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Shoestrings Airport Lodge

Kempton Park, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a horrible experience our first night in Johannesburg and had to book a new hostel to stay in. Showing up exhausted and terrified at Shoestring's we met with such kindness I cannot but recommend staying here. The owner collected us from the train station when we arrived from our first hostel, drove us to and from the station... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My first experience in joburg was made easy and homely because of the helping hand.I met other travelers here too....i wish I notified the owner before hand to get a free pick up from the airport which I didn't.....and its funny how it's expensive to transport people to nearby places from the airport. Rob and Brian made my stay worth... More 

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Strongsville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Rob is a great host! The Rooms offered plenty of storage, they were secure. The beds are very comfortable and the showers were warm. The price was right.. It is a great Guest house with breakfast in the morning.

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Hamilton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

My review may be biased since I stayed here after a really nice safari lodge, but here goes. Main good points: super close to the airport, cheap and airport transfers with friendly owner. also the toilet near our room was broken and when asked was promptly fixed Main bad points: there were a lot of ants crawling on our nightstand,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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24 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The lodge is conveniently close to the airport and Rob, the owner is extremely helpful, collecting you from there. He is also happy to take you to and from the Gautrain station (providing tickets for you to top up too) and to the nearest supermarket, as well as back to the airport when you leave. So ideal for a night's... More 

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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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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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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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Austin, Texas
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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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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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Address: Kempton Park, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Kempton Park
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Number of rooms: 17
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