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Shoestrings Airport Lodge

Kempton Park, South Africa
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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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Brisbane, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
17 helpful votes 17 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
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
24 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
6 helpful votes 6 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Jackson, Wyoming
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

I have been running student travel programs in South Africa for 4 years and we always start and end at Shoestrings. Rob, the owner is a great human who this year helped us take an injured student to the hospital and get treatment. He consistently goes out of his way to help our group succeed. The hostel is a bit... More

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Kuching, Malaysia
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Shoestrings Airport Lodge is located at a couple of minutes ride from the airport and is operated by a very nice owner. Free pickup and drop-off at the airport is included. The location is good when you want to stay close to the airport, not much to do in the surroundings

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
49 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

OK place located very close to OR Tambo airport. Clearly once a great backpackers but now feels tired and in need of refurbishment. The guy running it was nice and well informed and everything was spotlessly clean. The free breakfast was a bonus. Good place to stay if stopping over for the airport, so recommended for that.

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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013 via mobile

Rob was brilliant for information, help was always there if you needed it. Got stuck there an extra night and was no problem for them to let me stay. Breakfast is basic. But then the price is very low which includes pick up and drop off to the airport. He even took me shopping. He has a lovely family. Would... More

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Also Known As:
Shoestrings Airport Hotel Kempton Park
Shoestrings Airport Hotel
Address: Kempton Park, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Kempton Park
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Ranked #4 of 11 Specialty lodging in Kempton Park
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