We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
    There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
    • {providername} {price}
    {providername} {price}
      {listitems}
    {sold_out_text}
    We can't find prices for this accommodation
    From {rate_price} {rate_periodicity}

    Gemini Backpackers Lodge

    1 Van Gelder Road, Johannesburg 2090, South Africa
    Save
    Best prices for your stay
    04/06/2017 05/06/2017
    1 room
    • 1 room
      2 adults
      • 2 adults
        0 children
        • 0 children
          Overview
          • Excellent0%
          • Very good8%
          • Average26%
          • Poor8%
          • Terrible56%
          11 Feb 2017
          “Shouldn't be on baz bus stops”
          22 Nov 2016
          “False advertising”
          Free Parking
          Shuttle Bus Service
          All hotel details
          {"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
          Write a Review
          Reviews (23)
          Traveller rating
          Traveller type
          Time of year
          Language

          1 - 5 of 23 reviews

          Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

          I have no phone and asked a hostel I was staying at to book Gemini for me. I was right beside the lady booking the room and heard the conversation but when baz bus dropped me off the guy working said there was no reservation...More

          Thank Cirleoflife
          Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

          Not even taking into account that this is located in a township and taxi's full of men that weren't staying there partied there at night, one of the woman traveling with heard someone trying to open our cottage door while in the shower.... And that...More

          Thank George S
          Reviewed 26 December 2014

          Dodgy area, empty place, not nice. We stayed one night and it was too much. Stayed with my boyfriend but if I had been a girl on my own there I would have felt VERY uncomfortable. Cheap, but still not worth it. Have to say...More

          1  Thank Kendra-Louise M
          Reviewed 20 November 2013

          I stayed here with a group of undergraduates as part of a university project and we did not have a good experience. The area isn't very safe and the facilities are quite poor. There are a lot of local men who hang around the property...More

          2  Thank Stein B
          Reviewed 16 November 2013 via mobile

          Didnt even bother to stay. With empty booze bottles on the grass, an on site litter dump next to the decomposing tent I wasnt particularly attracted. But having to tell the drunken staffmember that changing a bed ( we argued wether the room was clean...More

          1  Thank MercedesBlanns
          About
          Amenities
          • Top amenities
          • Free Parking
          • Hotel Amenities
          • Free Parking
          • Shuttle Bus Service
          Details
          • Number of rooms
          • 14
          • Location
          • South Africa >
          • Gauteng >
          • Greater Johannesburg >
          • Johannesburg
          Nearby
          Park Inn Sandton
          738 reviews
          3.72 km away
           
          Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! by Marriott Johannesburg Melrose Arch
          908 reviews
          3.94 km away
           
          AtholPlace Hotel & Villa
          157 reviews
          3.93 km away
           
          Melleney's Exclusive Guest House
          22 reviews
          3.63 km away
           
          Genesis All-Suite Hotel
          308 reviews
          3.44 km away
           
          Nearby Restaurants
          Peach Cafe
          8 reviews
          1.30 km away
          De la Creme Patisserie
          75 reviews
          1.08 km away
          Mimmos Pizza
          11 reviews
          .35 km away
          Calisto's
          14 reviews
          .32 km away
          Nearby Attractions
          Greenstone Shopping Centre
          52 reviews
          3.52 km away
          Bidvest Wanderers Stadium
          34 reviews
          4.80 km away
          Gautrain
          4,376 reviews
          3.59 km away
          Satyagraha House
          125 reviews
          4.79 km away
          Questions & Answers
          Get quick answers from Gemini Backpackers Lodge staff and past guests.
          Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
          Posting guidelines
          Submit
          Room Tips
          "Don't come here."
          Read review
          "There are no good rooms. All of them have bathrooms with cold showers and doors that open to the outside..."
          Read review
          "There's no such thing as a good room in this place!"
          Read review
          "To choose a good room go elsewhere!"
          Read review
          Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
          Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing