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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 1 week prior to 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

Full amount can be asked at any time between booking and arrival.
Cancellation policies apply.

Additional Terms and Conditions

Reception is open from 7am-8pm only. All guests need to pass through reception on arrival.

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

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


The Birches Backpacker Lodge

Book more than 14 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

The Birches Backpacker Lodge is a backpackers hostel offering safe and homely accommodation. High speed internet and WiFi all over the property as well as a Bluetooth enabled entertainment area allow superb connectivity. Barbeque weekends can be arranged. Free tea and coffee at all times plus a free basic continental breakfast. There is a sparking blue pool with a cocktail step and waterfall as well as a mini bar to relax. The front tea garden is tranquil with beautiful shaded birch trees. The lounge with Netflix leads onto a terrace overlooking the tea garden. The hostel will arrange at a surcharge shuttle buses from the airport doorstep to doorstep. No need to be concerned about how to get to the hostel. The hostel will arrange any tours or safaris that you need including car hire.

In the calm beautiful suburbs of Johannesburg, but 100m away from a public transport artery to the city center. Award winning restaurants within walking distance. Shops are within 600m, and major shopping centers are easy to reach with cheap buses. Close is the botanical gardens for runs and walks, as well as a small golf course within walking distance.

Homely rooms offer from dorm to private. Our dorms as well as the family room come with bunk beds.

The Birches Backpacker Lodge's Policies & Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 72hours before arrival.
Payment before arrival by EFT, cash, credit cards (Visa).
This property will require full payment before arrival.

Check in from 15:00 to 20:00 .
Check out from 07:00 to 10:00 .

Taxes included.
Continental Breakfast included.

Reception is open 07:00 - 20:00.
The property has limited reception hours and arrival times should be communicated.
No curfew.
Non smoking in buildings.
As it is a backpackers, children should be accompanied by adults/parents.
It is a homely property with no tolerance to drugs and illegal activities. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.3

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 8.0

  • Staff 8.7

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 7.3

  • Facilities 8.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    25 Mar 2019
    It's a great, lekker place and Ian the owner is sooo helpful. Dankie!
    Germany, Couple, 31-40
  • 10.0


    15 Dec 2018
    Very nice stuff and excellent location. Had a wonderful time at the birches backpackers
    Tanzania, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    29 Oct 2018
    I absolutely loved my stay at the birches. I couldn't have picked a better hostel to stay in. Jan the manager is so sweet and so helpful, she really made me feel so welcome as soon as I arrived. Ian who is the owner works in the evenings, he is a great guy, very kind and very helpful, you can sit down and have a good talk with him. The hostel itself is just beautiful. l felt very comfortable there and it had a homey feeling. I look forward to staying there again
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    18 Mar 2019
    Great smaller hostel, with only 14 beds - so don't expect a party hostel, although with the right group you can still have a bunch of fun. Ian (owner) is a top lad that will go out of his way to ensure your stay is exceptional and is a wealth of local knowledge. Close to all required amenities. Strong wifi. Solid continental breakfast. Secure and in a safe neighborhood.
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    23 Feb 2019
    I had a great stay at The Birches.. it is a very homily hostel, with a great kitchen and utensils. Stores and markets are just a 5 minute walk away. Staff are wonderful and always helpful and informative.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    21 Feb 2019
    Very nice place to stay in Joberg. staff is very friendly, Wi-Fi works very well, nice common areas, comfortable beds.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    19 Feb 2019
    I enjoyed my time here tremendously.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    24 Oct 2018
    Very nice stay. Clean e safe. Staff was pretty cool and helpful. I surely recommend!
    Brazil, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.4


    21 Mar 2019
    Had a blast there, definately worth it!!
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    13 Mar 2019
    It's s nice homely place to stay. Staff are grrreeatttt. Location is not amazing. Shops are a wee trek away but uber. Facilities are good including a reasonable breakfast. Pool and pool. (Table and swimming) I'll be back!
    England, Male, 41+
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Utensils
  • Express check-in / out
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi