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33 on First Guesthouse
33 on First Guesthouse
33 on First Guesthouse
33 on First Guesthouse
33 on First Guesthouse
33 on First Guesthouse
33 on First Guesthouse

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8.9

Excellent

89 reviews

89 reviews

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8.8

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - 2.71 kilometers from city center
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct 4.3 km
SAB World of Beer 4.3 km
South Western Townships 5.6 km
Maboneng Precinct 6.4 km
Gold Reef City 6.5 km
Apartheid Museum 6.6 km
Johannesburg Zoo 8.5 km
Sandton City Shopping Centre 9.3 km
Nelson Mandela Square 9.5 km
Mandela House 11.4 km
Nearby landmarks
Meldene Medical Centre 210 m
Cool Runnings 220 m
Mays Chemist 230 m
Roxy's 280 m
Razorite Melville Medical Centre 340 m
Campus Square Shopping Centre 410 m
UJ Art Gallery 490 m
ABSA Parking Garage 530 m
Taste of Africa 570 m
27Boxes 620 m
Newly renovated

33 on First Guesthouse

33 1st Avenue, Melville, Johannesburg City Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2092 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Johannesburg City Centre part of Johannesburg, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Apartheid Museum. This 4-star property features outdoor pool to make your stay more indulgent and memorable.

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Highlights

Sparkling clean

Top Value

Excellent room comfort & quality

Airport transfer

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Hygiene Plus
This property has self-selected and self-certified the following hygiene measures.Learn more
Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Sterilizing equipment
Health and Medical
First aid kit

Facilities

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Check-in/out [private]

Swimming pool [outdoor]

Smoking area

Wi-Fi in public areas

Shared kitchen

Daily housekeeping

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Johannesburg every 6 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.8
Distance to city center10.0 km
Location rating8.8
Nearest airportO. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB)
Distance to airport24.3 km

Rooms available at 33 on First Guesthouse

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.4

Double Room
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  • Room size: 34 m²/366 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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Apartment with Balcony
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 sofa bed & 1 double bed
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Queen Room with Full Bathroom
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed
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Twin Room with Shower
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds and 1 king be...
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King Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 single beds and 1 king be...
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Twin or King Room
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Pool view
  • 2 single beds and 1 king be...
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Queen Room with shower
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed
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Twin Room
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
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Family Room Two Beds
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    Single
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      Frequently asked questions

      What time is check-in and check-out at 33 on First Guesthouse?

      Check-in is from 01:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee.

      How do I get to 33 on First Guesthouse?

      For those who wish to drive their own cars, 33 on First Guesthouse has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests.

      Is breakfast offered at 33 on First Guesthouse?

      Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 50 ZAR if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

      What is the smoking policy at 33 on First Guesthouse?

      33 on First Guesthouse does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

      What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to 33 on First Guesthouse?

      Grosvenor is the closest train, metro, or bus station, about 2.7 km away from 33 on First Guesthouse.

      What restaurants are nearby 33 on First Guesthouse?

      33 on First Guesthouse is located in Johannesburg City Centre, famous for good restaurants such as The Schwarma Co, Olives & Plates and Bambanani.

      What popular shopping places are close to 33 on First Guesthouse?

      33 on First Guesthouse is located in Johannesburg City Centre area which features shopping places such as Neighbourgoods Market, 44 Stanley and Market on Main.

      What are popular attractions near 33 on First Guesthouse?

      33 on First Guesthouse is located in Johannesburg City Centre area, which is famous for attractions such as Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, South Western Townships and Maboneng Precinct.

      What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to 33 on First Guesthouse?

      33 on First Guesthouse is located in the Johannesburg City Centre area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as The Wilds and Harvey Nature Reserve.

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      What people love about 33 on First Guesthouse

      • 10

        Exceptional
        Location

        "Great location"

        Juvarn

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      Value for money score
      8.8/10
      Room comfort score
      8.4/10
      Location score
      8.8/10
      Service score
      8.9/10
      Better than
      98
      %
      of Johannesburg properties
      Better than
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      Overall rating:

      8.9

      Excellent
      89 reviews
      Cleanliness
      8.9
      Facilities
      8.9
      Location
      8.8
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      More about 33 on First Guesthouse

      More about 33 on First Guesthouse

      33 on First Guesthouse

      Make everyday special with all that Johannesburg has to offer with a stay at 33 on First Guesthouse.
      33 on First Guesthouse offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to travelers. Free internet access provided within the hotel keeps you connected throughout your stay. For guests arriving by car, parking is provided free of charge. Feel like doing nothing? Available services like daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your time at 33 on First Guesthouse.
      For health reasons, smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the hotel. For guests who would like to smoke, the designated smoking areas are available.
      All rooms at 33 on First Guesthouse are designed and decorated to make guests feel right at home. Enjoy your stay even more at the hotel, knowing that some selected rooms include blackout curtains and air conditioning. Some rooms at 33 on First Guesthouse are available with design features like a balcony or terrace. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find television and cable TV available in some selected rooms.
      Don't worry about being thirsty as a refrigerator and a coffee or tea maker are provided in some guestrooms. 33 on First Guesthouse also provides toiletries in some of its bathrooms for your convenience. Don't forget to visit the exquisite executive lounge to enjoy the luxury services and atmosphere.


      Dining and things to do

      Are you a great cook? Make your own meals in-house at the hotel's shared kitchen.
      33 on First Guesthouse offers an excellent variety of recreational facilities. Don't forget to make a visit or two to the hotel's pool. Family time on relaxed evenings is easy with the hotel's shared lounge and TV area.


      Reasons to stay here

      Find incredible value for money here, which is ranked better than 97% of the city's accommodation.
      Compared to other accommodations in Johannesburg, facilities here are rated higher than 98% of them.
      According to guests who stayed here, this hotel's room comfort is rated higher than 98% of other accommodations in Johannesburg.

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      Amenities and facilities
      Excellent
      Facilities

      8.9

      Most talked about facilities

      Internet

      5 mentions

      Breakfast

      3 mentions

      Housekeeping

      1 mention

      Languages spoken

      • English

      Internet access

      • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
      • Internet services
      • Wi-Fi in public areas

      Things to do, ways to relax

      • Garden
      • Swimming pool [outdoor]

      Cleanliness and safety

      • Anti-viral cleaning products
      • Cashless payment service
      • Daily disinfection in all rooms
      • Daily disinfection in common areas
      • Face coverings on staff
      • First aid kit
      • Hand sanitizer
      • Hot water linen and laundry washing
      • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
      • Rooms sanitized between stays
      • Safe dining setup
      • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
      • Shared stationery removed
      • Staff trained in safety protocol
      • Sterilizing equipment
      • Temperature check for guests and staff

      Dining, drinking, and snacking

      • Shared kitchen

      Services and conveniences

      • Air conditioning in public area
      • Daily housekeeping
      • Elevator
      • Heating in public area
      • Invoice provided
      • Smoke-free property
      • Smoking area

      Land sports

      • Golf course (within 3 km)

      Access

      • CCTV outside property
      • Check-in/out [private]
      • Fire extinguisher
      • Non-smoking rooms
      • Pets allowed

      Getting around

      • Car park [free of charge]
      • Car park [on-site]

      Available in all rooms

      • Air conditioning
      • Blackout curtains
      • Coffee/tea maker
      • Desk
      • Executive lounge access
      • Free bottled water
      • Heating
      • In-room safe box
      • Internet access – wireless
      • Non-smoking
      • Refrigerator
      • Satellite/cable channels
      • Shower
      • Toiletries
      • Wi-Fi [free]
      Location
      33 1st Avenue, Melville, Johannesburg City Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2092
      Excellent
      Location

      8.8

      Airports

      • O. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB)
        24.3 km
      • Lanseria International Airport (HLA)
        28.1 km

      Public transportation

      • Grosvenor
        2.7 km
      • Langlaagte
        2.8 km

      Hospital or clinic

      • Meldene Medical Centre
        210 m

      Shopping

      • Sandton City Shopping Centre
        9.3 km

      Convenience store

      • BP Express
        2.6 km

      Cash withdrawal

      • ATM
        110 m
      What's nearby

      Popular landmarks

      • Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct
        4.3 km
      • SAB World of Beer
        4.3 km
      • South Western Townships
        5.6 km
      • Maboneng Precinct
        6.4 km
      • Gold Reef City
        6.5 km
      • Apartheid Museum
        6.6 km
      • Johannesburg Zoo
        8.5 km
      • Sandton City Shopping Centre
        9.3 km
      • Nelson Mandela Square
        9.5 km
      • Mandela House
        11.4 km

      Nearby landmarks

      • Meldene Medical Centre
        210 m
      • Cool Runnings
        220 m
      • Mays Chemist
        230 m
      • Roxy's
        280 m
      • Razorite Melville Medical Centre
        340 m
      • Campus Square Shopping Centre
        410 m
      • UJ Art Gallery
        490 m
      • ABSA Parking Garage
        530 m
      • Taste of Africa
        570 m
      • 27Boxes
        620 m
      Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
      Property policies
      Children and extra beds

      Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

      All children are welcome.

      Children 0-2 year(s)
      Stay for free if using existing bedding.
      If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
      Guests 3 years and older are considered as adults
      Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
      Others
      • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
      Some helpful facts

      Check-in/Check-out

      • Check-in from13:00
      • Check-in until18:00
      • Check-out until10:00
      • Reception open until19:00

      Getting around

      • Airport transfer fee500 ZAR
      • Distance from city center10.0 km
      • Travel time to airport (minutes)45

      Extras

      • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)50 ZAR
      • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 ZAR

      The property

      • Local Tax ID/ Rental License4710288731
      • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
      • Number of floors2
      • Number of rooms 6
      • Room voltage220
      • Year property opened1930
      • Most recent renovation2020

      Reviews of 33 on First Guesthouse from real guests

      Provided by verified guests of Agoda
      8.7
      /
      10
      Cleanliness8.9
      Facilities8.9
      Location8.8
      Room comfort and quality8.4
      Service8.9
      Value for money8.8
      High score for Johannesburg
      Rating
      9+ Exceptional (11)
      8-9 Excellent (6)
      7-8 Very Good (5)
      6-7 Good (1)
      <6 Below Expectation (1)
      Time of the year
      Mar - May (7)
      Jun - Aug (10)
      Sep - Nov (5)
      Dec - Feb (2)
      All guests (36)
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      9.6
      Exceptional
      Methavee from Thailand
      Couple
      Queen Room with Full Bathroom
      Stayed 3 nights in April 2016

      Excellent guest house and services ”

      33 on First guest house is more than a guest house. We feel like we are staying at our home. The owner is very friendly, nice and offer very good services for us. We booked 2 days tour with them and they accompanied us whole 2 days with extremely good services and information of Jo'berg. Jo'berg is not safe city but we feel safe when staying with 33 on first like having a bodyguards. Also, the place is very clean, cool and stylish. It is also near restaurant on 7th street. We absolutely will come to this guest house if we are back to Jo'berg again. Highly recommended!!!!!

      Reviewed April 13, 2016

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      9.6
      Exceptional
      Bonginkosi from South Africa
      Couple
      King Room
      Stayed 1 night in September 2017

      Exceptional ”

      Lovely spot in Johannesburg very exclusive and reserved! Perfect spot to relax and enjoy tranquility. The hosts are very accommodative and friendly. Will definitely be back.

      Reviewed October 02, 2017

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      8.0
      Excellent
      Alfred from Germany
      Business traveler
      Stayed 2 nights in July 2014

      Nice little gueshouse near University of Johannesb”

      Location, quiet, good value for money

      Nice little B+B guesthouse close to University of Johannesburg. Only one restaurant close by. Good service, free internet. Good value for momney. Safe asrea.

      Reviewed August 08, 2014

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      9.0
      Exceptional
      Philip from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Stayed 1 night in September 2012

      Fine, good value.”

      Clean, and decent

      Arriving in Johannesburg, this place was was well located and clean. only sytayed here a night before heading elsewhere.

      Reviewed April 28, 2013

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      9.6
      Exceptional
      Sian from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Queen Room with Full Bathroom
      Stayed 2 nights in April 2016

      Amazing ”

      The guesthouse is great! James on reception is extremely helpful and kind. We had a few problems with our tour pick up for Kruger and James phoned the company and sorted it all out for us! The breakfast is yummy! A range of cereal with a cooked breakfast of bacon with a choice of eggs. Kettle in the room with lots of tea and coffee. The rooms are very comfy and extremely clean! Bathroom has complimentary toiletries. As we used the room for a couple of days rest before Kruger Park the cable TV and extremely comfy bed was brilliant. Overall a fantastic stay.

      Reviewed April 12, 2016

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      9.3
      Exceptional
      Hussam from Egypt
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 4 nights in March 2014

      V.Excel.(Gard)&Excel.(BR+Rm.+Hot.)&V.G.(Loc.+Val.)”

      Garden + Breakfast + Many Multi Languages Sat. Channels T.V.

      LOC.:Main entr.of calm rich dist.“Melville”(Auckland Park)5km D.T.& Complex(Rail+ Intercity Bus+ Local Bus+ Mini Bus+ Red City Tour Bus)Park St.= By: Expens. listed M.Taxi= R120/ Tuk Tuk= R40/ Local Rea Vaya Bus#T3= R13 until “UJ Sophia Town RS”St.away 0.5km/ Limited local MetroBus(#67)= R6 approx./ Mini Bus= R8… Airport: 24km go to Park St. then use“GauTrain”= R135… Pretoria/ Sandton: GauTrain w.R50/40 approx.or use cheap limited Tr.= R20:10… Soweto:Rea Vaya bus#T3 and change to#??/ R13 or Mini bus from D.T.= R12… Semi Famous 7th. Str./0.8km W.\v.little rest.+ shop: stay around hotel In “Main” Rd. walk in 2 opposite direc. will have many & 2 shop. Malls specially “Campus Square” will have fun& cheap things... ROOM: V.big + Bed Comf+ clean daily+ luxury w./ G.decorated+ Big wind. W./bars+ sit. A.+ Include everything(Except Safe)can put belongs in recep.: A.C.+ S. Ref.+ 32” flat T.V. w. many Sat. Ch.& 1ch. For each Lang.… BATH: V.G.+ med. Size+ Excell. Toiletries + perfume w./hot W.+ without/ elect. socket(I think this is the sys.in RSA)… But, the best thing Tea/Coff. KETTLE w. every day: many qty. of tea+ Coff+ sugar+ liquid milk plus Biscuits + welcoming Chocolate!... HOTEL: Fantastic botanical garden w. many covered big sun deck+ S.P.+ enough park inside+ neat deco. Luxury Rest.& Lounge+ safe gate+ library+ tours+ semi Common Kitch.& 24h many qty. of Tea+ Herbals+ Coff.+ sugar+ milk… But, the semi bad thing: 1 P.C.+ Net in lob. Against FEE (R25/6hr./15MB)... B.R.: Neat + Excel.(07:0–09:0/10:0)contains: Diff eggs+ (Meats+ mushroom+ beans+ vegt.) + open buffet (Toast+ bread+ croissant+ muffin/ jam+ butter+ sauces/ fresh juice+ mixed fruit salad/ yogurt+ milk+ cornflakes)... STAFF: Maybe the owner w. some slight nervous but, He is straight honest good man & helpful+ his assistances are v. good & love hotel+ semi 24/7... CONCLUSION: Hotel more than excellent but, the problem for tourists& foreigners& (some locals): No import. attractions & no safe in C.C.

      Reviewed April 14, 2014

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      7.7
      Very good
      Lesa from United Kingdom
      Business traveler
      Stayed 1 night in February 2015

      Quiet guesthouse”

      Breakfast, garden, wifi

      Guesthouse near University of Johannesburg. Also near good restaurant area. Excellent breakfast. Nice garden with small pool. Wifi in room.

      Reviewed February 18, 2015

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      9.0
      Exceptional
      Margaret from New Zealand
      Couple
      Stayed 1 night in June 2014

      Good value for money”

      Comfortable room, well equipped, close to restaurants

      Bit annoying to have to ring for admittance as we only had a NZ cell phone so the call was quite expensive, but Johan arrived within minutes and was very helpful. I was able to use the internet there & he gave us a good rundown on local restaurants. The room was very well supplied with tea/coffee, milk. even biscuits and the bathroom contained everything you could want. We had a very early pickup next morning & the tariff included breakfast but no-one offered a takeaway version. I would recommend this as a secure, comfortable place to stay in a rather dangerous city.

      Reviewed June 21, 2014

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      7.0
      Very good
      Alfred from Germany
      Business traveler
      Stayed 1 night in July 2013

      cheap, clean, close to University of Johannesburg”

      cheap. clean, close to University of Johannesburg

      a cheap but clean and friendly guesthouse with reasonable breakfast. Close to University of Johannesburg campus. No free internet. Good value for money.

      Reviewed August 07, 2013

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      7.3
      Very good
      Alfred from Germany
      Business traveler
      Stayed 1 night in July 2013

      Centrally situated, quiet, good value for money”

      Central position, close to Universdity of Johannesburg

      Cheap and pleasant guesthouse, no free internet, close to University of Johannesburg and close to highways

      Reviewed July 13, 2013

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      8.0
      Excellent
      Jesse from Canada
      Business traveler
      Stayed 5 nights in May 2012

      Nice little place”

      Breakfast included, secure parking, friendly staff, cute

      A nice little B&B, just outside the CBD, in a pretty safe neighbourhood. The staff were friendly and helpful and the breakfast was tasty. Secure parking was a bonus, but it was limited (2 proper spaces in total). The only down side was that internet was not included in the price and guests have to pay extra. I know SA has expensive internet, but it's frustrating not to have ANY free internet included in the price.

      Reviewed May 22, 2012

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      8.3
      Excellent
      Kagisho from South Africa
      Couple
      Stayed 1 night in August 2013

      Very nice,large rooms and clean place”

      Clean,friendly staff and easily accessible

      Great place,enjoyed our stay.Unfortunately the rooms are inside the house and this was not specified.But overall great experience and we definetly enjoyed our stay there.

      Reviewed August 07, 2013

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      geoffrey from France
      Couple
      Queen Room with Full Bathroom
      Stayed 2 nights in July 2017

      Exceptional”

      Great guest house, very quiet neibourghoud and the manager is perfect!

      Reviewed July 19, 2017

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      9.2
      Exceptional
      Stephan from United States
      Couple
      Queen Room with Full Bathroom
      Stayed 2 nights in October 2018

      Nice quite Guest House”

      If u need they will wash your cloths, very friendly and accommodating

      Reviewed October 06, 2018

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      8.8
      Excellent
      Richard from Zimbabwe
      Business traveler
      Twin or King Room
      Stayed 3 nights in May 2017

      Good Value For Money”

      Its got a very friendly James. Good place to stay.

      Reviewed May 27, 2017

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Juvarn from Australia
      Couple
      Queen Room with Full Bathroom
      Stayed 1 night in January 2020

      Great”

      Great location

      Reviewed January 16, 2020

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Chad from South Africa
      Couple
      Stayed 2 nights in September 2014

      Excellent B&B”

      Comfort and privacy of your own room even in a B&B setting. Johan was exceptionally polite and very helpful at all times.
      Reviewed September 11, 2014

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      5.7
      Ioannis from United Kingdom
      Group
      Stayed 1 night in March 2013

      Decent B&B”

      In a safe suburb of Johannesburg, secure parking, close to restaurants
      Reviewed April 15, 2013

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      9.3
      Exceptional
      Silke from Germany
      Couple
      Stayed 3 nights in October 2014

      Gerne und jederzeit wieder!!!”

      1. Johann = sehr nett, immer hilfsbereit ; 2. Lage = Einkaufsmöglichkeiten, gute Restaurants, Geldautomat in unmittelbarer Nähe ; 3. Ordnung = täglich perfekt aufgeräumtes Zimmer

      P E R F E K T ! ! ! ...ein familiäres Gästehaus mit supernetten, hilfsbereiten Personal und gemütlichen Zimmerchen. Bei Fragen und Problemchen wendet man sich einfach an Johann - er erklärt, berät, organisiert und gibt Tips. Das Gästehaus hat eine gute Lage - Einkaufsmöglichkeiten, sehr gute Resaurants, Bars und Cafes und Geldautomaten sind in unmittelbarer Nähe. Alles andere ist schnell und preiswert per Taxi zu erreichen (...einfach Johann nach einem Fahrer fragen! Der Fahrer holt einen auch an entsprechender Stelle wieder ab). Falls es uns mal wieder nach Johannesburg verschlagen sollte, werden wir mit Sicherheit wieder im "33 on First Guesthouse" übernachten.

      Reviewed October 18, 2014

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      7.7
      Very good
      Alfred from Germany
      Business traveler
      Stayed 1 night in July 2013

      Gute Lage, nahe der Universität von Johannesburg”

      Gute Lage, ruhig, gute Zimmer

      Gute Lage in Melville nahe Universität von Johannesburg. Nahe der M2. Zimmer sind geräumig, free TV aber Internet kostenpflichtig und teuer. Frühstück traditionell aber ok.

      Reviewed July 30, 2013

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