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Front Garden
DormitoryTwin Room
Family RoomFamily Room
Cheers - Back GardenDining AreaSwimming PoolLounge

Hostelz.com's Review
Terrylin Backpackers is located conveniently close to O.R Tambo International Airport. It's an ideal spot to stay when arriving or departing the city as there are no worries about traffic jams or missing your flight.

The Location

The backpackers is situated in a neighbourhood close to the international airport. Using the directions it is easy to find and has enough secure parking for your car. The hostel also offer transport to and from the airport.

Rooms and Bathrooms

Terrylin has good facilities that include same sex and coed dorms, double room, double ensuite rooms, and camping. The rooms are neat and tidy and the double room even has its own TV. The dorms have about six beds per room. The bathrooms are the cleanest ever! There are nice hot water showers and even a bathtub to soak if you fancy.

Common Spaces

A nice fireplace in the lounge for cold winter nights and satellite TV. The dining area is small and so is the communal kitchen. They offer free continental breakfast. There are washing machines, a pool table, and a large swimming pool set in a spacious garden. They also have internet facilities.


This is a quiet, homey backpacker. Joy and Steven, who owns and run it, are always up for a chat. The place is spotless, and its location near the airport is a big bonus.

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June 2009

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3   Pretty good place The hostel is very close to the airport, which is great if you are in Jberg for a transfer ... not so great if you want to actually go into the city (it is very expensive to take a taxi from there). The hostel is clean and has some nice amenities, like a kitchen and a helpful staff. In the winter, the place is quite cold as they seem to always keep the door and windows open. Also, the internet is pretty costly (400 rand per person per day, which can get expensive if more then one person staying more than one day). Otherwise, a good stay.
Response from the accommodation: Thank you for your positive comments concerning the proximity of the airport, the cleanliness and amenities. With regards to the cold, often guests walk in and out leaving the doors open. We do close the doors and windows at night as it is cold in winter. However, there is heating in the bedrooms. What concerns me is the internet charge. This is nowhere R400 per person per day! The price is R80 per room per day and the Wi-Fi use is UNLIMITED. The price also reduces per number of guests, so if there are six in the dorm room the price is around R13 each. I am pleased that you had a good stay at Terrylin.  ()
5   A Real Bargain I arrived at Terrylin Backpackers at midnight, as the other place i booked into did not answer. The owner was very kind and accommodating. After a very comfortable sleep in the dorm bed -- clean and made-up, I had breakfast, which offers more than any other hostel I have been to ; Choice of cereals, brown and white bread, lots of jams, yoghurt, two juices and fruit. I booked for another night and swam while my washing was done. I appreciated the extras -- satellite TV, Free parking and the Wi-Fi, which is free for an hour, which is all that i needed. An afternoon tour was also organised for me. I found terrylin to be very homey, clean and secure. It is also quiet, which I needed after traveling for more than 14 hours. Although I had an afternoon flight, I understood the 10am check-out time, as the owner would like to clean the place for the new guests. For less than 18 US Dollars, or less than 12 Pounds, I would really recommend Terrylin Backpackers!
Response from the accommodation: Thank you for this wonderful review  , SA ()

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