We spent the last days of our African visit, chilling in Johannesburg.
There, we decided to stay in a place which immediately drew our attention by its name. Besides that the location was far away from the hustle and bustle of the city but near the OR Tambo Airport and near the bus and train station called Park Station. Also it was nearby to the malls Eastgate and Darras Centre where we could go and observe the youth of Jo’burg mixing and window shopping.
The Package offered was very attractive, with a lot of free deals: free pick-ups from the airport and bus station for most of the day, wifi connection, coffee and tea all day, light breakfast, plus a beneficial 10% discount on the total price!
The place name’s is Ghandi’s Backpackers and it is located in 15 Doris Street, Kensington, Johannesburg.
One of the free deals offered by this Guest House, is the pick ups from the train station to take you to Ghandis Backpackers. So we gave them our location and waited a few moments for them to arrive. Soon after, a vans was welcoming us. Its driver, a very nice young man named Chris, immediately made us feel confident and relaxed.
Arriving at the place, we met Heinz who told us that he had been traveling for several years as a backpacker and from there he had the idea of opening his own hostel. When he bought the property they reported that Gandhi has stayed there, perhaps 100 years ago, then he named the place as a tribute to his name.
The place was spotless, a beauty. An old house built in 1889, with spacious and elegantly decorated common areas.
Our room impacted us fully. Located on the second floor, each object that ornamented the place gave a magic touch. The bathroom was spacious and bright, with hot and cold water shower. We also had a huge terraza with a panoramic view of the pool!
Common areas included a comfortable swimming pool, gardens filled with colorful flowers, the bar with tasty cocktails, a modern tea and coffee machine, an area to play billiard, and an area to rest with Internet café
In addition to that, there was a room to watch TV or read with decorative photographs of Ghandi. The kitchen offered breakfast, tea and coffee and was a fantastic place to cook with space and comfort.
Apart from the wonderful and comfortable facilities, the atmosphere of the place was quiet and harmonious. The house pets dozed in the corners or came quietly when we called them accompany us in their more peaceful state.
Ghandi’s Backpackers is also committed to the community, and every Saturday and Sunday they let the children of the area enjoy the pool for a few hours. It is a pleasure to see them do their jumps and pirouettes into the water. The laughter of joy spreads to locals and visitors.
The prices of this place ranged from 11 EUR to USD 45 per night, depending on the type of room chosen. For more information in accordance with the date you can visit them on their official website: www.ghandisbackpackers.co.za or write them an e-mail to the following address:
A place of rest and relaxation that we recommend without doubt!
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