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Brown Sugar Backpackers

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Reviewed March 12, 2018 via mobile

We only ended up staying one night here due to transport timetables. However, we enjoyed our stay and will stay here for sure next time we are in Johannesburg. It is clean and comfortable and our double room had an ensuite in it. The staff...More

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Response from LiezelRoux, Owner at Brown Sugar BackpackersResponded April 3, 2018

Thank you for staying with us. I am glad you enjoyed our facilities and looking forward to your next visit Safe travels - Liezel

Reviewed December 26, 2017 via mobile

we stayed here 4 nights and the staff was amazing (big ups to Solomon and the owner!) there wasnt much going on but the hostel is really well equipped it even has a pool and lots of areas to chill and socialise! the staff and...More

1  Thank Therealdomothy
Response from LiezelRoux, Owner at Brown Sugar BackpackersResponded April 3, 2018

Thank you for kind words and we are looking forward to your next visit to us

Reviewed August 27, 2017

Brown sugar had everything we needed from masses of information to friendly hosts. The facilities were great and the meals were excellent. The hosts went out of their way to ensure that we had everything we needed and provided lots of information that allowed us...More

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1  Thank Joe B
Response from LiezelRoux, Owner at Brown Sugar BackpackersResponded April 3, 2018

I am a keen traveler myself and try to ensure that our guests have the essential facalilties to make their stay as comfortable as possible.

Reviewed August 23, 2017

The hostel itself had good rooms and free breakfast and wifi. The staff was usually quite friendly, although not too interested in what we could do in Joburg. The kitchen for self-caterers was well equipped. Two negative things however were: The location is not really...More

1  Thank vanessaclarke2016
Response from LiezelRoux, Owner at Brown Sugar BackpackersResponded April 3, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We offer a FREE day storage facility after check out from 10h00 to 22h00. Our check out time is 10h00. You hang around and use the facilities and free internet from 10h00-14h00 at no extra...More

Reviewed July 29, 2017 via mobile

This is a nice place to stay but I was very let down by their lack of communication when it came to the free airport pick up. I emailed them the day before arriving at the airport to confirm if the free pick up was...More

1  Thank markusmccraith
Response from LiezelRoux, Owner at Brown Sugar BackpackersResponded May 7, 2018

My sincere apologies for late reply and the inconvenience experienced with free pick up. It could be that our telephone lines and internet was down. We had many problems with our service provider and eventually had to cancel services with them as it effected my...More

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Pool
Free Internet
Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Shuttle Bus Service
Free Parking
Airport Transportation
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Self-Serve Laundry
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Pool
Bar/Lounge
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Price range
US$26 - US$33 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Family Rooms
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Price range
US$26 - US$33 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Family Rooms
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gumdropcox
January 1, 2018|
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Response from Joe B | Reviewed this property |
Not really. I went to a couple of bars near the university and got an Uber home. Johannesburg is not somewhere that I was particularly interested in nightlife because we were constantly being warned about safety. I saved... More
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Ogy_11
January 14, 2015|
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Response from LiezelRoux | Property representative |
Yes, we have a large communal kitchen with gas stoves, ovens and all the pots, pans and utensils needed to whip up your own meals. Breakfast is included from 07h00 to 10h00. We also have a 10-burner gas grille on the bar... More
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"The upper dorm has a large balcony with great views."
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"All rooms were great. I stayed in The Glass Room which has a glass roof."
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"love the cabins at the back."
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"Breakfast is very good,eggs every day,but no bananas."
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