Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

50% of the balance is non refundable in case of cancelation or reduction in numbers.

Additional Terms and Conditions

50% security deposit is required for groups staying more than 1 night.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

Lakeview Backpackers is under new management. We have a nice outside pool and BBQ area where you can relax, overlooking the lake. The large kitchen is fully equipped and the lounge and dining room is spacious with comfy couches and satellite TV. All tours from Soweto township tours to Kruger Park camping can be arranged for you by the staff. We offer all you need to set you up for traveling in Southern Africa.

The property is located in a peaceful residential neighbourhood overlooking a lake. Only 5 km from OR Tambo International airport overlooking Blaaupan lake and bird sanctuary, it feels like your close to nature but still near the city. Shops, restaurants and bars are 1km from the the hostel Lakeview Backpackers.

We offer a range of rooms - from dormitory to single, private double or twin rooms. Towels and linen are provided. We also offer free WiFi that covers most of the property. Families and children are more than welcome at Lakeview Backpackers.

Lakeview Backpackers Policies & Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 48 hours before arrival.
Payment upon arrival by cash.

Check in from 14:00 to 23:00 .
Check out before 10:30 .

Taxes included.
Breakfast not included.

24 hour Reception.
No curfew.
Families and children are more than welcome at Lakeview Backpackers.
Please take note that we do have 2 small dogs and a cat that loves attention. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.7

  • Security 8.8

  • Location 8.5

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 7.9

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    02 Apr 2019
    Our stay at Lakeview backpackers went above and beyond expectations for a hostel. Ronel and her team there are just amazing, are so helpful and fun! It was perfect for our days around flights in and out of Johannesburg, very close to the airport. The hostel itself is an older home retrofitted to be a cool hostel environment. If you are looking for a 5 star hotel, look elsewhere but if you are looking for a convenient location, very friendly and helpful staff, and a welcoming vibe then book here!
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.7


    16 May 2019
    I really loved both my stays here. It felt like I was hanging out at a friend's house. The owners/staff are very personable and kind. It's close to the airport, in a seemingly safe neighborhood and has one of the most chill and comfortable environments I've ever felt while staying at a hostel. I'd definitely stay here again if ever back in town!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    29 Jan 2019
    This is a good place if you are arriving late at O R Tambo. I liked that they would pick me up and deliver me back to the airport the next day.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    07 Apr 2019
    I meant to stay here for 1 day, but it was so relaxing I decided to stay for 5 days for some rest and recovery before flying into Cape Town. Also I didn’t see any bugs (to address a previous review I read.) The staff went above and beyond for me, including jump starting my friends car, taking me to and from the grocery store and they had one glass of my wine and replaced the whole bottle. I will definitely stay here again before flying out of Africa
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    22 Mar 2019
    Perfect location for any late night arrivals or early mornimg departures from OR Tambo Airport. Spacious room with only a few beds was a nice change to typical dorms. Multiple lounge areas, big outdoor area and well equipped kitchen (supermarket or fast food options in walking dslistance). Bathrooms could do with a lick of paint, but strongest water pressure ever had in a hostel. 100% will stay again before my next departure flight.
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9


    26 Jan 2019
    Lakeview Backpackers is a very relaxing hostel with a very friendly staff. The hostel is about 10 minutes away from the airport in a quiet safe neighborhood. Groceries are about a 15 minute walk away. Unfortunately, there were no lockers on the premise, but the location felt secure nevertheless. It is a great place if you are looking for a quiet place to chill or for a quick transfer to the airport.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    14 Apr 2019
    Just had a short overnight stay on a road trip but enjoyed staying here. We arrived fairly late in the evening, but the owner was friendly and accommodating. Place was clean. Would definitely stay again.
    South Africa, Male, 31-40
  • 8.6


    19 Feb 2019
    The place is really good if you want to spend 1 night in Johannesburg and then catch another flight. The city is far away but the neighborhood is really safe and nice to walk.
    Chile, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    14 Mar 2019
    Ronel n Francois awesome couple and is a great place for travelers close to the airport.
    India, Male, 41+
  • 8.3


    01 Feb 2019
    I stayed here my first day in Johannesburg to have a relaxing, calm stay before going into the center city. It was mostly empty when I was there- which was quite nice tbh. Their wifi is kinda so-so and they blocked netflix, itunes, youtube and any other streaming service that sucks up data... but they let me watch netflix on their tv. It's a very home-y vibe and doesn't feel like a typical chaotic hostel. There aren't any restaurants nearby but you can walk to a grocery 20 min away to cook meals
    USA, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Cots Available
  • Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Wake-up calls
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • Wii