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The Birches Backpackers

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39 Anton von Wouw Street | Franklin Roosevelt Park, Johannesburg 2195, South Africa
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 reviews 4 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Recently reopened under new ownership, birches backpackers is not your typical backpackers, it is more like a bed and breakfast. Ian and his sons live in this home/guesthouse, and they have multiple clean, simple rooms for guests to stay. The kitchen, living room and back patio (with small pool) are all available for guests to use. We enjoyed this backpackers... More 

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BirchesBackpackers, Owner at The Birches Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review. It was wonderful having you stay over! Reopening the Birches has been a passion of mine for a while now and it is coming to fruition. I need all the input to improve and take everything to heart that my patrons have an enjoyable stay. It is a hands on establishment - not... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

I recommend the Birches Backpackers to any travellers visiting Johannesburg. The breakfast included was delicious and the accommodation was clean and comfortable. In addition the owner is friendly and helpful. He also has a Dalmatian called YumYum which adds a great homey feel. The only downside was the location and one shower; it was not very central for the activities... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

We stayed only two nights in this beautiful house, the night before and after our safari, but enjoyed it very much. The atmosphere is very good, the familylike kitchen is amazing, there is a nice lounge-area and a nice garden with swimmingpool and beds, thea and coffee for breakfast and the bathroom is huge and comfortable. At the time only... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

It's not near some areas but no where in Joburg is. It's really close to a great minibus taxi stop, and very easy to get back to. Lots of close restaurants and Kim was amazingly helpful in future travel plans that weren't something he got paid for. Some try to sell you a tour, he just tries to make your... More 

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