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7.8

Very good

17 reviews

17 reviews

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7.8

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location
Popular neighborhood
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Johannesburg Zoo 16.6 km
Nelson Mandela Square 17.9 km
Sandton City Shopping Centre 18.1 km
Maboneng Precinct 19.6 km
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct 20.4 km
SAB World of Beer 21.9 km
Gold Reef City 25.3 km
Apartheid Museum 25.8 km
South Western Townships 25.8 km
Mandela House 34.9 km
Nearby landmarks
Rhodesfield Pharmacy 520 m
Parkview supermarket 550 m
Aspire Lounge 680 m
Jean Hamilton Office 1.4 km
Protop Womens Clinic 1.5 km
OR Tambo Long Term Parking 1.5 km
O. R. Tambo International Airport 1.6 km
Isando 1.8 km
Arvyp Medical Centre 1.9 km
Festival Mall 2.3 km

Emerald Backpackers

19 Halifax Street, Rhodesfield, Kempton Park,, Greater OR Tambo, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1620 - 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 Greater OR Tambo 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.

Highlights

Hygiene Plus

Located in heart of Johannesburg

Check-in/out [express]

Free airport transfer

Currency exchange

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
Free face masks
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Facilities

Airport transfer

Car park

Shuttle service

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Swimming pool [indoor]

Tennis court

Check-in/out [express]

BBQ facilities

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Johannesburg every 3 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money7.8
Distance to city center35 km
Location rating7.8
Nearest airportO. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB)
Distance to airport1.6 km

Rooms available at Emerald Backpackers

Deluxe Double or Twin Room
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 single beds
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Dormitory Bed
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  • Room size: 116 m²/1249 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 single bed
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Dormitory ( 4 - Bed )
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 4 single beds
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Deluxe Triple Room
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 double bed and 1 single b...
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Dormitory with shared facilities
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
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Standard Double or Twin Room
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed
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Dormitory (6 Adults)
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 6 single beds
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Deluxe Single or Twin Room
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 single beds
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Dorm Room 1
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
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Dormitory - Shared Room
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
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Frequently asked questions

Does Emerald Backpackers have bars on the premises?

Experience your holiday retreat the best way with a drink in your hand at Emerald Backpackers's bar readily available right in front of your doorstep for when you need a sip or two.

Does Emerald Backpackers have a swimming pool?

While relaxing at Emerald Backpackers, you can indulge in the swimming pool facility to get your day started the best way with a splash for a refreshing morning or evening.

Does Emerald Backpackers offer laundry services?

Yes! Emerald Backpackers provides laundry service at your discretion and even hot water linen and laundry washing for whenever you need your favorite clothes clean and fresh all throughout your vacation. Please contact the property for more information.

Is car parking available at Emerald Backpackers?

Emerald Backpackers has car park onsite free of charge for travelers traveling with vehicles to take full advantage when staying at this property. Please contact the property for more information, or log into your Agoda account and contact the property through Agoda's direct message chatbox.

What is the typical travel time to the nearest airport from Emerald Backpackers?

The average travel time to get from Emerald Backpackers to the airport is 5 minutes, but please bear in mind that the travel time may vary based on traffic, weather conditions, and time of day.

When was Emerald Backpackers built?

Emerald Backpackers was built in 1999.

What do guests love most about Emerald Backpackers?

Verified guests that stayed at Emerald Backpackers have given this property a rating of 8.471 for its outstanding service as the major highlight for their stay.

What is the typical rating that past Group travelers have given to Emerald Backpackers?

Verified group travelers that have stayed at this property have given Emerald Backpackers an average rating of 7.7. You can look up more specific customer ratings and comments by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Emerald Backpackers?

The closest train, metro, or bus station is Kaalfontein, 10024.65 m away from Emerald Backpackers.

What is the closest airport to Emerald Backpackers?

The closest airport to Emerald Backpackers is Secunda Airport, 104.0 km away.

Is breakfast offered at Emerald Backpackers?

Start your days right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options provided at Emerald Backpackers.

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What people love about Emerald Backpackers

  • 8.8

    Excellent

    "I enjoyed this place, come you shall enjoy as well"

    Gomes

    |

    May 14, 2022

Property ranking|Compared to 2,301 Johannesburg properties
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Room comfort score
6.9/10
Room size
56 sqm.
Service score
8.5/10
Couples review score
9.2/10
Better than
97
%
of Johannesburg properties
Bigger than
97
%
of Johannesburg properties
Better than
95
%
of Johannesburg properties
Better than
94
%
of Johannesburg properties
Overall rating:

7.8

Very good
17 reviews
Cleanliness
7.8
Facilities
7.5
Location
7.8
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More about Emerald Backpackers

More about Emerald Backpackers

Emerald Backpackers

Make everyday special with all that Johannesburg has to offer with a stay at Emerald Backpackers.
At Emerald Backpackers, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. Free internet access provided within the hotel keeps you connected throughout your stay. Airport transfer services can be booked before your check-in date, to ensure a smooth and convenient arrival or departure. Exploring Johannesburg is made even more convenient with the shuttle services available at the hotel.
For guests arriving by car, parking is provided free of charge. Always get the assistance you need with front desk services including express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. Booking the best tickets and getting the hottest restaurant reservations are made easy with help from the hotel's ticket service and tours. For longer stays or whenever you need it, the laundry service keeps your favorite travel outfits clean and available.
Feel like doing nothing? Available services like daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your time at Emerald Backpackers. For guests who would like to smoke, the designated smoking areas are available.
All rooms at Emerald Backpackers are designed and decorated to make guests feel right at home. Don't worry about being thirsty as a coffee or tea maker is provided in some guestrooms.


Dining and things to do

Each morning you can start the day with a delicious in-house breakfast offered at Emerald Backpackers. A number of great dining options at the hotel assures that you'll always have convenient and delicious choices. A great night out couldn't be easier! Enjoy a fun evening without traveling outside at the bar. At any time of the day or night, you can serve yourself a snack at the hotel's vending machines.
Are you a great cook? Make your own meals in-house at the hotel's BBQ facilities and shared kitchen.
Emerald Backpackers offers an excellent variety of recreational facilities. Don't forget to make a visit or two to the hotel's pool. Challenge your travel group members or other guests to competitive fun, with the hotel's tennis court and squash court.


Reasons to stay here

Compared to the city's accommodation options, this hotel scored higher than 97% of them for food and dining.
According to guests who stayed here, this hotel's room comfort is rated higher than 96% of other accommodations in Johannesburg.
Past guests love the staff and service here, rating it above 95% of the other accommodations in the city.

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Amenities and facilities

Very good
Facilities

7.5

Languages spoken
  • English
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Garden
  • Squash court
  • Swimming pool [indoor]
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Tennis court
  • Ticket services
  • Tours
Cleanliness and safety
  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Body thermometer
  • Breakfast takeaway service
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Hygiene certification
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • 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
  • Alternative meal arrangement
  • Bar
  • BBQ facilities
  • Breakfast [buffet]
  • Breakfast [continental]
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurants
  • Room service
  • Shared kitchen
  • Snack bar
  • Vending machine
Services and conveniences
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Convenience store
  • Currency exchange
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Doorman
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Food delivery
  • Heating in public area
  • Invoice provided
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace
  • Xerox/fax in business center
For the kids
  • Family room
  • Kids meal
  • Playground
Land sports
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
Access
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
Getting around
  • Airport transfer
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Shuttle service

Food and dining

Breakfast options
  • Continental
  • Full English/Irish
Restaurants on site
Restaurant
  • Menu: Buffet

Location

19 Halifax Street, Rhodesfield, Kempton Park,, Greater OR Tambo, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1620
Very good
Location

7.8

Airports
  • O. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB)
    1.6 km
  • Lanseria International Airport (HLA)
    37.2 km
Public transportation
  • Isando
    1.8 km
  • Van Riebeeck Park
    4.1 km
Hospital or clinic
  • Rhodesfield Pharmacy
    520 m
Shopping
  • Greenstone Shopping Centre
    9.6 km
Convenience store
  • Caltex Star Mart
    2.3 km
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM
    820 m

What's nearby

Popular landmarks
  • Johannesburg Zoo
    16.6 km
  • Nelson Mandela Square
    17.9 km
  • Sandton City Shopping Centre
    18.1 km
  • Maboneng Precinct
    19.6 km
  • Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct
    20.4 km
  • SAB World of Beer
    21.9 km
  • Gold Reef City
    25.3 km
  • Apartheid Museum
    25.8 km
  • South Western Townships
    25.8 km
  • Mandela House
    34.9 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Rhodesfield Pharmacy
    520 m
  • Parkview supermarket
    550 m
  • Aspire Lounge
    680 m
  • Jean Hamilton Office
    1.4 km
  • Protop Womens Clinic
    1.5 km
  • OR Tambo Long Term Parking
    1.5 km
  • O. R. Tambo International Airport
    1.6 km
  • Isando
    1.8 km
  • Arvyp Medical Centre
    1.9 km
  • Festival Mall
    2.3 km
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)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
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
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out
  • Check-in from12:00
  • Check-out until10:00
  • Reception open until22:00
Getting around
  • Airport transfer fee0 ZAR
  • Distance from city center35 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)5
Extras
  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee00 ZAR
The property
  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
  • Number of bars/lounges1
  • Number of floors1
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 21
  • Room voltage220
  • Year property opened1999
  • Most recent renovation2013
Parking
  • Daily parking fee00 ZAR

Reviews of Emerald Backpackers from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
7.8
Very good
Cleanliness7.8
Facilities7.5
Location7.8
Room comfort and quality6.9
Service8.5
Value for money7.8
High score for Johannesburg
Rating
9+ Exceptional (1)
8-9 Excellent (3)
7-8 Very Good (0)
6-7 Good (2)
<6 Below Expectation (1)
Time of the year
Mar - May (2)
Jun - Aug (2)
Sep - Nov (2)
Dec - Feb (1)
Showing 7 verified guest comments
8.8
Excellent
Gomes from Zimbabwe
Solo traveler
Standard Double or Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in May 2022

Nice place to stay”

I enjoyed this place, come you shall enjoy as well

Reviewed May 14, 2022

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9.0
Exceptional
GABRIEL from Nigeria
Solo traveler
Stayed 3 nights in October 2015

wonderful, friendly staffs and lovely breakfast.”

nice breakfast, friendly staffs and close to the airport

Awesome!

Reviewed November 01, 2015

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6.7
Good
Peter from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in June 2015

Handy in transit”

Proximity,friendly staff,friendly guests
Reviewed June 19, 2015

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7.0
Very good
gladge from India
Business traveler
Stayed 1 night in March 2014

good”

near to airport

L Good

Reviewed April 10, 2014

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8.3
Excellent
Mayouma from France
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in January 2015

Accueil très chaleureux”

Proximité de l'aéroport, Accueil, Cadre

Attention, demandez à être réveillé où à ce qu'on vienne vous prévenir avant le départ de la navette vers l'aéroport! On entend quelques avions décoller sans grosse gêne. La gentillesse et la disponibilité du personnel est très appréciable.

Reviewed January 21, 2015

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5.3
Raphael from Reunion Island
Family with young children
Stayed 1 night in October 2014

Hotel proche de l'aéroport avec navette gratuite”

navette gratuite petit déjeuner copieux

Hôtel très proche de l'aéroport du coup impossible de dormir jusqu'à 23h (après, il n'y a plus de vol). Le petit déjeuner est assez copieux et de qualité. La navette gratuite est bien située et pratique car disponible toutes les heures. Par contre, les chambres sont vraiment d'un standing Backpackers. Propreté limite, petite superficie, aucun charme... D'autres hôtels dans le même quartier proposent le même type de prestation: à essayer pour une prochaine excursion.

Reviewed November 26, 2014

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9.3
Exceptional
Takako from Japan
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in August 2014

空港近く”

清潔、朝食付き、空港近く

空港から近くピックアップもあります。しかし、ピックアップの場所案内がなかったので困りました。場所はピックアップのバス乗り場です。部屋はとても綺麗です。フリーキッチンもあり良かったです。只スーパーが最寄りにないので行く前に食材調達がベター。レストランも手頃な値段です。朝食もビュッフェスタイルで美味しかった。WIFIフリーでサクサクでした。

Reviewed August 12, 2014

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