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Friends Accommodation Services

130 Mackenzie Street | Brooklyn, Pretoria 0181, South Africa
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Visby, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Great accommodation with lovely and helpful staff. Close to everything. You feel like one in the family while staying here, and there is always alot of fun things to do here and the staff who also feels like part of the family arrange a lot of it.

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Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Friends is not a backpacker in that case, they mainly offer accommodation for people doing internships and volunteers.So I have been the only real backpacker during my stay. They are located in Brooklyn, 20 walking minutes from Hatfield Gautrain Station. Brooklyn mall is also not that far away. The hostel consists of different houses located in the neighbourhood of the... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

Staff were friendly and helpful. I spent a week here to attend lectures at university of pretoria which was a 20min walk. Breakfast was sufficient and room was adequate for the price. Single bed, sufficient cupboard space, desk and en suite bathroom with shower. Toilet seat in my room was cracked and bathroom didn't have anywhere to hang my towel.... More 

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Thank Sharnay N
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I was on a work trip through SA and stayed here several times through the month. A lot of the people staying were long-term guests, interns or volunteers in Pretoria, and were extremely friendly and welcoming, making my work trip much more enjoyable. The staff were flexible and nice, even offering contacts to help with my work. I will stay... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I am a re-search botanist, currently working with students at The University of Pretoria. I work mainly in East Africa and Thailand, but whenever I am in Pretoria I stay at Friends Accommodation. I have been staying there on a part-time basis since August 2013. The staff are very helpful and prepared to assist at all hours, most of the... More 

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1 Thank Aloe23
Bruges, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

I did an internship in Pretoria where I first stayed at Pretoria Backpackers. I felt so alone there and I did not enjoy South Africa at all. However, everything changed when I booked a room at Friends Accommodaton for the remaining 1.5 months. It truly is a wonderful place to stay where you meet a lot of interesting new people.... More 

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2 Thank Lisa-MJ123
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2011

I have stayed with Friends Accommodation on and off since 2009, and have never left unhappy. The staff were very helpful and even helped me arranged my next trip. The dinners and social gatherings were so special and planned really well. The place is very interesting and even though it is an arty place it is very clean, even the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2011

I stayed at this accommodation for Christmas and New Year 2010-2011.. When I arrived at the accommodation there was no staff to greet me, and the gate was locked, I had to wait outside for 30 minutes as one of the kind guests ran around trying to find a key to let me in. Once inside, I waited another couple... More 

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everytravler, Manager at Friends Accommodation Services, responded to this review

As the new Manager of this establishment, I would like to apologize for the upsetting time you spent at Friends Accommodation. Christmas time is usually very quiet and I know the owners were on holiday so most probably the staff on call took a break when you arrived; again we apologize for the inconvenience. The internet that was a problem... More 

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