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The Birches Backpackers

8.4 km from Johannesburg centre
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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Apr 9 Apr 10
1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
39 Anton von Wouw Street | Franklin Roosevelt Park, Johannesburg 2195, South Africa
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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    It was wonderfull! Ian is the best host you can wish for.. Only good words for him, his family, the beds, the food, the place itself, everything. It feels like home so we went back and cant wait to come again! Laura and Danny

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    Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

    We were in a group of 15 people. Were stayed on this place for 2 nights. Really nice crew, good rooms, clean, not very big but comfortable. It is very near from a shopping center and a street with some restaurants and pubs. From the...More

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    Reviewed 11 January 2017

    The Birches Backpackers atmosphere is very good! It's located in a green area of Johannesburg and it feels like home. Ian was always very helpful and polite. The room and bathroom are comfortable and clean just like the commom areas. Besides he provided a great...More

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    Response from BirchesBackpackers, Owner at The Birches Backpackers

    Thank you so much Danielle!

    Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

    A host can make or break any stay and Ian definitely makes it. Not only does he make your stay as comfortable and simple as possible you leave wanting to call the place home. Ian is a fab cook and you can participate in communal...More

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    Reviewed 20 August 2016

    Really friendly and helpful family! Not only did they organise Ubers for us, they also gave us tips for our trip and local info. The hostel has a lovely garden, good food (you can cook for yourself or pay a bit more to eat what...More

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    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
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    JRutherford1986
    Is it possible to get to the city center with Public transport? I am on a budget so cant afford to get taxi everywhere. Thanks
    4 January 2017|
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    Response from Ian G |
    No problem. The bus is 100m away. It costs R15 to city centre.
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    JRutherford1986
    Are there nearby amenities such as restaurants/supermarkets? Also how easy is it to get to the city center for sightseeing? or can i book tours from the hostel?
    4 January 2017|
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    Response from Ian G |
    All of the above - no problem. I will organise what you want.
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    Natasha W
    Great, thank you! We won't have internet unfortunately so will it be OK to call you at the hostel from à phone at the airport? Natasha
    19 August 2016|
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