The Backpackers Ritz of Johannesburg Reviews
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I had a lovely stay at Ritz! Staff was a bunch of hilarious people and all so helpful and nice. Place is located a bit far from the city centre but the area felt safe and still there was all that you needed in walking distance. Rooms were nice and neat as well as the other facilities there. Many thanks :)
There's only one problem with the place, which is the double bed in the private room is quite old and saggy. It was difficult for my partner (who has a chronic back problem) to sleep comfortably on the bed. On the other hand, the dorm bunks are fine. With all that out of the way, I must say that this place is a gem. The host family is super friendly and helpful. The dinner cooked and served at the hostel is worth every rand. It's in a safe and convenient location.
The hostel staff were helpful and pointed us in the right direction of shops etc. The room was nice and the facilities were good, although having stayed in other hostels in Johannesburg, it was average - but there was nothing wrong as such!