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“Staff are Awful and Racist!! Hostel is located in bad part of Jo'burg!” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Jacaranda Lodge

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“Staff are Awful and Racist!! Hostel is located in bad part of Jo'burg!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2010

The women who manages the place is down right rude and awful. All she cares about is trying to nickel and dime you for every cent you have. Her name is Kat and is a bully!! I noticed if anyone spoke to her in the wrong tone as she saw, she was completely rude to you and ignored you in front of others. Her management skills are simply to bully you. The male manager was very nice but said very racist comments about black people, even though they employ black people (the managers are white).
The hostel is located in a scary part of Joburg, you are advised not to go outside, therefore you have to cab it every where. There was no heat and the maanager smoked all day!! The entire lobby reaks of smoke. I would never stay here ever again, nor recommend it. Spend your money else where.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2010

This lodge tried to rip customers off at every opportunity with taxi runs. The lodge was so smokey it was extremley unpleasant. The couple in charge were rude and controlling. The beds in the dorm were held by cardboard. The lodge itself is only a stones throw away from hillbrow (most dangerous place in the city). An all round horrible place... avoid at all costs.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with friends
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2010

It is unfortunate that I had to wrap up my stay in South Africa at the Jacaranda Lodge. My wife and I traveled for a month throughout the country and met great people. However, when we got to the JL, we were shocked by the complete lack of tact and customer service displayed by the woman in charge. The main woman was flat out mean and abrasive.

There's a guy named Lee that works there and he's a great resource, use him whenever possible and avoid the woman in charge.

All in all, I would NEVER recommend the Jacaranda to any future traveler.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Jacaranda Lodge
Address: 99 St Georges Road, Johannesburg, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
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Ranked #61 of 93 Speciality Lodging in Johannesburg
Number of rooms: 2

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