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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked a single room without a bathroom: extremely small, bad smell, barely clean & cheap decoration and sheets. Draft is not friendly at all and they dont even have soap in the bathrooms to wash your hand. Will never go back!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for a few nights. Clean hostel with big dorms which are good furnished. The staff is very kind and informative - most of the time. The wifi is really good (and free) and the rest of the hostel has some good facilities. The area Melville is also good, as it is safe and nearby restaurants, shopping mall etc.

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Evergreen, Colorado
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For my first time in a youth backpackers hostile it was fine. I had a private room which was very clean and nicely decorated. The only thing I would have to add is there should be a curfew for the bar. When you get off a plane after 14 hours all you want to do is sleep and when you...

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Reviewed 12 March 2017

Stayed there for a one night before we left South Africa. Rooms were clean and nice. Staff were very helpful and nice. The wifi is good and the breakfast is good. All in all its great value for money.

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Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

The accommodation is suited for backpackers. The Hostel is located in Melville. Supermarkets, shopping malls or the famous 7th street are a 5min walk away. The dormitories and 2-person bedrooms are cosy. There are enough toilets and showers, the kitchen is well equipped and quite huge. The common areas, pool, bar, and outdoor lounge provide a comfortable atmosphere. All common...

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Reviewed 6 February 2017

Very friendly and helpful staff. Went asking for a single room instead of sleeping in a dorm. This was arranged within a minute. Showers were good. Location was close by some shopes a supermarket and restaurants. There able to arrange a safe airport transfer for you.

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Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Love the place, friendly staff and nice place . Love the caramel vodka and the barbaque. 😊😊😊😊😊😊 Just a stop over for the trip down to Kimberley and the animals. All ages stayed here so its a good mix.

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Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed at Homebase for 2 nights as part of SAVE. This was my first time staying at a hostel and I was very happy with my experience. Location was off the main strip. Conveniently located within walking distance to lots of shops and restaurants. The rooms were clean and sufficient with different options available. I appreciated that the gate required...

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Reviewed 20 September 2016

Hostel located in a safe neighborhood of Johannesburg. The staff is nice and helpful. Basic breakfast included, so do not expect a big variety. We used a private double room, which was small, but comfortable. The bathrooms were very basic, but clean.

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Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed here the first day of our Africa adventure. We had a nice room with a great bed. Which I always find great after a long day traveling. The hostel does a lot of work hosting volunteer workers for animal centers so we met some nice people there. The guy running the place told us there was a nice...

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  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Offering an outdoor pool, HomeBase Melville is located in Johannesburg. The property has BBQ facilities and guests can use the shared kitchen and TV area. Free WiFi access is available. Other facilities offered at the property include a garden, tour desk and free parking. The hostel is 3.1 km from Parkview Golf Club, 8.1 km from Johannesburg Stadium and 11.2 km from Gold Reef City & Casino. O.R. ... more   less 

Additional Information about HomeBase Melville

Address: 37 First Avenue, Johannesburg 2109, South Africa (Formerly Melville International Backpackers)
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Price Range: $18 - $53 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — HomeBase Melville 2*
Number of rooms: 9
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“Travel from OR Tambo to hostel -> gautrain to city center (station 'Park'), take cab from there. Gautrain: 150 ZAR, cab: 100 ZAR, both safe”
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“My room was cheap because i booked a week from online and from my country Ghana before i arrived. Every guest have a key to enter their room, a locker, and electronic security code to go in and out when you want. They also have books which you can enjoy on the roof top. I can only stay in Melville when in Johannesburg.... saves money, make you know people, breakfast is free, if you know how to socialize then everything you are looking for is in Melville *wink*. my name is Percy and am from Ghana, West Africa.”
633percya, 3 May 2015 | Read review
“Dorms looked clean but basic, there is camping space on a raised deck which looked nice, but the timber cabanas are the way to go if you can”
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