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If you're looking for an affordable place to stay in Johannesburg, one of its 26 hostels could be a great option for you. No two hostels look exactly alike, but these dorm-style accommodations all offer the following:
Hostels are a great way to stay in Johannesburg for a lower cost, so you can save your budget for sightseeing. You can check out the museums and other cultural highlights in this destination, as well as activities like shopping.
Ready to book a hostel? These ones get the best reviews from our travelers and might be a good place to start:
Once in Joburg - Located within a 20-minute walk of Museum Africa. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a restaurant. You'll find showers and lockers in all rooms.
Curiocity Backpackers - You can take advantage of free WiFi and free parking, as well as a restaurant.
Urban Backpackers - Located within a 20-minute walk of Museum Africa. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a restaurant, and a bar. You'll find towels, showers, and free toiletries in all rooms.
HomeBase Melville - Hostel - You can take advantage of free breakfast and free WiFi, as well as free parking. Rooms come with TVs.
Johannesburg Youth Hostel - Property features include free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and a shared/communal kitchen. You'll find showers, lockers, and linens in all rooms.
Good weather's always better when you want to venture out and explore, so here's a little information about the seasons:
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You'll find the closest airport in Johannesburg (JNB-O.R. Tambo Intl.), 12.8 mi (20.6 km) from the city center. An alternative is Johannesburg (HLA-Lanseria), located 19.9 mi (32 km) away. Once you're on the ground, you might want to use public transit to get around. Metro stations nearby include Ellis Park Station and Rhodesfield Station. Train stations including Johannesburg Park Station and Johannesburg Sandton Station make it easy to see more of the area.