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Terrylin Backpacker's Hostel

2 Halifax St | Rhodesfield, Kempton Park 1619, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Joy and Steven are a lovely couple who run this homely backpacker's. We stayed for one night at twin room. The room was very comfortable with lots of warm blankets! Joy is also very helpful with arranging transport to and from the airport. There is wifi available as well. All in all a very positive experience!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were given a lovely warm welcome by Joy who runs the hostel. This is a quiet, safe and simple backpackers, and at a very reasonable price. The rooms are comfortable and the host looks after you well. The taxi from the airport took no longer than 10 minutes (expect to pay 120 rand). There is a very homely feel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Terrylin Backpackers isn't really a backpackers. If you want a raging party and noise, I'd go elsewhere. It is however ideal for when you arrive or depart from Johannesburg Tambo airport as it is very close. The rooms and place are very clean and quiet and it's good value for being so close to the airport. Steven and Joy are... More 

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Terrylin, Owner at Terrylin Backpacker's Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you, Jerry, for your wonderful review and that Terrylin is for travellers needing a good rest after a long flight in a homely environment. Steven and I both wish you all the best and look forward to seeing you again More 

Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

we had just come off a 12 hour flight and were extremely exhausted, we had booked into Terrylin for 2 nights and all i can say is WOW WOW WOW. What welcoming hosts, always ready to assist and help where they can. We were a bit nervous coming to SA after hearing about the crime etc but when We walked... More 

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Terrylin, Owner at Terrylin Backpacker's Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you, nick, for your wonderful review. Terrylin is in a safe and secure neighbourhood close to the airport. I am happy that you enjoyed you stay with us and wish you all the best on your further travels in South Africa. More 

Emirate of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Do not book through AGODA as you may be caught out like us!!!! When booking on my phone app I booked the family room, it scrolls on the screen saying family- 2 adults 2 children (8 Does not finish the rest - which we found out when we got there was 8 years and older!!! Was so lovely of the... More 

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Terrylin, Owner at Terrylin Backpacker's Hostel, responded to this review

Firstly, I am thankful that you posted this issue on TripAdvisor as other readers will understand our child policy. Agoda had no intention to 'catch you out'. All accommodation establishments have policies which are mentioned on the booking sites. These are requested by the owners. The child policy is also clearly visible on Terrylin's website as well as the Agoda... More 

Witbank, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We were house hunting in the East Rand area and needed a place to overnight because we are staying in Mpumalanga. We picked Terrylin for its affordable rates. We expected two star accommodation (as listed) and were thrilled when we arrive at this homely, clean, and cosy hostel! The accommodation, attention to detail and small surprises were what you would... More 

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Terrylin, Owner at Terrylin Backpacker's Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you, Ronel, for your rating and review - You and Schalk were 5 star guests! Steven and I wish you all the happiness in your new home. Although you are very busy packing and moving at this time, please don't forget to call in and collect the key deposit refund which we both forgot about when you left. I... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 via mobile

I staid now twice there and enjoy it every time. Very clean & quiet, rooms overlooking a big garden or pool. Feels very homely. Friendly, helpful hosts. 10/15 min drive from OR TAMBO. Premier Inn 10min safe walk away for delicious cheap food. Will return!

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Terrylin, Owner at Terrylin Backpacker's Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you, Nicole - I am happy that you enjoyed your stay at Terrylin. More 

Kiambu, Central, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This place was amazing! I woke up to a warm 'good morning' from the owner of the place, and for some reason, it made me feel special and appreciated. The room was warm, clean and cozy. The water hot and the towels provided were clean and adequate. The compound was clean and neat, and it is somewhere I would definitely... More 

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Terrylin, Owner at Terrylin Backpacker's Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you, Lucy, for your rating the review. I really appreciate this and it was lovely meeting and accommodating you. All the very best for your future. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I was due to meet an old friend for a 'reunion' dinner at a hotel nearby - and as it was 23 years since we'd last seen each other, I knew it would be a late night. I therefore checked into Terrylin so that I could enjoy my evening without having to face a 50km drive home sometime after midnight.... More 

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Terrylin, Owner at Terrylin Backpacker's Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you, Peter, and for the lively conversations and good laughs. More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The basics of hospitality are lacking. Cleanliness is below average and the place has an eerie ambience. It is certainly overpriced for its quality.., taking into account you don't get airport pick up or drop offs. Bad experience overall.

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Terrylin, Owner at Terrylin Backpacker's Hostel, responded to this review

As Terrylin Backpackers has recently received a two star grading with minor suggestions for a three star grading and is a long standing member of the Hospitality Assocation, it is regrettable that you found the establishment appalling with an eerie ambience. Terrylin has currently 21 excellent reviews on TripAdvisor with a 4/5 rating for value and a 4,5/5 for cleanliness... More 

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