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14 September 2007

JOHANNESBURG offers a range of backpacker and budget accommodation, some with rooms for up to 70 people.



Backpackers Ritz
1A North Road, Dunkeld West
Tel: +27 (0) 11 325 7125/2520
Fax: +27 (0) 11 325 2521
Email: ritz@iafrica.com 
Website: www.backpackers-ritz.com 
Backpackers Ritz offers accommodation for up to 60 people. Facilities include Internet, fax and phone, mail holding, luggage store, personal safes, self-catering kitchen, café, swimming pool, games room and bar with DSTV. Transfers from the airport and station can be arranged.


Accoustix Lodge & Backpacker Hostel
477 Jan Smuts Avenue, Randburg
Tel: +27 (0) 11 787 8070
Fax: +27 (0) 86 503 1063
Email: sleekhostel@mailbox.co.za 
Website: www.accoustix.co.za 
Accoustix Lodge & Backpacker Hostel is situated centrally between Rosebank, Sandton and Randburg. This accommodation offers easy access to theatres, sport stadiums, major shopping centres, authentic African restaurants and historical museums. 24-hr transport is available as well as arranged nights out to Joburg's hotspots. In-house tours in and around Joburg and Pretoria can be arranged. Facilities include a pool table, table tennis and dartboard, bar, pool, DSTV, DVD and video selection. Pick-ups from arrival points in Joburg can be arranged. Accommodation is offered to up to 60 people.

Rosebank Lodge and Backpacker

219 Jan Smuts Ave, Rosebank
Tel: +27 (0) 11 023 8747
Fax: +27 (0) 11 447 7445
Email: rosebankbackpacker@gmail.com
Website: www.lodgeandbackpackerjohannesburg.co.za
Rosebank Lodge and Backpacker offers affordable accommodation in an up-market suburb, with en-suite and dorm rooms, with a well equipped kitchen, and pick up from OR Tambo International Airport.


Lebo's Backpackers

10823A Power Street, Orlando West, Soweto
Tel: + 27 (0) 11 936 3444
Cell: + 27 (0) 84 851 8681
Email: lebo@sowetobackpackers.com 
Website: www.sowetobackpackers.com 
Lebo's Backpackers has two dormitories and two double rooms that accommodate 18 people. Lebo's offers township tours of different lengths on mountain bikes, taking in the historical sights of Soweto, and tasting local food and experiencing a local shebeen to enjoy traditional beer.


Gemini Backpackers Lodge
1 Van Gelder Road, Crystal Gardens
Tel: +27 (0) 11 882 6845 
Fax: +27 (0) 11 882 5022 
Cell: +27 (0) 76 5725 408
Email: lodge@geminibackpackers.co.za 
Website: www.geminibackpackers.co.za   
Gemini Backpackers Lodge boasts two dorms, (one for males, one for females) which accommodate up to 30 people, as well as four double en-suite rooms and three double rooms. Free airport and railway station pick-ups are available, as well as a daily shuttle to the nearest shops. Email with free ADSL line, fax and a card phone are available, as well as a tennis court.  


Brown Sugar Backpackers
75 Observatory Avenue, Observatory 
Tel: +27 (0) 11 648 7397
Fax: +27 (0) 11 648 7138
Email: info@brownsugarbackpackers.com 
Website: www.brownsugarbackpackers.com 
Accommodation includes upstairs and downstairs dorms, single rooms, double rooms and en-suite double rooms, which accommodate up to 70 people. There's a self-contained cottage for larger groups. Situated 10 minutes from OR Tambo International Airport, Brown Sugar offers a free breakfast. The entertainment area includes a pool table, games and under-floor heating, where you can enjoy sundowners, cocktails and champagne.

Jacaranda Lodge 

99 Georges St, Observatory
Tel: +27 (0) 11 487 1285
Fax: +27 (0) 11 648 5280
Cell: +27 (0) 76 148 3303
Email: jacarandabb@telkomsa.net 
Website: www.jacarandalodge.co.za 
Jacaranda boasts double, triple, single and dorm rooms which accommodate up to 30 people. On offer is a swimming pool, shady garden, self-catering kitchen, lounge with DSTV, TVs in all double rooms, table tennis, internet access, public phones and a bar, in addition to a daily shuttle service to Eastgate, a major shopping centre in the area. Car hire and tours can also be arranged from the lodge.

Diamond diggers Backpackers

36 Dorris St, Kensington
Tel: +27 (0) 11 624 1676
Fax: +27 (0) 11 614 8938
Cell: +27 (0) 82 952 9609
Email: xanchia@hotmail.com 
Website: www.placetostay.co.za 
Diamond Diggers offer various styles of accommodation including small dorms, single accommodation and en-suite rooms. This accommodation is situated a stone's throw away from restaurants, Eastgate Shopping Mall, Ellis Park Stadium and Bruma Flea Market. Also available  are security lockers, satellite TV, video, laundry service, and a backpackers travel desk. It boasts a jacuzzi bar and a pool table.


Formula 1 Berea
1 Michelle Street, Berea
Tel: +27 (0) 11 484 5551
Fax: +27 (0) 11 643 1707
Email: h2658@accor.com
Website: www.hotelformule1.com
Formula 1 Berea offers accommodation for up to 69 people. Each room has a colour TV with DSTV, adjustable air conditioning, writing desk, en-suite toilet and shower. Free Wi-Fi is also available.