Bob & Joan Beggs host their guests as if they are a favorite Uncle and Aunt. The accommodation itself is comfortable, nicely appointed, clean and attractive. The breakfast/dining room is open to the court yard with a beautiful in-ground pool landscaped with Joan's lovely rose bushes and other blossoming beauties. Bob offers a small bar on the premises and his company for a chat every evening. Since they are located relatively close to the airport, they offer pick-up and delivery service to and from the airport for guests. There is a car park behind the iron-grate fence for safe parking for guest's cars. Joan provides a breakfast every morning of toast, butter, jam and a fresh fruit -- and coffee and tea are available 24/7 for the making. There is an adquate kitchen and fridge space for those wishing to cook their own for dinners or lunch. Bob can arrange all sorts of reasonable tour days for guests looking for such services. We personally took the day tour of Joburg, Soweto, and the Aparthied Museum with Jabu as our driver and narrator/host; it was a most enjoyable day and reasonably priced. Bob's also features free wifi and television is available in the comfy living room. Our son and his friend, Abbie had stayed at Bob's just the year before and had been so impressed that he booked it for all of us as we joined him for his second trip to South Africa. So the three of us ( a Mom, a Dad, an Adult Son) stayed in three of the bunk beds in one of the dorm rooms. During our stay, we had that dorm room to ourselves even though there was one other bunk available in the dorm. Our dorm was closest to the bathroom and showers. We totally enjoyed the other guests during our stay, despite the fact that my husband and I were undoubtedly the oldest of the guests staying there. I believe we stayed at Bob's for a total of five nights as we explored all the surrounding areas of interest including visiting Pretoria.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bob's Bunk House is a comfortable hostel and guest house with a warm friendly atmosphere conveniently situated 10 minutes from Johannesburg International Airport. This is also the ideal venue for a base to explore all the Gauteng region has to offer. Bob's Bunk House is close to shopping centres, pubs, flea markets, restaurants and cinemas. There is a variety of rooms available ranging from hostel rooms to double en-suite rooms. All rooms are sunny, bright and comfortable. The lounge and TV room is available for guests' use and is the perfect spot to relax. Bob's Bunk House has been providing outstanding accommodation in Johannesburg to backpackers, tourists and business professionals since 1999. We are the Johannesburg hostel of choice for many regular visitors to Gauteng. ... more less