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    Brown Sugar Backpackers

    75 Observatory Avenue | Observatory Extension, Johannesburg 2198, South Africa
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    Traveller (33)
    Room & Suite (6)
    Dining (3)
    • Excellent19%
    • Very good36%
    • Average24%
    • Poor11%
    • Terrible10%
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    Free Internet
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Non-Smoking Hotel
    Airport Transportation
    Pets Allowed
    Self-Serve Laundry
    Shuttle Bus Service
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    1 - 5 of 102 reviews

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    This is a nice place to stay but I was very let down by their lack of communication when it came to the free airport pick up. I emailed them the day before arriving at the airport to confirm if the free pick up was...More

    Thank markusmccraith
    Reviewed 5 June 2017

    My time here was very limited, but it did what it said on the tin - they picked me up from the airport as they said. The area they are within Johannesburg is.. dare I say, the rougher part of a rough town! The hostel...More

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    Thank PreeceDJ
    Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

    This place gave me a very bad experience. The customer service was not good. We were there for 3weeks we had to fight to get our room cleaned. The wifi is snail slow. Will never go back there again. Worst place I have ever been.

    1  Thank briscle
    Reviewed 28 February 2017

    A good place to stay in Johannesburg, close by to the many suburbs and airport. They offer free pick up from the airport. Relatively safe area. Huge property area, has a swimming pool, view of the city.

    Thank BlrTravR
    Reviewed 14 January 2017

    we stayed a total of 3 nights, 1 when we first arrived into south africa, 1 on return from our kruger safari and 1 the night before we left south africa We appreciated the free pickup from the airport and the affordable transfer for the...More

    Thank globetrotter648
    Response from LiezelRoux, Owner at Brown Sugar BackpackersResponded 19 January 2017

    Thank you for the review and I an glad my staff was able to assist you as explained. I agree with the "personal problems" that should rather be left at home and be assured that the matter will be raised at our next meeting. Safe...More

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    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Internet
    • Free Parking
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Breakfast included
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Shuttle Bus Service
    • Free Parking
    • Airport Transportation
    • Breakfast included
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Price range
    • US$ 28 - US$ 48 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 15
    • Location
    • South Africa >
    • Gauteng >
    • Greater Johannesburg >
    • Johannesburg
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    Traveller (33)
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    Dining (3)
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    Questions & Answers
    15 January 2015|
    Response from LiezelRoux | Property representative |
    Yes, we have a large communal kitchen with gas stoves, ovens and all the pots, pans and utensils needed to whip up your own meals. Breakfast is included from 07h00 to 10h00. We also have a 10-burner gas grille on the bar... More
    Room Tips
    "The upper dorm has a large balcony with great views."
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    "All rooms were great. I stayed in The Glass Room which has a glass roof."
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    "love the cabins at the back."
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    "Breakfast is very good,eggs every day,but no bananas."
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