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The Hague, The Netherlands
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hostel itself has a nice vibe with several outdoor lounging areas, a fireplace en a couple of rooms. It is conveniently located in Soweto to visit the sights in the area such as Mandela's home, the Hector Pieterson memorial en museum and the Orlando towers. There are a number of opportunities to engage in organised walking and cycling tours...

Thank Frederique L
Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

I stayed for one night and did the four hour cycling tour. I did not regret it. The staff are incredibly friendly and the opportunity you get to experience the area with locals is unparalleled. I felt safe and welcomed - the whole set up was completely trusting. I had organised an airport pick up which didn't turn up. I...

Thank Kayleigh P
Reviewed 8 December 2016

A group of us joined Lebo's cycle tour through Soweto. What an excellent and amazing experience!! Our guide, Chico, was very well informed and gave us a real African experience. We visited different communities, from the poorest of the poor where we were made to feel like honoured guests, to the ''yuppies' of Vilikazi Street where Chico gave an excellent...

Thank Appie P
Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 3 December 2016

I planned to stay one night at Lebo's in Soweto but ended up staying two (and would have loved to stay even longer). Lebo's lovely staff make this backpackers a very special place, and the bike tour with Linda was one of the highlights of my time in Joburg. I'd highly recommend anyone to spend a couple of days in...

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Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Lebo's Backpackers is one of the best places we visited during our stay in South Africa. Integrated in the local community, this place provides plenty of opportunities to truly interact with locals. The crew is wonderful, friendly, helpful and makes you feel very welcome. We especially enjoyed how open this place is - it was the first time we didn't...

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Really cool way to see Soweto! We were picked up at our hotel and brought to Soweto where we met Linda, our guide for the day. Linda is a native of Soweto and was so knowledgable - we learned a ton throughout the 4 hour tour. It's a good workout while not being too strenuous - and despite rain we...

Thank Michael K
London, UK
Reviewed 30 November 2016

I took the four-hour tuk-tuk tour, and it was great. The right mix of entertaining and informative, seeing both the modern condition of Soweto as well as its history, hope and heartbreak. Our guide was fantastic and knew a lot about the various communities of the township.

1Thank shaunism
San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

My mother and I took the 4-hour tuk tuk tour on recommendation from my travel group. It was an excellent view of the history of the area from the viewpoint of people that actually live and work there. I knew that I did not want to take a tour from someone offering it in a big bus like the citizens...

Thank DamaliC
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Just took a tour there but next time for sure I would also stay the night there. A lovely place in Soweto, where real township life happens. It's nicely designed and offers plenty of activities. I took the bike tour which was well guided and totally safe You could talk to staff and get more explanation. Lunch in their beautiful...

Thank Julia F
Austin, Texas
Reviewed 31 October 2016

I stayed at Lebo's Backpackers for 4 nights.The first night I arrived late around 11 pm. The next morning I went to reception to check in. I didn't get a warm welcome nor did I get an orientation of the property. I signed up to do the 4 hour bicycle tour that morning, which I really enjoyed. My only complaint...

Thank Tamika H

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Address: 10823A Pooe Street | Orlando West, Johannesburg 1804, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Price Range: £10 - £26 (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.”
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“The room located just behind the reception is a bit noisy.”
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