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2B Happy Accommodation Reviews

11 Hope Road, Orange Grove, Johannesburg, South Africa

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92%

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28 Total Reviews
  • 100%Value For Money
  • 100%Security
  • 67%Location
  • 100%Staff
  • 93%Atmosphere
  • 100%Cleanliness
  • 87%Facilities

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91%

This is the best hostel to stay at in JoBurg. The hostel is surrounded by some really nice neighborhoods in one direction but a really rough neighborhood in the other direction. It's near convenience stores and mass transit, but the mass transit can be confusing so ask the staff about it. The gardens and outdoor patio at the hostel are fantastic and everything is very clean. Only big complaint: one of the showers is very slippery and I took a nasty spill even with the rubber mat.

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Thank you for being the best guest. We are sorry about the nasty spill. We will take care of the mat problem. Patience

97%

Best accommodation in Johannesburg! The backpackers is a very nice and peaceful accommodation in Johannesburg where you can get some rest. Very good and clean facilities: exceptional for Southafrica! They go out of their way to make your stay as pleasant and comfortable as it can be. They are also very helpful with information and tours a n d they offer pick-ups and lifts from/to the airport. An excellent accommodation: I booked for two nights and after arriving I chose to stay longer...

  • 26th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


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69%

We booked 2 nights and stayed only one night. We didn't like the neightborhood, and it turned out to be very expensive to go to all the great shopping centers in Joburg (which is what we really want to do at the end of our trip!). We stayed in the 4 beds dorms and we didn't have a lot room to put out bags (though there is a big closet for your stuff if you want to unpack). But the staff was great and they even helped us get a taxi to the other hostel.

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Thank you Ganit, hope you had a great stay at the other hostel.

31%

Only one of the 2 person working there was nice and friendly. The other one was careless and any request sounded like a lot. Area is not really interesting and a bit dangerous. No internet and even for the "free" 10 minutes of wifi you have to create some kind of account with a credit card number No Free breakfast Bathrooms are not in suffisant number and looks far from very clean Parking is too small (you can't get there without a car) One room is nice (mix dorm), the other are ugly (no light)

  • 8th Mar 2012
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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Thank you very much for your comment. I am sorry that you did not find 2B Happy as you expected. Thursdays we have one person working at 2B Happy, who could have been the friendly one. The rest where just guests like you. I'm sure you took every black guest there as a worker, We will make sure to make our workers invisible. We do not offer free breakfast. R100.00 can only pay for your bed. I'm very sorry that 2B did not meet your expectations.

86%

A truly great place in a rough neighborhood. 2Bhappy lodge is somewhat of an oasis in the Johannesburg roughest part of town where we were the only white people in sight. We accepted the transportation service from the airport to the hostel which worked out just fine. At the hostel we went to a restaurant only three blocks away and I must say it was the best food we had during our entire stay in SA. Inside the security gate @ 2Bhappy you feel really at home and the place is just fantastic.


100%

2b is a fantastic hostel! You feel right at home and the staff is very helpful - you always feel safe. Would definitely recommend it for any budget traveller spending time in Joburg.


100%

Patience, Righteousness, Gloria and Tato - you guys are amazing. It was like home away from home. We absolutely loved it! Already recommended it to everyone I know! (Don't book through Hostelworld though, it's cheaper to book through their homepage.)


100%

One of the best places I've ever been to! Amazing staff - make you feel at home, cook for you (for a very small price), always available to help, and they make a delicious birthday breakfast :-) Amazing area - Yeoville is safe, very colourful, and has great places for going out in the evening. The people are very welcoming to strangers Great rooms, with place to put your stuff and to lock it away. Only minus: internet is expensive, but there's an internet cafe which is cheap


97%

The staff were so welcoming, helpful and friendly. It was a comfortable and pleasant environment, felt like a home away from home. Shame I couldn't stay longer

  • 8th Jan 2012
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Awesome place, good vibs, yo.


100%

Me and 5 other people from Denmark stayed at 2bhappy for one week. We enjoyed it so much and we will go back. The staff is nice, the place is clean and we can only tell you to stay at 2bhappy. The staff where helping us with questions about Johannesburg, and they where kindly to all of us. 2bhappy has a very nice garden, where you can relax and make a barbeque. I can only say; Visit 2bhappy. Thanks to the staff for a wonderful holiday

  • 14th Oct 2011
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Denmark
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Very friendly! Patience and Gloria make this a wonderful abode in lovely Yeoville. It is safe and nice and helpful

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Thank you Gretchen, what can we do with out your beautiful comments.We really enjoyed your saty with us.

83%

Really nice, clean and comfortable. A bit quiet and not in the centre of things but if you want a bit of time out this place is perfect! The staff are lovely.


100%

very good, it's suits me because not loud, calm.


90%

Super friendly staff, cosy house and easy access to the city - a great place to stay!


87%

Great hostel with great staff! Cannot really judge location very well as I only spent 2 nights in Joburg and not have been out at night. Definitely recommend this hostel!!!


73%

Very nice and cosy. Even better since the refurbishment. I would recommend it. Staff are really helpful. Happy days : )


90%

the staff is very friendly and helpful. the place is good quality for value.


100%

It was the best bed and breakfast i've been to. so friendly and so warm-hearted staff. it was like an island of happyness in crazy joburg. i'll come back, for sure!

  • 22nd Nov 2009
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Switzerland
  • (1 review)


67%

Staff is excellent, friendly and helpful. Unfortunately the hostel is not in the best location in terms of safety. On the other hand it is quite centraly located.


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