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Reviews of Ghandi Backpackers Lodge Johannesburg Hostel

15 Doris Street, Kensington, Johannesburg, South Africa

Atmosphere 85%

Cleanliness 90%

Facilities 88%

Location 71%

Safety 90%

Staff 88%

Value 90%

Facilities

  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Late Check-out
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bar APM-96
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board Games
  • Cable TV
  • Cafe
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Currency Exchange
  • Free Parking
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Pool Table
  • Postal Service
  • Reading Light
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Telephone Fax Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Included
  • Towels for hire
  • Washing machine

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 00:00

Latest Check-out: 10:00

Policies

  • Credit Cards Not Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Taxes Included

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Atmosphere 85%

Cleanliness 90%

Facilities 88%

Location 71%

Safety 90%

Staff 88%

Value 90%

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80% Overall Rating
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  • Location - 40%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 100%
80% Overall Rating

Anonymous
05 Dec 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Amazing facilities.

Disliked: Bad location. Not friendly and safe area.

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
14 Apr 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Very nice Hostel with a bar, lounge (with TV) and pool table. It was nice to hang around in the bar, thank you Hainz for a warm stay.

Disliked: Would be nicer when everybody after his/ her breakfast would clean the dishes (otherwise it takes really long until cleaning ladies do that).

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
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  • Location - 80%
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  • Value - 100%
97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
03 Apr 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: ----

Disliked: ---

Customer would recommend this property

54% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 40%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 40%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 20%
  • Value - 60%
54% Overall Rating

Anonymous
30 Nov 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Good kitchen.

Disliked: Poor location and slightly blunt unapproachable staff.

46% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 20%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 40%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 40%
  • Value - 20%
46% Overall Rating

Anonymous
27 Jun 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: It was a safe and secure place to stay, close to a supermarket.

Disliked: Poor atmosphere - unfriendly hosts and very few travellers staying there. The hostel also tried to charge me for food and drinks that I never bought upon my departure, while charging me $20 for the airport transfer that I had been led to believe was included.

86% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 40%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
86% Overall Rating

Anonymous
08 Jun 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: The staff were nice.

Disliked: The location requires a carThey shut off Wifi before 11 pm and don't turn it on again until after 8 am

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
18 May 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Work / volunteering

Liked: Awesome place.. everything just felt like home. It's a beautiful house in a safe district, just not that easy to get there but they offer -free- airport pickup within 20min after calling! The kitchen was fully equipped, potatoes, onions, a lot of spices, free instant coffee all day, breakfast and towell included... what do you want more? I'll definitely come back. Highly recommendable!P.s. it's really cheap renting a car in JHB (like 20-24$/day)

Disliked: Nothing really. Just not that easy to get there without car/cab. The train station nearby is supposed to be unreliable and dangerous.

Customer would recommend this property

86% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 100%
86% Overall Rating

Anonymous
20 Apr 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture, Visiting friends or family

Liked: The location was very good (close to the city centre). The staff was friendly and helpfull.

Customer would recommend this property

77% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 80%
77% Overall Rating

Anonymous
28 Feb 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Events / festivals, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: nice bar area, familiar atmosphere

Customer would recommend this property

80% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 40%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 100%
80% Overall Rating

Anonymous
23 Feb 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: nice facilties, expecially the kitchen... pool and pool tablepick-up and drop-off transfer are carried out by the hostel staff

Disliked: the rooms were fine but not in any way special or visually pleasing...lots of mosquitoesit is probably a proplem specific not to this hostel but to joburg: if you dont have your own car, you need to get everywhere by taxi... but probabaly there are places where there are more things closeby than here (e.g. restaurants, shops, atm)...

Customer would recommend this property

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