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Life on 3rd Guesthouse
Life on 3rd Guesthouse
Life on 3rd Guesthouse
Life on 3rd Guesthouse
Life on 3rd Guesthouse
Life on 3rd Guesthouse
Life on 3rd Guesthouse

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8.4

Excellent

286 reviews

286 reviews

Breakfast1
Shops1
Housekeeping1
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8.1

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - 2.92 kilometers from city center
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct 4.5 km
SAB World of Beer 4.7 km
South Western Townships 6.1 km
Maboneng Precinct 6.7 km
Gold Reef City 7.0 km
Apartheid Museum 7.2 km
Johannesburg Zoo 8.2 km
Sandton City Shopping Centre 8.8 km
Nelson Mandela Square 9.0 km
Mandela House 11.8 km
Nearby landmarks
University of Jhb Sports Grounds 310 m
Roxy's 310 m
Razorite Melville Medical Centre 330 m
Mays Chemist 390 m
Meldene Medical Centre 410 m
Taste of Africa 490 m
27Boxes 570 m
Tokyo Star 640 m
Ratz Bar 700 m
Trance Sky 720 m

Life on 3rd Guesthouse

28a Third Street, 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 3-star property features restaurant to make your stay more indulgent and memorable.

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Highlights

Check-in/out [private]

Airport transfer

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Daily housekeeping

Garden

Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Health and Medical
First aid kit

Facilities

Airport transfer

Valet parking

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Check-in/out [private]

Golf course [on-site]

Restaurants

Laundry service

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Johannesburg every 6 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.2
Distance to city center7.6 Km
Location rating8.1
Nearest airportO. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB)
Distance to airport24.2 km

Rooms available at Life on 3rd Guesthouse

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.2

Standard Twin Room
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 queen bed and 2 single be...
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Standard Family Room
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  • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 double beds
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Standard Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 queen bed
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Loft
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 double beds
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Europa Compact Room
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed
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Budget Room
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed
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Deluxe Double Room with Two Double Beds
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • 2 double beds
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Double Budget Room
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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Family Room
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  • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 double beds
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Europa Room
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Life on 3rd Guesthouse?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:30 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. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to Life on 3rd Guesthouse?

Life on 3rd Guesthouse is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 400 ZAR. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Life on 3rd Guesthouse has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is free for guests. You can drive in and park yourself, or use valet service offered at the hotel. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Johannesburg with private transportation, the hotel can arrange taxi service.

Is breakfast offered at Life on 3rd Guesthouse?

Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at Life on 3rd Guesthouse.

What is the smoking policy at Life on 3rd Guesthouse?

Life on 3rd Guesthouse does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What restaurants are nearby Life on 3rd Guesthouse?

Life on 3rd Guesthouse’s neighborhood is Johannesburg City Centre which includes popular restaurants such as The Schwarma Co, Olives & Plates and Bambanani.

What popular shopping places are close to Life on 3rd Guesthouse?

Located in the Johannesburg City Centre area, Life on 3rd Guesthouse is close to great shopping choices like Neighbourgoods Market, 44 Stanley and Market on Main.

What are popular attractions near Life on 3rd Guesthouse?

Life on 3rd 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 Life on 3rd Guesthouse?

Life on 3rd Guesthouse is located within Johannesburg City Centre, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including The Wilds and Harvey Nature Reserve.

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What people love about Life on 3rd Guesthouse

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "The host was welcoming and friendly,the house is clean, lots of privacy provided enough that you’d forget you’re at a B&B."

    Lebogang

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    February 11, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "Quite neighbourhood and safe with enough parking space."

    Lebogang

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    February 11, 2022

Property ranking|Compared to 1,893 Johannesburg properties
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Room comfort score
8.2/10
Service score
8.8/10
Value for money score
8.2/10
Location score
8.1/10
Better than
98
%
of Johannesburg properties
Better than
96
%
of Johannesburg properties
Better than
94
%
of Johannesburg properties
Better than
93
%
of Johannesburg properties
Overall rating:

8.4

Excellent
286 reviews
Cleanliness
8.3
Facilities
7.4
Location
8.1
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More about Life on 3rd Guesthouse

More about Life on 3rd Guesthouse

Life on 3rd Guesthouse

Wake up to a magical day and enjoy all that Johannesburg offers with a stay at Life on 3rd Guesthouse.
The facilities and services provided by Life on 3rd Guesthouse ensure a pleasant stay for guests. Post your pictures and answer your emails whenever you want, with the hotel's free Wi-Fi internet access. Pre-plan your rides to and from the airport with the hotel's easy to book transportation services. The hotel provides taxi services to help you find what you want in Johannesburg.
Parking is available and free, provided by the hotel for guests with their own transportation. The helpful staff at the front desk can assist you with services including luggage storage. The hotel's on-site laundry service helps you keep your favorite travel outfits clean so you can pack less. In-room conveniences include daily housekeeping, so you can relax and enjoy your stay.
The hotel is entirely non-smoking, ensuring a clean air environment. Smoking is restricted to the designated smoking areas.
Experience high-quality room facilities during your stay at Life on 3rd Guesthouse. The hotel provides linen service and air conditioning in some rooms for the benefit of guests. Some selected rooms have television and cable TV to keep guests entertained. The hotel also provides guests with a refrigerator, a coffee or tea maker, instant coffee and instant tea in some rooms.
Life on 3rd Guesthouse also provides a hair dryer, toiletries and towels in bathrooms for select rooms.


Dining and things to do

Start your vacation days in the best possible way. Begin every morning of your stay with an in-house breakfast. Never let hunger affect your travel plans! Restaurants on-site provide convenient and tasty dining options.
To fill your days, be sure to check out the fantastic facilities offered at Life on 3rd Guesthouse. In a competitive mood? Get sporty with your travel group or other guests at the golf course on site in the hotel. Have some relaxing fun with family and friends at the library and shared lounge and TV area.


Reasons to stay here

This hotel's food and dining score higher than 97% of accommodations in the city.
Room comfort is said to be outstanding here, scoring higher than 97% of accommodations in the city.
This hotel stands out for its staff and service, scoring higher than 95% of the city's accommodation.

Amenities and facilities
Very good
Facilities

7.4

Most talked about facilities

Food & Dining

1 mention

Breakfast

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
  • Golf course [on-site]

Cleanliness and safety

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

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Kitchen
  • Restaurants

Services and conveniences

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Food delivery
  • Heating in public area
  • Invoice provided
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Family room
  • Kids meal

Land sports

  • Golf course (within 3 km)

Access

  • Check-in/out [private]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Bicycle parking
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Taxi service
  • Valet parking

Available in all rooms

  • Fan
  • Free bottled water
  • Non-smoking
  • Satellite/cable channels
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • Full English/Irish
Location
28a Third Street, Johannesburg City Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2092
Excellent
Location

8.1

Airports

  • O. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB)
    24.2 km
  • Lanseria International Airport (HLA)
    27.6 km

Public transportation

  • Grosvenor
    3.3 km
  • Langlaagte
    3.4 km

Hospital or clinic

  • Razorite Melville Medical Centre
    330 m

Shopping

  • Sandton City Shopping Centre
    8.8 km

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    330 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct
    4.5 km
  • SAB World of Beer
    4.7 km
  • South Western Townships
    6.1 km
  • Maboneng Precinct
    6.7 km
  • Gold Reef City
    7.0 km
  • Apartheid Museum
    7.2 km
  • Johannesburg Zoo
    8.2 km
  • Sandton City Shopping Centre
    8.8 km
  • Nelson Mandela Square
    9.0 km
  • Mandela House
    11.8 km

Nearby landmarks

  • University of Jhb Sports Grounds
    310 m
  • Roxy's
    310 m
  • Razorite Melville Medical Centre
    330 m
  • Mays Chemist
    390 m
  • Meldene Medical Centre
    410 m
  • Taste of Africa
    490 m
  • 27Boxes
    570 m
  • Tokyo Star
    640 m
  • Ratz Bar
    700 m
  • Trance Sky
    720 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 0-1 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 2 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • Check-in is between 02:00 PM and 06:00 PM. Guests arriving outside the mentioned check-in hours are requested to contact the property directly prior to arrival so alternative arrangements can be made.
  • Please note that check out time is from 5:30 am - no later than 10:30 am- This is strict as we have to prepare for our new guests. Guests not checked out after 10:30 am will be charged Disclaimer.
  • Whilst every precaution is taken to ensure the safety of the guests and their possessions on the premises, the owners and managers of LiFE on 3rd will not be held responsible for any loss or damage to persons or their belongings whatsoever including their vehicles and belongings in their vehicles.
  • The property requires a key deposit of ZAR 400 per room.
  • Please note that for loss of keys or unreturned keys, the guesthouse needs to replace all locks and all keys. There will be a R685 charge to the guest who loses their set of keys and the bill payer will be held liable.
  • Please note that if guests don't arrange with management when checking in outside the check in hours- then admittance can be refused.
  • Breakfast is served from 07:00 AM to 10:00 AM.
  • Please note that the hotel provides a laundry service, and rates applied to the amount of laundry items. Guests will be held liable for any will full damage, and damage caused due to negligence to the business and the property.
  • Guests must reserve meals in advance. Otherwise, no meal will be served.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-in until18:00
  • Check-out from07:00
  • Check-out until10:30

Getting around

  • Airport transfer fee400 ZAR
  • Distance from city center7.6 Km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)31

Extras

  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee00 ZAR

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
  • Number of floors2
  • Number of rooms 14
  • Room voltage220
  • Most recent renovation2012

Parking

  • Daily parking fee00 ZAR

Reviews of Life on 3rd Guesthouse from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
8.0
/
10
Excellent
Cleanliness8.3
Facilities7.4
Location8.1
Room comfort and quality8.2
Service8.8
Value for money8.2
High score for Johannesburg
Rating
9+ Exceptional (5)
8-9 Excellent (1)
7-8 Very Good (7)
6-7 Good (2)
<6 Below Expectation (1)
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Mar - May (0)
Jun - Aug (4)
Sep - Nov (6)
Dec - Feb (6)
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10.0
Exceptional
Louise from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Standard Room
Stayed 2 nights in August 2016

Excellent stay, will definitely return”

A wonderful stay at Life on Third Guesthouse. Lovely room with beautiful linens and furnishings. The breakfast room/lounge was gorgeous artwork. Breakfast was great..fruit salad, cereals, cheese and cooked. In a very peaceful area so no traffic noise at nighttime and just 5 minute walking distance along tree lined streets to get to Melville's main street and 27 boxes. Thankyou!

Reviewed September 04, 2016

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We appreciate your spectacular review so much Louise. Thank you. such a lovely description of Life on 3rd Guesthouse. Hope to see soon.

Responded March 09, 2018
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9.0
Exceptional
Carol from United States
Solo traveler
Budget Room
Stayed 1 night in November 2013

Okay place to stay”

Breakfasts, Fast check in, amenable staff

It was fine, Lydia, the woman who basically runs the guest house was very nice and very helpful. The real turnoff for me and the one issue I have that will preclude me from staying there again is the noise. You can hear everything as the rooms are next to each other and it was quite noisy

Reviewed November 30, 2013

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9.7
Exceptional
Michael from Canada
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in July 2010

Great nights stay”

Large clean rooms, great service
Hard to find

Only stayed one evening but were upgraded in rooms, and was a very pleasant stay. Walking distance to the strip in Melville which was great for a few drinks and food. Service was excellent and would stay again!

Reviewed July 15, 2010

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10.0
Exceptional
Thomas from United States
Couple
Standard Twin Room
Stayed 2 nights in February 2013

Lovely B&B with warm personal service”

Melville neighborhood, adorable decor, lovely staff

We stayed here for 2 nights and really enjoyed it. We parked our rental on premises, ate at the communal farm table every morning and even paid a little extra to have our laundry done (which was returned before we came back that evening). Lovely stay. Would recommend and return. Great value.

Reviewed March 07, 2013

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8.0
Excellent
Elisabeth from United States
Business traveler
Standard Twin Room
Stayed 2 nights in January 2013

A little home away from home”

quiet, clean and friendly staff

I had a very good stay. The staff were friendly and welcoming. The house itself is nice. It is only a short walk to 7th street and local transport is available on Main Road. It really does feel like you have a little home in Melville.

Reviewed March 14, 2013

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8.0
Excellent
Clifford from United Kingdom
Couple
Standard Room
Stayed 1 night in October 2012

Homely colourful and friendly hotel”

Lovely breakfast, attractively laid out

Nice en suite room, except no door between bedroom and bathroom

Reviewed October 19, 2012

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8.0
Excellent
s
Business traveler
Budget Room
Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

Very good”

Cosy place, very friendly staff, helpful. Quiet location, safe. Close to the most beautiful restaurants and shops.

Reviewed February 23, 2019

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7.0
Very good
Verena from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Standard Room
Stayed 4 nights in October 2014

Melville home”

service and friendliness

It is the best place to stay if you have a car and want some peace and friendly service. Nothing is too much trouble and the place feels like a home. The lounge underwent some refurbishment during my stay and I am sorry I didn't see the result...

Reviewed November 04, 2014

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7.7
Very good
Mirka from Finland
Couple
Europa Room
Stayed 3 nights in July 2010

Helpfull staff”

Great atmosphere, area around is peaceful
Privacy compared to hotels

Our stay was pleasant thanks to staff who gave their best effort to fulfill customers needs.

Reviewed July 12, 2010

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7.6
Very good
Chantal from South Africa
Business traveler
Europa Compact Room
Stayed 1 night in November 2018

Quaint and cosy”

Homely friendly feel , would visit again.

Reviewed November 07, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
Lebogang from South Africa
Couple
Standard Room
Stayed 1 night in February 2022

Best On The 3rd”

The host was welcoming and friendly,the house is clean, lots of privacy provided enough that you’d forget you’re at a B&B. Quite neighbourhood and safe with enough parking space.

Reviewed February 11, 2022

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6.4
Good
Hedley from South Africa
Solo traveler
Budget Room
Stayed 4 nights in September 2021

Traveller”

Small but good value

Reviewed October 08, 2021

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9.6
Exceptional
Florence from United Kingdom
Family with teens
Family Room
Stayed 2 nights in August 2017

Très bonne adresse dans Melville. Bon accueil. Chambres propres et bien décorées. ”

Dommage que la douche est peu de pression

Reviewed August 08, 2017

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Thank you for the lovely review Florence. Please let us know which room you were in in order for us to look into the shower pressure. We hope to see you again at Life on 3rd.

Responded March 09, 2018
Life on 3rd Guesthouse
8.0
Excellent
Honorine from France
Couple
Europa Compact Room
Stayed 1 night in January 2013

Joli Bed&Breakfast”

Bien situe, charmant et propre

Bon service, chambres propres et confortables, bien situe possibilite de se restaurer tres pres.

Reviewed July 12, 2013

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8.0
Excellent
Marije from Netherlands
Solo traveler
Budget Room
Stayed 1 night in November 2012

Huiselijke sfeer in leuke wijk”

goede locatie, huiselijke sfeer, goede wifi

Gezellige ontvangst en goede service. Ontbijt was inderdaad erg goed zoals beloofd!

Reviewed December 10, 2012

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5.0
Magnus from Sweden
Solo traveler
Standard Room
Stayed 2 nights in December 2012

Bra pris”

trevligt ställe för någon natt

Litet hotell i melville. Ca 5 min taxiresa till 7th street där alla restauranger och barer i melville ligger, kan rekommenderas en kväll. Men det är ganska lungt område. Hotellet är litet med lite skuma öppettider men när du väl har checkat in så får du ett av deras små men trevliga rum. Frukosten är ganska enkel, stället känns som ett hostel ungefär. Kvinnan som sköter stället gör sitt bästa för att hjälpa till.

Reviewed February 23, 2013

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