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Terrylin Backpackers Hostel

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tel aviv
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at this hostel for two separate nights. It s really very close to the airport. .The room was clean and the lady was very helpful There is a restaurant in a hotel not far from the hostel.We were satisfied

Thank hana f
Terrylin, Owner at Terrylin Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you, Hana F - it was lovely hosting you.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Getting to the guesthouse from the airport is very easy. We booked an Uber(~100 Rands) to reach the guesthouse. The house is small and cozy and the owners are very friendly. Premier Inn is at walk-able distance where you can have a nice budget dinner.

Thank Deepu A
Terrylin, Owner at Terrylin Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you, Deepu, for your review. Steven and Joy wish you all the best with your holiday in Port Elizabeth.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Joy and Steven were wonderful hosts and our stay was beyond perfect! The best hostel we've stayed at by far and we love our hostels for the homey feel. The location was great. Very quiet street right by the airport. Nice pool and the grounds and house are kept so clean. Thanks for everything! We hope to return again next...

Thank Angelique_Billy
Terrylin, Owner at Terrylin Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you so much, Angelique_Billy, for your lovely review and rating. Steven and Joy really appreicate this. It was great hosting you and we wish you all the best on your further travels.

Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

We had a one night stay at Terrylin before flying out of the airport. It is extremely conveniently located for the airport and was easy to find. Parking was easy and secure. Joy and Steven were very welcoming and it felt more like a home from home than a backpackers. We had the double room which had everything you needed...

Thank Helen T
Terrylin, Owner at Terrylin Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you, Helen, I really appreciate your review. It was lovely having you here and I wish you all the best with your further travels.

Linz, Austria
Reviewed 7 November 2016

To get to the guesthouse, you can use a taxi or uber. The guesthouse itself is very nice, the entrance is secured with a garden gate. In the room, there was a fan (no air condition), towels and the bath is separate. We also get some hints, how to best get to the airport.

Thank Michael M
Terrylin, Owner at Terrylin Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you, Michael M, for your review.

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Reviewed 25 September 2016

It is so convenient for OR Tambo being only about 5 or 10 minutes from airport. It is clean, comfortable and very friendly and the whole ambience being part of normal residence is far nicer than classification as 'Backpackers' might indicate.

Thank tftallen
Terrylin, Owner at Terrylin Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Tftallen, Steven and Joy really appreciate your kind review. It was lovely hosting you at Terrylin and we are happy that you enjoyed your stay.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

A small place very close to the airport and therefore conveniently located for transit through Johannesburg airport or to safari. It is simple but just right. And at very reasonable a price. The owner is quite hospitable and helped us contact the relevant people we needed to. The beds are comfortable and firm. Cons: the shower doesn't drain easily and...

Thank Dev J
Terrylin, Owner at Terrylin Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you, Dev J, for your review. I appreciate it when guests let me know of any hiccups. I have unblocked the shower which is now working as it should. The reason for there being no water that morning was because of a burst pipe in the area. This is very frustrating but I contacted the Council immediately and it...

New York
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

I had an overnight stay at terrylin after having arrived from NYC late evening and needing to catch a flight early the next morning. As a woman traveling alone, i had been alerted a lot regarding safety. My entire experience was excellent - from getting a taxi at JNB airport to being greeted by Stephen at Terrylin. A very clean...

Thank F B
Terrylin, Owner at Terrylin Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you, FB, for your excellent rating and lovely review. Steven and Joy really appreciate this. We wish you all the best.

south africa
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Its a very clean, friendly, quiet and accomadating Establishment 5 min drive from OR TAMBO airport. The owners where really helpful in organizing taxi transfers and even organized a taxi to fetch me at 5.15am. This is not a noisy backpackers but a lovley Clean quite guesthouse. Absolutley value for money. I'll definatley stay there again when next in JHB.

Thank yabberdoo
Terrylin, Owner at Terrylin Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you, yabberdoo, for your excellent review and rating. Steven and Joy really appreciate this and we look forward to hosting you again when you are in Johannesburg again. All the best...

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

The owners were very accommodating, the rooms were nice and tidy, while all of that at a really good price. We only wanted a place to stay for a couple of hours and this was perfect. After our flight only arriving late that evening, the owner phoned me to find out whether we need directions and tried to help where...

Thank TVZ89
Terrylin, Owner at Terrylin Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you, TVZ89, for your excellent rating and lovely review. Steven and Joy really appreciate this and hope you enjoy your stay at the Kruger Park.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Terrylin for Travellers has a three star rating and is a mere 10 minutes drive from O R Tambo (Johannesburg) Airport, and within walking distance to the Gautrain station. There is a bus stop around the corner on weekdays. A supermarket is nearby, and two upmarket hotels are in the next street. Located in a quiet and peaceful neighbourhood, Terrylin offers dorm, twin, double and family room accommodation.The dorm and twin rooms have communal bathrooms and showers. The dorm room has 3 bunk beds with night lights above each bed. All linen, including towels, is provided.The double room has a double bed, TV and en-suite shower. The family room has a queen-size bed and a bunk bed, with a TV and en-suite bathroom with a shower over the bath. All the rooms have heaters and fans and the twin, double and main bed in the family room have electric blankets. Children over the ages of 14 years are welcome. There is a communal lounge, kitchen, laundry and dining area. A sparkling swimming pool is in the large, well-established garden. Spanish bars and security gates offer added protection, although the area is very safe and secure. Visa, Master and Amex cards are accepted. A bedroom key deposit of R150 is fully refundable on your departure. Tours of Johannesburg, Soweto and Pretoria can be arranged.Please note that Terrylin is open from 14h00 and closes at midnight. The check-out time is 10h00. Steven and Joy will do all they can to make your stay a memorable one in a homely environment. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Terrylin Backpackers Hostel

Address: 2 Halifax Street | Rhodesfield, Kempton Park 1619, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Kempton Park
Price Range: RM107 - RM289 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Terrylin Backpackers Hostel 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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