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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a while back myself and a friend went on a ATC tour, we stayed at Mufasa Backpackers before our overlanding tour started. As we have been doing an around the world tour we have been to many hostels. Mufasa has by far been one of the best places. Jana (manager) made us feel at home the minute we arrived. We... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

We needed to stay close to carnival city and this was the second closest available backpacker. Dodgy area (be warned) but quite nice and safe once inside. Good: Jana supplied a huge amount of wood for a bonfire and there's a bar! Bad: 'includes breakfast' = corn flakes, toast and eekie powder coffee. They don't have card facilities. If you... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Pro's: *Excellent value for money *Friendly and helpful staff *Cute dogs Con's: *Mattresses were quite hard and uncomfortable *Bit of black mold spotted in the bathroom *Shower soap holder was loosely attached to the wall with a screw. While showering, the soap holder fell exposing the screw which could have been dangerous

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Buchs Zürich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

For a couple of days I stayed at Mufasas in order to wait for my overland trip. The people working there are great I got a lot of free lifts to places to shop around here and they helped me a lot with all my questions when I had some.

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Rockingham, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

We stayed here at the beginning of our safari and stayed an extra night. The property could do with a good clean. The bathroom in our room was very depressing. Towels were very thin and a bathtub that didn't have any taps. You could smell the mould coming from the bathroom with the door closed. The breakfast consists of a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

This was the starting place for my trip around Africa. Jana picked us up from the airport and was super friendly. Secure location, ok pool to dip into and decent beds. It's a little bit out of town, nothing to do in the immediate area but staff are very helpful.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Me and my friend slept there for one night in April. We were the only two guests, but they couldnt manage giving a proper service anyway. No information, no breakfast and often no one to help you in the reception. And when you asked for the receptionist or any staff nothing really happend before half an hour later. Fuethermore the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

I have been here twice now, throughout my stopovers in Joburg, and would definitely go again! Jana makes an excellent effort to assist you with anything you need and anywhere you need to go. She makes sure you're comfortable and settled in. The only problem is how far away it is from everything, but if you want to avoid Joburg... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Jana and the owners were so friendly during my two night stay in Benoni. I picked it for its proximity to the airport and was a great stop-over (wouldn't be great to use as a base though) on my way to Kruger and on the Baz Bus to Durban. Jana went above and beyond to get me a great rate... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

This was the start place for our tour. Jana was just amazing picking us up from the airport and welcoming us into her lodge. A great place for back packers or tour groups. Beds were not comfortable however our room was reasonably clean. It's located in a bit if a rough area so I wouldn't walk around alone.

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Additional Information about Mufasa Backpackers

Address: 21 fourth road | Cloverdene, Benoni 1513, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Benoni
Price Range: $18 - $190 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
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