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Brown Sugar Backpackers

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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good37%
  • Average24%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible9%
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

we stayed here 4 nights and the staff was amazing (big ups to Solomon and the owner!) there wasnt much going on but the hostel is really well equipped it even has a pool and lots of areas to chill and socialise! the staff and...More

1  Thank Therealdomothy
Reviewed August 27, 2017

Brown sugar had everything we needed from masses of information to friendly hosts. The facilities were great and the meals were excellent. The hosts went out of their way to ensure that we had everything we needed and provided lots of information that allowed us...More

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1  Thank Joe B
Reviewed August 23, 2017

The hostel itself had good rooms and free breakfast and wifi. The staff was usually quite friendly, although not too interested in what we could do in Joburg. The kitchen for self-caterers was well equipped. Two negative things however were: The location is not really...More

1  Thank vanessaclarke2016
Reviewed July 29, 2017 via mobile

This is a nice place to stay but I was very let down by their lack of communication when it came to the free airport pick up. I emailed them the day before arriving at the airport to confirm if the free pick up was...More

1  Thank markusmccraith
Reviewed June 5, 2017

My time here was very limited, but it did what it said on the tin - they picked me up from the airport as they said. The area they are within Johannesburg is.. dare I say, the rougher part of a rough town! The hostel...More

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Amenities
Top amenities
Pool
Free Internet
Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Shuttle Bus Service
Free Parking
Airport Transportation
Breakfast included
Self-Serve Laundry
Things to do
Pool
Bar/Lounge
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Price range
$17 - $34 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Details
Price range
$17 - $34 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Traveler (33)
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Dining (3)
Hotel & Grounds (35)
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gumdropcox
January 1, 2018|
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Response from Joe B | Reviewed this property |
Not really. I went to a couple of bars near the university and got an Uber home. Johannesburg is not somewhere that I was particularly interested in nightlife because we were constantly being warned about safety. I saved... More
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Ogy_11
January 14, 2015|
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Response from LiezelRoux | Property representative |
Yes, we have a large communal kitchen with gas stoves, ovens and all the pots, pans and utensils needed to whip up your own meals. Breakfast is included from 07h00 to 10h00. We also have a 10-burner gas grille on the bar... More
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"The upper dorm has a large balcony with great views."
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"All rooms were great. I stayed in The Glass Room which has a glass roof."
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"love the cabins at the back."
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"Breakfast is very good,eggs every day,but no bananas."
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