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Brown Sugar Backpackers

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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good37%
  • Average23%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible9%
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“free airport”(5 reviews)
“pay rand”(2 reviews)
“swimming pool”(7 reviews)
Free Internet
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Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Great service from airport which is important after a long flight. Room was ok and staff laid back but very smiley and friendly. Evening dinner great value and very tasty. Bar was good and had large tv and pool table. Why no wine on offer?...More

Thank Steve R
Response from LiezelRoux, Owner at Brown Sugar BackpackersResponded 19 January 2017

Thank you for the review. Apologies about the wine, maybe the wine was sold out because it is very popular. Safe travels.

Reviewed 6 December 2016

Very friendly and helpful staff - whether to book a tour or ride. Location was convenient to the things we wanted to see in Johannesburg. It was also nice to have the meals at night and stay in with some wine.

Thank MaryInVancouver
Response from LiezelRoux, Owner at Brown Sugar BackpackersResponded 19 January 2017

Thank you for the review, safe travels

Reviewed 2 December 2016

Two 20 something females stayed at BSB on three separate bookings and our experience kept getting better. While it is further from the center of the city, we felt that we did not want to leave the hostel after it gets dark due to safety....More

Thank Jenn C
Response from LiezelRoux, Owner at Brown Sugar BackpackersResponded 19 January 2017

Thank you for the detailed review and staying with us. We are looking forward to accommodate you again in the near future. Safe travels. Warm regards Liezel

Reviewed 2 December 2016

Brown Sugar's warmth and hospitality puts you instantly as ease in this big city. It is a BazBus stop which makes ongoing journeys extremely easy when travelling with them. All the staff are lovely and the Mama who cooks good solid home-style meals is very...More

Thank Janette W
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We recently stayed at Brown Sugar on a school trip with 35 learners. The owner, Liezel, was great in supporting us when our other accommodation fell through. The students had a blast. Very reasonable, great staff and owner and the location did not bother us....More

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Response from LiezelRoux, Owner at Brown Sugar BackpackersResponded 7 November 2016

Thank you for the nice review Rochelle. We enjoyed your group and they all had good manners and it was only our pleasure to accommodate you. Warm regards Liezel

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Pool
Free Internet
Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
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Shuttle Bus Service
Free Parking
Airport Transportation
Breakfast included
Self-Serve Laundry
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Pool
Bar/Lounge
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USD 17 - USD 36 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Price range
USD 17 - USD 36 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Response from Joe B | Reviewed this property |
Not really. I went to a couple of bars near the university and got an Uber home. Johannesburg is not somewhere that I was particularly interested in nightlife because we were constantly being warned about safety. I saved... More
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Ogy_11
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Response from LiezelRoux | Property representative |
Yes, we have a large communal kitchen with gas stoves, ovens and all the pots, pans and utensils needed to whip up your own meals. Breakfast is included from 07h00 to 10h00. We also have a 10-burner gas grille on the bar... More
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"The upper dorm has a large balcony with great views."
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"All rooms were great. I stayed in The Glass Room which has a glass roof."
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"love the cabins at the back."
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"Breakfast is very good,eggs every day,but no bananas."
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