Lakeview Backpackers

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Address
39 Porto Amelia Road, Bonaero Park, Kempton Park, Gauteng, South Africa
Coordinates
-26.119850, 28.267970 (accuracy not guaranteed)
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Website
www.facebook.com/lakeviewbackpackers/
Telephone
+27 78 989 0890 +27 72 709 4235
Fax
086 625 5426
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How is Lakeview Backpackers rated on other websites?

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Hostelworld
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HostelBookers
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Gomio
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Hostelz.com Guest Reviews

 
A friendly, charming place & good value!
What an awesome group of welcoming, friendly, interesting people running a charming backpackers! They took excellent, personalized care of us. The owners were approachable but not overbearing, easy-going but always available for questions or concerns. It really was like staying at a good friend's place. A fun, low-key atmosphere where the staff are often mingling with guests, but not a loud, party-type vibe. The grounds are well set-up to provide quiet places to hang out like the beautiful front and back yards, or places to gather/share some good times around the pool, outside bar, or tv room. Rooms provided enough comfort & quiet for a good night's rest. Beds were comfortable, nice hot showers, coffee/tea available all the time, they will even take care of ordering food or taking you to the store if you want (also, there's a small shopping center within walking distance that has a great café and grocery store), kitchen and bathrooms were good, and everything is clean. Facilities are all in good repair and adequate, although upgrades are planned. There's a neat lake and park directly behind the house and also another pond/lake within 2 blocks or so that's very nice. One thing I would note is that individual rooms don't have locks (at least ours didn't), but the grounds are gated and the place is situated in a very nice, clean, pretty neighborhood, and the staff and other backpackers we met were all easy-going, good people, so we never had any worries. They took great care to pick us up AND bring us back to airport at a very reasonable rate, and on time. Pricing is about the best around the area, although while some backpackers don't charge to pick you up, they will charge going-rate to bring you back which is about double what Lakeview charges, so I figure it evens out. A couple super-cute dogs help round out this charismatic place that we would highly recommend and definitely return to in the future.
Robin
(USA)
2013-03-02

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