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Gemini Backpackers Lodge

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  • 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
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Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Shuttle Bus Service
Number of rooms
Price range
US$20 - US$24 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
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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
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"Don't come here."
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"There are no good rooms. All of them have bathrooms with cold showers and doors that open to the outside..."
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