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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 April 2014

10km from the airport and when we arrived were told that the hostel was closed. The owner had not paid her utility bills so the electricity and water were cut off. She then fled to Capetown and didn't inform anyone with confirmed bookings that the hostel was closed. Unbelievably bad. Thankfully still had our airport taxi. Unfortunately got hammered on...

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Ostersund, Sweden
Reviewed 15 November 2013

We had this hostel as kind of a pit stop on our way to and from Krugerpark. We stayed there for 2 nights total, 1 night at a time. It was nice, the staff was kind and friendly. They also have three cute little dogs running around, spreading joy. The kitchen was not very clean, ants were crawling from the...

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Reviewed 9 November 2013

I landed in Johannesburg to find my driver wasn't their waiting and Lakeview emails were bouncing back. I called and was told my driver would be there in 10minutes. Half an hour later he arrives. He was very nice but having to wait in total 50minutes, after 20 hours of travel was not impressive. When I arrived my room lacked...

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1Thank Emily C
Chennai
Reviewed 8 August 2013

This was my first trip to South Africa and I arrived late at night (23:30) and I had emailed them about my arrival at lakeview@iburst.co.za but the email bounced and I was worried. I could not call the number as well. But, when my cab dropped me in front of Lakeview, I called Ronelle and she was very helpful and...

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2Thank srini091
essex
Reviewed 15 April 2013

Stayed for 4 nights in total. They arranged an airport pick up and drop off saving us 100 rand. You just feel at ease here, anything can be arranged. Its 10 min walk to the supermarket and some food courts. Thr only thing to make it perfect would have been wifi! You can pay to use the internet though!

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1Thank sam12370
Hong Kong
Reviewed 9 April 2013

Situated near the airport, they will arrange to have a taxi pick you up if you call them at the airport. Depending on the time of day, the price may differ, so i confirmed the price on the phone first so i knew how much to give the taxi. Drop offs back to the airport work the same way, and...

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Thank ShazUCLA
Salisbury, North Carolina
Reviewed 2 March 2013

What an awesome group of welcoming, friendly, interesting people running a charming backpackers! They took excellent, personalized care of us. The owners were approachable but not overbearing, easy-going but always available for questions or concerns. We really did feel as if we were staying with good friends! A fun, low-key atmosphere where the staff are often mingling with guests, but...

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1Thank RobinSPH
Nelspruit
Reviewed 20 January 2013

I left this place feeling like I'd stayed over at a friend's house! The owners are absolutely lovely people, always willing to help or just have a chat. It was a great place to meet other travelers and everyone hung around the bar in the evening. The whole experience was just very chilled and informal. It certainly isn't one of...

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 January 2013

I can't praise this Hostel highly enough. But I can try.. The 'staff' of Rhonel and Cornelius are happy to leave you to your own devices or to help plan, organise and advise on your whole stay. The accom itself is superbly located from the airport (book the pick-up, drop-off the Hostel provides as cabs are way more expensive), has...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 December 2012

I stayed here on my way over to Mozambique as a solo traveller. I met a very welcoming couple who had just taken over the place. They were informative, helpful and friendly. Even ended up enjoying beers and a meal with them and two others who were staying at the hostel in the evening. It is also possible for them...

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Address: 39 Porto Amelia Road | Bonaero Park 1622, Kempton Park, Johannesburg, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Price Range: €12 - €26 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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“The 4-bed room didn't seem to have too many outlets to charge things, but around the other common areas you can use some. Blankets are super comfy, although the mattress I had didn't provide too much support (there was a large depression in the middle).”
 of 5 bubbles ShazUCLA, 9 Apr 2013 | Read review
“All of the rooms are always clean and the people their are friendly. Just learn how to work the shower from Ronel first. :-)”
 of 5 bubbles TeeT_12, 29 Jan 2012 | Read review
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