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Sleepy Gecko Guest House
Sleepy Gecko Guest House
Sleepy Gecko Guest House
Sleepy Gecko Guest House
Sleepy Gecko Guest House
Sleepy Gecko Guest House
Sleepy Gecko Guest House

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7.7

Very good

31 reviews

31 reviews

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8.8

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - 2.26 kilometers from city center
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct 3.8 km
SAB World of Beer 4.0 km
South Western Townships 5.8 km
Maboneng Precinct 6.0 km
Gold Reef City 6.6 km
Apartheid Museum 6.8 km
Johannesburg Zoo 7.9 km
Sandton City Shopping Centre 8.8 km
Nelson Mandela Square 9.0 km
Mandela House 12.1 km
Nearby landmarks
Trance Sky 50 m
Ratz Bar 50 m
Melville 60 m
Six 70 m
Tokyo Star 80 m
27Boxes 120 m
Berlin Bar 120 m
Country Club Johannesburg 460 m
Bleloch Geological Museum 520 m
Bamboo 610 m
Newly renovated

Sleepy Gecko Guest House

3rd Avenue, Johannesburg City Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2109 - 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. Restaurant, indoor pool and outdoor pool are among the special facilities that will enhance your stay with on-site convenience.

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Highlights

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Newly renovated

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Currency exchange

Facilities

Airport transfer

Car park

Shuttle service

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Swimming pool [outdoor]

Front desk [24-hour]

BBQ facilities

Luggage storage

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Johannesburg every 6 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money7.7
Location rating8.8
Nearest airportO. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB)
Distance to airport23.7 km

Rooms available at Sleepy Gecko Guest House

Luxury Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 1 king bed
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Suite
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 1 king bed
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Grand Suite
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    Triple Suite
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      Family Room
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        DELUXE DOUBLE ROOM KING BED DOUBLE BED
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          Luxury Room (No Window,Area:20)
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            Double Room Suite
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              Twin/Double room - De Luxe
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                Room Assigned on Arrival
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                  Frequently asked questions

                  What time is check-in and check-out at Sleepy Gecko Guest House?

                  Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. 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. The front desk is always open, day or night.

                  How do I get to Sleepy Gecko Guest House?

                  Sleepy Gecko Guest House 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 460 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. A stay at Sleepy Gecko Guest House also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hotel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Sleepy Gecko Guest House has a car park available for guests. Parking is free for guests.

                  Is breakfast offered at Sleepy Gecko Guest House?

                  Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at Sleepy Gecko Guest House. There's an additional charge of 75 ZAR for adults and 50 ZAR for children 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 are my dining options at Sleepy Gecko Guest House?

                  Sleepy Gecko Guest House features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

                  Can business events be hosted at Sleepy Gecko Guest House?

                  The venue available at the hotel can accommodate up to 22 people.

                  What is the smoking policy at Sleepy Gecko Guest House?

                  Sleepy Gecko Guest House 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 Sleepy Gecko Guest House?

                  Braamfontein Station is the closest train, metro, or bus station, about 2.7 km away from Sleepy Gecko Guest House.

                  What restaurants are nearby Sleepy Gecko Guest House?

                  Restaurants including The Schwarma Co, Olives & Plates and Bambanani are popular in Sleepy Gecko Guest House’s neighborhood which is known as Johannesburg City Centre.

                  What popular shopping places are close to Sleepy Gecko Guest House?

                  Located in the Johannesburg City Centre area, Sleepy Gecko Guest House is close to great shopping choices like Neighbourgoods Market, 44 Stanley and Market on Main.

                  What are popular attractions near Sleepy Gecko Guest House?

                  Guests at Sleepy Gecko Guest House can easily visit Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, South Western Townships and Maboneng Precinct located in the Johannesburg City Centre area.

                  What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Sleepy Gecko Guest House?

                  Sleepy Gecko Guest House 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 Sleepy Gecko Guest House

                  • 8.8

                    Excellent
                    Breakfast

                    "Good breakfast."

                    Fredrika

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                    January 20, 2019

                  • 8.8

                    Excellent
                    Location

                    "Nice guest house close to 7th Street."

                    Fredrika

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                    January 20, 2019

                  Property ranking|Compared to 1,803 Johannesburg properties
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                  Location score
                  8.8/10
                  Room comfort score
                  2/10
                  Value for money score
                  7.7/10
                  Service score
                  7.7/10
                  Better than
                  97
                  %
                  of Johannesburg properties
                  Better than
                  96
                  %
                  of Johannesburg properties
                  Better than
                  92
                  %
                  of Johannesburg properties
                  Better than
                  91
                  %
                  of Johannesburg properties
                  Overall rating:

                  7.7

                  Very good
                  31 reviews
                  Cleanliness
                  7.2
                  Facilities
                  7.3
                  Location
                  8.8
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                  More about Sleepy Gecko Guest House

                  More about Sleepy Gecko Guest House

                  Sleepy Gecko Guest House

                  Wake up to a magical day and enjoy all that Johannesburg offers with a stay at Sleepy Gecko Guest House.
                  Sleepy Gecko Guest House provides the best in services and amenities to help make guests feel comfortable. 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 shuttle 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. While lodging at this wonderful hotel, the helpful staff at the front desk can assist you with multiple services that include luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. The hotel's on-site dry cleaning service and laundry service help 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.
                  Guestrooms are designed to provide an optimal level of comfort with welcoming decor and essential amenities. The hotel provides air conditioning in some rooms for the benefit of guests. The hotel also provides guests with a coffee or tea maker in some rooms. Sleepy Gecko Guest House also provides a hair dryer in some of its bathrooms for your convenience.


                  Dining and things to do

                  Start your vacation days in the best possible way. Your mornings at Sleepy Gecko Guest House begin with a complimentary breakfast. Never let hunger affect your travel plans! Restaurants on-site provide convenient and tasty dining options. Have fun at night with your travel companions right at the hotel's bar. If you're truly selective about eating, you'll be grateful for the in-house BBQ facilities available here.
                  Sleepy Gecko Guest House offers wonderful recreational facilities for guests to enjoy. The hotel's on-site pool invites you every day for a cooling dip or a few refreshing laps. Have some relaxing fun with family and friends at the library.


                  Reasons to stay here

                  This hotel's food and dining score higher than 95% of accommodations in the city.
                  This hotel scores higher than 96% of accommodations in the city for its location.
                  Room comfort is said to be outstanding here, scoring higher than 95% of accommodations in the city.

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                  Amenities and facilities
                  Very good
                  Facilities

                  7.3

                  Most talked about facilities

                  Breakfast

                  1 mention

                  Internet

                  1 mention

                  Languages spoken

                  • English
                  • French

                  Internet access

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

                  Things to do, ways to relax

                  • Garden
                  • Swimming pool [indoor]
                  • Swimming pool [outdoor]

                  Dining, drinking, and snacking

                  • Bar
                  • BBQ facilities
                  • Breakfast [free]
                  • Restaurants

                  Services and conveniences

                  • Currency exchange
                  • Daily housekeeping
                  • Dry cleaning
                  • Elevator
                  • Laundry service
                  • Library
                  • Luggage storage
                  • Meeting/banquet facilities
                  • Safety deposit boxes
                  • Smoke-free property
                  • Smoking area

                  Access

                  • Front desk [24-hour]
                  • Pets allowed

                  Getting around

                  • Airport transfer
                  • Car park [free of charge]
                  • Shuttle service

                  Available in all rooms

                  • Air conditioning
                  • Bathtub
                  • Coffee/tea maker
                  • Desk
                  • Free bottled water
                  • Hair dryer
                  • In-room safe box
                  • Internet access – wireless
                  • Ironing facilities
                  • Shower
                  • Telephone
                  • TV [flat screen]
                  Location
                  3rd Avenue, Johannesburg City Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2109
                  Excellent
                  Location

                  8.8

                  Airports

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

                  Public transportation

                  • Braamfontein Station
                    2.8 km
                  • Grosvenor
                    2.9 km

                  Hospital or clinic

                  • Mays Chemist
                    730 m

                  Shopping

                  • Sandton City Shopping Centre
                    8.8 km

                  Convenience store

                  • BP Express
                    2.6 km

                  Cash withdrawal

                  • ATM
                    60 m
                  What's nearby

                  Popular landmarks

                  • Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct
                    3.8 km
                  • SAB World of Beer
                    4.0 km
                  • South Western Townships
                    5.8 km
                  • Maboneng Precinct
                    6.0 km
                  • Gold Reef City
                    6.6 km
                  • Apartheid Museum
                    6.8 km
                  • Johannesburg Zoo
                    7.9 km
                  • Sandton City Shopping Centre
                    8.8 km
                  • Nelson Mandela Square
                    9.0 km
                  • Mandela House
                    12.1 km

                  Nearby landmarks

                  • Trance Sky
                    50 m
                  • Ratz Bar
                    50 m
                  • Melville
                    60 m
                  • Six
                    70 m
                  • Tokyo Star
                    80 m
                  • 27Boxes
                    120 m
                  • Berlin Bar
                    120 m
                  • Country Club Johannesburg
                    460 m
                  • Bleloch Geological Museum
                    520 m
                  • Bamboo
                    610 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.

                  Minimum age of guests is: 16 year(s).

                  Others
                  • 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 until00:00
                  • Check-out until12:00
                  • Reception open until00:00

                  Getting around

                  • Airport transfer fee460 ZAR

                  Extras

                  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)75 ZAR

                  The property

                  • Number of bars/lounges1
                  • Number of floors1
                  • Number of restaurants1
                  • Number of rooms 9
                  • Year property opened2007
                  • Most recent renovation2021

                  Reviews of Sleepy Gecko Guest House from real guests

                  Provided by verified guests of Agoda
                  7.7
                  /
                  10
                  Very good
                  Cleanliness7.2
                  Facilities7.3
                  Location8.8
                  Room comfort and quality2.0
                  Service7.7
                  Value for money7.7
                  High score for Johannesburg
                  Rating
                  9+ Exceptional (1)
                  8-9 Excellent (2)
                  7-8 Very Good (2)
                  6-7 Good (0)
                  <6 Below Expectation (5)
                  Time of the year
                  Mar - May (5)
                  Jun - Aug (0)
                  Sep - Nov (2)
                  Dec - Feb (3)
                  All guests (31)
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                  Showing 10 verified guest comments
                  8.8
                  Excellent
                  Fredrika from Sweden
                  Solo traveler
                  Luxury Room
                  Stayed 3 nights in December 2018

                  Close to restaurants”

                  Nice guest house close to 7th Street. 3 minutes walk from restaurants. Good breakfast. Safe place.

                  Reviewed January 20, 2019

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                  10.0
                  Exceptional
                  Linda from United States
                  Group
                  Suite
                  Stayed 2 nights in April 2017

                  Exceptional”

                  The whole staff was so friendly and helpful. The hotel was less than a block from a nice street with great restaurants. Definitely a place I would stay again!

                  Reviewed April 27, 2017

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                  5.6
                  Andrew from United Kingdom
                  Solo traveler
                  Suite
                  Stayed 2 nights in January 2018

                  Disappointing ”

                  Booked suite with Aircon. WiFi didn't reach the suite at all, lots of shouting kept me up the first night and the bed and toilet weren't overly clean. The shower tap came off on second day spilling water everywhere. I was moved to a smaller room with no Aircon. No real apology or offer of any money back: was told all the rooms were the same price anyway. The location is great and these issues wouldn't have been that bad if I'd felt like someone cared. But I was never even checked in: the driver who got me from the airport found my keys and that was it. So I had the bizarre feeling of being a bit of an annoyance and an intruder in someone's property.

                  Reviewed January 27, 2018

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                  4.0
                  Nina from South Africa
                  Couple
                  Luxury Room
                  Stayed 3 nights in March 2021

                  Very disappointed ”

                  What i expected to be a luxury room never was. I wish I could have added pictures. I will never come back. Staff and owner is friendly, but that does not make up for the Unhygienic and filthy room we got.

                  Reviewed March 18, 2021

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                  Dear Nina, please note that I don't have any staff. I apologize for the state of your room. It has been so busy that I forgot to ask for the key. I don't have a house keeping key to clean the room daily. I do hope that you return to Melville and apologize for the inconvenience.

                  Responded March 18, 2021
                  Sleepy Gecko Guest House
                  3.0
                  Alessandra from Italy
                  Group
                  Suite
                  Stayed 1 night in April 2015

                  Ghost Hostel”

                  Just location

                  No staff when we arrived , no security at entrance , the bathroom ensuite was broken ( we couldn't take a shower org wise water everywhere ), no internet in the rooms and 60 pounds for one night !

                  Reviewed April 29, 2015

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                  4.0
                  Olle from Sweden
                  Group
                  Luxury Room
                  Stayed 1 night in January 2019

                  Acceptable”

                  Shady area. Strange people looking at you

                  Reviewed January 13, 2019

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                  7.2
                  Very good
                  GABRIEL from Spain
                  Couple
                  Luxury Room
                  Stayed 1 night in October 2017

                  en zona muy buena para turistas”

                  se puede salir por la noche,

                  Reviewed January 10, 2018

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                  5.6
                  PASCALE from France
                  Couple
                  Suite
                  Stayed 3 nights in April 2019

                  Un très bon emplacement pas cher”

                  Petit déjeuner basique à demander, tardif, voire inexistant. Pas de conseil pour visites, juste renvoi vers Internet. Très bien placé. Beaucoup de restaurants autour, rue très agréable. Proche de Soweto et musée apartheid.

                  Reviewed April 11, 2019

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                  8.0
                  Excellent
                  NALY from France
                  Couple
                  Luxury Room
                  Stayed 2 nights in September 2016

                  Guesthouse idéal pour visiter Johannesburg ”

                  Guesthouse très bien situé proche de la 7 ème rue animée par des restaurants et commerces. Proche des boxes boutiques. Calme propre avec un bon rapport qualité prix.

                  Reviewed September 26, 2016

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                  8.8
                  Excellent
                  Mathias from France
                  Solo traveler
                  Luxury Room
                  Stayed 3 nights in April 2016

                  Très bon séjour dans cette guesthouse chaleureuse”

                  Séjour très agréable dans cette guesthouse au personnel chaleureux. Surtout, le quartier de Melville, dans lequel elle est située, est très agréable, festif et mélangé. On se sent en totale sécurité, même le soir. Je recommande grandement cette guesthouse !

                  Reviewed May 01, 2016

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