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Bengaluru, India
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64 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 1, 2016

We visited Johannesburg in August along with a group of friends. This place was really nice, a good location to be in and not crowded at all. The facilities offered was good and the best thing was the Wifi, which was quite fast and the people in the hostel were very friendly and it is very worth while visiting as... More 

Thank prabhavmusaddi89
Abingdon, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2016

Stayed here a few times now with friends. Great location, clean and safe with a gate that locks (which can leave you stuck outside for a few minutes so be sure to keep their number handy for when you arrive just in case!). Price is good for what you need. Stayed in a room with 2 single beds and 1... More 

Thank Jess H
Sao Paulo, SP
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142 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed February 21, 2016

Dorms are big with ensuit toilet. The staff is nice and is a well cleaned place. Well located in a safe area with walking distance to markets and restaurants. They offer many tours and transfers services,

Thank DanielleVentura
Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 10, 2015

This was a fantastic backpackers! It is located in a beautiful and safe suburb within walking distance of a whole street of restaurants and bars. The accommodation was clean and tidy. The family rooms were lovely and the dorms were of excellent quality with lovely, clean, white linen. I would suggest maybe taking an extra blanket in winter though. The... More 

Thank TravelerinMpumalanga
Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia
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382 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
Reviewed January 1, 2015

I tend to try and save money when travelling on business and opt for backpackers/hostels - it also means lots more atmosphere and socialising at the end of the day! Price - excellent Single room - adequate/clean Bed - comfy/firm Staff - OUTSTANDING Location - pretty central Security - seemed pretty SAFE If I am ever in the area I... More 

Thank Benjamindrfranklin
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed October 17, 2014

I had a really good time at this hostel! The place is in a good neighborhood and its close to bars and restaurants! It's not for party people, but its still pretty good! The staff is really helpful! They helped me with booking my tours and giving me directions. The place is also really clean! :)

1 Thank Lele R
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22 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed July 25, 2014

My friend and I stayed here twice. The hostel is in a good and safe area close by some restaurtants (we ate at Burgers.....something: which had really good burgers, not expensive and a cosy restaurant). When we were here, there was hardly anybody so it was very quite so we had the whole dorm for ourselves. The beds are perfect... More 

1 Thank elisevandenboogaart
Columbus, Ohio
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26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed July 4, 2014

We were only stopping through for an evening on our way from Mozambique to Namibia, but wish we could have stayed an extra night. We called ahead to let them know our bus was running late, and by the time we arrived the woman who checked us in was offering to call in a food delivery order for us while... More 

2 Thank Dawn0710
Bangkok, Thailand
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19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed March 22, 2014

We'd heard this place was good so decided to book. The guy who checked us in was nice enough but there was no 'here's a map, this is where you are, nearest restaurants are here' etc. In Johannesburg especially, it's pretty important for people to quickly feel safe. Another guest who was travelling solo without a car looked completely lost... More 

4 Thank solochicktraveller
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

I stayed for one night only as went to a gig nearby and it was more convenient than traipsing back to my friends house in the middle of the night... I so wish I could've stayed for longer though! I found the dorm room 15 clean and quiet (I only shared with one other very considerate girl) and both Beauty... More 

2 Thank indieinka
AndyCTBP, Guest Relations Manager at Johannesburg Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi, All the team really appreciate you taking the time to review us. Hope to see you again next time your back in the area. Andy :) More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This well established backpackers, will give you the parties and rest that you need on your travels. We are within a safe 5 min walk from top Restaurants, Bar's and night clubs, and for those of you that like to explore, let our trained staff help you with all your tour needs! We have all of the facilities you would expect from a top quality backpackers including WiFi, swimming pool and pool table (where you can challenge our in-house champ, or meet your fellow guests over a game and beer)!! We are a self catering facility, but we can place an order for you if you wish to have a lazy night in, in front of the fire! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Johannesburg Backpackers

Address: 14 Umgwezi Road | Emmarentia, Johannesburg 2195, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Price Range: $11 - $26 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 13
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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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“Go for a single!!”
 of 5 bubbles Benjamindrfranklin, Jan 1, 2015 | Read review
“If you do stay there, Don't stay in the first room to right when enter the main hallway!!”
 of 5 bubbles ChipA65, Feb 6, 2012 | Read review
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