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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good14%
  • Average22%
  • Poor19%
  • Terrible25%
  • 02 Apr 2018
    “Terrifying Beds, Confusing Bathrooms, and Bad Wifi”
  • 19 Oct 2018
    “Stay somewhere else”
1A North Road, Johannesburg 2196 South Africa See on map
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Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

Room musty and mouldy, very bad smell, beds pretty crap, bathrooms were bad. No lock on the toilet door, no privacy - glass shower doors in a communal bathroom?! There are much nicer places elsewhere. And we've been camping through Africa for 3 months

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank gm1825
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

Only stayed one night in a dorm room. Very clean, great wifi, fantastic staff always happy to help and offer food options. The bed was comfy enough. Not sure on activities around as I only stayed a night. But it was a good stay.

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Stacey F
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Reading the name, I was certainly expecting something far nicer. The bathroom situation was incredibly confusing and difficult with a small women bathroom, and a large mens bathroom. In addition, men would often use the women's toilet, making it difficult to keep to the same...More

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank Lilly-Billy18
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

Place is awful Owner and his whole family lives in the hostel and his irritating kids that annoys the guests no end. Not recommended . place is heavily overpriced and the only thing they are keen on is to rip you off. Overseas travellers stay...More

Date of stay: November 2017
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Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed my 3night stay at backpackers ritz, good location, average dorms and great hosts. Very informational and helped with many things to do in the area. Also organised transport to the airport. Overall good stay :)

Date of stay: May 2017
Thank mollie j
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See why so many travellers make Backpackers Ritz their hostel of choice when visiting Johannesburg. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a budget friendly setting with an array of More amenities designed for travellers like you. A pool will help to make your stay even more special. While at Backpackers Ritz, guests can go online with internet access, and if you are driving, free parking is available. Nearby landmarks such as Constitution Hill (6.8 km) and Maboneng Precinct (8.8 km) make Backpackers Ritz a great place to stay when visiting Johannesburg. Johannesburg has plenty of steakhouses. So when you’re here, be sure to check out popular spots like Marble Restaurant, The Grillhouse Rosebank, and Trumps Grillhouse and Butchery, which are serving up some great dishes. Looking to explore? Then look no further than Ingrid's Safaris - Day Tour (1.6 km), The Mall of Rosebank (1.6 km), and Everard Read Gallery (1.7 km), which are some popular Johannesburg attractions – all conveniently located within walking distance of the hostel. We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Backpackers Ritz as you experience all of the things Johannesburg has to offer. Less
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US$26 - US$28 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Backpackers Ritz Hotel Johannesburg
Ritz Johannesburg
Johannesburg Ritz
South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Number of rooms
Price range
US$26 - US$28 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Backpackers Ritz Hotel Johannesburg
Ritz Johannesburg
Johannesburg Ritz
South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
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"The rooms over looking the pool are very quaint and peaceful."
10 Feb 2016
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"Ask to see the room first and sniff for a mould or musty smell"
16 Feb 2014
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"The dorms are located upstairs, without any fans.... I am sure it gets warm at night. I would recommend..."
09 Dec 2013
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"Stay somewhere else"
02 Dec 2012
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