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Pretoria Backpackers and Travellers Lodge

425 Farenden Street | Clydesdale, Pretoria 0002, South Africa
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Pretoria Backpackers and Travellers Lodge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

This is really good place as warm and peaceful place. I really like here. I definitely stay here again when I have a chance to visit "Pretoria" Room is clean and everyone is welcoming and warming. Thank you for everything! Thank you!

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Cairns, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Despite noting that there were quite a few negative reviews, we decided to stay here as we'd had numerous positive experiences here over the years (admittedly, the longer ago, the better it was). And it must be said that we are very adaptable and not at all difficult to please. Anyway, I can safely state that it was NOT what... More 

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CharlvR, Manager at Pretoria Backpackers and Travellers Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our hostel on Tripadvisor. We are terribly sorry to hear that you weren't entirely satisfied with your stay with us at Pretoria Backpackers. We always strive to ensure that our guests have the best stay possible while with us in Pretoria We do apologise that you were not happy with the room... More 

Mbabane, Swaziland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

This is now my second stay at Pretoria Backpackers and it is by far the best backpackers lodge I have stayed in! The rooms are excellent - lovely and clean! The staff are welcoming, friendly and very helpful. Shuttle transport to and from the Gautrain Hatfield Station and a full breakfast is included in the price - with eggs and... More 

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Pretoria
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29 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

As we arrived our booking was missing. Stayed in the cottage for one night - really cold during wintertime. Garden was not prepared, wood was lying around. Nobody told us or had shown us the pool at the other house. Stuff was helpful to find another accomodation.

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Wales
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35 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

In fact someone else booked a night for me here. I was planning to stay two nights but left after one. As others have said, the place is dirty. The bathroom in particular was dirty, the toilet was the worst part. I can accept hostels where the furnishings are old and worn, but there is no excuse for lack of... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I remained here for one night before travelling to Brits. I was in a room with 3 other people and I personally found the bed rather comfortable. The yard is lovely and in my opinion for a hostel the food was amazing. I can't really comment on price as I was working with a project and this was included so... More 

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Christchurch
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25 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We stayed in a double room back in February 14. We tried call 3 times and also emailed to make a reservation. Never got a reply. When we arrived into Pretoria called them as they advertise free transfers and to try and make a reservation again. They picked us up from the train station and then the next day charged... More 

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Nelspruit, South Africa
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

My family and I have stayed here a few times in last few weeks.We always take the ensuite room at back with it lovely decor,great shower and doors that open on to the pool what more can you ask for. The price is perfect real value for money,we always feel very secure here We park off road,with help of friendly... More 

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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

I'm kidding you, right? No, it's true. The embassies and high commissions are sprinkled throughout Clydesdale and surrounding suburbs so you can imagine the leafy and tranquil setting. I must come back some time when the jacarandas are in bloom; the streets must look like shimmering purple tunnels although where the hostel is, stately maples line the street. The house... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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54 hotel reviews
240 helpful votes 240 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

An OK place to stay in Pretoria but a 45 minute walk to Church Square. The only things really nearby are a pub and the rugby stadium. I found it could do with a bit of decorating. There was a continental breakfast included in the price and served 6-9am. Transfers to and from the Gautrain are free if the car... More 

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