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    Brown Sugar Backpackers

    75 Observatory Avenue | Observatory Extension, Johannesburg 2198, South Africa
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    Traveler (33)
    Room & Suite (6)
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    Overview
    • Excellent19%
    • Very good37%
    • Average23%
    • Poor11%
    • Terrible10%
    Travelers talk about
    Free Internet
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Pool
    Non-Smoking Hotel
    Airport Transportation
    Suites
    Bar/Lounge
    Pets Allowed
    Self-Serve Laundry
    Shuttle Bus Service
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    Curiocity Backpackers
    225 reviews
    #1 of 111 Specialty lodging in Johannesburg
     
    Lebo's Soweto Backpackers
    203 reviews
    #2 of 111 Specialty lodging in Johannesburg
     
    The Birches Backpackers
    32 reviews
    #6 of 111 Specialty lodging in Johannesburg
     
    HomeBase Melville
    95 reviews
    #11 of 111 Specialty lodging in Johannesburg
     
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    Reviews (132)
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    1 - 5 of 101 reviews

    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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    Thank PreeceDJ
    Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

    This place gave me a very bad experience. The customer service was not good. We were there for 3weeks we had to fight to get our room cleaned. The wifi is snail slow. Will never go back there again. Worst place I have ever been.

    1  Thank briscle
    Reviewed February 27, 2017

    A good place to stay in Johannesburg, close by to the many suburbs and airport. They offer free pick up from the airport. Relatively safe area. Huge property area, has a swimming pool, view of the city.

    Thank BlrTravR
    Reviewed January 14, 2017

    we stayed a total of 3 nights, 1 when we first arrived into south africa, 1 on return from our kruger safari and 1 the night before we left south africa We appreciated the free pickup from the airport and the affordable transfer for the...More

    Thank globetrotter648
    Response from LiezelRoux, Owner at Brown Sugar BackpackersResponded January 18, 2017

    Thank you for the review and I an glad my staff was able to assist you as explained. I agree with the "personal problems" that should rather be left at home and be assured that the matter will be raised at our next meeting. Safe...More

    Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

    My stay here was most enjoyable. It has nice clean bathrooms l, friendly workers, handy tucks hop and more. I would definitely recommend this place for all tourists. They take good care of their grounds and have useful information. They have car services to get...More

    1  Thank Mr. E
    Response from LiezelRoux, Owner at Brown Sugar BackpackersResponded January 18, 2017

    Thank you for the review and I am glad to see you enjoyed your stay with us. Safe travels

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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
    • $28 - $60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 15
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    • Location
    • South Africa >
    • Gauteng >
    • Greater Johannesburg >
    • Johannesburg
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    Traveler (33)
    Room & Suite (6)
    Dining (3)
    Hotel & Grounds (35)
    Family and Play Areas (1)
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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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