Pension Idube Budget B&B

21 Guest Reviews
21 Customer Reviews
 
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  • Hall-way
  • Guest lounge
  • Luxury room
  • Room 5
  • Four-sleeper family room
  • Room 4
  • Budget room 1
  • Room 2
  • bedroom
  • Bedroom
  • Bedroom
  • Description
  • Facilities
Pension Idube is a charming early 1900s home in the leafy suburb of Auckland Park, Johannesburg. We are situated only four blocks from Melville's trendy 7th Avenue with its cosmopolitan restaurants, bars, coffee shops, antique stores and craft shops.

The Pension was one of the first backpacker hostels in Johannesburg and has been around for over 14 years. Our fantastic guest reviews attest to legendary service at very affordable rates.

We are currently undergoing a massive renovation. The 'grande dame' of backpacking is on her way to becoming hip-hop-and-happening, ready to welcome new and returning guests. All of our sun-filled rooms are being revamped, offering both the business and leisure traveller comfortable and clean accommodation.

We are in the ideal position for academic visitors to the University of Johannesburg and Wits. We are a five-minute drive from the SABC, Johannesburg CBD and Braamfontein. The shopping meccas, Sandton and Rosebank, are an easy 15-minute drive away and Soweto is about 20 minutes away.

Our backpacker friends have said that the Pension is a great base from which to explore vibey Johannesburg and its surrounds. We can arrange tours, transfers and restaurant bookings; let us know what you need and we will do our best to please.

You may ask what is our name all about, a 'pension' is a French word for a small hotel offering personalized service with a breakfast to weary travellers; 'idube' is the Zulu word for zebra.
  • Type: Backpacker, Self-catering, Bed and Breakfast
  • Sleeps: 21
  • Check-in: 02:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Reviews: 21
  • Airport Shuttle Service
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Satellite TV*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • ADSL Internet
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • On-site Parking

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Zulu (isiZulu)
  • Xhosa (isiXhosa)
  • Afrikaans
  • Tswana (Setswana)
* Please enquire for further details.

21 Reviews on Pension Idube Budget B&B

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. Highly recommended!

Gabrielle Hunter , Australia
04 January 2013
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Price & Availability

ON REQUEST
Thursday 11th September
  • Per Person Sharing:
  • R450
  • Per Person:
  • R600
  • Per Unit:
  • R1350
  • Minimum Stay:
  • 2 Nights
 
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Includes: Breakfast
This tastefully furnished room has twin beds, a desk, an antique cupboard and pressed-steel ceilings and strip floors. The room has a safe. Ablutions are shared with another bedroom, there is tea and coffee making facilities in this room.
Bathroom Facilities Shower only, Shared bathroom, Separate toilet
Beds Single beds
Other Tea and Coffee Facilities, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms
 
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Room 2X 1
Includes: Breakfast
Our family room has three single beds and is suitable for families. There are built-in cupboards, a desk and an en-suite bathroom with both shower and bath. There is a comfy couch as well as tea and coffee making facilities.
Bathroom Facilities En-suite
Beds King beds
Other Tea and Coffee Facilities, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms
 
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Room 3X 1
Includes: Breakfast
Our luxury suite is beautifully decorated, including antiques, percale linen and strip wood flooring. There is a queen bed, large cupboards, dressing table, desk, tea and coffee making facilities as well as a safe. The en-suite shower bathroom has floor to ceiling cottage pane windows.
Bathroom Facilities En-suite, Shower only
Beds Single beds, Double beds
Other Tea and Coffee Facilities, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms
 
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Room 4X 1
Includes: Breakfast
The room has two single beds, a desk and built-in cupboards, and shares ablutions with another bedroom. There is a safe as well as tea and coffee making facilities. It has strip flooring and is tastefully decorated.
Bathroom Facilities Shower only, Shared bathroom, Separate toilet
Beds Single beds
Other Tea and Coffee Facilities, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms
 
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Room 5X 1
Includes: Breakfast
The room offers twin beds and has French doors opening onto the sparking pool area. It boasts built-in cupboards with a safe and a brand new bathroom.
Bathroom Facilities En-suite, Shower only
Beds Twin beds
Other Safe, No Smoking in Rooms
 
Room 5
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Room 6X 1
Includes: Breakfast
Located outside the main guest house with its own private entrance, the room boasts a comfortable double bed with an in-room shower and en-suite toilet. The rooms is tastefully furnished with a desk, and antique chest of drawers and cupboard.
Bathroom Facilities Shower only, Separate toilet
Beds Double beds
Other Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms
 
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Room 7X 1
Includes: Breakfast
This is one of our outside cottages. This comfortable room has two single beds or a king-size bed, with a built-in cupboard, a desk, tea/coffee making facilities and a safe. The unit boasts is own entrance as well as an en-suite shower bathroom. As an added bonus, there is the option of having a bar fridge.
Bathroom Facilities En-suite, Shower only
Beds King beds, Single beds
Other Tea and Coffee Facilities, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms
 
Room 7
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Room 8X 1
Includes: Breakfast
Room 8 is located inside the main guesthouse; this bright and sunny room has a beautiful bay window, antique brass bed, cupboard, tea and coffee tray as well as a private entrance from a very pretty patio outside the room. The room shares a bathroom with another room.
 
Room 8
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Luxury Four-Sleeper Family RoomX 1
Includes: Breakfast
Contains its own patio and entrance, this beautifully decorated and sunny room has a brand new bathroom, two single and one double bed. Recently renovated, there are brand new built in-cupboards, a bar fridge, microwave, tea/coffee tray and a small lounge area with a comfortable couch.
Bathroom Facilities En-suite, Shower only
Beds Double beds, Single beds
Other Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Self-catering
 
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* This data is a guide and is subject to change. Please confirm rates and availability by requesting a quote.

Room 1 x 1

Includes: B & B

This tastefully furnished room has twin beds, a desk, an antique cupboard and pressed-steel ceilings and strip floors. The room has a safe. Ablutions are shared with another bedroom, there is tea and coffee making facilities in this room.

Features available

Bathroom Facilities Shower only, Shared bathroom, Separate toilet
Beds Single beds
Other Tea and Coffee Facilities, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms

Room 2 x 1

Includes: B & B

Our family room has three single beds and is suitable for families. There are built-in cupboards, a desk and an en-suite bathroom with both shower and bath. There is a comfy couch as well as tea and coffee making facilities.

Features available

Bathroom Facilities En-suite
Beds King beds
Other Tea and Coffee Facilities, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms

Room 3 x 1

Includes: B & B

Our luxury suite is beautifully decorated, including antiques, percale linen and strip wood flooring. There is a queen bed, large cupboards, dressing table, desk, tea and coffee making facilities as well as a safe. The en-suite shower bathroom has floor to ceiling cottage pane windows.

Features available

Bathroom Facilities En-suite, Shower only
Beds Single beds, Double beds
Other Tea and Coffee Facilities, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms

Room 4 x 1

Includes: B & B

The room has two single beds, a desk and built-in cupboards, and shares ablutions with another bedroom. There is a safe as well as tea and coffee making facilities. It has strip flooring and is tastefully decorated.

Features available

Bathroom Facilities Shower only, Shared bathroom, Separate toilet
Beds Single beds
Other Tea and Coffee Facilities, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms

Room 5 x 1

Includes: B & B

The room offers twin beds and has French doors opening onto the sparking pool area. It boasts built-in cupboards with a safe and a brand new bathroom.

Features available

Bathroom Facilities En-suite, Shower only
Beds Twin beds
Other Safe, No Smoking in Rooms

Room 6 x 1

Includes: B & B

Located outside the main guest house with its own private entrance, the room boasts a comfortable double bed with an in-room shower and en-suite toilet. The rooms is tastefully furnished with a desk, and antique chest of drawers and cupboard.

Features available

Bathroom Facilities Shower only, Separate toilet
Beds Double beds
Other Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms

Room 7 x 1

Includes: B & B

This is one of our outside cottages. This comfortable room has two single beds or a king-size bed, with a built-in cupboard, a desk, tea/coffee making facilities and a safe. The unit boasts is own entrance as well as an en-suite shower bathroom. As an added bonus, there is the option of having a bar fridge.

Features available

Bathroom Facilities En-suite, Shower only
Beds Single beds, King beds
Other Tea and Coffee Facilities, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms

Room 8 x 1

Includes: B & B

Room 8 is located inside the main guesthouse; this bright and sunny room has a beautiful bay window, antique brass bed, cupboard, tea and coffee tray as well as a private entrance from a very pretty patio outside the room. The room shares a bathroom with another room.

Luxury Four-Sleeper Family Room x 1

Includes: B & B

Contains its own patio and entrance, this beautifully decorated and sunny room has a brand new bathroom, two single and one double bed. Recently renovated, there are brand new built in-cupboards, a bar fridge, microwave, tea/coffee tray and a small lounge area with a comfortable couch.

Features available

Bathroom Facilities En-suite, Shower only
Beds Double beds, Single beds
Other Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Self-catering

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