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Airport Backpackers

3 Mohawk Road | Rhodesfield, Kempton Park 1910, South Africa
Airport Backpackers
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Brussels, Belgium
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2011

We stayed at the Hostel for a week in total, when we arrive from Europe and when we "recharged our batteries" coming back from Swaziland and going to Botswana. Rooms are very clean (especially in the renovate area) and shower/bath are equipped with hot water all around the clock. Breakfast is basic and worth all the money and for dinner... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2010

The Airport Backpackers was my first stop in South Africa and is ideally located next to OB Tambo airport and in that sense great for when arriving or leaving Jo'burg. I was kindly picked up at the airport for free and made to feel right at home by Gerhard the chilled out Afrikaans owner, and his friendly staff. The few... More 

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California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2010

We stayed in this place a couple of times during our trip, one was an overnight and the other was on our 8 hour layover from JoBurg to Frankfurt. We found this place very nice, for the location and value. We were picked up and dropped off from the airport for free which eliminated a lot of hassles in dealing... More 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2010

Arrived at 2am in the morning and was shown to a clean, comfortable bed.. Head hit the pillow and I was lights out.. Woke up to airplanes flying overhead but definitely not woken up by them.. shower was awesome, hot and loads of water pressure.. On my way out I was offered a breakfast for R15 and was expecting tea... More 

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Derby, UK
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39 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2010

If you need somewhere to stay whilst waiting for a flight to or from Jo-burg then its not bad, nice garden area with a swimming pool and cosy bar and a good breakfast selection. The Ritz is better but location wise for the airport this is perfect, if you definitely want to make your flight then stay here, not much... More 

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france
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2009

We have made a trip organized by Airport Backpacker. This has been very bad: bad organization, bad spirit. Better to avoid

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London, England
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2008

We stayed here for a night before flying from J'burg Airport. We found it through Lonely Planet and thought it would be the cheapest and easiest option as airport transfers are included. However, although we booked a pick-up it took ages and several phone calls to locate the driver. Then upon arrival we were told because it was late and... More 

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