Rosebank Boarding Hostel
Johannesburg, Central Gauteng - Accommodation
Rosebank Boarding Hostel in Johannesburg
The Rosebank Hostel can comfortably accommodate up to 120 people.
Experience alternative shopping and a myriad of entertainment. The Rosebank Mall hosts the famous Rosebank craft market weekly and the African Curio Market daily.
There is the Art Nouveau Theatre, normal cinemas, art and culture galleries, shopping centres, bars and clubs. All means of transport are all within walking distance of the lodge.
Facilities & Activities nearby:
Facilities available at Rosebank Boarding Hostel,Johannesburg, Central Gauteng
- Credit Card Facilities
- Indoor Fireplace
- Laundry Facilities
- Parking on Premises
- Satellite TV
- Swimming Pool
- Wheelchair Enabled
- Bird Watching
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GPS Co-Ordinates: 28° 2' 7.1" E / 26° 8' 30.7" S
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|Departing: O.R. Tambo International Airport|
|Address: O.R. Tambo International Airport, O R Tambo Airport Rd, Johannesburg, 1627, South Africa|
|Distance: 4.9 km / Duration: 31 mins|
|1.||Head northwest||0.5 km|
|2.||Keep right at the fork to continue on Exit 46, follow signs for R24/Johannesburg||0.6 km|
|3.||Continue onto R24|
Partial toll road
|4.||Merge onto N12/R24|
|5.||Take exit 113 for N3 S/N12 toward M2/Kimberley/Germiston/Durban|
|6.||Merge onto N3 Eastern Bypass/N12/N3|
|7.||At the interchange 108-Geldenhuys, keep left and follow signs for Germiston||0.5 km|
|8.||Keep right at the fork, follow signs for M2/Johannesburg and merge onto Francois Oberholzer Fwy/M2||10.4 km|
|9.||Take exit 10 to merge onto De Villiers Graaff Motorway/M1 toward Sandton/Pretoria||3.6 km|
|10.||Take exit 14A for Jan Smutslaan/Jan Smuts Avenue toward M27/Johannesburg||0.3 km|
|11.||Turn left onto Jan Smuts Ave|
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Nearest Airport & Flights
O.R. Tambo International Airport - Johannesburg+ FIND FLIGHT TO Johannesburg
OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg is the busiest airport in South Africa and Africa, with about 17 million passengers coming through every year. Johannesburg International as it was known previously, was renamed in 2006 to honour the memory of Oliver Reginald Tambo, contributor to the liberation of South Africa.
OR Tambo International Airport is 20-minutes away from the eastern suburbs of Johannesburg and 45 minutes from Sandton unless you take the gautrain which takes only 15 minutes to get to Sandton.
Reviews for Rosebank Boarding Hostel
Reception wasn't around to help and when called her took his time (+15 min) then got upset coz he was disturbed while he was busy sleeping
Best place to be , would highly recommend .
Terrible experience. Nothing good here. Dirty, badly managed with zero customer service. The place is literally falling apart and is very unsafe. If you want to get treated like an animal then this is the place for you. Don't leave anything lying around and don't bother asking for anything because you won't get it. DODGY DODGY DODGY!
It's still my first night here, very loud and lots of banging of doors, I like my downtime so if you someone that's up for hype then this is where you should be for sure
Felt very welkom and save here! Beds are good, bathrooms as well, everything was clean! Not a lot to do at night, trow in some activities. The staff was super friendly and helped me a lot. A shame I didn't get to drink a beer with them! Maybe next time..
A stunning,secure,and homely backpackers!!!We had a experience that is simply out of this world!From the moment we checked in, we where treated professionally, and with warm smiles!The Gentleman on duty,Buang,went out of his way to make us feel welcome.We could park our vehicle safely,and we where then personally escorted to our private room.We where blessed by getting a private room that overlooked a stunning,well kept garden and pool area! The room was neat and tidy and airy, with crisp clean bedding. As we have been to many other backpackers over the years, we where astounded at the quality and cleanliness of the bedding and room!!We always had enough hot water,and our room was serviced every day by the housekeeping staff (Although you have to give permission and request for the room to be cleaned) The kitchen facility's was also always clean, and we had more than enough fridge space to put our groceries, and was astounded to find that our groceries was left alone (As in other backpackers we always ended up missing something due to midnight fridge raiders). We enjoyed full on DSTV, and WIFI. The WIFI was uncapped (BONUS!!) and always enjoyed a strong signal, During our 4 days stay we where treated like royalty by all the staff, who went out off their way to accommodate us!The security is exceptionally good, as there is strict access control, and there is CCTV throughout the establishment. Me and my Fiance',can without a doubt, recommend this establishment, as we experienced that this backpackers is run by a extremely competent Management team!
Very dodgy!Reviewers on trip advisor have complained about this place being unsafe and had their things stolen. I didn't think too much of it. Don't make the same mistake - this hostel's security situation truly is a joke.On my first night there, at around 4 AM, two thieves sneaked into our dorm and took my cellphone which was next to my pillow. I woke up and started running after them. They split up but I was able to catch up with one of the thieves who was climbing a tree in the backyard and had my phone in his mouth. I snatched the phone from him but he had bit it so hard that the screen cracked, resulting in a repair cost of about USD 150 - to which the hostel simply said it was "unable to accept liability" and paid nothing whatsoever. Besides that I also got a knee injury due to bumping into things while running in the dark after the thieves, which unlike me, seemed to be very familiar with the layout of the house...I tried to locate any staff but there were none. The other guests were too scared to even leave their room. Also called the police but both staff and police only arrived several hours later. If the thieves were armed, they could have really taken their time.From some comments I heard from the staff, this is not the first time this has happened. Another guest who had stayed there for a few nights also complained about suspicious people going into the common room after midnight... To make things every better, there are several "long term residents" in the same hostel who are known to steal even the kitchen plates and cutlery. It is so bad that the hostel has to lock up everything. How can you expect your belongings to be safe in a place like this?In all these years of traveling, I have yet to hear of a hostel in which outside thieves could walk in and out the dorms so easily, with zero security on site. It is the dodgiest hostel I've had the displeasure to stay in over 7 months of traveling around Africa.
"Amazing time at Rosebank Hostel"
We really enjoyed being at Rosebank Hostel. Had fun at the pool with my daughter and the whole surrounding area. The staff are warm and fabulous especially Karen who made our stay so memorable, she is loving and amazing. Khethiwe is loving, caring and wonder woman too and finally Darrly, who was extremely kind and was a blessing to us. I'll surely love to go back again or else recommend to those who need a place to stay in Rosebank area.Long live Rosebank Hostel!
"Rosebank Hostel review"
The best value-for-money backpackers I've stayed at. Very friendly people. Will definitely use again when in Jozi.
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