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Lebo's Soweto Backpackers
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Reviewed 9 January 2013

We wanted to explore Soweto from the inside so decided to stay at Lebo's Backpackers .....stay in Soweto and take their cycle tour.

Lebo's is a great little backpackers...rooms are basic but clean and tidy. The team who run it are friendly and welcoming and the atmosphere is relaxed and chilled out.

We had our 3 young kids with us and they found it a fun place to explore, climbing the tree to the secret lookout and playing with the table soccer etc.

We had limited time so opted for the 2 hour bike tour which was great fun....not too hard work......and very informative and entertaining The tour guides were both fun and informative.

If you want to see Soweto from the inside...dont hestitate to stay at Lebo's..we'll be back

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 November 2012

Beautiful backpackers with a great vibe! Please make some time during your holidays to spend at Lebo's backpackers! Great garden to spend your evenings around the campfire, dancing and relaxing with other travellers and friends of Lebo. During the day you can do a cycle tour in Soweto (awesome!) or discover Johannesburg. The food is delicious, the atmosphere is great, the sanitary is very clean, the environment is unforgettable! It was a real highlight during our trip.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 30 October 2012

Great nice arranged backpackers hotel, friendly and competent staff, good dinner if you want to, nice fire with people playing music, dancing, drinking and telling their stories... The 4-hour bike tour is a perfect way to discover Soweto, with local guides who make you discover cultural and historical aspects... Hope to come back there!

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled solo
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Thank Coette
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Reviewed 22 October 2012

Great people, great experience. Stopped up most nights in the garden, listening to music round the fire chatting to Lebo his wife and all of there friends
Had an amazing time, the bike ride was an highlight of our whole travelling experience in Africa.
Would definately come again
Cheers guys, keep up the good work

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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank flynny1980
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MariaLebo, Manager at Lebo's Soweto Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2012

Thank you for your positive review, we are glad you had such a great time with all of us at Lebo's. Hope to see you back one day!

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Reviewed 14 October 2012 via mobile

Great vibe, good food, if you have one day in Johannesburg, spend it at Lebo's Backpackers. Great base to visit the Apartheid Museum, Nelson Mandela's House and the Hector Peterson Museum from. Phone ahead and book your evening meal.

  • Stayed: October 2012
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Reviewed 4 October 2012

I stayed at Lebo's Soweto Backpackers three separate times over a two and a half month trip. When I am in the Johannesburg area, I would never consider staying anywhere but Lebo's! The accommodations are exactly what I needed, the food is great, the staff is friendly, the owners are amazing, and the set-up of the place is wonderful! After staying there a few times, I feel like it is a place I can call home. Lebo, Maria, and all the staff there became good friends. I cannot wait until I can return.
-Mude Mude

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled solo
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Thank George S
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MariaLebo, Manager at Lebo's Soweto Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2012

Hi George and thanks for your positive review! We had a great time with you and appreciate all the time you spent in Soweto and our Backpackers! Keep well and hope to see you back soon.

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Reviewed 19 September 2012

We ended up needing to stay in Jo-burg a few extra days, moat of the budget hotel reviews were not good, I read about Lebo's, checked the reviews on trip advisor and decided it would be the perfect place for our family. The place is spotless, Maria and Lebo could not have been nicer. We needed to stay at Grandma's for 2 nights because the main hostel was booked, but this turned out to be another great experience. Lebo or another worker would take us back and forth when ever we wanted. Dinner's were fabulous, the camp fires at night were very relaxing and the showers were hot! We took the 4 hour bike tour and learned a lot about the history of Soweto. We had gone to the Aparthied museum the day before, so the bike tour tied everything in for us. We felt completely safe and found staying in Soweto a great introduction to Africa!

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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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Address: 10823A Pooe Street | Orlando West, Johannesburg 1804, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
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Ranked #1 of 123 Speciality Lodging in Johannesburg
Price Range: £10 - £23 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Lebo's Soweto Backpackers 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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