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Shoestrings Airport Lodge

Hostelworld.comUS$33*
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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 7 June 2016

The lodge itself is perfectly located, but old-fashioned and might need some fresh updates. The living room has an old and small TV, some couches and a fireplace. When the fire is on, it is nice and warm, when the fire is out, it was pretty cold in the lodge and in the dorm. The dorm is a room with...

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Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

Stayed here a few nights in and out of travelling could not of been a better place to be if your going in and out the airport. Rob gives you lifts whenever you need one not just to the airport! We also needed help booking a safari he helped us get a good safari in the Kruger for fairly cheap....

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Thank Livesoutofabackpack
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Rob was a great host. Always available to help with any concerns and answer any questions. We stayed for only 1 night and cancelled a couple nights bc the accommodation was very much a hostel and probably suited to more of a younger crowd. We decided to upgrade for our last couple nights in the country. Having said that, it...

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1Thank Penny M
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 9 February 2016

I recently stayed here and had a great experience. The rooms a little dated, although they are spotlessly clean. The noise from the airport wasn't an issue for me, I only heard planes twice and they didn't disturb my sleep. Rob was a great host, and came to fetch me from the airport as soon as I called, and dropped...

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Thank Casey C
San Francisco
Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

Just spent the most restful night in ages at this handy hostel. Proprietor Rob picked me up at the airport and greeted me with a warm hello and established the welcoming nature of his inn right off the bat. Location is ideal for travelers arriving late or departing Joberg early as it is situated mere minutes away. Property itself is...

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Thank BeachyGal1
Arusha, Tanzania
Reviewed 25 November 2015

We are the folks who got the knee operations which were mentioned in an earlier review. Our initially planned three night stopover in Johannesburg to visit a friend turned into a stay of many months, thanks to a bout of malaria on our first night (likely picked up in Tanzania, Zambia or Zimbabwe) and the later knee surgeries. Much of...

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Thank TravelinNed
Indore, India
Reviewed 17 November 2015 via mobile

The best thing I would like to say that it is not only very near to Tambo Airport but Mr Rob is a very caring person. He has not only picked up from Airport at 8pm but while returning he droped us to the Airport at 4.20 am. The kitchen facility is awasome. As a transit accommodation this is the...

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Thank Bhaskar P
Houston, Texas
Reviewed 10 September 2015

If you are flying in and out of Johannesburg, support this small hotel which will pick you up and drop you off the next day. Free breakfast is included in this very reasonable price. The hotel is older, but nice enough. I met people who came here to have knee operations because they were much cheaper than in their home...

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1Thank Suzanne S
Beauvais, France
Reviewed 29 June 2015

Really nice guy who picked-up us for free to Gautrain station and to airport. Nice place for transit. Backpackers ideal pour les personnes en transit ou qui on un vol à prendre le lendemain matin. A++

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1Thank Stella88858
Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, South Africa
Reviewed 27 March 2015

Although Shoestrings has a friendly, relaxed atmosphere, the accommodation is in poor condition and is not worth the money spent. This is not wheelchair friendly accommodation although if you ask for the room downstairs, you are able to get around. It is far from any social attractions except the airport, although they do offer a shuttle service. There is only...

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  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation

Additional Information about Shoestrings Airport Lodge

Address: Kempton Park, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Kempton Park
Price Range: $32 - $47 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 17
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“I got a private room with an ensuite, and it was definitely worth it!”
caseyc638, 9 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Call ahead and rob will bend over backwards for you”
ChuckandHollie, 15 Oct 2014 | Read review
“choose twin beds, the bunk beds look sketchy”
adventuretraveler090, 13 Oct 2014 | Read review
“There seems to be only one ensuite room so you would need to book ahead to get that.”
VJ153, 8 Oct 2014 | Read review
“There is a dorm available, or private rooms. We like the outside room for repacking after our month long safaris!”
malonetravels2, 30 Jun 2014 | Read review
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