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    Brown Sugar Backpackers

    75 Observatory Avenue | Observatory Extension, Johannesburg 2198, South Africa
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    2017-12-24 2017-12-25
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    Traveller (33)
    Room & Suite (6)
    Dining (3)
    • Excellent20%
    • Very good36%
    • Average24%
    • Poor10%
    • Terrible10%
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    “free pickup” (5 reviews)
    “hostel offers” (3 reviews)
    “pay rand” (2 reviews)
    Free Internet
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Non-Smoking Hotel
    Airport Transportation
    Pets Allowed
    Self-Serve Laundry
    Shuttle Bus Service
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    11 - 15 of 104 reviews

    Reviewed 2 December 2016

    Two 20 something females stayed at BSB on three separate bookings and our experience kept getting better. While it is further from the center of the city, we felt that we did not want to leave the hostel after it gets dark due to safety....More

    Thank Jenn C
    Response from LiezelRoux, Owner at Brown Sugar BackpackersResponded 18 January 2017

    Thank you for the detailed review and staying with us. We are looking forward to accommodate you again in the near future. Safe travels. Warm regards Liezel

    Reviewed 2 December 2016

    Brown Sugar's warmth and hospitality puts you instantly as ease in this big city. It is a BazBus stop which makes ongoing journeys extremely easy when travelling with them. All the staff are lovely and the Mama who cooks good solid home-style meals is very...More

    Thank Janette W
    Reviewed 17 October 2016

    We recently stayed at Brown Sugar on a school trip with 35 learners. The owner, Liezel, was great in supporting us when our other accommodation fell through. The students had a blast. Very reasonable, great staff and owner and the location did not bother us....More

    1  Thank rochelle3103
    Response from LiezelRoux, Owner at Brown Sugar BackpackersResponded 7 November 2016

    Thank you for the nice review Rochelle. We enjoyed your group and they all had good manners and it was only our pleasure to accommodate you. Warm regards Liezel

    Reviewed 15 October 2016

    This hostel is very cozy and the staff very helpful... If you're going for the backpacker option in Jo'burg (compared to Airbnb) this is a very good option! They also offer free pickup from either the airport or park station. The hostel is within walking...More

    1  Thank ErikKraft
    Reviewed 7 October 2016

    The venue is really neat as it’s an old mafia’s mansion. The second floor balcony, which is right outside of the female dormitory offers fantastic views of Joburg as the mansion is on a hill. The complimentary breakfast was very good – each guest gets...More

    Thank Loxa1a1
    Response from LiezelRoux, Owner at Brown Sugar BackpackersResponded 17 October 2016

    Thank you for taking the time and review our hostel. Our public transport system is not the greatest but mini busses and UBER is the cheapest way to get around Jo'burg. We are located about 6km from the city centre and due to the fact...More

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    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Internet
    • Free Parking
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Breakfast included
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Shuttle Bus Service
    • Free Parking
    • Airport Transportation
    • Breakfast included
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Price range
    • US$23 - US$57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 15
    • Location
    • South Africa >
    • Gauteng >
    • Greater Johannesburg >
    • Johannesburg
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    14 January 2015|
    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
    Room Tips
    "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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