Comfortable and pleasant. Plumbing needed attention - toilet ran and shower pipes leaked. But this was a minor.
Trevor Long, South Africa
23 December 2013
Myself and 3 friends stayed at Idube for 2 nights in mid August. We were given a friendly welcome on our arrival, (friendly service throughout the weekend), and taken to our well appointed room. It had everything that one needed, though the bathroom could do with a shelf so that you can pack out your bits and pieces. Rather than take the risk of drinking and driving, we took the under 10 minute walk to Melville's fantastic bars and restaurants. In the mornings a quality varied breakfast is offered.
Now that I have discovered Pension Idube, it will be my stay of choice in Johannesburg. Judging by the large number of overseas tourists sitting around the breakfast table each morning, Idube already has a good name for itself Internationally. I have no hesitation in recommending the place to anyone.
Graham Radburnd, South Africa
06 September 2013
I highly recommend the Pension Idube.
The breakfast is very good.
My room (number 5) was lovely, quiet and very clean. For dinner you can go walking to nice restaurants. Melville is very safe, it is green and nice.
I advise you to do the tour to the township of Alexandra that Aubrey advises. It is the best "organised tour" I did in South Africa after 3 weeks in the country.
Aubrey was very helpful, follow his advises, you won't be disappointed !
Francine Carreira, South Africa
25 January 2013
Nice place to stay at Melville. The owner Aubrey is very friendly and will make everything to make your stay awesome!
The place consist in a well decorated house with a communal kitchen, a dinning room, a tv room and a small number of bedrooms, some with ensuited baths (our case). Wireless Internet was working fine and they provided adaptors for eletronics. Breakfast was at the dinning room and has only the basic (bread, tea, coffe, juice, a toaster, and many different jams). The room was spacious and had a fan. In front of the house, but still inside the property gate, there is space for parking car, but we havent asked about it. The location is 3-4 blocks from the pub/restaurant street at Melville and we walked during day and night without any trouble. Would stay there again!
VINICIUS T PIRES, Brazil
07 January 2013
Pension Idube was our first stop in SA and we found it a fantastic experience. Manager Aubrey is so accommodating and helpful, the rooms are clean and comfortable, the breakfast provided is delicious and the backpackers itself is ideally located walking distance to restaurants/bars and a shopping mall.
Gabrielle Hunter , Australia
04 January 2013