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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 28 October 2016

amazing place to stay in Johannesburg with a lovely vibe and surroundings, Bob was very helpful with lots of useful information and useful tips.. we felt very safe in the accommodation and enjoyed staying here!!

Thank bluewowzebra
Wroclaw, Poland
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57 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

I spent couple of days in Bob's place with my two sons. We had a wonderful time up there. Bob and his family are great people, so nice and friendly. The place is very safe and so clean with bathroom and hot water. There is a good quality wifi everywhere. You can feel in this place like at home. I... More 

Thank bluebird4007
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79 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2015

I stayed at Bob's twice during my trip to Africa - for one night each on the first and last night of my trip. The place was super clean and the location was great - halfway between the airport and the city. The small pool was refreshing after a hot day and the wifi was fast. Maura was super sweet... More 

1 Thank phillipdavid
Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2015

Lovely property with comfortable beds, clean baths and a coke machine with beer in it. Gotta love that. Very helpful for arranging travel to city and sightseeing. Wifi was top notch which, as a business traveler, is most important.

Thank BecAndCall
Coral Springs, Florida
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34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2015 via mobile

Seriously, Jo Burg is a rough city as you can see high fences and barb wire everywhere. Maura makes you feel safe and is super informative with tours and rides (I highly recommend Jarbu). A lot of people are scared to come anywhere near the African Continent because of the Ebola scare. I get it, but rest assured it's safe... More 

1 Thank JerryAscione
Robert B, Owner at Bob's Bunk House, responded to this review

Hi Jerry Thanks so much for your review - we really had a great time while you were here and can' wait to have you back! Hope to see you soon. Take care and travel safely. M* More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 August 2015

My husband and I stayed here for one night in the dorm room and selected this hostel because of the high reviews and its proximity to the airport (we flew out the next day). We found the reviews consistent with our experience. We were welcomed by very friendly staff who were eager to tell us about nearby attractions and help... More 

1 Thank Laura T
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2015

Very friendly and welcoming, well worth a stay. We stated here several times as we used Johannesburg as our base to explore the surrounding area. They were very accommodating and we felt welcome in their family home. They had many suggestions for things to do in the town and connections with tour guides to sort it out easily. The communal... More 

Thank Jenny A
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38 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2015 via mobile

We spent a nice few nights at Bob's the hosts are lovely and very helpful. Rooms clean and there is enough to keep you entertained in the area. A couple of things to be aware of are that the hostel is not in Johannesburg, but in a suburb outside. This was not an issue but it's worth being aware that... More 

2 Thank Victoria S
Detroit, Michigan
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31 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2015

We only needed a place to overnight between our flight arrival and our departure by Baz Bus. Bob's was perfect as it's only ten minutes from the airport. You can arrange airport pick-up from Bob himself, which is much more reasonable than a taxi. The house is conveniently located within easy walking distance of shops and takeaways, and the house... More 

3 Thank Liliasna
Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2015 via mobile

I have traveled South Africa a few times now, and this was the best place I've stayed in yet. Bob and Joan are absolutely wonderful and such friendly and experienced people. The place is very small but it gives it a safe feeling. Out of the way, it's a very safe town with a lot of shopping around within walking... More 

3 Thank rtravel1993

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Bob's Bunk House is a comfortable hostel and guest house with a warm friendly atmosphere conveniently situated 10 minutes from Johannesburg International Airport. This is also the ideal venue for a base to explore all the Gauteng region has to offer. Bob's Bunk House is close to shopping centres, pubs, flea markets, restaurants and cinemas. There is a variety of rooms available ranging from hostel rooms to double en-suite rooms. All rooms are sunny, bright and comfortable. The lounge and TV room is available for guests' use and is the perfect spot to relax. Bob's Bunk House has been providing outstanding accommodation in Johannesburg to backpackers, tourists and business professionals since 1999. We are the Johannesburg hostel of choice for many regular visitors to Gauteng. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bob's Bunk House

Address: 40 St Anne Road | Hurlyvale Edenvale, Johannesburg 1610, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Price Range: $17 - $41 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“Pros and Cons of the two bunk rooms we know of: Ours was closest to the bathrooms, which is convenient, but, also means that the people in the other bunk room have to walk through your bunk room to access the bathrooms and showers. Choose accordingly. I believe Bob also offers a more private, upscale guesthouse (on the other side of the pool) but, I'm sure the price is higher. Most people observe the "quiet after 11:00 p.m" kind of rule -- not that it was written anywhere.”
  •                   View to courtyard through livingroom window
  •                   Bathroom windows viewed from courtyard side.
  •                   View to the Pool & Courtyard from dining room
 of 5 bubbles pagetoyou, 8 Feb 2013 | Read review
“Take slippers or socks - tiled floors which can be cold at 5am!”
 of 5 bubbles CharlotteB07, 14 Aug 2011 | Read review
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