Emerald Backpackers, Kempton Park

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Emerald Backpackers Reviews from the Web

Liked: - close to the airport

- restaurant area, so no need to eat out somewhere

- only for people needing a place right near the airport  Disliked: - far away from town

- no shops or basically nothing at all nearby

- deserted at times

- not cheap

Customer review
Liked: Near the airport  Disliked: The food is regular at the restaurant
Paula Mejias
Liked: This place is located near the airport, so it was very convenient for us as a base while we were travelling throughout Africa. Also very safe to leave your belongings if you are going on trips to other countries. Mavis cooks lovely breakfasts.  Disliked: Nothing to dislike,
Karen Owens
Liked: Friendly and welcoming staff, pick up and location close to the airport.  Disliked: Rooms looked a bit packed.
Customer review
Liked: The immediate proximity to the airport is terrific, and transfers to & from the airport are free and done attentively. We stayed there on two occasions and both times the rooms were spacious and comfortable. Very clean and safe. The staff went out of their way to be helpful and informative. The free breakfasts are tasty hot meals, making a stay here incredible value for the cost.  Disliked: Early departure was complicated by the locked gate and nobody around to open it. Be sure to clarify such arrangements.
Rebecca Dyck
Liked: The staff were really quite good, and it's well located just across the highway from the airport. It's kept very clean and security is good. I appreciated the excellent free breakfast and free airport/Gautrain shuttle.  Disliked: Looking at hostelbookers.com and other websites, one is led to believe that there are self-catering facilities for backpackers. There are not. The free breakfast is very good, but the other food you can get there is overpriced and not so great.

The place seems to focus more on their guesthouse with private rooms and does not so much cater to backpackers. The dorm room I was in was cramped and poorly constructed. They are in the process of constructing a large new building on the premises, and work was going on around the dorms nearly all the time, including evenings and weekends.

The manager actually told me that I was lucky to have booked on hostelbookers.com because the price here is lower than it is supposed to be; he's tried to get it changed unsuccessfully. The regular going rate is more than I would pay for what I got, so I really can't recommend the place to a backpacker, especially if you plan to stay for more than one night. There are lower-priced places in the area that also include breakfast and airport transfer.

Customer review
Liked: It's near the airport, so i didn't get up early in the morning to go catch my flight. Has a bus to transfer you to the airport.  Disliked: The smell in the room, wasn't any tv in the dinning room, there's no commercial center nearby.
Customer review
Liked: Free shuttle, breakfast included.  Disliked: Nothing
Customer review

location and chilled surroundingsfree airport transfer

Customer review

Grounds were pretty

Linda Templeton
Liked: Location to the airport.  Disliked: Simone left no negative feedback.
Simone Chappell

being met at the airport

Customer review

Convenient, appreciated the transportation

John Shaw
Liked: near airport: serves meals and beer; very helpful.  Disliked: carter left no negative feedback.
carter miller


The Backpackers have recently open for business and situated within the parameters of Emerald Guesthouse.It is located near Johannesburg Int Airport. We have 4 dormitories 2 for males and 2 for females

On the property, which is situated within this large and Evergreen gardens, there is also 2 pools and a restaurant and bar, where we serve breakfast, lunch and dinner.

We offer to all our guests a FREE AIRPORT TRANSFER FROM THE AIRPORT. We also arrange tours to Soweto / Johannesburg, Pretoria, Sun City / Pilansberg, and Kruger Park and car rentals.

Location and Contact


• Exit the airport take the R21 Pretoria highway
• 1st offramp, Voortrekker rd take this one and at the traffic lights turn left
• Here the road split 3 ways take the far left RHODESFIELD/ ALBATROSS STREET
• Second lights turn left Gladiator street
• 1st Stop left into Kingfisher 1st street Right into Halifax Rd
• We are no 19 Halifax rd on the right hand side



Address: 19 Halifax Street, Kempton Park, Gauteng, South Africa

Emerald Backpackers is listed on the following booking sites:

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Website Emerald Backpackers Kempton Park www.emerald-backpackers.co.za
Phone Number: +27113941148
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Facilities and Amenities

Party Hostel

Solo Traveller





City Tours

Lockers in Lobby

Luggage Storage

BBQ Grill


Clothes Dryer

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments

Currency Exchange



Hot Showers



Lounge Area

Swimming Pool


Wheelchair Accessible

Curfew: No Curfew


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