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    HomeBase Melville

    37 First Avenue, Johannesburg 2109, South Africa
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          Overview
          • Excellent19%
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          • Average18%
          • Poor7%
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          Free Wifi
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          Breakfast included
          Pool
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          2.0 Star Hotel
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          1 - 5 of 91 reviews

          Reviewed 3 weeks ago

          It's clean, it's well located - nice and safe neighborhood, with lots of bars and restaurants on 7th street. The outside area is quite nice to chill having some beers. The staff is extremely friendly and it was cool to hang out with them at...More

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          Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

          Booked a single room without a bathroom: extremely small, bad smell, barely clean & cheap decoration and sheets. Draft is not friendly at all and they dont even have soap in the bathrooms to wash your hand. Will never go back!

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          Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

          Stayed here for a few nights. Clean hostel with big dorms which are good furnished. The staff is very kind and informative - most of the time. The wifi is really good (and free) and the rest of the hostel has some good facilities. The...More

          Thank Trine S
          Reviewed 28 March 2017

          For my first time in a youth backpackers hostile it was fine. I had a private room which was very clean and nicely decorated. The only thing I would have to add is there should be a curfew for the bar. When you get off...More

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          Reviewed 12 March 2017

          Stayed there for a one night before we left South Africa. Rooms were clean and nice. Staff were very helpful and nice. The wifi is good and the breakfast is good. All in all its great value for money.

          Thank Eyleif G
          Curiocity Backpackers
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          • Pool
          • Breakfast included
          • Free Parking
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          • Breakfast included
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          • USD 13 - USD 39 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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          • Kitchenette
          • Number of rooms
          • 9
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          Brit120
          Hi. I'm booked through a group in September and was just curious if there is a place to store/lock belongings if you're out for the day? I believe we are in the 8 person female dorm. But am not 100% positive. In case that makes a difference
          1 July 2016|
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          Response from Tendai88 | Reviewed this property |
          hi the dorms i saw have lockers, not sure about padlocks but always keep a spare one or two in your luggage. and super important stuff you could give them to store in the hostels safe. on the whole you should be ok, no... More
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          beetrixx
          Is this hostel gated? Are there single rooms? Does it cater more to families or backpackers? Is it safe to go out at night around the area? Literally everything I have read says be careful as a woman, it is not safe. Thank you!
          12 June 2016|
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          Response from ptrpdrm | Reviewed this property |
          It is gated, there are single rooms and it is definately geared towards backpackers. I did not see a single family there the three times I stayed. About the safety, going out at night in Johannesburg, like any other major... More
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          HomeBase_Melville
          Hi Marilia, Thank you for your feedback. We apologize for the aspects of your stay that you were not happy with. We do ask guests to leave the communal areas in a state that they would like to find them in, and unfortunately they do not always stick to this. Furthermore we are also looking into changing the entertainment areas , and relocating them away from the rooms. Regarding the bathrooms , they are cleaned more than twice a day and unfortunately as they are also communal it is harder to keep track of the cleanliness, But we will also find ways to improve this. We look forward to hosting you again in the future. Happy travels
          9 July 2015|
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