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Reviewed January 31, 2017 via mobile

Been there in 2013 for half a year (internship). You meet all kinds of people from all over the world, all with a different reason. Together we did lot of things like cooking with the kitchen and cutlery provided, organising trips, watch movies etc. People are nice and the area is safe. Close to Brooklyn Mall and Hatfield Square (be...

Thank Eloy H
Visby, Sweden
Reviewed September 27, 2015

Great accommodation with lovely and helpful staff. Close to everything. You feel like one in the family while staying here, and there is always alot of fun things to do here and the staff who also feels like part of the family arrange a lot of it.

Thank Swed93
Reviewed September 1, 2015

Friends is not a backpacker in that case, they mainly offer accommodation for people doing internships and volunteers.So I have been the only real backpacker during my stay. They are located in Brooklyn, 20 walking minutes from Hatfield Gautrain Station. Brooklyn mall is also not that far away. The hostel consists of different houses located in the neighbourhood of the...

Thank Jo J
Durban, South Africa
Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

Staff were friendly and helpful. I spent a week here to attend lectures at university of pretoria which was a 20min walk. Breakfast was sufficient and room was adequate for the price. Single bed, sufficient cupboard space, desk and en suite bathroom with shower. Toilet seat in my room was cracked and bathroom didn't have anywhere to hang my towel....

Thank Sharnay N
Reviewed December 1, 2014

I was on a work trip through SA and stayed here several times through the month. A lot of the people staying were long-term guests, interns or volunteers in Pretoria, and were extremely friendly and welcoming, making my work trip much more enjoyable. The staff were flexible and nice, even offering contacts to help with my work. I will stay...

Thank Longtimetravelingman
Reviewed September 16, 2014

I am a re-search botanist, currently working with students at The University of Pretoria. I work mainly in East Africa and Thailand, but whenever I am in Pretoria I stay at Friends Accommodation. I have been staying there on a part-time basis since August 2013. The staff are very helpful and prepared to assist at all hours, most of the...

1Thank Aloe23
Bruges, Belgium
Reviewed January 29, 2013

I did an internship in Pretoria where I first stayed at Pretoria Backpackers. I felt so alone there and I did not enjoy South Africa at all. However, everything changed when I booked a room at Friends Accommodaton for the remaining 1.5 months. It truly is a wonderful place to stay where you meet a lot of interesting new people....

2Thank Lisa-MJ123
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed March 24, 2011

I have stayed with Friends Accommodation on and off since 2009, and have never left unhappy. The staff were very helpful and even helped me arranged my next trip. The dinners and social gatherings were so special and planned really well. The place is very interesting and even though it is an arty place it is very clean, even the...

4Thank danielle911
Reviewed February 27, 2011

I stayed at this accommodation for Christmas and New Year 2010-2011.. When I arrived at the accommodation there was no staff to greet me, and the gate was locked, I had to wait outside for 30 minutes as one of the kind guests ran around trying to find a key to let me in. Once inside, I waited another couple...

10Thank remeberthis1
everytravler, Manager at Friends Accommodation Services, responded to this review

As the new Manager of this establishment, I would like to apologize for the upsetting time you spent at Friends Accommodation. Christmas time is usually very quiet and I know the owners were on holiday so most probably the staff on call took a break when you arrived; again we apologize for the inconvenience. The internet that was a problem...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Friends Accommodation Services is situated in the heart of Pretoria, Brooklyn and focuses on offering guests affordable accommodation with a difference. Friends Accommodation is within walking distance from the University of Pretoria, the shopping centre of Brooklyn Mall, Brooklyn Square, Hillcrest Boulevard and Hatfield. We are conveniently situated to various Hospitals, Embassies, other Guesthouses and Loftus Stadium and our location is perfect for those guests without cars or own transport.This is a place where the old becomes new again; the house is an artwork on its own. With old, new and interesting stuff that forms part of the interior of the house.If you want to experience South- African Hospitality and culture, Friends Accommodation will make you feel right at home."Where Guests becomes Friends, and Friends become Family" Take off ramp from the N1- turn left in Attebury. turn left into Charles street continue for 5 km to Duncan street in Duncan turn right - second street left into Mackenzie Street.Close to Duncan and Charles street crossing, and also Duncan and Lynwoor crossing. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Friends Accommodation Services

Address: 130 Mackenzie Street, Pretoria 0181, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Pretoria
Number of rooms: 27
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