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Shoestrings Airport Lodge

Kempton Park, South Africa
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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I recently stayed here and had a great experience. The rooms a little dated, although they are spotlessly clean. The noise from the airport wasn't an issue for me, I only heard planes twice and they didn't disturb my sleep. Rob was a great host, and came to fetch me from the airport as soon as I called, and dropped... More 

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just spent the most restful night in ages at this handy hostel. Proprietor Rob picked me up at the airport and greeted me with a warm hello and established the welcoming nature of his inn right off the bat. Location is ideal for travelers arriving late or departing Joberg early as it is situated mere minutes away. Property itself is... More 

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Arusha, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

We are the folks who got the knee operations which were mentioned in an earlier review. Our initially planned three night stopover in Johannesburg to visit a friend turned into a stay of many months, thanks to a bout of malaria on our first night (likely picked up in Tanzania, Zambia or Zimbabwe) and the later knee surgeries. Much of... More 

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015 via mobile

The best thing I would like to say that it is not only very near to Tambo Airport but Mr Rob is a very caring person. He has not only picked up from Airport at 8pm but while returning he droped us to the Airport at 4.20 am. The kitchen facility is awasome. As a transit accommodation this is the... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

If you are flying in and out of Johannesburg, support this small hotel which will pick you up and drop you off the next day. Free breakfast is included in this very reasonable price. The hotel is older, but nice enough. I met people who came here to have knee operations because they were much cheaper than in their home... More 

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Beauvais, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Really nice guy who picked-up us for free to Gautrain station and to airport. Nice place for transit. Backpackers ideal pour les personnes en transit ou qui on un vol à prendre le lendemain matin. A++

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Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Although Shoestrings has a friendly, relaxed atmosphere, the accommodation is in poor condition and is not worth the money spent. This is not wheelchair friendly accommodation although if you ask for the room downstairs, you are able to get around. It is far from any social attractions except the airport, although they do offer a shuttle service. There is only... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

My dad stayed there with my brother on a stop over to India Rob was an amazing and kind host...he drove them to kempton park as well as drove us to the airport I recommend it to anyone who wants to experience SA location is convinent it is on the gautrain bus route the hospitality is true UBUNTU you will... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Stayed on two separate occasions during my trip around southern Africa. Really friendly, well-kept, secure place to stay, right by the airport and highway but very quiet. Simple breakfast of toast and cereal included. Good wifi but only in the morning and evening. Good kitchen facilities for self-catering, and walkable to decent restaurant at Protea.

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Dublin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 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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