HostelBookers Logo
WEBSITE FEEDBACK
No booking fees

Reviews of Bob's Bunkhouse

Hostel | 40 St. Anne Rd, Edenvale, Johannesburg, South Africa 1610

90.3% Overall Rating

71 out of 77 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (30/04/2014)

"Bob and Joan are very welcoming and knowledgeable ppl. A joy to be around! Great tours on offers and clean kept beds and facilities."

Read all Bob's Bunkhouse reviews

Facilities

  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Laundry service
  • BBQ area
  • Communal kitchen
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

Important Information

All bookings made for 7 or more nights will require a pre-authorization, please contact us in 48 hours or your booking will be cancelled. Please send us an e-mail to arrange the Pick Up and also call us on arrival.

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Johannesburg?

Contact us directly

See other properties in Johannesburg

The Melville Palm
10.30 USD

Hostel 77.6% 7 reviews
Johannesburg Backpackers
14.23 USD

Hostel 84.8% 6 reviews
Rosebank Boarding House
9.36 USD

Hostel Not yet rated
The Lodge & Backpacker Rosebank Johannesburg
8.43 USD

Hostel 73.3% 17 reviews
Sleek Hostel
8.90 USD

Hostel 75.9% 57 reviews
Accoustix Backpackers Hostel
8.90 USD

Hostel 77.6% 86 reviews
Backpackers Ritz
13.11 USD

Hostel 67.9% 12 reviews
Curiocity Backpackers
14.98 USD

Hostel Not yet rated

Enter dates to check prices


  •  
    Invalid date
     
    Invalid Date - Cannot be in the past
     
    Invalid Date - Check-Out cannot be beyond 01/09/2015

  •  
    Invalid date
     
    Invalid Date - Cannot be in the past
     
    Invalid Date - Check-Out cannot be beyond 01/09/2015
     
    Your check-out date is before your check-in date. Please check your dates and try again.
     
    Bookings can only be made for a maximum period of 31 days. Please enter alternative dates and try again.

processing
90.3%

Overall Rating

71 out of 77 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Bob's Bunkhouse'

Atmosphere
88.0%
Location
76.0%
Facilities
87.2%
Cleanliness
96.0%
Staff
95.2%
Value
92.0%
Safety
97.6%
Refine your results Showing 65 of 71 reviews 1 | 2 | 3   Next
Reset filter
80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

31 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was cheap and clean. Bob & Joan were nice.

Disliked: Any time I would ask to borrow the phone to call a taxi (there is basically no other way to move around here) I had a hard time getting Bob or Joan to lend it. However, to be fair, they always ended up helping me but it still felt awkward.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

05 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: -

Disliked: -

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

29 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly, welcoming and cozy.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

30 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Bob and Joan are very welcoming and knowledgeable ppl. A joy to be around! Great tours on offers and clean kept beds and facilities.

Disliked: A bit far from the CBD with limited transport available,

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Antonio Rodrigues

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

17 March 2014 Antonio would recommend this property

Liked: Clean place and relaxing

Disliked: Not much fun

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

06 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice pool! Owners nice and honest. Free wifi AND breakfast (not that common in SA!)

Disliked: Dorm tiny, no space for luggage and no headroom in beds. One bathroom for males and females (weird situations). Location (200 Rand one-way to park station, puh), but close to airport.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Andrzej Major

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

04 October 2013 Andrzej would recommend this property

Liked: Bob is great, very friendly and helpful indeed !!!

Disliked: Andrzej left no negative feedback.

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

Andy Liu

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Work / volunteering

13 August 2013 Andy would recommend this property

Liked: Very good hostel...clean and Bob is a great guy.

Disliked: Location is a bit out of the way.

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

Anton Rydstedt

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

01 May 2013 Anton would recommend this property

Liked: Could not wish for anything more! Bob and joan are both very friendly and helpful, nice and clean rooms and it is easily accessable from the airport!

Disliked: Anton left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Evy Lenaerts

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

02 July 2012 Evy would recommend this property

Liked: The property is located very close to OR Tambo International Airport and close to a Pick 'n Pay supermarket. The property is very clean and has a large sitting area, where you can just relax or chat with other travellers. Bob and Joan really know how to make people feel at home! Their friendliness and helpfulness is just superb! Although I only stayed for one night, I would definitely recommend this place to other travellers!

Disliked: Evy left no negative feedback.

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

Kenneth Starrs

Alone

Visiting friends or family

08 May 2012 Kenneth would recommend this property

Liked: Bob and Joan were excellent hosts.They can offer trips locally and can offer very useful local adviceThey try to make one feel at home and offer a free Airport pick up service.The Hostel is very clean and very secure and there is a pool in the grounds.It is a good place to meet other travellers and to exchange views.The Hostel is close to shops/restaurants...recommend Windmill Cafe/W Dong Chinese....both excellent...7 mins walk?

Disliked: None....but Johannesburg in general has no bus service(to speak of)so it is not so easy to move about.One can use the local mini taxis(as I did)...but some locals are not keen on those.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

07 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: this is the best hostel I have stayed at, the owners are so helpful and friendly and the property is very quaint and clean, such a friendly atmosphere and would definately stay again as you feel so welcome.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

STANLEY MARCHON

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

10 April 2012 STANLEY would recommend this property

Liked: Close to airport

Disliked: Need a taxi if you dont have your own car to visit Joberg. But if you want a transit place without the Joberg experience this may be your thing.

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

JOZEF PAPCUN

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

03 April 2012 JOZEF would recommend this property

Liked: Really friendly and helpful staff. Nice property.

Disliked: JOZEF left no negative feedback.

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

Holley Skene

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

27 March 2012 Holley would recommend this property

Liked: Bob and Joan are warm and welcoming and full of helpful information. The place is clean and safe, and perfect if you want to be near to the airport. Close to restaurants and shops. Great facilities and a nice pool, comfy beds and lots of hot water...can't complain about anything!

Disliked: Nothing...not too close to the CBD if that's what you're after...a taxi is quite expensive!

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

conrad okonga

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Shopping

19 March 2012 conrad would recommend this property

Liked: The atmosphere was so good and the company of the people that were staying there at the time I was there was so great.

Disliked: The beds are some how squeezed within the dormitory.

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

Charlotte Rowley

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

31 January 2012 Charlotte would recommend this property

Liked: Bob and Joan were really friendly and welcoming. The hostel is spotlessly clean, with a great little kitchen that you can use. Bob organised a city day trip for us with short notice, which was great. The location is safe to walk around - short walk to the shops and a large supermarket. Very highly recommended!

Disliked: nothing

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

Gabor Csupity

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

16 January 2012 Gabor would recommend this property

Liked: bobs is a perfect place to chill out, bit far away from the action but they offer good daytours around town.

Disliked: nothing

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

Colleen Houghting

As a family with children

Events / festivals

19 December 2011 Colleen would recommend this property

Liked: The property was really clean, swimming pool in good condition clear water and the garden is a delight to sit in and relax.

Disliked: Only thing i didnt really like was walking through the next dorm to get to the bathroom, but i suppose backpackers is exactly that practical.

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

Maria Leikert

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

16 November 2011 Maria would recommend this property

Liked: this is a great place to stay - would totally recommend staying here if you wanna see Joburg but still know, that you have a nice hostel to come back to in the evening. Joan and Bob help me heaps organizing various trips in town and in SA. They always have guests safety and comfort on their mind and go out of their way to help you. Pick up from the airport worked good as well. Thanks for a great time!

Disliked: can't say that I disliked anything! Gonna be back here soon enough.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Robert Weniger

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

27 September 2011 Robert would recommend this property

Liked: The staff are really helpful and make you feel right at home!

Disliked: The layout of the bathroom in the larger dorms makes it fairly noisy at night and in the morning, since you have to walk through a separate dorm room to reach the bathrooms

74.3%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Work / volunteering

22 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Bob and Joan run a very clean, secure hostel and the help that they provide to travellers is excellent.

Disliked: The location. Edenvale is situated well outside from Joberg and is a somewhat drab spot. There is nothing worth seeing walking distance.

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

Rafael Melo

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

20 August 2011 Rafael would recommend this property

Liked: I was feeling at home during my stay in Bob's Bunkhouse. Bob and his wife are extremely friendly and they are always making sure everyone feels at home. There everybody can also book different tours around the city and can be sure your safety is 100%guarantee and in my opinion this is very convenient. Next time I come to south africa again I will stay there, for sure! I recommend Bob's Bunkhouse to everyone.

Disliked: nothing

48.6%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

18 August 2011

Liked: family atmosphere

Disliked: many things, read above. Plus they have a taxi driver who works with them, in other words no choice to have the tours by some one else. Airport pick ups are NOT always free.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

12 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I felt very safe and had a good time staying in this Hostel. Bob and his wife are really lovely.

Disliked: People had to walk through our dorm to get to the bathroom.