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The Backpackers Ritz of Johannesburg Reviews

1A North Road, Dunkeld West, Johannesburg, South Africa

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105 Total Reviews
  • 60%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 80%Location
  • 67%Staff
  • 60%Atmosphere
  • 67%Cleanliness
  • 67%Facilities

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We love the central setting and the wonderful peace and quiet with am interesting history Thank You Jackie Huber

  • 10th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


Staff lacks understanding and acceptance of travelers issues like time zone changes and are generally unfriendly, at times, mocking. They behave like they are doing you a favor accepting your money. Place is run down and not well kept. No towels, soap, washing machines, tiny showers and toilets hard to maneuver in. Location is not bad, but still a 4-5 km walk to the Sandton train station. Local shopping mall nearby. Neighborhood seems safe as I was able to walk around at night with no issue

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