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Brown Sugar Backpackers

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Overview
75 Observatory Avenue Observatory Extension, Johannesburg 2198 South Africa See on map
AMENITIES
Free Internet
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Airport Transportation
Suites
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Reviewed July 13, 2018 via mobile

I had a fabulous time staying here - the property is pretty large with a good selection of room types - I was in the glass room and it was stunning to wake up to the light pouring in and seeing planes fly over head....More

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Reviewed March 12, 2018 via mobile

We only ended up staying one night here due to transport timetables. However, we enjoyed our stay and will stay here for sure next time we are in Johannesburg. It is clean and comfortable and our double room had an ensuite in it. The staff...More

1  Thank Ruth J
Response from LiezelRoux, Owner at Brown Sugar BackpackersResponded April 3, 2018

Thank you for staying with us. I am glad you enjoyed our facilities and looking forward to your next visit Safe travels - Liezel

Reviewed December 26, 2017 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
Response from LiezelRoux, Owner at Brown Sugar BackpackersResponded April 3, 2018

Thank you for kind words and we are looking forward to your next visit to us

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
Response from LiezelRoux, Owner at Brown Sugar BackpackersResponded April 3, 2018

I am a keen traveler myself and try to ensure that our guests have the essential facalilties to make their stay as comfortable as possible.

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
Response from LiezelRoux, Owner at Brown Sugar BackpackersResponded April 3, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We offer a FREE day storage facility after check out from 10h00 to 22h00. Our check out time is 10h00. You hang around and use the facilities and free internet from 10h00-14h00 at no extra...More

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Description
This 'Ex-Mafia Mansion' offers clean, spacious, comfy and secure accommodation from camping, dormitories, family rooms, doubles, twin, triples and singles with shared or privite bathrooms. We are one of the largest ...More hostels in Johannesburg and offer the following freebies: A Scrumptious breakfast, Free pick up from OR Tambo Airport or Park Station (Private rooms only), Wi-Fi & internet, safes in all private rooms, private lockers in dorms, day & long term storage. Print, scan and postage facilities available. Self service coin operated laundry room and swimming pool with amazing views. We have credit card facilities and our own ATM on site. We have our own drivers and vehicles for cheap shuttles to the shops and other locations. Our in-house tour guide is available daily for the most popular local tours of Joburg. The staff can assist you with a Kruger Park Tour, Victoria Falls or Chobe National Park tours. We are a Baz Bus & Mzansi stop and just waiting to welcome you. Less
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Free Internet
Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Airport Transportation
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Self-Serve Laundry
Shuttle Bus Service
Beachfront
Restaurant
Spa
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room Service
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Family Rooms
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
16
Price range
$25 - $40 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
16
Price range
$25 - $40 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
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Traveler (42)
Room & Suite (10)
Dining (3)
Pool & Beach (1)
Family and Play Areas (2)
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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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Room Tips
"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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