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The Birches Backpackers
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Reviewed June 21, 2012

It's not near some areas but no where in Joburg is. It's really close to a great minibus taxi stop, and very easy to get back to. Lots of close restaurants and Kim was amazingly helpful in future travel plans that weren't something he got paid for. Some try to sell you a tour, he just tries to make your trip great. I will be staying there again on my next trip to Joburg.

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BirchesBackpackers, Owner at The Birches Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded December 13, 2015

Property under previous ownership. The new owner is Ian and this review is largely invalid.

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Reviewed July 21, 2017
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  • Stayed: June 2017, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 25, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: February 2017, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 8, 2016
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  • Stayed: November 2016, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 22, 2016
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Stayed: November 2016
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Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: November 2016, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: November 2016, traveled solo
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Additional Information about The Birches Backpackers

Address: 39 Anton von Wouw Street | Franklin Roosevelt Park, Johannesburg 2195, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 121 Specialty Lodging in Johannesburg
Price Range: $10 - $35 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in the largest man-made forest, the Birches offers backpackers a tranquil place to unwind, or an entertainment area next to the pool to catch up socializing. The pool is sparkling blue with a cocktail step and waterfall. Very high speed WIFI available free right through the property with a computer station available. ... more   less 
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