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They have free wifi and are close to the local tourist attractions
I thought D.D was a good stop of point for me in Jo'burg. Security was abit sub-par. Back door gate was found open when i arrived, so I could just walk in. location is not the best as it is kinda way out. Staff were cool though, place was clean enough and tidy and it did sort of reflect a nice homely vibe. Quiet when I was there but I wouldn't mind staying at D.D again if I was in the area, as it is a hostel and talks and looks like one as well., Not a bad point for bazbus either.
I didn't feel like going to the supermarkets supposed to be nearby, on account of security. I didn't see any emerging risk, but there were nobody walking on the streets. So I would suggest that the hostel could offer phone numbers of restaurants that deliver food there at night!
Wir haben 4 Nächte im Double mit Bad verbracht. Großes helles Zimmer, neu sauber sehr schönes Bad. Hostel wird von Erika kompetent geführt. Die Lage nahe am Strand ist schön, sehr ruhig und relativ sicher. Frühstück im Garten, angenehm. Schöner Spaziergang in die Stadt am Strand entlang (max 20 Minuten, Taxi ist billig 8/9 Namibische.Dollar.
It was a very good journey in the Diamond Diggers. The manager was very nice and helped us for coming from/to the airport. He gave us some advices allowing discovering the city for only one day.
- Novice Nomad
- Couple, 25-30
- (1 review)
No idea how this place is rated so high... None of the bathrooms had locks on them. it was cramped, dirty, and lifeless. I stayed at 2 other hostels in JoBurg and both were much better. I wouldn't stay here again.
Everything in the hostel was broken. All the chairs were uncomfortable. The intercom did not work so we could not get in. The bed were uncomfortable. The manager was unfriendly. There was no atmosphere
it was of all places i stayed the least likely i would return to. it was profesional and clean but had no heart. no sence of warmth. certainly never fealt at home.
It's a hidden hostel that doesnt look like a hostel. The facilities are good, but it's far from downtown and staff try to make you buy some very expensive tours saying that the city is very dangerous to use other ways. Indeed you have problems of security in Joburg, but it looks like apartheid still is going on.
Very nice hostel in a very secure area - but you need a car to get around. It's a bit hard to find as it is in a residential area and there is no sign whatsoever indicating that you are in the right spot. Graham is an amazing source of information, be it around Jo'burg or when it comes down to planning where to head next!!! Thanks!