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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
1 review
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Nice cheap place to stay with good beds, nice pool area, hot showers and an extremely funny owner. Stayed for 3 nights. They offer a simple but necessary breakfast for free and we felt very safe here. Definitely recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

There's a lot to be said for this backpackers. Fantastically central location in a relatively safe suburb of Johannesburg. The staff were extremely kind and obliging. We had to change the booking and leave a day early, and they handled this without any fuss. The property feels secure, with a high wall and standard Johannesburger electric fence surrounding. The room... More 

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Polokwane, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Our visit at the hostel was great. We arrived relatively late in the evening after a long trip and were impressed by the efficiency at which the host had us settled. The next morning we had a good breakfast and even felt very welcomed by Jayson and Vaughn. The room was clean and we experienced no backlog in terms of... More 

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