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Lebo's Soweto Backpackers

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 February 2016

We did an all day tour and thought it well worth the money. Soweto is far larger than we thought with far a greater spectrum of living standards than expected, so there is plenty to see. Our guide was likeable, knowledgeable and passionate about his country. Our lunch was included in the price of the tour but don't expect restaurant...

Thank Ben M
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 18 February 2016

I've stayed at several hostels throughout South Africa, including those in Pretoria, Cape Town, Durban, and Johannesburg, and BY FAR, Lebo's is the best hostel I have ever been to. Not only is Lebo's physically attractive, with the scenic backyard, festive decorations, comfortable rooms and clean bathrooms, but the staff is incredibly friendly and welcoming. They all allowed me to...

1Thank kaylacody0
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

I came here just for the Soweto bike tour - it was fantastic! The guides were extremely knowledgable and friendly. It was a great insight into Soweto and the daily lives of its people. When we returned, we were treated to a delicious authentic lunch and tried some local traditional beer. Would definitely recommend!

1Thank becy_m
Reviewed 28 January 2016

When we told South African colleagues that we were visiting Soweto at the end of our African trip, they looked at us as if we were insane as they said it was unsafe and awful. However, we booked with Lebo's and had an absolutely fantastic time there. This is the real Africa folks. A nice, clean hostel with friendly staff,...

2Thank scottyheather
Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewed 27 January 2016

I stayed at Soweto Backpackers during the first part of my trip in South Africa. The staff is very friendly, and Soweto is beautiful! My only complaint would be for them to get mosquito nets because they were literally tearing everyone up overnight. The culture of Soweto is wonderful, something I don't think I would have received if I stayed...

2Thank Tamara W
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Reviewed 20 January 2016 via mobile

If you really want to feel home in Johannesburg and understand how most of the people are living in this city you should definitely go there for some nights. Do a bicycle tour with a hostel guide and find brilliant places in SAs largest township

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

We didn't stay at the hostel, we only did their Soweto bike tour, so our review is based purely on that experience. We booked the 4 hour bike tour through Soweto for R530 (quite a lot of money for tours in SA) and it was due to start at 10am. Due to latecomers we were still sitting around the courtyard...

2Thank n_mcdonald81
Malmo, Sweden
Reviewed 19 January 2016

A wonderful Place to stay in Soweto, the best way to experience this vibration township! Nice dinners and excellent cycling tours! The atmosphere is very familiar, it’s easy to meet people in the common areas! I recommend the place of all my heart!

1Thank NilsPhilipP
Reviewed 15 January 2016 via mobile

A small hostel in Soweto with only few guests at the time we visited (december). The staff was helpfull, and we were picked up from the airport. The rooms are descent. Breakfast and dinner are served at the hostel. The outdoor area is nice. The hostel offers a bicycle tour around Soweto, where you get to see different areas of...

Thank Sofie J
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 28 December 2015

Stayed here --my first night in Africa. Lebo has created a friendly and sociable place to stay. Nights sitting around the fire chatting with fellow travelers lingers as a great experience And try their full day escorted bike ride thru Soweto---its excellent

1Thank 51barryc

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Additional Information about Lebo's Soweto Backpackers

Address: 10823A Pooe Street | Orlando West, Johannesburg 1804, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Price Range: $17 - $47 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Lebo's Soweto Backpackers 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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“private rooms are the best”
tomgarble, 26 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The double room is lovely!”
annaoY2016PD, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a fan to be put in your room in the hot summer months.”
garethcraig, 5 May 2016 | Read review
“Dorms are cramped and crowded. There are only 2 single options. The double room is the best room but is expensive if you are on a budget.”
littletripper1968, 19 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Have both shared and private rooms, according to your preference.”
277tamaraw, 27 Jan 2016 | Read review
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