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Featured Hostels in Johannesburg

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Urban Backpackers
Urban Backpackers
1.0 out of 5.0 100 Anderson St, Johannesburg, Gauteng
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C$13
3.7/5 (3 reviews)

I didn't sleep in this hotel because, they could not open for me on arrival.

Reviewed on 15 Oct. 2018
Located in Downtown Johannesburg, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Carlton Centre and SAB World of Beer. Market Theatre and Johannesburg Art Gallery ...
Once in Joburg
Once in Joburg
2.0 out of 5.0 90 De Korte Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, Gauteng
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C$71
3.9/5 (48 reviews)

Love the neighbourhood where it is located. The rooms can be quite hot during summer. They are small, with four beds and carpet.

Reviewed on 5 Mar. 2019
Located in Downtown Johannesburg, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Neighbourgoods Market and Museum Africa. Johannesburg Zoo and South African Museum of ...
Terrylin Backpackers - Adults Only
Terrylin Backpackers - Adults Only
3.0 out of 5.0 2 Halifax Street, Rhodesfield, Kempton Park, Gauteng
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C$40
4.2/5 (29 reviews)

A great place to stay with easy access to the airport. Nice garden area. Very welcoming and friendly with good kitchen facility.

Reviewed on 19 Oct. 2016
Situated in Kempton Park, this hostel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Kempton Park Golf Club, Festival Mall, and International Terminal Duty Free Mall. Value Mall and ...
Backpackers Connection
Backpackers Connection
2.0 out of 5.0 91 Glen Norton Rd, Benoni, Gauteng
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C$29
4.0/5 (2 reviews)

awesome place, lots of room for kids to play and doggies and fruit tree and friendly family that run it!

Reviewed on 2 Dec. 2018
Situated in Benoni, this hostel is within 9 mi (15 km) of SAPS Mechanical School Golf Club, Bunny Park, and Lakeside Mall. Kempton Park Golf Club and Festival ...
Curiocity Backpackers
Curiocity Backpackers
4.0 out of 5.0 302 Fox Street, Johannesburg, Gauteng
C$36
3.7/5 (21 reviews)

The staff was awesome--incredibly friendly and helpful. They went above and beyond to ensure that guests were taken care of, even to the point of providing an escort to walk me to the pickup point and wait with me for my tour bus. I enjoyed an excellent coffee at the bar in the morning on my final ...

Reviewed on 10 Dec. 2018
Located in Downtown Johannesburg, this hostel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Arts on Main and 2.1 mi (3.3 km) from Museum Africa. Ellis Park Stadium and Ellis Park ...
Rosebank Boarding Hostel
Rosebank Boarding Hostel
1.5 out of 5.0 217 Jan Smuts Avenue, Johannesburg, Gauteng
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C$28
4.0/5 (1 reviews)
Located in Greater Johannesburg Metropolitan Area, this hostel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Circa Gallery and within 3 mi (5 km) of South African Museum of Military ...
Johannesburg Boarding Hostel
Johannesburg Boarding Hostel
1.0 out of 5.0 2 Valley Road, Bordeaux, Randburg, Gauteng
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Located in Greater Johannesburg Metropolitan Area, this hostel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Mediclinic Sandton, Hyde Park Corner, and Dunkeld West Shopping Centre. ...
HomeBase Melville - Hostel
HomeBase Melville - Hostel
2.0 out of 5.0 37 1st Ave, Melville, Johannesburg, Gauteng
C$32
4.0/5 (11 reviews)

The hotel staff are very helpful and friendly. The room was very clean, but quite small.

Reviewed on 14 Mar. 2018
Located in Greater Johannesburg Metropolitan Area, this hostel is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from University of Johannesburg and 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from Johannesburg Zoo. ...
Randburg Boarding Hostel
Randburg Boarding Hostel
1.5 out of 5.0 4 Valley Road, Bordeaux, Randburg, Gauteng
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C$28
Located in Greater Johannesburg Metropolitan Area, this hostel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Mediclinic Sandton, Hyde Park Corner, and Dunkeld West Shopping Centre. ...
Pretoria Backpackers
Pretoria Backpackers
2.0 out of 5.0 433 Farenden Street, Clydesdale, Pretoria, Gauteng
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3.5/5 (11 reviews)

This a great lodge in a great location; It's pretty close to Pretoria University, to Hatfield Gauteng train station, and city center; with a great shopping and dining center 5 min away walking. Rooms are big at very affordable rates and the compound is spacious and clean, with a great veranda and ...

Reviewed on 3 Sep. 2018
Located in Sunnyside, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Loftus Versfeld Stadium and University of Pretoria. Kruger Museum and UNISA are also within 3 mi (5 ...
Elsje's Country Inn
Elsje's Country Inn
2.0 out of 5.0 228 2nd Ave, Kempton Park, Gauteng
C$63
4.0/5 (3 reviews)

All that is necessary without expensive frills that one hardly uses.

Reviewed on 22 Oct. 2017
Situated in Kempton Park, this hostel is within 9 mi (15 km) of SAPS Mechanical School Golf Club, Bunny Park, and Kempton Park Golf Club. Festival Mall and International ...
Fourways Backpackers Lodge
Fourways Backpackers Lodge
79 Albatross Drive, Sandton, Gauteng
C$29
Located in Greater Johannesburg Metropolitan Area, this hostel is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Montecasino and within 9 mi (15 km) of Ticketpro Dome and Lion Park. Nelson ...
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City Lodge Hotel at OR Tambo International Airport

City Lodge Hotel at OR Tambo International Airport

Above Multi-Storey Parkade 2, Level 5, OR Tambo International Airport, Kempton Park, Gauteng
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    4.2 out of 5 (1353 reviews)

    City Lodge Hotel at OR Tambo International AirportC$160

    2 Jul - 3 Jul

    City Lodge Hotel at OR Tambo International AirportC$160
    Southern Sun O.R. Tambo International Airport

    Southern Sun O.R. Tambo International Airport

      4.0 out of 5.0
       
       
      4.0 out of 5 (687 reviews)

      Southern Sun O.R. Tambo International AirportC$144

      28 Jun - 29 Jun

      Southern Sun O.R. Tambo International AirportC$144

      What Is a Hostel?


      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:

      • Shared rooms (though many have private options too)
      • Low prices
      • A social atmosphere

      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.


      Hostels in Johannesburg

      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.


      When Is the Best Time to Visit Johannesburg?


      Good weather's always better when you want to venture out and explore, so here's a little information about the seasons:


      • The hottest months are typically January and February, while June and July are the coldest months
      • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 79° F and nighttime temperatures average 49° F
      • April-June: 74° F is the daytime average and 29° F is the nighttime average
      • July-September: Daytime averages are around 75° F and nighttime averages are around 29° F
      • October-December: The average temperatures are 78° F during the day and 47° F at night
      • Average rainfall is 0.94 inches in a year

      What Can I Do in Johannesburg?


      Depending on what you're interested in, you might like these places to visit:

      Top Sights
      • Museum Africa
      • Johannesburg Zoo
      • South African Museum of Military History
      Natural Features
      • Lesedi Cultural Village
      • Melville Koppies Nature Reserve
      • Zoo Lake Park
      Cultural Attractions
      • Apartheid Museum
      • Hector Pieterson Museum and Memorial
      • Mandela House

      Overall, Johannesburg is known for its:

      • Shopping
      • Safari tours
      • Soccer
      • Museums
      • Cafés
      • Entertainment
      • Cultural attractions
      • Theater

      How to Get to Johannesburg and Around the Area


      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.