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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great stay at this cute garden hostel. Steven, Peter, and Gavin were delightful and helped direct us to nearby art galleries and bakeries, and the food was delicious! They have both private and dormitory-style group rooms.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overall great experience. The staff were hospitable but not overbearing. The rooms were comfortable and clean. When the electricity went out, they lit candles and used a generator to keep making us hot meals. Excellent service!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As part of a university trip with 14 students, we stayed at the Backpackers Ritz in July of 2016 and had a grand time. Delicious meals, comfortable and relaxed atmosphere and a hilarious staff! Great for students, families or backpackers.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Honestly, this was the first time that I've every stayed in a hostel and I was delighted. The garden is lovely, the folks who run the place are hilarious, and the environment was safe and homey. Staff made an effort to learn the names of all 17 guests traveling in my group, and made everyone feel at home and comfy.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

A very nice place with friendly and helpful staff. Rascal the dog was so cute! It was great that it had a nice garden, pool and trampoline. I will definitely be back next time I travel to South Africa. Can't wait to go back!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

I stayed a few weeks ago with my children. The place was basic but clean, the staff were friendly and helpful and the kids loved the pool and the garden (it was very hot!). Steven made us a fantastic evening meal - thank you! And the bakery a few minutes walk away is lovely.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Average hostel far from everything with a tinny downstairs bar. However its located in a posh área near a posh shopping mall. Staff is friendly most of the time but most south africans are like that. By the way joburg is such a hipster city nowadays, its worth visiting so Dont skip the city.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

I have been to many backpackers in SA and around the world. This is not a backpackers..its more like you staying at a random persons house. No bar, no vibe, terrible beds, no toilet paper. Doors with holes in them. The place has potential but they need to jack it up.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Backpackers Ritz is walking distance to a luxury shopping mall and a few other shops... it is a ways from downtown which is actually nice -- it feels much safer in a suburban type location. Short taxi ride (15-20 minutes) from the airport. Spacious, inviting common rooms, nice pool and garden area, nice staff. Not the cleanest hostel I've ever... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I love a place where you are made to feel like one of the family... and this is definitely one of those. As a single traveller in JoBerg for a couple of days I didn't want to be in a hotel on my own so I chose to be in a hostel instead and was so pleased that I did.... More 

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Additional Information about Backpackers Ritz

Address: 1A North Road, Johannesburg 2004, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Price Range: $12 - $36 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
Backpackers Ritz Hotel Johannesburg
Ritz Johannesburg
Johannesburg Ritz
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