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HomeBase Melville

37 First Avenue, Johannesburg 2109, South Africa (Formerly Melville International Backpackers)
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Wageningen, The Netherlands
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed here 2 weeks before Christmas. The place was deserted because apparently everybody goes to the coast during the (southern hemisphere) summer holiday. I had an eight bed dorm to myself which was nice. The bed was clean and was reasonably comfortable. There was a very simple but decent breakfast included. Melville was a pleasant neighborhood to stay in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Melville has been one of the best hostels to stay at and I have returned here many of time, the staff are nothing but extraordinary. There are no words for how amazing staying here is.. I love the staff and love how open and welcoming everyone is as well as the standards for the room!

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Thank Bexy22o
Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed for two nights at homebase and I must say that I enjoyed every moment of it. It was full of life, the people who ran the place were friendly and interesting. Always helpful when I needed advice on travelling around this notorious city which was often. I have read the reviews and I must say that a backpackers... More 

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Thank ZuanCargneluti
HomeBase_Melville, Manager at HomeBase Melville, responded to this review

We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you make us a permanent feature on your itinerary should you ever find yourself in Johannesburg again. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

I stayed in the cabin. Different stay, quiet, nice location, nice people as visitors. But the cabin windows was damaged so we couldnr really cover it. If u r taking hoho, no stop is close to it. So u will have to take a taxi

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Thank Hend L
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

After a wonderful trip to Mozambique, Mpumalanga and Limpopo we stayed here last night in order to catch an early flight back to Cape Town this morning. We are used to backpackers and stayed in several over our trip this time too. Homebase seemed nice when we first arrived. However, we arrived back after dinner out (before 10pm) and the... More 

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Oslo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

I spent two days in Homebase, and had a really good time! Supernice people that work there and they are really helpful! The rooms are really nice and it's nice to hang around the pool area! I had so much fun! :)

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Engadin St. Moritz, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We stayed in the Homebase Melville for one night. They offered to pick us up from the airport. This did not work out but besides that they looked after us quite well. The rooms were average but the inner yard is perfect to spend the evening, chill and relax. In our eyes a good hostel to stay for one night... More 

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Thank Florian M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

A very nice hostel located in a nice suburb of Johannesburg - it is situated only a brief walk from 7th street and the bars, shops, restaurants of Melville. Staff were very friendly and helpful. The only downside is the hostel is a little bit shabby and old-fahioned

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Thank Stephen C
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

All I can say about this backpackers is - Magnifique!! It's clean - great staff, wifi, breakfast(continental), gas stoves - awesome and fully equipped kitchen and living room. Pool was also clean. Didn't really do any tours as I had seen most of the city before so used this place to relax - have a drink - and enjoy Melville...... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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62 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

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 

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