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Shoestrings Airport Lodge

Kempton Park, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We loved staying here. This is not a 5 star hotel, it's more like hanging out at your eclectic uncle's house. The house is outdated, the furniture is a bit old, but from the moment you walk into the front door you are made to feel at home. There are several sitting areas, and I think 3 large tables (including... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I stayed here for a layover between Johannesburg and Abu Dhabi. I'm not from South Africa, and I don't have a cell phone. I was told to call the lodge when I arrived in Joburg, and somebody would come get me. I then had to go to the information desk to ask to use the phone because I had no... More

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
26 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We were recommended Shoestrings for an overnight stop in Jo'burg for our 15- year old daughter and her cousin - they just needed pick-up from OR Tambo, overnight sleep, light breakfast and return journey to the airport (on time!) for an onward flight. Everything went perfectly and Rob even calmed our fears by emailing us to say he'd picked them... More

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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This was our 8th trip to Africa as budget travelers, and Shoestrings has made a number of those trips start and end with a big smile. Rob and Family are always welcoming and helpful. We usually stay one or two nights at the beginning or end of our trips, sometimes more, if we are visiting another country but coming back... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
34 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

You know what you’re getting in the name: Shoestrings. And it’s neither more, nor less. The right place for the right price. It’s a no-brainer overnight place to stay when you need to catch a flight (and, Kruger Park transfer bus companies and the BazBus do pick-up and drop-offs here). Close to the airport, its room-rates include airport pick-up and... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

I highly recommend 'Shoestring' hostel to everyone who's looking for one night or more stay over in Jo'burg. It's a best place to stay if you are heading off to any destination via Jo'burg. It has free airport transfer, breakfast included and the owner, Rob is really nice and helpful.

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Bergen, Norway
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

The hostel is close to the airport and has free airport transfer. You expect it to be all day, but it is only until 10 in the morning. It is still convenient though. The standard is pretty good, and the staff is very helpfull. We had booked one bed in a female and one bed in a male dorm. Since... More

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Oslo, Norway
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91 reviews 91 reviews
28 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Staff is really nice, transfer to and from airport worked fine. Rooms are very run down, however clean. Same with kitchen and common areas. No water in the pool, construction in the garden. Had expected something different after the reviews I read. Ok place for 1 night stay over like i did. Wouldn't have wanted to stay longer than that.

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Froson, Sweden
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

This is an old villa that has now gone a bit decrepit, the staff is friendly and correct and transfer to and from the airport is included in the price. Breakfast is also included in the price, but bed sheets are not. Wifi is free (and slow) during a few hours every day. There are not many grocery stores in... More

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san francisco
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Rob runs a great place - airport pickup and drop-off, Baz Bus pickup, breakfast, tv and wifi - what more could you want? There is also a nice hotel across the way that you can walk to for dinner and/or drinks.

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Address: Kempton Park, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Kempton Park
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