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Reviewed 30 September 2014 via mobile

The place is ok, but the dorms too exploited… too many beds. Breakfast is bad, only bread and margarine The place is far from everything The owner accepts not only backpackers but also local preachers starting making noise at 5 am There are better places in joburg!

Thank valesnail
Reviewed 26 September 2014

The lodge is very cozy and made for a great couple nights as we arrived in Jo-Burg. My buddy and I felt very safe here. We were even able to leave our surfboard bag outside with no fear of theft and no issue at all. Patrick spent time with us talking through our travel plans. He was very helpful and...

Thank ryanoriley1
Tarrytown, New York
Reviewed 25 August 2014

I stayed here two nights, once before my tour with Selous, and once during the 11-day tour (in between Kruger Park and our trip up to Victorica Falls). There is no security here. The front gate is never locked. We went on a tour of Soweto while there and we were returned by our guide after dark. Our guide locked...

Thank Megan C
Durham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 August 2014 via mobile

Met at the airport by friendly man who offers transport to hostel guests for reasonable charge. Hostel itself very clean, electric blankets on beds in winter (which you will be very grateful for!) free tea and coffee, wifi small charge. Lovely bar with sport showing on the big screen and cheap drinks. Patrick keen to offer advice to his guests,...

Thank jenniferhelen92
Reviewed 28 June 2014 via mobile

This was where we stayed for our first night and Patrick helped us out with all our needs. The rooms and bathrooms are basic but the electric blanket on the cold South African nights were much appreciated. Great location for the airport as well. A good place to find your feet but renting a car is essential if you're staying...

Thank Callum S
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 10 June 2014

The place is lovely, nice communal area with loads of movies to watch. Fully stocked kitchen to use for cooking and complimentary tea, coffee and toast in the morning. Electric blankets keep you warm at night. Clean, hot showers and a beautiful big backyard. The owner of this place, Patrick, and his brother, Matthew, made our stay so enjoyable! We...

Thank emmafu
Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 25 May 2014

MBizi is a wonderful place to stay in Johannesburg. The hostel is clean, good location and safe place. The kicthen is complete and I used every day to prepare my dinner. Matthew and Patrick are so nice and helpful, specially Matthew who helped us with all tours.

1Thank Adriana_Sato
Steffisburg, Switzerland
Reviewed 15 April 2014

I was Staying ther for 3 Nights from the 6 to the 9 of May It is a Perfect Place to Stay Is Clean a Great Hot Shower a Great Clean Kitchen and lots of DVDs for hang around it makes just you do not want to leave this Place just feel at Home He has Good Information and he...

Thank marcryf
Morro del Jable, Spain
Reviewed 13 November 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights after we arrived from a long trip around Africa. We didnt explore the city and we stayed here to rest after heading south. The place is really nice, it has a cool bar and swimming pool. The owner was very friendly and the location is good, close to a chinese take away and 15...

Thank Daniel B
Mountain View, California, United States
Reviewed 17 October 2013

Stayed in September 2013 with my girlfriend, and despite having traveled for over 5 months around the world, I have not yet felt compelled to write a review of a lodging until now. Why Mbizi is the top-rated hostel in Johannesburg (on TripAdvisor and Hostelworld) either speaks to systemic, massive grade inflation on the part of the typical reviewer or...

2Thank JamesBradley5

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“Dorms are fine and comfortable”
 of 5 bubbles Dronin87, 20 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Nothing to say”
 of 5 bubbles marcryf, 14 Apr 2014 | Read review
“Don't bother with a private: it won't be”
 of 5 bubbles JamesBradley5, 17 Oct 2013 | Read review
“I loved having the cabin in the back...it was nice and quiet & I wasn't bothered by any other travellers early wake ups or anything!”
 of 5 bubbles RevnedCO, 28 Nov 2012 | Read review
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