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37 - 1st Avenue, Melville, Johannesburg, South Africa

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121 Total Reviews
  • 78%Value For Money
  • 78%Security
  • 78%Location
  • 71%Staff
  • 74%Atmosphere
  • 74%Cleanliness
  • 74%Facilities

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We got robbed right at the entrance of the hostel! When we arrived the staff didn´t tell us that we shouldn´t park our car outside. I chose Melville because it was supposed to be "safer" and we got our radio, spare tire and ever the steering wheel stolen!!! Choose another place to stay!!


Good, safe location. Nice part of Jo-burg. In winter the rooms can get very cold at night though. Also, the staff will book you taxis, but they'll book various ones each time. One tried to rip us off big time - the staff should not be letting this happen. Ask around about taxi prices and then find someone cheap and keep their contact details. Ask the staff to call them.


Amazing! Definitely will come back there. Safe, clean and a great atmosphere. :)

  • 14th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


We booked a room for two people and as we arrived they told us that our room wasn't available anymore. Luckily out friends switched the reservation with us so that they stayed in the dorm and we could have the room. Unfortunately the room was a really small cabin with one bed for one person that we had to share even though we paid for two people.


Get robbed in Front of the Hostel (20m away)

  • 23rd May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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