stayed here 2 nights, room ok but the mould in the bathroom and leaking shower really should be repaired. the owners were friendly but also a bit intense. on reflection I think they were trying to make sure we made the most of our time in Jozi but sometimes travellors just need to chill and not constantly be on the move. the service was very good, the meals ok and they are a bas buz pickup point.
once the owners left for the day and the place was turned over to the staff and it was super noisy during the night. the fact our room was directly under the bar and the TV was way TOO loud and the use of the pool table til early hours of the morning meant we really didn't get much sleep.
we asked for a twin en-suite and at R480.00 per night it was very expensive. this place is build on a very steep slope so be prepared for climbing LOTS of stairs with your luggage and possibily having to drag it all back down again if your room is located under the bar/deck area or if you are in a dorm up narrow, dark stairs.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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 the largest hostel in Johannesburg and offer the following freebies: A Scrumptious breakfast, Free pick up from OR Tambo Airport or Park Station, Wi-Fi and internet, safes in all private rooms and private lockers in dorms, day and long term storage, tea and coffee. 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 stop and just waiting to welcome you. ... more less
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