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About Pension Gecko

Pension Gecko is a charming, informal, relaxed self-catering guest house catering for backpackers and travellers who enjoy some comforts, without blowing the budget. We offer suitable accommodation for students, interns, researchers, NGO’s, volunteers and others. In addition, we are conveniently situated in the vicinity of Northcliff, Cresta, Melville, Auckland Park and in close proximity of both the University of Johannesburg and Witwatersrand.

The guest house features a wonderful entertainment area where guests can come together, relax and enjoy one another's company. We are located 5 km from Melville's 7th Avenue, which is like walking back in time to pavement cafes, restaurants, bars, craft shops as well as clubs and music venues.

  • Response Rate: 20%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 24 hours
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 6 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Wi-Fi

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

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Reviews for Pension Gecko

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Sam Brookes, South Africa
05 February 2015

This is one of the most spacious facilities that I have been at. Large kitchen, large lounge area and dining area. Very comfortable bedroom. Neatly and tastefully furnished. Choice of bath or shower. In a quiet area. You will not get better lodging at the price.

Tshishonga Goodman, South Africa
07 October 2010

I had a great stay at Pension Gecko. Upon five minutes of my arrival I was made part of the family. This is definitely a home away from home. If I do not come back I will definitely recommend the place to my colleagues. The hospitality by Linda and Crew exceeded my expectations. South Africa is a better place because of people like Linda and places like Pension Gecko.

Kagiso Kobedi, Botswana
27 September 2010

It was indeed a great stay at Pension Gecko. The place is very clean and friendly. The owner is ever-smiling.

Latifa Firfiray, South Africa
01 December 2009

Very cosy and comfortable. Everything that one needs! Linda went out of her way to organise a camp cot for our toddler! Thanks!Latifa

Tammy Gazis, South Africa
24 August 2009

My stay at Pension Gecko was brief, but very restful. Linda was very concerned that i had everything that i needed. The family were very sociable and welcoming. I felt safe and secure and very relaxed! The accommodation was spacious, neat and clean. I personally thought that the decor was lovely and the place was well furnished, giving a feeling of warmth and comfort. I would definitely recommend staying at Pension Gecko.

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Pension Gecko is 7.2km from the centre of Johannesburg , the nearest airport 25.2km (Lanseria International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling