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Sleek Backpackers Reviews

477 Jan Smuts Avenue, (off Republic Road), Johannesburg, South Africa

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66 Total Reviews
  • 50%Value For Money
  • 60%Security
  • 60%Location
  • 60%Staff
  • 50%Atmosphere
  • 40%Cleanliness
  • 40%Facilities

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  • 8th Sep 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


This was a rather horrible experience for us. After coming in from a 5 hour drive, we needed a welcoming place to rest. Instead after struggling to find the place, we were greeted but a shady looking joint with 4-5 young, rather gangsta'-esque (at least to my American eyes), young men running a haphazard operation. We stayed the cold night, but cancelled our second day's reservation and went to the Mercure Hotel. The extra $25 per night was so, so worth it!


We had a very nice stay at the Sleek Backpackers! Everything was fine. This was the best backpackers I've ever stayed at.

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