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Ghandi Backpackers Lodge Reviews

15 Doris Street, Kensington, Johannesburg, South Africa

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82%

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176 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 71%Location
  • 77%Staff
  • 76%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 88%Facilities

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77%

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.


91%

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.


89%

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).


83%

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.


77%

it is very quite so great if that's what you are after. I went to study so great for me. Chris will pick up from the airport which is great and reliable, if a bit pricy. To get in to town I used soft taxies R 10 and they take you into centre. Hop on hop off bus excellent and really friendly and fun. They will organise a safe taxi Back. To get a soft taxi just hail from side of the road and look out for minibuses. They are a squash but good fun and I felt perfectly safe. Jo berg felt much safer

  • 27th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


77%

Wi-Fi is turned off after 9pm.


83%

This a very nice and quiet hostel. The rooms are superb, very old colonial style with beautiful wooden floors. The kitchen is very well stocked with cooking equipment and is very clean. The staff are friendly and waited for us for a long time at the airport as there was a big queue in passport control and arranged a nice taxi for us when we needed to go out and they were not available. There is also a supermarket 5 minute walk away. We had a very nice two night stay here.


86%

Very nice historical house! The dorms are nice and clean and with ensuite showers and toilets. Rooms are beautifully decorated, very spacious and probably best value for money if you are two or more. Facilities are good, the kitchen is very big and so is the courtyard with a pool - not sure it is really used though. The bar has a pool table and plenty to drink. Good service and quiet hostel. Only downside is the drop off which is more expensive than the dorm so not making sense for just a night

  • 4th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


97%

Really nice place to stay, very cozy atmosphere and friendly owner




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