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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

I loved staying at this hostel. The owner was so cool and friendly. He had a great bar and talked to us a lot about Bill hicks and other interesting topics. The hostel is lovely and clean with a great dvd collection and also has a pool. I would recommend this hostel to anyone.

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Thank MissR1ce
Halifax, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

Mbizi is a relaxing, well equipped hostel with a bar and a lovely pool! My boyfriend and I stayed here for two nights, and the owner Patrick was a wealth of information for onward travel, and was only too happy to help! Mbizi is in a safe area, is close to both the airport and the facilities we needed (like... More 

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Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

A lovely place to stay. Pat the owner was such a great character and extremely helpful. The rooms were clean and tidy, and the large space outside was great to relax and chill out in. Breakfast was basic, but did the job and was always available.

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Thank Stephanie G
Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Excellent place. Stayed in December 2014. Awesome bar and entertainment area. Sports on the big screen TV. DSTV (cable tv). Well maintained gardens and pool. The owner, Patrick, is really cool and accommodating. Booked a double room, beds were comfortable, bathrooms were neat & clean. Kitchen is well equipped. We look forward to another stay at Mbizi. It truly is... More 

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Thank Sanj69
Maassluis, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Close to the airport in a safe neighberhood. The room is simple but sufficient. The bar next to the swimming pool is great (and relaxed) though. I only stayed for one night after arriving in South Africa and flying onwards the next day. Patrick, the owner, is a very nice guy who will genuinely help you out with anything. Breakfast... More 

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Thank Gerardus12345
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The hostel is a converted house, the guy who runs it has lived there all his life and it has been a hostel for 10+ years now so he knows what backpackers want and need. The hostel could do with a bit of renovation but its overall pretty good. I have heard nightmares of other hostels in Joberg and this... More 

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Thank Dronin87
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

We could not have started our trip in South Africa in a better hostel. Right when you walk into Mbizi, you feel like you're at home. Pat, the owner, is incredibly helpful, whether you need a taxi or are planning your trip, he will help and give you great suggestions for the local area and all of South Africa. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

I stayed here for one night before I went to Sabi Sands. The hostel is located in a safe area, just outside Joburg. It has a swimming pool, which gives you some refreshment during hot summers. Breakfast is complementary, but isn't that much, just toast with jelly or butter. Owner definitely knows his way around. Next time I'm in Joburg... More 

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Thank Taco L
Manteo, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I've done a lot of traveling in a lot of places in a lot of hostels...and this place is top notch. We were picked up from the airport on time and arrived at the hostel where we met Patrick, the owner. Legend. He provided us with a ton of great info and really helped us out a few days later... More 

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Milano
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

The place is ok, but the dorms too exploited… too many beds. Breakfast is bad, only bread and margarine The place is far from everything The owner accepts not only backpackers but also local preachers starting making noise at 5 am There are better places in joburg!

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  • Airport Transportation

Additional Information about Mbizi Backpackers Lodge

Address: 288 Trichardts Road | Parkdene, Boksburg 1459, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Boksburg
Price Range: $14 - $32 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 21
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