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    Backpackers Ritz

    1A North Road, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
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          Overview
          • Excellent21%
          • Very good12%
          • Average21%
          • Poor18%
          • Terrible25%
          30 Aug 2016
          “An amazing place”
          24 Aug 2016
          “Everything you could need!”
          Free Internet
          Free Parking
          Pool
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          The Birches Backpackers
          32 reviews
          #6 of 103 Speciality lodging in Johannesburg
           
          Curiocity Backpackers
          203 reviews
          #1 of 103 Speciality lodging in Johannesburg
           
          HomeBase Melville
          91 reviews
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          Lebo's Soweto Backpackers
          193 reviews
          #3 of 103 Speciality lodging in Johannesburg
           
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          11 - 15 of 64 reviews

          Reviewed 7 October 2015

          Backpackers Ritz is walking distance to a luxury shopping mall and a few other shops... it is a ways from downtown which is actually nice -- it feels much safer in a suburban type location. Short taxi ride (15-20 minutes) from the airport. Spacious, inviting...More

          1  Thank Torrey S
          Reviewed 24 August 2015

          I love a place where you are made to feel like one of the family... and this is definitely one of those. As a single traveller in JoBerg for a couple of days I didn't want to be in a hotel on my own so...More

          Thank kc_eats
          Reviewed 16 January 2015 via mobile

          As a single female traveller stopping in Joburg for just a few days I could not have made a better choice. You made me feel like part of the Ritz family. Thank you to Stephen, Peter, Gavin & especially to your lovely girls for making...More

          1  Thank kc_eats
          Reviewed 27 September 2014

          After a beautiful trip through SA we arrived in Jo'burg and were extremely disappointed about this hostel. It was the most expensive one on our trip but also the worst. Our room was small, had just a really small window and smelled like you are...More

          4  Thank Adnil E
          Reviewed 28 June 2014

          I would never go there again! The room was nice, the location and the garden are beautiful. But at least one of the receptionists was incredibly unfriendly, rude and not helpful at all. The reception is open 24/7. However, when my friend called to ask...More

          3  Thank ILSA2014
          The Birches Backpackers
          32 reviews
          #6 of 103 Speciality lodging in Johannesburg
           
          Curiocity Backpackers
          203 reviews
          #1 of 103 Speciality lodging in Johannesburg
           
          HomeBase Melville
          91 reviews
          #10 of 103 Speciality lodging in Johannesburg
           
          Lebo's Soweto Backpackers
          193 reviews
          #3 of 103 Speciality lodging in Johannesburg
           
          About
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          • Top amenities
          • Pool
          • Free Parking
          • Free Internet
          • Hotel Amenities
          • Free Parking
          • Things to do
          • Pool
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          • Price range
          • US$14 - US$30 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
          • Number of rooms
          • 15
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          • Location
          • South Africa >
          • Gauteng >
          • Greater Johannesburg >
          • Johannesburg
          • Also Known As
          • Backpackers Ritz Hotel Johannesburg ,
          • Ritz Johannesburg ,
          • Johannesburg Ritz
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          Traveller (19)
          Room & Suite (6)
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          Hotel & Grounds (12)
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          ratboy75
          On your website it suggests that you have a bar - is this correct and if so, please could you provide details such as what you serve, opening hours, prices.Many thanks.
          29 December 2016|
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          "The rooms over looking the pool are very quaint and peaceful."
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          "Ask to see the room first and sniff for a mould or musty smell"
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          "The dorms are located upstairs, without any fans.... I am sure it gets warm at night. I would recommend..."
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          "Stay somewhere else"
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