We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
  • Excellent0%
  • Very good9%
  • Average26%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible56%
  • 11 Feb 2017
    “Shouldn't be on baz bus stops”
  • 22 Nov 2016
    “False advertising”
1 Van Gelder Road, Johannesburg 2090 South Africa See on map
Free Parking
Shuttle Bus Service
{"scriptFlags":null,"containerAttributes":null,"containerClass":null,"widget":{"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget"}}
Reviews (23)
Filter reviews
18 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
See what travellers are saying:
Updating list...
1 - 5 of 18 reviews
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

I have no phone and asked a hostel I was staying at to book Gemini for me. I was right beside the lady booking the room and heard the conversation but when baz bus dropped me off the guy working said there was no reservation...More

1  Thank Cirleoflife
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Not even taking into account that this is located in a township and taxi's full of men that weren't staying there partied there at night, one of the woman traveling with heard someone trying to open our cottage door while in the shower.... And that...More

Thank George S
Reviewed 26 December 2014

Dodgy area, empty place, not nice. We stayed one night and it was too much. Stayed with my boyfriend but if I had been a girl on my own there I would have felt VERY uncomfortable. Cheap, but still not worth it. Have to say...More

1  Thank Kendra-Louise M
Reviewed 19 November 2013

I stayed here with a group of undergraduates as part of a university project and we did not have a good experience. The area isn't very safe and the facilities are quite poor. There are a lot of local men who hang around the property...More

2  Thank Stein B
Reviewed 15 November 2013 via mobile

Didnt even bother to stay. With empty booze bottles on the grass, an on site litter dump next to the decomposing tent I wasnt particularly attracted. But having to tell the drunken staffmember that changing a bed ( we argued wether the room was clean...More

1  Thank MercedesBlanns
View more reviews
Top amenities
Free Parking
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Shuttle Bus Service
Nearby HotelsSee all 70 nearby hotels
Drifters Hazyview Inn
11 reviews
.96 km away
SUN1 Wynberg
26 reviews
2.56 km away
Genesis All-Suite Hotel
389 reviews
3.34 km away
Dynasty Forest Sandown Hotel, Apartments & Conference Center
27 reviews
3.48 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 1 464 nearby restaurants
73 reviews
.26 km away
2 Thai 4 Restaurant
65 reviews
1.16 km away
Erawan Thai Restaurant and Bar
14 reviews
.24 km away
23 reviews
.26 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 477 nearby attractions
Greenstone Shopping Centre
83 reviews
3.63 km away
5 189 reviews
3.69 km away
Nelson Mandela Square
2 515 reviews
1.94 km away
Goliath Comedy Club
23 reviews
3.83 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Gemini Backpackers Lodge staff and past guests.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Room Tips
"Don't come here."
26 Dec 2014
Read review
"There are no good rooms. All of them have bathrooms with cold showers and doors that open to the outside,..."
19 Nov 2013
Read review
"There's no such thing as a good room in this place!"
22 Aug 2013
Read review
"To choose a good room go elsewhere!"
25 Apr 2013
Read review
Show More 
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing