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    Brown Sugar Backpackers

    75 Observatory Avenue | Observatory Extension, Johannesburg 2198, South Africa
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    04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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      2 adults
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          Overview
          • Excellent20%
          • Very good34%
          • Average23%
          • Poor11%
          • Terrible10%
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          Free Internet
          Free Parking
          Breakfast included
          Pool
          Non-Smoking Hotel
          Airport Transportation
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          Bar/Lounge
          Pets Allowed
          Self-Serve Laundry
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          Reviewed 8 October 2016

          The venue is really neat as it’s an old mafia’s mansion. The second floor balcony, which is right outside of the female dormitory offers fantastic views of Joburg as the mansion is on a hill. The complimentary breakfast was very good – each guest gets...More

          Thank Loxa1a1
          Response from LiezelRoux, Owner at Brown Sugar Backpackers

          Thank you for taking the time and review our hostel. Our public transport system is not the greatest but mini busses and UBER is the cheapest way to get around Jo'burg. We are located about 6km from the city centre and due to the fact...More

          Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

          I just want to say thank you to the amazing Owner/manager Liesel and her staff. If you are looking to book accommodation in Jhb at a backpackkers, look no further!! There is working wi-fi and a great entertainment area.

          Thank Ruan U
          Response from LiezelRoux, Owner at Brown Sugar Backpackers

          Thank you for the kind review Ruan and look forward to see you all again in the near future. Warm regards Liezel

          Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

          Had originally booked one of the large dorms here but were surprised when we arrived that we were given one of the small 6 bed dorms. We later discovered that this was because of a large group of children (11-14 year old students) staying in...More

          Thank littlest-elephant
          Reviewed 6 September 2016

          The room was nice and spacious. It felt safe and secure even if my roommate couldn't lock and unlock the door! The bar was nice and staff pleasant. My biggest issue was there was no information about the area and the staff didn't seem to...More

          Thank ggreening32
          Response from LiezelRoux, Owner at Brown Sugar Backpackers

          Dear Guest. We have many top class restaurants and places to go within 5- 15 minutes from Brown Sugar. Please send me a mail at liezel@brownsugarbackpackers.com with the date you stayed with us to determine which staff member was on duty to enable and ensure...More

          Reviewed 21 July 2016

          I stayed here a few times both in dorm room and private rooms, the staff are usually friendly and helpful, the facilities are good, especially the kitchen is big and useful. It's close to China town and Eastgate more, not much to do in the...More

          Thank alfredmartin2016
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          • Top amenities
          • Pool
          • Free Internet
          • Free Parking
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Breakfast included
          • Hotel Amenities
          • Shuttle Bus Service
          • Free Parking
          • Airport Transportation
          • Breakfast included
          • Self-Serve Laundry
          • Things to do
          • Pool
          • Bar/Lounge
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          • Price range
          • USD 15 - USD 41 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
          • Room types
          • Suites ,
          • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
          • Family Rooms
          • Number of rooms
          • 15
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          • Gauteng >
          • Greater Johannesburg >
          • Johannesburg
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          Questions & AnswersAsk a question
          Ogy_11
          Do you have kitchen facilities for backpackers?
          15 January 2015|
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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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