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Brown Sugar Backpackers

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Reviewed 21 July 2016

I stayed here a few times both in dorm room and private rooms, the staff are usually friendly and helpful, the facilities are good, especially the kitchen is big and useful. It's close to China town and Eastgate more, not much to do in the...More

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Reviewed 18 July 2016

If you're coming from a long flight, having an airport pickup is a big advantage. It is a nice estate with quality rooms, and the breakfast was typical backpacker fare which is fine considering there are no other real options in the area. Considering the...More

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Response from LiezelRoux, Owner at Brown Sugar BackpackersResponded 17 October 2016

Thanks for the review. Even though we specialise in accommodation we also offer transfers at the set rates to popular destinations, if the driver is available. We charge about R15 per kilometre and due to the many stops, traffic and turn around time to Park...More

Reviewed 25 June 2016

Had a little trouble getting them on the public phone at the airport,but we managed. Three women also going there.We went to Post"Hey 19"& the van soon showed up. We had to past 2 checkpoints to get into the residential location.But those checkpoints were not...More

Thank ricobee
Response from LiezelRoux, Owner at Brown Sugar BackpackersResponded 17 September 2016

Thank you for the review. Breakfast is served from 07h00-10h00 but if you leave before 07h00 and reception was informed of your early departure, we make sure you have a "Take Away Breakfast" and cup of coffee or tea before you leave. Random traffic spot...More

Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

A friend and I stayed in this hostel for 2 days whilst traveling in South Africa. The twin room was nice: table, wardrobe,radiator, fan, quiet at night, hot shower. Towels can be rented. Excellent free breakfast was included, which was a massive perk: eggs, beans,...More

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Reviewed 4 May 2016

great backpacker just as it should be. nice bar, great braai, awesome views, super friendly staff, free breakfast! supermarket and China town is in walking distance. bars and clubs not too far away. great place to chill!

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Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Response from Joe B | Reviewed this property |
Not really. I went to a couple of bars near the university and got an Uber home. Johannesburg is not somewhere that I was particularly interested in nightlife because we were constantly being warned about safety. I saved... More
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Response from LiezelRoux | Property representative |
Yes, we have a large communal kitchen with gas stoves, ovens and all the pots, pans and utensils needed to whip up your own meals. Breakfast is included from 07h00 to 10h00. We also have a 10-burner gas grille on the bar... More
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"The upper dorm has a large balcony with great views."
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"All rooms were great. I stayed in The Glass Room which has a glass roof."
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"love the cabins at the back."
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"Breakfast is very good,eggs every day,but no bananas."
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