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Pretoria Backpackers and Travellers Lodge

425 Farenden Street | Clydesdale, Pretoria 0002, South Africa
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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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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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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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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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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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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

The Pretoria Backpacker is a really good place to stay! It's central located and you can walk everywhere, so you don't have to take a taxi. The owner and the staff are very friendly and help you with good tips (they also have got an own travel centre inside the hostel), give you a map, and show you where are... More

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London, United Kingdom
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33 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

I'm not really sure where to start in describing quite how bad our experience of this place was. We left our bags in the hostel's "secure room," which were then systematically gone through and robbed. Whilst this was terrible in itself, the worst bit was how the staff dealt with it. They began by delaying calling the police - implying... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

I've stayed here 4-5 times in the last two years, and although I have never thought it a good hostel, I never thought it was particularly bad. The rooms are generally comfortable, but the bathrooms are filthy and do not have handtowels or anyway to dry you hands, almost never have soap, and I have seen cockroaches more than once... More

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Barnsley
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

cheap room, but not over clean. management claim they clean the room daily, but they dont. TV only receives 4 channels, none of any interest. kitchen not very clean, i wouldnt recomend cooking your own food in here. wifi works , but not all the time. i reported to management that there was a fault with their box, but they... More

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

I stayed in africa for a month and this was my first night in africa, ive never stayed in a hostel in my life let alone in africa, suprisingly it wasnt that bad, im not stuck up but i wasnt too sure what to expect. i shared a room with 2 other girls, we had our own bathroom between 3... More

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Address: 425 Farenden Street | Clydesdale, Pretoria 0002, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Pretoria
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Ranked #17 of 62 Specialty lodging in Pretoria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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