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I led a group of 25 international students, studying at UCT for six months, on a weekend trip to Johannesburg and we stayed at this backpackers for two nights.
I would definitely NOT recommend this place to anyone and I was in fact very embarrassed...More
Myself and my partner stayed here at the end of 2011 for about a week and we were quite disappointed. I had booked the accommodation from the UK online and unfortunately didn't think to read any reviews on the place before booking. When I did...More
Dear Fellow Travellers
Please take this seriously!!!
We are currently trying to get the R7000 we paid for this accommodation. We had paid for 12 days in total for 5 people. On arrival, the beds weren’t made, there was no electricity, the house was extremely...More
While the location is pretty nice for Johannesburg (within walking distance of the mall, Gautrain station, and bus), the backpackers itself is pretty dismal. There was no heat and the windows didn't close all the way, leading to nights sleeping under 5 duvets and still...More
I've booked and paid a deposit with my credit card in order to stay at Africa's Zoo Lodge Backpackers in June 2010. That was months ago now. However, it was a mistake and I lost the deposit. That's all fine and part of the conditions....More
2 Thank Finndk
Response from Zoo L, Owner at Africa's Zoo Lodge BackpackersResponded 15 October 2013
Well Finndk, Do you know what rip off means. Please detail exactly what was ripped off.( IN YOUR CASE NOTHING.) I find your review the kind of knee jerk reaction that a little spoilt child will make when he does not get his way.