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Lebo's Soweto Backpackers

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San Luis Obispo, California
Reviewed 27 November 2015

STOP what you are doing in Johannesburg and GO to Lebo's Soweto Backpackers if you want to see the real Soweto beyond the usual tourist stops. While I didn't stay at the hostel, I was honored to take their half-day cycling tour of the township, which included a delicious lunch and refreshing local drinks (Soweto version of Gatorade) along the...

Thank Rudetao
Frankfurt, Germany
Reviewed 8 October 2015

Lebo´s Backpackers was the best choice to start our southafrica trip. It´s a little oasis with lovely and friendly people. Always in a good mood the staff is doing really interesting bike tours through Soweto. The bar always has cold beers and there are enough chill out areas. The breakfast and dinner we had was very good. We liked Lebo´s...

Thank romy313
Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 6 September 2015

I've been been here two years in a row and within that one year span they've renovated the front yard and really improved the food. It was a wonderful place to begin with but now it's even better! It's hands down one of my favorite hostels with an extremely friendly staff, very welcoming atmosphere, and an awesome courtyard and front...

Thank Ellen O
Queens, New York
Reviewed 20 August 2015

Lebo's Backpacker's is a great spot to stay, right in the heart of Soweto. The rooms are comfortable and the food is excellent. There's a campfire going every night so you'll always have a relaxing night with good company. Great place to meet like-minded travelers. The staff is genuinely friendly as well. Do the bike tour while you're there. Just...

Thank Arthur E
Paris, France
Reviewed 20 August 2015

Staff is pleasant and professional. The bicycle tour is really great though maybe too short for my tastes. Dorms and bathrooms were very clean and well furnished. Dinners and lunches were great. All in all a very good stay :)

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Reviewed 20 August 2015

Nice place nice team nice food nice room ! Everything was excellent . We had very good moment in lebo's guesthouse . Definitly the Best place to be in South Africa ! Thanks for the very good moment and for all you need ! Alexa

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Coffee Bay, South Africa
Reviewed 19 August 2015

Once one lets go of their "township" stories and allows Lebo's to reshape their mind, Soweto becomes a very powerful and interesting place! Amazing staff and great place! This is an island everyone has to see.

Thank Hotsauces
Nelspruit, South Africa
Reviewed 17 August 2015

This is a great backpackers in Soweto you made to feel welcome. Staff are friendly food is excellent Rooms are dorms they are basic and this is all one needs if you want a private ask the owners to organize a guest house for you. We take groups here as it is a great place to get a vibe and...

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Oakland, California
Reviewed 13 August 2015

I got here purely by chance. I certainly wasn't expecting to stay in Soweto. I am not the typical backpacker. But i enjoyed the vibe, homeliness, the chance to interact over drinks and the fireplace with other backpackers and the local Soweto inhabitants. I got there too late to enjoy the tours but i'm asking my wife and my kids...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 24 July 2015

We took the kids (ages 14 & 16) on the 4 hour bicycle tour of Soweto - Jazz was our guide. What an amazing trip, and so wonderful to learn more about this amazing country and our history. Truly humbling, yet so invigorating.....

1Thank Craig P

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Address: 10823A Pooe Street | Orlando West, Johannesburg 1804, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Price Range: €10 - €29 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 18
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“The double room is lovely!”
 of 5 bubbles annaoY2016PD, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a fan to be put in your room in the hot summer months.”
 of 5 bubbles garethcraig, 5 May 2016 | Read review
“Dorms are cramped and crowded. There are only 2 single options. The double room is the best room but is expensive if you are on a budget.”
 of 5 bubbles littletripper1968, 19 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Have both shared and private rooms, according to your preference.”
 of 5 bubbles 277tamaraw, 27 Jan 2016 | Read review
“The room located just behind the reception is a bit noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles 529franka, 3 Oct 2014 | Read review
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