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Coffee Bay, South Africa
Reviewed 18 August 2015

Once one lets go of their "township" stories and allows Lebo's to reshape their mind, Soweto becomes a very powerful and interesting place! Amazing staff and great place! This is an island everyone has to see.

Thank Hotsauces
Nelspruit, South Africa
Reviewed 17 August 2015

This is a great backpackers in Soweto you made to feel welcome. Staff are friendly food is excellent Rooms are dorms they are basic and this is all one needs if you want a private ask the owners to organize a guest house for you. We take groups here as it is a great place to get a vibe and...

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Oakland, California
Reviewed 13 August 2015

I got here purely by chance. I certainly wasn't expecting to stay in Soweto. I am not the typical backpacker. But i enjoyed the vibe, homeliness, the chance to interact over drinks and the fireplace with other backpackers and the local Soweto inhabitants. I got there too late to enjoy the tours but i'm asking my wife and my kids...

1Thank Saravanan C
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 24 July 2015

We took the kids (ages 14 & 16) on the 4 hour bicycle tour of Soweto - Jazz was our guide. What an amazing trip, and so wonderful to learn more about this amazing country and our history. Truly humbling, yet so invigorating.....

1Thank Craig P
Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 1 July 2015

Lebo's is the only true way to experience Soweto culture, it has truly become part of the community. All the staff are excellent and helpful, the tour guides knowledgable and friendly. I highly suggest the 4 hour bike tour if you want to see what Soweto has to offer.

Thank Stewart A
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 June 2015

Fantastic place run by a very friendly bunch of local people. Great food and best bike tours of Soweto! The place to stay if you want to experience real Soweto. I called late at night to book accommodation for the next day, was given a number for a very nice taxi driver who picked me up from a bus station...

Thank Annasito
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 8 May 2015

Wonderful day out with colleagues on a team building cycle around Soweto. Informative and something different. Would recommend for other firms looking for interesting things to do as a team in and around Johannesburg.

Thank marceljakubec
Reviewed 7 May 2015 via mobile

Loved it! Team of 20 from Jhb... Solutions for those who cycle and those who don't. Our guides were fun, real and knowledgeable. Great food and warm reception from our hosts and locals. Braai afterwards catered for every requirement and wonderfully South African. Thank you. Highly recommended.

Thank NixWellTravelled
Reviewed 25 March 2015

Almost dark and we still needed a place to stay. We got the most friendly welcome at Lebo's and felt immediately at home. Went on the bike tour with Jazz the next morning. Don't think we could have get a better view of Soweto. Thumbs up!!!

1Thank SarahCBrussels
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 26 February 2015

We did the 2 hour tuk tuk tour. Our guide was very friendly, knowledgeable and made sure we had the best experience possible. Tour provided free local lunch and drinks. A must do tour if you're in the area. Highly recommended!

1Thank Shimmerinshell

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Address: 10823A Pooe Street | Orlando West, Johannesburg 1804, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Price Range: $16 - $43 (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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“The double room is lovely!”
 of 5 bubbles annaoY2016PD, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a fan to be put in your room in the hot summer months.”
 of 5 bubbles garethcraig, 5 May 2016 | Read review
“Dorms are cramped and crowded. There are only 2 single options. The double room is the best room but is expensive if you are on a budget.”
 of 5 bubbles littletripper1968, 19 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Have both shared and private rooms, according to your preference.”
 of 5 bubbles 277tamaraw, 27 Jan 2016 | Read review
“The room located just behind the reception is a bit noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles 529franka, 3 Oct 2014 | Read review
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