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Budapest, Hungary
Reviewed 25 March 2016

If you want to experience the word’s most famous township, Lebo’s four-hour bike tour is certainly a excellent way to get a little bit closer to Soweto’s population, its culture and history. Compared to other attractions this one is in my opinion a bit pricey but on the other hand not too many opportunities exist for a not only superficial...

2Thank GyuriP
Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 15 March 2016

If you travel to Johannesburg - going to Soweto is a must. I had already heard a lot of good things about Lebo's Soweto Backpackers. That's why we stayed there for 3 nights.We booked a comfortable double room. The staff was friendly and I loved the outdoor area with fire place and the chilling areas. This is the perfect place...

Thank Claudia0983
Reviewed 12 March 2016

Friendly and helpful staff and the food was delicious, every meal was cooked with love. The area outside was nice and perfect for relaxing after our bike tour. The backpacker has charm and atmosphere.

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 11 March 2016

We fell in love with this place. You can get home cooked meals every morning and evening. The food was very local and nice. We also loved the outdoor bar/lounge area. There are a few animals and a fire was always going for us. The beer is priced nicely and the people there were either backpacking such as ourselves or...

Thank ptrpdrm
Aurora, Colorado
Reviewed 20 February 2016

Sadly, I am writing now because has Lebo's has become a very unpleasant place to be, largely because of the owners. I wrote a glowing review 2 years ago but the place has fallen apart since then. Maria and Lebo are blatantly and loudly abusive to their employees in front of guests. It is horrible to be eating or trying...

1Thank Janet T
Manager_Malepa, Manager at Lebo's Soweto Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Janet, It is of great sadness we read all your comments and even though you have nothing but extremely bad words to give us we are very sad that you left our hostel feeling the way you describe. You are however not truthful in your review and you are making sweeping statements you know nothing about and we wish...

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 February 2016

We did an all day tour and thought it well worth the money. Soweto is far larger than we thought with far a greater spectrum of living standards than expected, so there is plenty to see. Our guide was likeable, knowledgeable and passionate about his country. Our lunch was included in the price of the tour but don't expect restaurant...

Thank Ben M
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 19 February 2016

I've stayed at several hostels throughout South Africa, including those in Pretoria, Cape Town, Durban, and Johannesburg, and BY FAR, Lebo's is the best hostel I have ever been to. Not only is Lebo's physically attractive, with the scenic backyard, festive decorations, comfortable rooms and clean bathrooms, but the staff is incredibly friendly and welcoming. They all allowed me to...

1Thank kaylacody0
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

I came here just for the Soweto bike tour - it was fantastic! The guides were extremely knowledgable and friendly. It was a great insight into Soweto and the daily lives of its people. When we returned, we were treated to a delicious authentic lunch and tried some local traditional beer. Would definitely recommend!

1Thank becy_m
Reviewed 28 January 2016

When we told South African colleagues that we were visiting Soweto at the end of our African trip, they looked at us as if we were insane as they said it was unsafe and awful. However, we booked with Lebo's and had an absolutely fantastic time there. This is the real Africa folks. A nice, clean hostel with friendly staff,...

2Thank scottyheather
Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewed 27 January 2016

I stayed at Soweto Backpackers during the first part of my trip in South Africa. The staff is very friendly, and Soweto is beautiful! My only complaint would be for them to get mosquito nets because they were literally tearing everyone up overnight. The culture of Soweto is wonderful, something I don't think I would have received if I stayed...

2Thank Tamara W

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Address: 10823A Pooe Street | Orlando West, Johannesburg 1804, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Price Range: $17 - $45 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Lebo's Soweto Backpackers 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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“The double room is lovely!”
 of 5 bubbles annaoY2016PD, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a fan to be put in your room in the hot summer months.”
 of 5 bubbles garethcraig, 5 May 2016 | Read review
“Dorms are cramped and crowded. There are only 2 single options. The double room is the best room but is expensive if you are on a budget.”
 of 5 bubbles littletripper1968, 19 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Have both shared and private rooms, according to your preference.”
 of 5 bubbles 277tamaraw, 27 Jan 2016 | Read review
“The room located just behind the reception is a bit noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles 529franka, 3 Oct 2014 | Read review
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