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“Offers everything you want as a traveller: amazing value!” 5 of 5 stars
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The Birches Backpackers
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“Offers everything you want as a traveller: amazing value!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

We stayed only two nights in this beautiful house, the night before and after our safari, but enjoyed it very much. The atmosphere is very good, the familylike kitchen is amazing, there is a nice lounge-area and a nice garden with swimmingpool and beds, thea and coffee for breakfast and the bathroom is huge and comfortable. At the time only Freddie was there from the staff and he was very helpful in advizing on public transport, nice places to visit in Joburg etc. He made us laugh a lot, was friendly all the time and really made us feel like if we were at home. Something that is worth a lot while travelling!

  • Stayed September 2012
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BirchesBackpackers, Owner at The Birches Backpackers, responded to this review, December 13, 2015
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5 of 5 stars 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.

  • Stayed June 2012
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BirchesBackpackers, Owner at The Birches Backpackers, responded to this review, December 13, 2015
Property under previous ownership. The new owner is Ian and this review is largely invalid.
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Additional Information about The Birches Backpackers

Property: 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 #9 of 89 Specialty Lodging in Johannesburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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