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Shoestrings Airport Lodge

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the perfect place for a flight stopover. Rob is a great host and the free airport pick-up and drop-off are very helpful! The only not-so-good bit are the mattresses and the bathroom, that really needs a renovation. Overall, I had a good stay, and would definitely came back.

Thank tamyrlp
Santiago de Chile
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Shoestrings Airport Lodge is the best choice for backpackers who need to stay next to the OR Tambo Airport; by car it's less than 10 minutes distant and if you consider that Rob (the host) offers free shuttle service to the airport for the guests, you will not spend your money in taxis or public transport. The Lodge is also...

Thank Helmut I
Saskatchewan, Canada
Reviewed 6 February 2017

If you're looking for a fancy place to stay, this isn't for you. But if you don't mind staying in a place that is a bit unrefined and maybe a bit rough around the edges, this is a great value. Good place to sleep during our layover, with a self-serve breakfast and a shuttle to and from the airport. And...

Thank Jessica R
Kortrijk, Belgium
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Our daughter stayed there before heading to Lajuma. We stayed with Rob before visiting her and on the way back we stayed there with the four of us. It was that relaxed and exactly thay we were looking for. Perfect communication and service for the type of guessts they are targetting; including us as a family. Rob you were (are!)...

1Thank Huub459
Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Great location, practically at the airport. Place was comfortable, clean and safe. Included breakfast was convenient. Very accommodating and chill owner. Would definitely recommend, especially for short stays with a requirement to be nearby the airport.

Thank Kim S
Austin, Texas
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Over the years we have found that travelers are fearful on their first trip to South Africa and for this reason Shoestrings' proven record of supportive customer service stands out. Rob has been in Africa for years and can provide invaluable advice on car rental, self drive routes, supplies, etc. This old ranch style house and garden is our 'home...

Thank malonetravels2
New York City, New York
Reviewed 6 September 2016

What a nice little place. Stayed here for our last 2 nights here and Rob when above and beyond . He knows a lot and was very helpful when I asked him where to go on the last day. He even knew where to go to stay safe. He is very knowledgeable Not only is he near the airport (He...

Thank EzzyKlein
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Pick up and drop off service was excellent, and the bazbus or selous safaris pick up point was very convenient. Very friendly owner and staff. Nice and close to the airport and Good food in the protea hotel across the street.

Thank Dennis d
Alberton, South Africa
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Please update your photo and information on this location as they are very misleading. the pool was empty, and they pace is very run down. Needs a complete makeover, was charged for shuttle to airport event though it is advertised as free.

1Thank SCarusi
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 14 July 2016

This house is located a stones throw from the airport. The host will pick you up and drop you off at the airport or metro station. My decision to stay here was a good choice and it worked out for all the things we needed to do in and around the city. The host is super helpful and will bend...

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Additional Information about Shoestrings Airport Lodge

Address: Kempton Park, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Kempton Park
Price Range: $25 - $45 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 17
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“I got a private room with an ensuite, and it was definitely worth it!”
caseyc638, 9 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Call ahead and rob will bend over backwards for you”
ChuckandHollie, 15 Oct 2014 | Read review
“choose twin beds, the bunk beds look sketchy”
adventuretraveler090, 13 Oct 2014 | Read review
“There seems to be only one ensuite room so you would need to book ahead to get that.”
VJ153, 8 Oct 2014 | Read review
“There is a dorm available, or private rooms. We like the outside room for repacking after our month long safaris!”
malonetravels2, 30 Jun 2014 | Read review
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