Gemini Backpackers Lodge
1 Van Gelder Street, Johannesburg, South Africa
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Gemini Backpackers Lodge Johannesburg Reviews
Gemini Backpackers Lodge Nov 28, 2009
The main problem with this hostel is that the common room is right next to the dorm beds, so when you are trying to get to sleep you can hear the TV as if you were in the same room.
As with any hostel make sure you either keep your valuable on you at all times or lock them up. I was a bit careless with this and nearly had my camera stolen. Thankfully the staff at the hostel were very good about this and we managed to sort it out.
The kitchen area was often left in a mess and although they had cleaners it would not remain clean for very long. There were quite a lot of builders on site doing work at the hostel and they made a lot of mess each night.
Probably the best thing about this hostel is the free internet, which is fast and reliable. There are only two computers though and no wireless. They also offer a free shuttle service to the airport at certain times during the day and one member of staff was also kind enough to drive us the short distance to the shops free of charge. It is also possible to walk there.
Part of the Nairobi to Johannesburg Overland 2009 travel blog
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