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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thankfully we stayed there only one night, because an extra night would have been horrible. We had booked a separate room, which would have been great except that the room window was right opposite the dormitory room. This resulted in extreme noise from the moment we checked in till 4am, where we heard drunk people fighting, loud music and also...

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Reviewed 22 June 2016

I travelled a little around SA and found this very reasonable backpacker in Johannesburg. Basic ...but clean and conveniently located close to Rosebank Mall. The rooms are very basic but beds are comfortable and the room is clean. A little cold but I was able to request an extra blanket from reception. The price was great and the staff were...

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Windhoek, Namibia
Reviewed 8 May 2016

I arrived on Tuesday the 3rd of May 2016 and stayed until 7th May 2016. I asked for a single room with a private bathroom.Thereafter I was informed that its R392 per night. I asked again whether its the correct price for a single room and i was reassured that it is.Only to find out in the room that there...

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Wilmington, North Carolina
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Find somewhere else to stay. I booked a room for 6 nights at the Rosebank Backpacker. After only 2 nights I had to check out and find other accommodation. I understand now why they have a no refunds policy. The "parking" that they offer is ridiculous. You must drive through the gate and, while on an incline, attempt to fit...

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Thank Christopher R
Flam, Norway
Reviewed 30 November 2015 via mobile

Im travelling with the Bazbus and every place until Rosebank Backpackers have been fantastic! Arrived early, dorm was just getting ready. Once I got the room, there were still no bedlinens and it was hair, dirt and insects everywhere. Backpackers or not, this was disgusting - worst I've ever seen! Left for lunch, and when I came back the dorm...

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1Thank AlexBaier
Reinette M, Owner at Rosebank Lodge and Backpacker, responded to this review

Dear AlexBaier Please accept my sincere apology for my staff not following protocol and ensuring the room was perfect before allowing you in, early check-in arrangements can be made prior to arrival on booking or in the event that someone does arrive early the backpacker staff will try and facilitate them in the best way possible. We have a strict...

Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Reviewed 19 November 2015

Rose bank Lodge is the best value-for-money with warm African feel. Very friendly people. Staff is caring and the service is good.It is close to major transport routes including gautrain and a number of shopping centers and malls.Will definitely use again when in Jozi.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

Hmmm where do I begin?? - Rosebank is an awesome area as far as city living goes - clean, seeming safe and close to the malls and shops and transport routes like taxis and the Gautrain. Problems with he backpackers : little or no kitchen utensils - always needed to ask. Wifi was unrealiable and this day and age they...

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Thank Jaykatts
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 10 June 2015

initially came here as a base to look for appartments because we were relocating to johannesburg. the staff was unfriendly, had to repeatedly ask for receipts when we paid. they never had any change in the till so we overpaid every single time unless we had exact money. after a couple of days we found out the staff was stealing...

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Hartbeespoort, South Africa
Reviewed 21 May 2015

I took my daughter and a few friend to Wanderers and did not want to drive back late at night. We decided to sleep at backpackers. The staff was friendly and helpful from the word go and made us feel at home. The girls enjoyed the bunk beds as they stayed up till late chatting. Rooms, bathrooms, kitchen and all...

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Thank KarienViviers13
Akron, Ohio
Reviewed 11 April 2015 via mobile

Plus side easy access to Park bus station and Tembo airport. Mall close. Safe area. Nice staff. Down side lots of thefts from rooms. Lack of security. Inadequate bathrooms. Not enough cooking utensils. Pay for wifi. Stoves barely work Bad tendencies to keep moving guests from room to room. Upper bunkies noisey and unsafe. Lots of cockaroaches.

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Paid Wifi
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We have had the pleasure of servicing our travellers for more than 11 yrs. Our super friendly staff will support you and make sure you are secure and safe 24 hours a day. The ancient local flora makes you feel welcome and chilled. Spend time on our Patio overlooking our garden with its 100 + year old trees, enjoying laid-back late afternoons where you can join other travellers for a drink, a meal or a braai (BBQ) You will find just about everything you need, from a Tour and Travel desk to an Outdoor Terrace to soak up the rays. Novels can be exchanged, a communal kitchen is open to all, Telephone, fax, WIFI and internet access will allow guests to hook up on line. Our laundry facilities are on hand - for all those who have just come from safari. Rooms/dorms are clean, fresh linen is provided on arrival, all beds have plush duvets for added warmth. The adjacent Boarding house specializes in Short / Long Term Accommodation We offer the Cheapest Group Accommodation in Johannesburg - If you find cheaper rates in the Rosebank area we will beat it ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rosebank Lodge and Backpacker

Address: 219 Jan Smuts Avenue | Parktown North, Johannesburg 2193, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Price Range: £13 - £25 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 55
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“I had the room with forest background as wallpaper.No wifi in room,only on bathroom window!!!!”
 of 5 bubbles geirisebnkl, 8 May 2016 | Read review
“Stay somewhere else.”
 of 5 bubbles 374christopherr, 24 Apr 2016 | Read review
“do not go here at all!!!!!!!”
 of 5 bubbles mtfirst, 10 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Value for money!”
 of 5 bubbles KarienViviers13, 21 May 2015 | Read review
“Book a private room with a bathroom en suite in the garden”
 of 5 bubbles Rubijessi, 14 Apr 2014 | Read review
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