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Africa Centre Backpacker Guest Lodge

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Valladolid, Spain
Reviewed 3 September 2013

We paid for a double room at this lodge with a day in advance, via on-line, from Mozambique. You are forced to "pay" when making your reservation, even not knowing whether they have availability, if you want to be sure you get the room. They also offer free pick up service from the airport. Since we did not get any...

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 July 2013 via mobile

I've been lucky enough to travel the world, and this has to be the worst hostel I've stayed in! (Take deep breathe in aghast shock) The owner was very tight & mean. Things advertised didn't exist. They wanted money for everything. We where told we couldn't go outside as it's too dangerous so we went to watch the communal TV...

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1Thank busprowl
Reviewed 17 January 2013

Bad experience, everything dirty, advertised services are not available. Very few staff as they are not getting paid. We had booked 3 rooms for a month and were forced to pay the entire balance in advance. After 3 days we left as it was not safe, clean or friendly. We approached the owners for a refund. They refused. So we...

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1Thank Rapier12
Western NY
Reviewed 20 May 2011

This hotel (part hostel) is located right by the airport, which is very helpful, and there is a nice shopping center withing walking distance. It's in a gated community and surrounded by a high wall, so it is very secure. There is a pool and bar and cabana, and the breakfast is quite good. They also serve other meals, although...

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
Reviewed 9 May 2010

I was stuck in South Africa on my travels and I ended up staying at this wonderful place the staff are so friendly and helpful and they made sure that we were kept up to date on flights that maybe departing and they prepared the most wonderful breakfast and also dinner buffets. We were able to go to the airport...

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Ireland
Reviewed 29 September 2009

Wanted to stay a night passing through joburg, rang to make an enquiry about a booking, they asked for my credit card details even though I was only making an enquiry. I phoned an hour later as I had actually made a mistake in our flight arrival details and said we could not get there. They said that was fine,...

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2Thank MrBodhran
QLD
Reviewed 18 August 2009

small hotel near shopping centre staff are friendly can exchange USD into Rand easily. Hotel offers airport transfers. Restaurant seves simple cheap food. There is also a bar with fairly priced beer.

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Brussels
Reviewed 10 August 2009

We had a super bad experience there. 1. Free drop off and pick up to the shopping mall, except they forgot to pick us up! We had to call them and waited there from 18.00 (which was the agreed pick up time) till 20.30.. 2. We made a booking for a Soweto tour and a visit to the lion park...

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2Thank belgium28
Emsworth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 July 2009

Luckily we only booked one night here, we definitely wouldn't go back! We arrived to be greeted by a very rude receptionist - clearly in the wrong profession! Our room didn't have any electricity on arrival (although this did get fixed). Rooms were incredibly basic and not at all inviting. Fees for transport were very high - we shared a...

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2Thank HampshireTraveller09
Izmir, Turkey
Reviewed 5 April 2009

This is a cosy place with very neat decorations with African theme. There is a pool, sauna, pool tables, laundry services, secure parking etc. Buildings are painted with very warm colours which gives a nice ambiance. The property is in a very secure cul-de-sac (monitored with cameras). It is located near the airport which makes it a good choice if...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Services
  • Airport Transportation
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access

Additional Information about Africa Centre Backpacker Guest Lodge

Address: 65 Sunny Road | Lakefield, Benoni 1501, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Benoni
Price Range: ₹ 496 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 40
Also Known As:
Africa Centre Backpacker Guest Lodge Benoni
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