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11 Hope Road Mountain View, Johannesburg 2192 South Africa
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#27 of 207 in Johannesburg
Stretch your comfort zone in comfort at 2BHappy Backpackers Lodge 2BHappy started in Yeoville in 2006 when Anita Bron wanted to create employment opportunities. In 2013, 2BHappy moved to Mountain View. Over the years, more than ten young people benefited from employment at 2Bhappy, under the guidance of Patience Ndlovu. In 2011, 2BHappy was featured in the Getaway magazine. In 2015, Sleeping out selected 2BHappy as the best accommodation facility in the Orange Grove area. 2BHappy offers comfortable and affordable accommodation. 2BHappy has three private rooms with en-suite bathrooms and TVs. - One private room has two rooms, a TV with a wireless connection, a small fridge, and a stoep (verandah) area. - The other two private rooms have fully equipped kitchenettes and TVs. 2BHappy also has three single rooms. One single room has a kitchenette. These three rooms share a bathroom. An additional outside bathroom is available. 2BHappy also has a private, open-air shower under the Jacaranda trees. All bathrooms have a shower and a toilet. 2BHappy has a communal room with a fully equipped kitchen and a lounge with DSTV and a half-size pool table. 2BHappy has a beautiful water-wise garden with a boma area for campfires and a braai/barbecue area. The Joburg vibe at 2BHappy includes music and sounds from weddings, an African Pentecostal church, and activities from busy Louis Botha Avenue. A quick 12 km away from the airport, you will experience the many faces of Jo’burg at 2BHappy
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Property amenities
Free parking
Secured parking
Airport transportation
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
First aid kit
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Room features
Additional bathroom
Dining area
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Xhosa, Zulu
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Melanie R wrote a review Jan 2015
Oudtshoorn, Western Cape, South Africa9 contributions2 helpful votes
We are a family of 6 that traveled from Cape Town to Maheking in December and needed a place to stay over in Johannesburg and continue our travels the following day. We booked at 2B Happy Backpackers. (first time at a backpackers) It's not an upmarket establishment, and if you're looking for 5 star accommodation, this is not for you. This establishment has moved to the top of my list of places to stay in Johannesburg and I recommend it to everyone I know that needs accommodation in Johannesburg. It is well equipped with everything you need, it has a down to earth, homey feel. The rooms are neat and clean and ANYTHING you need, all you have to do is ask Patience & her team. They are FRIENDLY Beyond words, accommodating and caring. Patience & her team MAKES 2B Happy the HAPPY place it is! Well Done!
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Date of stay: December 2014
Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: We shared a dorm room that sleeps 6, Also tried the outdoor shower :-) FANTASTIC!!
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Zu_Explorer wrote a review Nov 2014
Mauritius62 contributions73 helpful votes
Been there for 2 nights, and it was a pleasant experience. The staff was welcoming, the Karoo room was excellent (including a bath tub), good breakfast, billiards and TV in the lobby/kitchen, availability of a few shops from walking distance, excellent security of the area. Negative thing was its location which is a bit far from anything worth a visit. Nearest shopping area is about 20mins walk to reach there. Taking the mini-bus, which cost Rand 11/trip is affordable but can be difficult for somebody new to Joburg. This place is great if you plan to stay outside most of the time and only come for rest at night (backpackers, right?). Its worth mentioning that after the online booking, I was charged an additional 5% for credit card charges which was not mentioned anywhere before, so expect that surprise!
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Date of stay: November 2014
Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Karoo room is great if you want privacy and peace.
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Response from Anita B, Manager at 2BHappy Backpackers Lodge
Responded 03 Jan 2015
Dear Zuhayr, Happy New Year and thank you for this wonderful recommendation. We hope to host you again this year. Patience
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97michaelan wrote a review Oct 2014
Prague, Czech Republic7 contributions2 helpful votes
I felt nice at this hotel. People there were friendly and I cannot complain about anything. I was treated there very nicely and I had quite nice room for R250/night. Stuff there helped me with anything I needed and the owner invited me to spend a movie evening at her place with other friends of her. Very sweet lady!
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Date of stay: August 2014
Trip type: Travelled
Response from Anita B, Manager at 2BHappy Backpackers Lodge
Responded 19 Oct 2014
Deae Michaela, Thank you very much for such an excellent review. Thank you for staying with us for 2 weeks. We miss you so much. Patience
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Chris O wrote a review Jul 2014
Paarl, South Africa3 contributions2 helpful votes
I stayed at the 2b happy guest house for 3 days in May 2014 and had a great experience. The staff were helpful, the room was well equipped and very clean. Free pick-up service from the train terminal was a bonus. I will stay there again.
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Date of stay: May 2014Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: One outside of the house worked well for me.
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Response from Anita B, Manager at 2BHappy Backpackers Lodge
Responded 02 Aug 2014
Dear Chris, Thank you for this wonderful review, we are so happy that we hosted you well and we cannot wait to see you again. Your group was great.
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Jenny T wrote a review Jun 2014
3 contributions2 helpful votes
Was really happy with the room, it was clean and tidy, and bigger than I expected. Really appreciated how welcoming and friendly the staff were too. Couldn't have asked for more during my stay in Joburg.
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Date of stay: August 2013
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Trip type: Travelled
Response from Anita B, Manager at 2BHappy Backpackers Lodge
Responded 23 Jun 2014
It is always lovely to please loving guests, thank you so much for staying at 2B Happy. We try to do our best to follow the name. We hope to host you and friends on your next visit.
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US$16 - US$55 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaGautengGreater JohannesburgJohannesburg
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Frequently Asked Questions about 2BHappy Backpackers Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to 2BHappy Backpackers Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Hashtag Escape (0.9 km), The Factory (1.2 km), and Victory Theater (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at 2BHappy Backpackers Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, airport transportation, and self serve laundry.
Which room amenities are available at 2BHappy Backpackers Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at 2BHappy Backpackers Lodge?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at 2BHappy Backpackers Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to 2BHappy Backpackers Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Radium Beerhall, Queen Sheba Ethiopian Restaurant, and Cosa Nostra.
Does 2BHappy Backpackers Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, 2BHappy Backpackers Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at 2BHappy Backpackers Lodge?
Yes, self serve laundry and a washing machine are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at 2BHappy Backpackers Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, Zulu, and Xhosa.
Are there any historical sites close to 2BHappy Backpackers Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct (4.2 km), Johannesburg Fort (3.8 km), and Nelson Mandela Foundation (2.9 km).