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Lakeview Backpackers
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Reviewed January 31, 2012

This place is definitely in my top 5 Hostels in the last 11 month of traveling. Ronel runs that place in such a nice way, that you feel immediatley at home when she starts to show you arround and talk to you! Her place is very close to the airport and when i needed a lift to somewhere, she took me there or found another way to help me. When i´m coming back to Jo´burg, that will be the one and only pick i would make! Clean rooms, nice common area and everything you need!
Furthermore it´s close to a to a casino and a shoppingmall, where you can spend some time.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 29, 2012

I stay at Lakeview backpackers for two days of my stay in Jo'burg before and after my safari started. When I arrived at the train station, Ronel and her mother picked me up in the car and took me to the hostel. They have a very large house just outside Jo'burg that they have converted into a beautiful backpacker home. They have five dogs that were lovely and inviting. As I settled in, we ordered pizzas and had a fab time. Next morning Ronel booked me into a day tour of Jo'burg and I went to the few most important landmarks of the city. Next morning I was off to Kruger with Nomad tours and Ronel graciously drove me to the pick up point. Coming back from Kruger, she also arranged a pick up from our drop off point and took another people on my trip into the backpackers as well. She was amazing through and through. Thanks for everything Ronel! Felt completely at home! All the best from UK, Tee :-) xx

Room Tip: All of the rooms are always clean and the people their are friendly. Just learn how to work the shower from Ronel first. :-)
  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 31, 2011

We stayed here for the last two days of our trip to Southern Africa and even though it is a little bit out of town (but very close to the airport) the Lakeview Backpackers is a lovely and familial place. The owner is a friendly and very helpful young lady who even drove us to the nearby supermarket. In the living room you find a big and comfortable sofa, a big TV...a great place to relax! Internet is also free. Absolutely recommandable!!!

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Stayed: April 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 31, 2016
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  • Stayed: July 2016, traveled as a couple
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