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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  • Nice Location
  • Helpful Staff
  • Good 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 6.0

  • Security 6.0

  • Location 6.0

  • Staff 6.0

  • Atmosphere 6.0

  • Cleanliness 6.0

  • Facilities 6.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    15 Nov 2019
    Awesome chill-out place! Perfect if you leaving or arriving in Joburg. Loved my stay here (second time this trip).
    Netherlands, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    01 Dec 2019
    Lakeview was awesome! It's a quaint little house a few km away from JNB. Described by the staff as a common stopover for those venturing off elsewhere in SA; for us, we were here one night before heading to Kruger, and for that, it was a very relaxing place to get great sleep for one night. There are some cute animals living here as well, and a great view to look at while relaxing by the pool in the back. Free coffee and tea, and laundry offered onsite! I highly recommend.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    26 Jul 2019
    Great place to stay if you are flying from OR Tambo Airport the next day as we were. It's very close to the airport so its an easy and cheap taxi there. We didnt go into Johannesburg itself so not sure how well located it is for exploring the city, but this place is ideal for a nights stop either before or after flying. Clean rooms with good showers and a nice place to chill out in and chat to other guests. Owner is very friendly too and recommends good places for food!
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    11 Jan 2020
    Great small hostel close to the airport! The hosts were really nice. The outdoor patio had a great view and strong WiFi so nice to sit outside while working. Pool looked nice though didn’t have time to go in. The bathrooms are old and could be revamped but otherwise a great hostel!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    16 Aug 2019
    It's basically a place to stay if you are doing krugger park connections, because is close to the airport. But it's very hard to move around without a car in this area. Owner is super friendly
    Chile, Male, 31-40
  • 8.6


    14 Oct 2019
    Such a great place close to the Joburg Airport
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 8.6


    05 Sep 2019
    Excellent staff!
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 8.3


    28 Aug 2019
    Good and well-equipped hostel. 10 min by Uber from the Airport. The staff and the garden are really good.
    Spain, Male, 18-24
  • 6.0


    19 May 2020
    Didn't make it.
    USA, All Male Group, 31-40
  • 5.7


    03 Mar 2020
    Friendly, relaxed staff. I agree with some other reviews that the bathroom could use some patching up. The room itself was clean, but the cupboards were very dirty (mold), these definitely should be fixed. Relatively close to the airport, ok for a stopover.
    Netherlands, Male, 31-40
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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