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HomeBase Melville

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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good48%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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“home base”(15 reviews)
“welcome pack”(2 reviews)
“place to stay”(5 reviews)
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Pool
Non-Smoking Rooms
Bar/Lounge
Kitchenette
2.0 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were planning on staying at home base in Melville for a couple of days and ended up staying for 9. The area is walking distance from all amenities plus you can arrange a drive to other areas from the front desk. The staff was...More

Thank nhumby
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this place as we wanted to stay in Melville for its bars and restaurants, also there are loads of cool shops and charity shops so its perfect for a backpacker or if you are just passing through the area for a couple of...More

Thank Fiona C
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

Around Johannesburg, HomeBase Melville Backpacker is just the best accommodation you can find ! People are awesome, really friendly & ready to help you with anything about your trip, they take time to sit with you & help with car rental, Nationale park booking, etc...More

Thank genarc3995
Reviewed 27 November 2017

Reception staff vary in friendliness and helpfulness. There are some newer facilities in the back, but the shower situation for the dorms is not great. Would feel better if there were a lock or coded entry for the dorm. Kitchen facilities are great and very...More

Thank darrlyfernance565
Reviewed 3 November 2017

I arrived earlier in Joburg due to a thunderstorm in Krüger National Park, wanted to go to Pilanesberg, the Lion Park and Soweto for affordable prices but was alone. The owners were perfect! Both of them (one of them from Cape Town) did a long...More

Thank nickelfrit
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Amenities
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Pool
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Breakfast included
Free Parking
Hotel Amenities
Breakfast included
Free Parking
Things to do
Pool
Bar/Lounge
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Price range
US$26 - US$51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
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Price range
US$26 - US$51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
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Traveller (19)
Room & Suite (5)
Dining (1)
Pool & Beach (1)
Hotel & Grounds (15)
Family and Play Areas (1)
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Brit120
30 June 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
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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