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    Africa's Zoo Lodge Backpackers

    233a Jan Smuts Avenue, Parktown North | Parktown North, Johannesburg 2193, South Africa
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    Overview
    • Excellent47%
    • Very good13%
    • Average4%
    • Poor18%
    • Terrible18%
    31 Aug 2017
    “Cool Place”
    31 Aug 2017
    “What a difference”
    Breakfast Available
    Pool
    Non-Smoking Hotel
    Airport Transportation
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    Fitness centre
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    Reviewed 4 September 2013

    I led a group of 25 international students, studying at UCT for six months, on a weekend trip to Johannesburg and we stayed at this backpackers for two nights. I would definitely NOT recommend this place to anyone and I was in fact very embarrassed...More

    1  Thank Dominique W
    Reviewed 9 May 2013

    Myself and my partner stayed here at the end of 2011 for about a week and we were quite disappointed. I had booked the accommodation from the UK online and unfortunately didn't think to read any reviews on the place before booking. When I did...More

    3  Thank FroiseCAmy
    Reviewed 16 January 2013

    Dear Fellow Travellers Please take this seriously!!! We are currently trying to get the R7000 we paid for this accommodation. We had paid for 12 days in total for 5 people. On arrival, the beds weren’t made, there was no electricity, the house was extremely...More

    3  Thank Tumi26
    Reviewed 10 October 2011

    While the location is pretty nice for Johannesburg (within walking distance of the mall, Gautrain station, and bus), the backpackers itself is pretty dismal. There was no heat and the windows didn't close all the way, leading to nights sleeping under 5 duvets and still...More

    1  Thank knrose29
    Reviewed 13 February 2010

    I've booked and paid a deposit with my credit card in order to stay at Africa's Zoo Lodge Backpackers in June 2010. That was months ago now. However, it was a mistake and I lost the deposit. That's all fine and part of the conditions....More

    2  Thank Finndk
    Response from Zoo L, Owner at Africa's Zoo Lodge BackpackersResponded 15 October 2013

    Well Finndk, Do you know what rip off means. Please detail exactly what was ripped off.( IN YOUR CASE NOTHING.) I find your review the kind of knee jerk reaction that a little spoilt child will make when he does not get his way. Firstly,...More

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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Laundry Service
    • Concierge
    • Conference Facilities
    • Airport Transportation
    • Business Centre with Internet Access
    • Breakfast Available
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$12 - US$40 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Accessible rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 12
    • Location
    • South Africa >
    • Gauteng >
    • Greater Johannesburg >
    • Johannesburg
    • Also Known As
    • Africa`s Zoo Lodge Backpackers & Guesthouse Hotel Johannesburg ,
    • Africa`s Zoo Lodge Backpackers And Guesthouse
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    Room & Suite (5)
    Hotel & Grounds (7)
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    Room Tips
    "All rooms are redone and look great."
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    "All the rooms are good. If you like to party stay near the pool. If you like peace and quite stay at the top..."
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    "The Friday night Braai's BBQ's are not to be missed. You will come back just for the braai."
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    "Spurge on the double rooms. It is the same price as a lot of dorms accommodation in CPT."
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