THE BACKPACKERAccoustix Backpacker and Sleek Travel situated in Randburg, Johannesburg has been supplying valued accommodation to thousands of Local and International Clients for more than 12 years. Our client's keep coming back.We are a Recommended Backpacker for \'Lonely Planet\'.
THE BACKPACKERAccoustix Backpacker and Sleek Travel situated in Randburg, Johannesburg has been supplying valued accommodation to thousands of Local and International Clients for more than 12 years. Our client's keep coming back.We are a Recommended Backpacker for \'Lonely Planet\'. If you enjoy city life, this is the place to be! Come be part of the earthy Vibe of Accoustix. Relax in our warm, open, friendly atmosphere. FREE PICK-UPCatch the Gautrain to Rosebank, then go to our Rosebank Backpacker, On arrival they will call us and we will pick you up from there. (See TRANSPORT)DISCOUNTSWe specialize in accommodating Large Groups of up to 100 or more people, from Churches, Healing school, Schools, sports teams, conferences; all Group bookings get a great discounted rate. Discounts are available to daily and longer stay travelers; this is anyone who stays for a week or more. We offer all Musicians and artists a discounted rate to participate in playing Acoustic Piano, Guitar or any other acoustic instrument or to do a sing along by the Braai (BBQ) area.Kids 3 or under stay free if sharing your bed. Kids under 12 get a discount.IN HOUSEFrom late afternoon you can meet fellow travelers. Chill out in our enormous sparkling pool or catch a tan and a drink in our multi Layered garden, or cool off at the Lapa at the top of the garden, whilst viewing Sandton City on the horizon while having a Braai (a Braai is an outdoor fire for BarBeQuinG \'the African way\'). Relax, unwind and read a book from our large swop out Library selection, or just Lounge around watching DSTV (Satellite TV) showing the latest movies and all major sporting events.TRAVEL & RECEPTION DESKOur staff are there to receive you and to secure your Vehicle 24 hours a day.Please feel free to ask for support at the reception for anything you might need for your travel or anything to do with making your stay more comfortable.We\'ll help you plan your next adventure: From cross-country Overland Tours into Africa to Kruger safari's or day tours, including hiring cars and booking accommodation, learn about other activities and insider-info on the best restaurants, music places, festivals and loads of other Cultural adventures that pulsate through Jozi (Johannesburg) and the rest of Africa. These are some of our most popular local trips : Apartheid Museum, Soweto, Lesedi Cultural Village, Gold Reef City, the Cradle of Humankind and the Lion and Rhino Park.WALKING DISTANCE OUR NEIGHBORHOODAcross the road and 100metres up is a Quick shop for all your basic shopping needs or you can walk 1km up the road to the Randburg Central Business district (CBD). Randburg is a great center for a True third world African Experience. It is unlike our standard shopping complexes that are all basically the same around the world. Randburg CBD is a Cobble stoned Boulevard, which runs for about 5 blocks, it has banks, shops, discount stalls, KFC and a few super stores for buying of groceries etc.., It is characterized by cheap beer and food. This is where the local's eat, trade and make merry. Randburg is one of the student neighborhood in Johannesburg, hosting both Local and National students from all over Africa. What makes this little town a special experience is that it is located in a middle class Suburb, where you get to really experience Joburg life, without the danger of being in Joburg CBD. It has many Churches, Spiritual learning places and Colleges around it. Like Christ Embassy the Healing School, CTI, Boston college etc…ROOMS, DORMITORIES & CAMPINGOur rooms are basic simple and clean and come with their own Bedding, consisting of clean sheets, pillows and a duvets or Comforter. Winter chills - just inform the info desk for support in heating you up.Our En-Suite Rooms and Rooms with a shared bathroom, consist of a Shower, sink & Toilet. A shared bathroom is where the bathroom is shared with others and is outside of the room.The Dormitories have Bunk beds and hold 4-6 or 8 people. The bathrooms for our Dormitories are like those of a Gym. Leading off from the terraced kitchen, there are separate showers for Boys and Girls that are made up of 4 shower cubicles each; our toilets are situated next to the showers. The rooms are separated into different housing areas with the main house hosting some rooms, the Entertainment area, Common rooms and Kitchen.INTERNET, WI FI & PUBLIC PHONEFREE-eish Internet We offer 20MB per guest per day using our WiFi or one of our in house computers for the nominal fee of R2 to cover agents cost, more bandwidth is offered at an extra charge. Business facilities are available to Print, Copy & FaxFACILITIESSELF CATERINGYou can cater for yourself in our communal kitchen.Pots, pans, Utensil's fridges etc... Or just order in from a large choice of restaurant's and takeaways close by.MEALSNon-discounted bookings include a basic snack at breakfast time that is made up of Bread with condiments and Tea or coffee. Once a week where possible we have a Bring and Braai, were you can musicians can play a bit of acoustic music. PICK UP POINTWe are a chosen pick up point for the Baz Bus, Kruger Safaris and all major Overland Tours to Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Zambia and into the rest of Africa, we can secure cheap rental cars, and the cars can be dropped off or picked up from the Hostel.TRANSPORTFor a FREE PICK-UP you catch the Guatrain Train to Rosebank from OR Tambo International Airport or from Rotunda. Joburg's National Bus Station. You walk 900meters to Rosebank Backpacker or catch the Bus Rapid Transport system towards Hyde Park, on Route RB4 get off at stop number 4. We will send a driver to Pick-you up there. Accoustix is also on the GAUTRAIN Linked Bus route that's linked to the Sandton City Station. This is the Cheapest Option for 1 or 2 people to get to Accoustix and Joburg, for more than 2 people it is best to use our Shuttle service. Contact us, regarding our airport pickups \'meet and greet\' services and prices. AROUND TOWN AND SURROUNDING SUBURBSThrough our close proximity to all means of transport, or by using our own 24 hour shuttle services, one has access to theatres, sport stadiums, major shopping centres, authentic African restaurants, historical museums; you are only a short drive from everything you need to see. SITUATED ON 2 MAJOR INTERSECTIONSIf you are hiring a Vehicle at the airport or arriving with your own transport, it is easy to get to the Backpacker as Jan Smuts Avenue is a main artery that runs North from Johannesburg Centre past Rosebank through Randburg over the main highway past 4 ways(Monte Casino) all the way to Hartebeesport Dam. On the way you pass by the Zoo and Zoo Lake, the place where Rosebanks hosts it's famous Sunday Market and the Upper Class Hyde Park Shopping Complex.East of us takes you to Sandton City, you can use the Gautrain Bus System to get there.2 km's west of us is the Bright Water Commons, this is an outdoor based centre that has a Flea market, small Craft Market and tons of entertainment and shopping, great for kids, or if it's a shopping centre you are looking for, Cresta is up the road running South towards Melville, or you could just go to East on ?????????? BACKPACKER FACILITIESBraai facilities, Transport, Safe Banking access. Safe Vehicle Parking, Luggage and Valuables storage, WiFi, Internet, Satellite Tv with great movies and all Sports Channels.GROUP FACILITIESExclusive use of entertainment and common rooms, Equipment use, Audio Video such as PA\'s, Projectors etc... GROUP MEALSWe offer Groups, breakfast, lunch, supper and take away food packs Try our DIY snack breakfast that consists of Toast, tea, coffee, condiments for the toast.Add cereals & Juice on top, if you want Hot stuff eggs bacon sausages on top.Group facility and meals Prices offered on request.GROUP TRANSPORTWe have a panel van that can transport up to 12 people at a time, or arrange transport for larger Groups on your behalf.PAYMENT OPTIONS AND RULESAll major credit cards, AMEX travellers\' cheques and major foreign currencies acceptedVOLUNTEER PROJECTSWe Welcome persons or Groups coming to do charity/community work , there are also internship and work for your stay options.
477A Jan Smuts Avenue Hyde Park /Randburg
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I arrived late at night & it seemed rather dingy. The bedding was brown in colour & I wasn't sure how clean it was, so I slept in my sleeping bag on top of the bed. I was in a 6 bed dorm room, but as I was the only one in it, there was plenty of room.
The cleaner was working hard the next day so maybe it was clean after all. There is a swimming pool but that was dirty & I didn't see anyone cleaning it although there seemed to be a hose permanently installed in it.
I was concerned about the location. It didn't seem very close to shops & I was worried about venturing out on my own to buy food or eat out. I asked about the inclusive breakfast, but all it turned out to be was a hot drink - tea/instant coffee and white sliced bread/margarine/jam.
The person on the desk was very helpful in calling me a private taxi to get to Sandton, where I could catch the Gautrain to the airport.
I wouldn't recommend it, but I don't know how my attitude was affected by stories of how dangerous a place J'berg is!!
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