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Reviews of The Lodge & Backpacker Rosebank Johannesburg

Hostel | 219 Jan Smuts Avenue, Johannesburg, South Africa -

73.3% Overall Rating

10 out of 17 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (15/12/2012)

nevres murat musulluoglu thinks…

"It was on a big property and there are lots of open spaces, there is a big garden and poorly maintained big pool. This is a really big space it just needs lots of maintenance and better management.…"

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Facilities

  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Fax
  • Late check-out
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Internet café
  • Outside area
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Linen

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73.3%

Overall Rating

10 out of 17 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'The Lodge & Backpacker Rosebank Johannesburg'

Atmosphere
64.7%
Location
84.7%
Facilities
65.9%
Cleanliness
71.8%
Staff
80.0%
Value
70.6%
Safety
75.3%
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88.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Business / conference

15 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Cheap,safe,helpfull staff

Disliked: squeky beds

91.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Fatai Oladimeji Junaid

Alone

Family Holiday
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

29 September 2013 Fatai Oladimeji would recommend this property

Liked: Cool

Disliked: None

68.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

nevres murat musulluoglu

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

15 December 2012 nevres murat would recommend this property

Liked: It was on a big property and there are lots of open spaces, there is a big garden and poorly maintained big pool. This is a really big space it just needs lots of maintenance and better management. Part of the hostel is like a dormitory.

Disliked: Getting in and out of the property was very problematic. You had to wait for someone to open the door but lucky I never waited more than a minute.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

14 November 2011

Liked: It was cheap and the staff was very helpful.

Disliked: They charged for Internet and the service that they use is awful. It is nearby to a train station that is fairly pleasant, but the hostel itself is in a nondescript part of town and requires extensive security to get in, which does not make one feel safe.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Monalisa Magen

Alone

15 November 2010 Monalisa would recommend this property

Liked: I had a fantastic time. Looking for a good and cool location for trips to JHB and its surroundings and to think about the things i ve got to see before I came it was just the perfect place for me. Friendly staff and clean dorms.

Disliked: none

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Nichren Ikeda

With friends / other travellers

22 October 2010 Nichren would recommend this property

Liked: This is 1 of the most social hostels i have stayed at. Random people staying here drink, eat, cook&party together! They have multiple "Hanging out" rooms & if you are the least bit social you will be able to make friends. The location is great, in the middle of the most popular street, staff are very friendly & help you out with any questions.

Disliked: -

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Karen Stewart

Alone

15 October 2010 Karen would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: This hostel had a quiet B&B feel and was super clean!!! If you are looking for a clean, quiet place to stay it is perfect, and there seems to be a big mix in age ranges. Kitchen is great and there is a beautiful backyard. The owners were friendly and available to give information on what to do in the area. I would definitely stay here again.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Martin Rochan

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

08 October 2010 Martin would recommend this property

Liked: The staff at RBL is very friendly, ready to give advice and help. They made my stay pleasant, thank you!

Disliked: Martin left no negative feedback.

37.1%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

05 August 2010

Liked: The location

Disliked: Room was small, damp and cold. Facilities were non-existant. Staff were unhelpful and not at all welcoming. It didn't 'feel' like hostel, there was no atmosphere at all and the layout of the place was completely stupid, we felt isolated from everyone else staying there.

37.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

22 July 2010

Liked: nothing

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 20%

ben crockford

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

01 July 2010

Liked: location, staff friendlieness

Disliked: cold rooms, no space, poorly secured doors, little place to chill

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Mark Livsey

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

30 June 2010

Liked: Proximity to town and football stadiums

Disliked: The fact that there has been petty pilfering of food and drink.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

juan gil

10 June 2010 juan would recommend this property

Liked: cleanliness & frienliness staff

Disliked: juan left no negative feedback.