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Backpackers Ritz

1A North Road, Johannesburg 2004, South Africa
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
41 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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
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
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

My friend and I stayed here for 2 nights in June and were far from impressed. Having spent the last few weeks travelling through south Africa this hostel was by far our least favourite. Staff were friendly enough but cared more for what they were doing on the computer than serving customers, there is no WiFi and the computers that... More

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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

I had a terrible flight coming into South Africa, was very sick, tired and weak. I was only staying the one night here but it was definitely a good one! As soon as I arrived, the man at reception helped as much as possible. He straight away organised me a taxi for the next morning, worked out the timing for... More

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Chetwynd, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

While it has been months and, likely, years since its Ritzy days this hostel welcomes you into a safe, well located area of Jo'burg. During my stay it was fairly dead yet reception was still open 24 hours a day for the six? guests. We rarely used the kitchen as there's such yummy, cheap restros near by or their resident... More

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012 via mobile

This would have to be the most disgusting place I have stayed. Everything felt humid and filthy. There were giant cockroaches in the showers, and you couldn't close bathroom doors properly. The giant roaches followed you into the bedrooms, and weren't afraid to climb over you or into your bags. As soon as the sun was up I got a... More

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Also Known As:
Backpackers Ritz Hotel Johannesburg
Backpackers Ritz Hotel
Ritz Johannesburg
Johannesburg Ritz
Address: 1A North Road, Johannesburg 2004, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
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Ranked #38 of 64 Specialty lodging in Johannesburg
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