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Johannesburg Backpackers

14 Umgwezi Rd | Emmarentia, Johannesburg 2195, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Nairobi
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

My friend and I stayed here twice. The hostel is in a good and safe area close by some restaurtants (we ate at Burgers.....something: which had really good burgers, not expensive and a cosy restaurant). When we were here, there was hardly anybody so it was very quite so we had the whole dorm for ourselves. The beds are perfect... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We were only stopping through for an evening on our way from Mozambique to Namibia, but wish we could have stayed an extra night. We called ahead to let them know our bus was running late, and by the time we arrived the woman who checked us in was offering to call in a food delivery order for us while... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We'd heard this place was good so decided to book. The guy who checked us in was nice enough but there was no 'here's a map, this is where you are, nearest restaurants are here' etc. In Johannesburg especially, it's pretty important for people to quickly feel safe. Another guest who was travelling solo without a car looked completely lost... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

I stayed for one night only as went to a gig nearby and it was more convenient than traipsing back to my friends house in the middle of the night... I so wish I could've stayed for longer though! I found the dorm room 15 clean and quiet (I only shared with one other very considerate girl) and both Beauty... More

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AndyCTBP, Guest Relations Manager at Johannesburg Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi, All the team really appreciate you taking the time to review us. Hope to see you again next time your back in the area. Andy :) More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013 via mobile

I'd like to thank Musa for helping me find the place as I arrived on a rainy night and GPS gave me the corner house as the backpacker! Brenda for being friendly, helpful + approachable to her guests! I stayed for 2 nights (25+26 Oct) for the price I paid for a bed in a dorm I was so suprised... More

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AndyCTBP, Guest Relations Manager at Johannesburg Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi, All the team really appreciate you taking the time to review us. I'll be sure to make sure Brenda and Musa read this! Hope to see you again next time your back in the area. Andy :) More

Copenhagen
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

I spent the longer part of my time in Joburg looking for good, reliable internet. I've tried dozens of internetcafés, paying loads for mediocre or worse service... I stayed with a friend in Sandton, so I know nothing of this backpackers. If you are in Johannesburg and need some delicous and stable internet, go to the Steers restaurant in the... More

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East London, South Africa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013 via mobile

Amazing staff at Jo-burg backpackers! Beauty is a star :) thanks for your help!! The rooms were so clean, and the location is great,safe area! Only dissapointment, there is no bar or food, and you have to pay for wifi!

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AndyCTBP, Front Office Manager at Johannesburg Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi, All the Beauty and all the team really appreciate you taking the time to review us. Hope to see you again next time your back in the area. Andy :) More

Brattleboro, Vermont
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

This place isn't really for "tough backpackers." I would consider it more of a hotel. Rooms are very clean with good beds, clean and working showers. It is a 5-minute walk from Greenside which has all sorts of restaurants, bars, etc which is good because this location is isolated and you will need a car or driver to get around... More

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AndyCTBP, Front Office Manager at Johannesburg Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi, Beauty and all the team really appreciate you taking the time to review us. Hope to see you again next time your back in the area. Andy :) More

capital federal
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46 reviews 46 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

i ve stayed 15 days before world cup kick off the best infraestructure, with pool nice beds and staff place for making bbq and play football, near parks and very safe area also near the centre full of bars and restaurants

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Hi, Thanks for the feedback, we're really glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We all hope you enjoy the rest of your trip and if your ever back in Sunny Johannesburg please come and say Hi. Thanks, the JBP Crew :) More

Folsom, California, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

We stayed here for 3 or 4 nights in mid December 2011. The low point on our Africa Trip. Read further if you want to know details, otherwise I'll save you some time- DON'T STAY HERE!! The only reason we stayed that long is we were prepaid and the internet, when it worked, was decent for Africa. It looked as... More

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AndyCTBP, Manager at Johannesburg Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for the review ,we pride ourselves on making our place a fun and friendly home away from home for all our guests and to be somewhere that they want to come back to again and again. We fell short of that standard for you and we are sorry. We have taken on board your comments and are making... More

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Address: 14 Umgwezi Rd | Emmarentia, Johannesburg 2195, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
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This brand new backpackers is proudly brought to you by the team at Cape Town Backpackers so we really know what we’re doing! We have all of the facilities you would expect from a top quality backpackers including WiFi, and internet access, café and a self-catering kitchen, a comprehensive travel desk, and a great bar to meet fellow travellers. ... more   less 
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