing sepparating the bed and the toilet was a plastic, sliding door which was almost pointless to have. The microwave beeping in the morning, plus... More

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Kampala, Uganda
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3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Just returned from Life on 3rd where I spent 2 very comfortable nights on my way home from Cape Town! Beaula and Lydia made my stay very homely and comfortable. Lydia, your suggestion to take the Gautrain to the airport was spot on. Should be proud to know that I remained with R20 after my travels :) Thank you. I'LL... More

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Address: 28 a Third Street | Melville, Johannesburg 2092, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 229 B&Bs / Inns in Johannesburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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