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HomeBase Melville

37 First Avenue, Johannesburg 2109, South Africa (Formerly Melville International Backpackers)
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Stratford
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly welcoming atmosphere. Knowledgeable staff that can offer assistance and organise any trip necessary not only in Johannesburg and surrounding areas but also offer advice on the rest of the country. Ask about the discounted safari adventures.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really solid place to stay. Nice location in Melleville with nice shops and restaurants. It was also not so far so as to grab a tuk-tuk to take me somewhere else and see sights like Constitution Hill. I had a great time and would definitely recommend to anyone thinking about it!

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice staff, they help me with my safari and all I needed. Confortable bed, free adaptor. Good wifi network. Kitchen and bathroom not very clean. Poor breakfast. Tv too loud.............. ...............

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great few days , very well run, clean and comfortable with very friendly owners in charge. Very many excellent restaurants in walking distance , in a safe area so walking at night to eat out was no problem at all. Would certainly return and stay again at these prices.

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Maun, Botswana
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

have to say my stay here was absolutely amazing the two guys who run the place where amazing and super friendly couldn't have asked for a better stay, i definitely recommend it for anyone who wants to experience Joburg especially the Melville area

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Melville is a good area to stay in Jburg. Homebase is a converted house so it has that homely feel about it. Showers have just been renovated. Cooking in the kitchen was ok but gets busy at dinner time. They could probably invest in another cutting/prep bench. Free tea/coffee. The pool out the back is nice and there a sun... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

recently decided to move to Johannesburg and found this Hostel to be a real home while looking for an appartment. I stayed in a dorm room that was spacious enough for all the people and their luggage, which is a rare find. The owners are friendly and not afraid to answer any question you might have, and advice about security... More 

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Accra, Ghana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Home-base Melville is the best place to be if you want to enjoy a safe and memorable South Africa. Home-base Melville is 100% neat and in an environment where you can easy get(Purchase) anything. When in Home-base Melville you will think you are with your family and would not want to leave when it is time for departure. It is... More 

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durban
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

The hostel is in an ok condition, the outside shower is the better shower if you are staying in the dorms. However, the people are incredibly friendly that run this establishment. Close to stores and in a relatively safe urban area

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Shared a 10 man dorm room with 3 friends and some other random people. Aside from the somewhat load snorring and the limited breakfast options I has a great time here! Other guests were very friendly and there was a pretty open and relaxed atmosphere present. The staff was keen to give us tips as to where to go for... More 

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