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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
    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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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all, I would like to say that there was a VERY annoying girl there during the two days I stayed, yelling at everyone and making everyone feel uncomfortable. Also, they power company had messed up things and the hostel was without power for the whole length of my stay. It was okay, comfy bed and clean enough. The... More 

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HomeBase_Melville, Manager at HomeBase Melville, responded to this review

HI Diogo Firstly i would like to say thank you for your feedback. I do apologize about the other guest who disrupted your stay, unfortunately from time to time we do get guests who will act in a less than desirable way, And we will make sure that this behavior is dealt with. I also would like to say that... More 

Montigny-le-Bretonneux, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent an appreciable time in this youth hostal. Personnal was very friendly.Room and beds were correct. Around 10 bedrooms in this hostal. Shop and restaurants are 5 minutes by foot. Wifi ok at reception but not in the room.

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HomeBase_Melville, Manager at HomeBase Melville, responded to this review

Hi Stlopes78, We would like to thank you for your feedback as it helps us grow and better ourselves, and in turn we can make the experiences and moments that are made and shared here more memorable. We are looking into lengthening the wifi range so that when you next visit, your stay can be more enjoyable. thank you again... More 

Vanderbijlpark, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At HomeBase Melville Backpackers it's easy to make new friends because the location has a few nice places to come in contact with people, e.g. the bar, kitchen or pool. The rooms are nice and the kitchen is clean. The friendly team is always helpful with organizing activities etc. We enjoyed our stay there.

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Maputo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to stay in Johannesburg. Very flexible, in terms of schedule. I arrived at Joburg about 4 am, and hostel was open to receive me. Great conditions and people are very nice and available for anything. Nice choice.

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Stratford
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

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
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

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 July 5, 2015

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 July 1, 2015

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
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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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