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Backpackers Ritz

1A North Road, Johannesburg 2004, South Africa
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Zizers, Switzerland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I would never go there again! The room was nice, the location and the garden are beautiful. But at least one of the receptionists was incredibly unfriendly, rude and not helpful at all. The reception is open 24/7. However, when my friend called to ask for directions because he couldn't find the place at 3 am the guy didn't help... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

this place is a trap! they tried to rob me selling tour from their own agency, lyin to me and tell me they are the only place in joburg where i can book the lion park tour. they lied to me. room was dirty and sheets very old, i used to travel in backpackers places in South africa but this... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Someone from Joburg recommended this backpackers because it was in a good area. The backpackers itself is pretty bad; really gross/sketchy bathrooms in dorm area, cramped dorms, pervasive smell of piss, crusty vibe. It's about a 25 minute walk to the Rosebank zone, a high-class mall with shopping, food, a movie theatre, and most important, the Rosebank Gautrain stop. The... More

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2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

The area is safe, but without any nightlife. We had booked the double room and found a room next to the bathroom in a rugged shag at the lot. The sheets and pillows were riddled with short black hair and crumbs, the walls had large cracks and the floor was filthy, too. There was no locker at toilette door, so... More

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London, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
41 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

To be honest the backpackers Ritz is like much more backpackers and a lot less Ritz. I paid extra for a private room but wish I had opted for the cleaner looking share rooms. My room was out the back of the property and it was musty and dank. The communal bathroom wasn't great and the door for the loo... More

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Last weekend a few of my friends came up to Johannesburg ( as they are not locals they didn't know to much about the city). As I had previously heard that the Ritz backpackers was a great place to stay I thought it would be appropriate to book my friends into the backpackers. As we all knew it was a... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

Unfriendly staff, horrible rooms, disgusting bathrooms. My boyfriend and I were looking forward to a good weekend with friends in Johannesburg. After a long drive we were looking forward to relaxing in a nice comfortable backpackers. According to the pictures on their website we expected a to have a good value for money. However, it was the complete opposite. The... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Myself and my cousin did the 4 Day Kruger Safari and needed to sleep in JHB the night before our trip and also on our return. We got the prettiest room perfect for just the 2 of us and close to the pool which was fantastic!!! The staff could not be more friendly and helpful. I will definitely be going... More

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Toronto, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

I stayed at this place because it was relatively close to the airport, and convenient for my early flight. There were definitely pros and cons. The staff were lovely and extremely helpful. The house is an old mansion leased from an elderly millionaire of a bygone era, and gives a fascinating insight into the grand lifestyle of the old white... More

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Gaborone, Botswana
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Even though we read all the bad comments about the Ritz and hesitant to stay.....it wasn't THAT bad. We stayed here out of convenience as we were so close to the Wanderers stadium to see a cricket game. The location was great! Safe to walk at night as the game got out so late. I would only stay here if... More

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Address: 1A North Road, Johannesburg 2004, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
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Also Known As:
Backpackers Ritz Hotel Johannesburg
Ritz Johannesburg
Johannesburg Ritz

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