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Ghandi Backpackers Lodge Reviews

15 Doris Street, Kensington, Johannesburg, South Africa

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176 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 65%Location
  • 78%Staff
  • 78%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 91%Facilities

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Its really nice to stay in a big house thats reformed into a hostel. The pick up service was also very cool, although we didnt know abt it on time. The light breakfast is a nice touch :) It is far from everything but okay from the park station or airport. It seems a hostel for transitters though... Everyone there seems to stay a short while.


I stayed there 3 days and although the hostel is located not exactly at the CBD the zone is quite good. Heinz is very helpful and so is Chris. The bar is awesome and breakfast is more than ok. It's a good value for money.


Very nice hostel. We had a spacious ensuite twin room. The kitchen seems to be very new and there is a free breakfast (bread and jam, milk and coffee).


Room was clean and secure. Free pickup from the airport was convenient. Staff were friendly and approachable. Free WiFi was great, but was only available in the bar and not in the bedroom. Also, the WiFi was turned off at night. The costs of additional services (airport drop off, shuttles to locations in the city) were not announced up front. We only found out about these extra charges upon checkout.

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