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Bob's Bunk House

14/05/2017 15/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 12 January 2015 via mobile

We were picked up from the airport and brought back to Bobs and felt very welcomed. Everyone was helpfull with great advice. We stayed for 2 nights before our safari and came back for a further 3 nights after. The hostel has a lovely relaxed vibe to it and you dont feel out of place curled up in the louge...

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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
Reviewed 27 December 2014

It is located hardly 10 Mins from the Airport. If you call ahead, they'll arrange a pick up too, at a very reasonable price. And well, if you've read other reviews, You will be looking forward to the Beer Dispensing Coke Machine. :) Decent food outlets 2 Blocks away. Though the City is quiet far, but Bob will present you...

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Reviewed 23 December 2014

Bob and Joan were very friendly and helpful. The big mall was at 10 minutes drive and Bob gave us the remote for the gate to get in and out independently. We stayed at the 4-bed dorm, which we had to ourselves. For the price you cannot expect more. They even provide towels and the bathroom was very clean. I...

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Thank Daan V
Breda, The Netherlands
Reviewed 2 December 2014

Bob and Joan are two great people who are most willing to help you with booking tours, giving detailed information and giving directions to areas near but also far from Johannesburg. We stayed at their guesthouse three seperate nights. The first day we arrived late in the afternoon and Bob picked us up from the airport for a little fee....

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 1 November 2014

Awesome place to stay. Value for money! Good wifi, reasonably priced beers and a pool. Bob was very accommodating and laid back. Beer vending machine is a winner. Would definitely go back if I'm ever in the area again

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Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 September 2014

Bob is lovely, very relaxed and go with the flow type guy. Joan is also nice, but possibly a bit past the whole backpackers bunking in at her place and can be sometimes a little abrupt and impatient. However, the place is clean and close to the airport. There are a few fast food joints around but not a lot...

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39Design, Owner at Bob's Bunk House, responded to this review

Hi Shiloh, Thank you for your review. The bathroom is situated at the end of the 4 bed dorm and due to the layout of the building also needs to be used by the adjourning dorm room. We have investigated putting in sliding doors in each shower but due to the cost and the probability of them being damaged we...

Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 9 July 2014

the owners are friendly. but the condition of the hostel is comparably poor compare to the hostel in mosselbay or hermanus. the shared shower room is very small....the 10-beds bedroom is also too narrow. Probably, they have better rooms. But they didn't open it during my visit...so i have no choice. but still, i slept well that night.... if you...

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1Thank yijian g
New York City, New York
Reviewed 9 July 2014

We stayed at Bob's Bunk House 2 nights. We really enjoyed the staff. The place was clean and the WiFi was strong. The common areas are comfortable and relaxing. The kitchen is basic but has what you need (microwave, fridge,sink) They just remodeled the bathrooms and did a nice job. The showers were hot. They'll do a load of laundry...

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2Thank Taya K
Zwolle, The Netherlands
Reviewed 16 June 2014

A stay at Bob's Bunk House is a must in Jo'burg. In the friendly area of the city, Edenvale, it feels like home in the lovely house of Bob and Joan. Every evening you can relax, enjoy the music, drink some beers en sleep in the excellent clean beds. As Bob would say: 'That's nice!';) It is possible to go...

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Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 8 May 2014

A family run establishment that makes you feel right at home. Bob & Joan's son Darren picked me up at the airport in his "backie" and I had such a good time getting to know them around the bar that evening. Soon we were all laughing like old friends. Of course having a coke vending machine that spit out Hansa...

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39Design, Owner at Bob's Bunk House, responded to this review

Hi Ginger , So nice to hear from you again. You are a bundle of energy & yes it was great fun sharing all the stories round the bar. Hope you had lots of fun when you met up with your daughter. Thanks also for the e-mail & lovely pictures of your “ bakkie “, Yellowstone National Park & all...

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Bob's Bunk House is a comfortable hostel and guest house with a warm friendly atmosphere conveniently situated 10 minutes from Johannesburg International Airport. This is also the ideal venue for a base to explore all the Gauteng region has to offer. Bob's Bunk House is close to shopping centres, pubs, flea markets, restaurants and cinemas. There is a variety of rooms available ranging from hostel rooms to double en-suite rooms. All rooms are sunny, bright and comfortable. The lounge and TV room is available for guests' use and is the perfect spot to relax. Bob's Bunk House has been providing outstanding accommodation in Johannesburg to backpackers, tourists and business professionals since 1999. We are the Johannesburg hostel of choice for many regular visitors to Gauteng. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bob's Bunk House

Address: 40 St Anne Road | Hurlyvale Edenvale, Johannesburg 1610, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Price Range: €12 - €28 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“Pros and Cons of the two bunk rooms we know of: Ours was closest to the bathrooms, which is convenient, but, also means that the people in the other bunk room have to walk through your bunk room to access the bathrooms and showers. Choose accordingly. I believe Bob also offers a more private, upscale guesthouse (on the other side of the pool) but, I'm sure the price is higher. Most people observe the "quiet after 11:00 p.m" kind of rule -- not that it was written anywhere.”
  •                   View to courtyard through livingroom window
  •                   Bathroom windows viewed from courtyard side.
  •                   View to the Pool & Courtyard from dining room
pagetoyou, 8 Feb 2013 | Read review
“Take slippers or socks - tiled floors which can be cold at 5am!”
CharlotteB07, 14 Aug 2011 | Read review
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