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    Brown Sugar Backpackers

    75 Observatory Avenue | Observatory Extension, Johannesburg 2198, South Africa
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    Traveller (33)
    Room & Suite (6)
    Dining (3)
    Overview
    • Excellent20%
    • Very good36%
    • Average24%
    • Poor10%
    • Terrible10%
    Travellers talk about
    “free pickup” (5 reviews)
    “hostel offers” (3 reviews)
    “pay rand” (2 reviews)
    Free Internet
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Pool
    Non-Smoking Hotel
    Airport Transportation
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    Bar/Lounge
    Pets Allowed
    Self-Serve Laundry
    Shuttle Bus Service
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    1 - 5 of 104 reviews

    Reviewed 28 August 2017

    Brown sugar had everything we needed from masses of information to friendly hosts. The facilities were great and the meals were excellent. The hosts went out of their way to ensure that we had everything we needed and provided lots of information that allowed us...More

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    Thank Joe B
    Reviewed 23 August 2017

    The hostel itself had good rooms and free breakfast and wifi. The staff was usually quite friendly, although not too interested in what we could do in Joburg. The kitchen for self-caterers was well equipped. Two negative things however were: The location is not really...More

    1  Thank vanessaclarke2016
    Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

    This is a nice place to stay but I was very let down by their lack of communication when it came to the free airport pick up. I emailed them the day before arriving at the airport to confirm if the free pick up was...More

    1  Thank markusmccraith
    Reviewed 5 June 2017

    My time here was very limited, but it did what it said on the tin - they picked me up from the airport as they said. The area they are within Johannesburg is.. dare I say, the rougher part of a rough town! The hostel...More

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    Thank PreeceDJ
    Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

    This place gave me a very bad experience. The customer service was not good. We were there for 3weeks we had to fight to get our room cleaned. The wifi is snail slow. Will never go back there again. Worst place I have ever been.

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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Internet
    • Free Parking
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Breakfast included
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Shuttle Bus Service
    • Free Parking
    • Airport Transportation
    • Breakfast included
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Bar/Lounge
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$24 - US$57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 15
    • Location
    • South Africa >
    • Gauteng >
    • Greater Johannesburg >
    • Johannesburg
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    Traveller (33)
    Room & Suite (6)
    Dining (3)
    Hotel & Grounds (35)
    Family and Play Areas (1)
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    Ogy_11
    15 January 2015|
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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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