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Arusha, Tanzania
Reviewed 26 November 2015

We are the folks who got the knee operations which were mentioned in an earlier review. Our initially planned three night stopover in Johannesburg to visit a friend turned into a stay of many months, thanks to a bout of malaria on our first night (likely picked up in Tanzania, Zambia or Zimbabwe) and the later knee surgeries. Much of...

Thank TravelinNed
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Reviewed 17 November 2015 via mobile

The best thing I would like to say that it is not only very near to Tambo Airport but Mr Rob is a very caring person. He has not only picked up from Airport at 8pm but while returning he droped us to the Airport at 4.20 am. The kitchen facility is awasome. As a transit accommodation this is the...

Thank Bhaskar P
Houston, Texas
Reviewed 10 September 2015

If you are flying in and out of Johannesburg, support this small hotel which will pick you up and drop you off the next day. Free breakfast is included in this very reasonable price. The hotel is older, but nice enough. I met people who came here to have knee operations because they were much cheaper than in their home...

1Thank Suzanne S
Beauvais, France
Reviewed 29 June 2015

Really nice guy who picked-up us for free to Gautrain station and to airport. Nice place for transit. Backpackers ideal pour les personnes en transit ou qui on un vol à prendre le lendemain matin. A++

1Thank Stella88858
Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, South Africa
Reviewed 27 March 2015

Although Shoestrings has a friendly, relaxed atmosphere, the accommodation is in poor condition and is not worth the money spent. This is not wheelchair friendly accommodation although if you ask for the room downstairs, you are able to get around. It is far from any social attractions except the airport, although they do offer a shuttle service. There is only...

1Thank kayleighandrew
Reviewed 8 March 2015 via mobile

My dad stayed there with my brother on a stop over to India Rob was an amazing and kind host...he drove them to kempton park as well as drove us to the airport I recommend it to anyone who wants to experience SA location is convinent it is on the gautrain bus route the hospitality is true UBUNTU you will...

Thank thandy n
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 March 2015

Stayed on two separate occasions during my trip around southern Africa. Really friendly, well-kept, secure place to stay, right by the airport and highway but very quiet. Simple breakfast of toast and cereal included. Good wifi but only in the morning and evening. Good kitchen facilities for self-catering, and walkable to decent restaurant at Protea.

Thank Peteclark87
Reviewed 27 January 2015

We had a horrible experience our first night in Johannesburg and had to book a new hostel to stay in. Showing up exhausted and terrified at Shoestring's we met with such kindness I cannot but recommend staying here. The owner collected us from the train station when we arrived from our first hostel, drove us to and from the station...

Thank Hannah B
Reviewed 29 December 2014

My first experience in joburg was made easy and homely because of the helping hand.I met other travelers here too....i wish I notified the owner before hand to get a free pick up from the airport which I didn't.....and its funny how it's expensive to transport people to nearby places from the airport. Rob and Brian made my stay worth...

Thank 5faith
Strongsville, Ohio
Reviewed 15 October 2014

Rob is a great host! The Rooms offered plenty of storage, they were secure. The beds are very comfortable and the showers were warm. The price was right.. It is a great Guest house with breakfast in the morning.

Thank ChuckandHollie

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Shuttle Bus Service

Additional Information about Shoestrings Airport Lodge

Address: Kempton Park, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Kempton Park
Price Range: $36 - $43 (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!”
 of 5 bubbles caseyc638, 9 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Call ahead and rob will bend over backwards for you”
 of 5 bubbles ChuckandHollie, 15 Oct 2014 | Read review
“choose twin beds, the bunk beds look sketchy”
 of 5 bubbles adventuretraveler090, 13 Oct 2014 | Read review
“There seems to be only one ensuite room so you would need to book ahead to get that.”
 of 5 bubbles 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!”
 of 5 bubbles malonetravels2, 30 Jun 2014 | Read review
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