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The Backpackers Ritz of Johannesburg Reviews

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

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109 Total Reviews
  • 75%Value For Money
  • 65%Security
  • 70%Location
  • 55%Staff
  • 65%Atmosphere
  • 65%Cleanliness
  • 55%Facilities

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The aesthetics are amazing!

  • 29th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The garden and a pool is very nice! Rooms and showers are clean but a bit decrepit. There are no bar anymore. The self-catering kitchen is good. One of the two owners seems to be little bored to his work, but the other one is really wonderful and always like a sunshine. The former one tried to charge too much for the airport pickup and misadvised us with some traffic connection information. Still a nice stay!


The young guy on reception says some very inappropriate things and makes going to main house very uncomfortable when he is there. No one stays here. It's very awkward and I would not recommend staying here if your travelling by yourself. Everything is very old and run down. This property has great potential but general maintenance needs to be done. This is more a family home stay as the kids are always around.

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