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    Gemini Backpackers Lodge

    1 Van Gelder Road, Johannesburg 2090, South Africa
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    2017-10-29 2017-10-30
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    • Excellent0%
    • Very good8%
    • Average26%
    • Poor8%
    • Terrible58%
    11 Feb 2017
    “Shouldn't be on baz bus stops”
    22 Nov 2016
    “False advertising”
    Free Parking
    Shuttle Bus Service
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    Oct 29Oct 30
    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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    1 - 5 of 18 reviews

    Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

    I have no phone and asked a hostel I was staying at to book Gemini for me. I was right beside the lady booking the room and heard the conversation but when baz bus dropped me off the guy working said there was no reservation...More

    Thank Cirleoflife
    Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

    Not even taking into account that this is located in a township and taxi's full of men that weren't staying there partied there at night, one of the woman traveling with heard someone trying to open our cottage door while in the shower.... And that...More

    Thank George S
    Reviewed 26 December 2014

    Dodgy area, empty place, not nice. We stayed one night and it was too much. Stayed with my boyfriend but if I had been a girl on my own there I would have felt VERY uncomfortable. Cheap, but still not worth it. Have to say...More

    1  Thank Kendra-Louise M
    Reviewed 19 November 2013

    I stayed here with a group of undergraduates as part of a university project and we did not have a good experience. The area isn't very safe and the facilities are quite poor. There are a lot of local men who hang around the property...More

    2  Thank Stein B
    Reviewed 15 November 2013 via mobile

    Didnt even bother to stay. With empty booze bottles on the grass, an on site litter dump next to the decomposing tent I wasnt particularly attracted. But having to tell the drunken staffmember that changing a bed ( we argued wether the room was clean...More

    1  Thank MercedesBlanns
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    "Don't come here."
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    "There are no good rooms. All of them have bathrooms with cold showers and doors that open to the outside..."
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