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Featured Hostels in Johannesburg

Blue Moon Backpackers
1 out of 5
Boekenhoutskloof, Plot 73, Cullinan, Gauteng
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Situated in a rural location, this hostel is within 16 miles (25 km) of Premier Mine, Dinokeng Game Reserve and Sammy Marks Museum. Roodeplaat Dam and Faerie ...

Blue Moon Backpackers
Fourways Backpackers Lodge
79 Albatross Drive, Sandton, Gauteng
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $11 per night

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 Sandton City ...

1/5 (3 reviews)
Albatross Drive, Fourways

"booked a room for 2 nights and was specifically looking for a pool, internet access and a private bathroom. The place advertised that they have these facilities. I booked the most expensive room to include what I wanted. When I arrived, none of these amenities were to be found. They insisted that ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 14, 2020

Fourways Backpackers Lodge
Johannesburg Boarding Hostel
1 out of 5
2 Valley Road, Bordeaux, Randburg, Gauteng
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $22 per night

Located in Greater Johannesburg Metropolitan Area, this hostel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Mediclinic Sandton, Delta Park and Hyde Park Corner. 4th Avenue Parkhurst ...

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HomeBase Melville - Hostel
2 out of 5
37 1st Ave, Melville, Johannesburg, Gauteng
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Located in Greater Johannesburg Metropolitan Area, this hostel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from University of Johannesburg and 2.6 mi (4.3 km) from University of Witwatersrand. ...

3.8/5Good! (12 reviews)

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

Reviewed on Mar. 14, 2018

HomeBase Melville - Hostel
Rosebank Lodge & Backpacker
1 out of 5
217 Jan Smuts Avenue, Johannesburg, Gauteng
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $30 per night

Located in Greater Johannesburg Metropolitan Area, this hostel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Rosebank Mall and 3.1 mi (5 km) from Sandton City Mall. Hyde Park Corner ...

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Amazing

"Amazing"…"

Reviewed on Apr. 10, 2020

Rosebank Lodge & Backpacker
Sleek Student Hostel
64 Bordeaux Drive, Bordeaux, Randburg, Gauteng
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Located in Greater Johannesburg Metropolitan Area, this hostel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Mediclinic Sandton, Delta Park and Hyde Park Corner. Sandton City ...

Sleek Student Hostel
Once in Joburg
2 out of 5
90 De Korte Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, Gauteng
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Located in Downtown Johannesburg, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Neighbourgoods Market and University of Witwatersrand. Carlton Centre is 1.4 mi (2.2 ...

3.8/5Good! (61 reviews)
Something different

"Service is excellent. Centrally located. Something different and refreshing. Try it"…"

Reviewed on Feb. 17, 2020

Once in Joburg
Fourways Boarding Hostel
1 out of 5
83 Albatross Drive, Sandton, Gauteng
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $12 per night

Located in Greater Johannesburg Metropolitan Area, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Montecasino Bird Gardens and Montecasino. Pieter Toerien Theatre and ...

Fourways Boarding Hostel
Naledi backpackers
1 out of 5
Nakedi St, Soweto, Gauteng
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Located in Greater Johannesburg Metropolitan Area, this hostel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Hector Pieterson Museum and Memorial and 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Mandela House. ...

Naledi backpackers
Pretoria Backpackers
2 out of 5
433 Farenden Street, Clydesdale, Pretoria, Gauteng
The price is CA $41 per night

Located in Sunnyside, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Loftus Versfeld Stadium and University of Pretoria. UNISA is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) away.

3.7/5Good! (10 reviews)
Bad

"Not interesteing"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 23, 2019

Pretoria Backpackers
Accoustix Backpackers Lodge
1 out of 5
477 Jan Smuts Avenue, Randburg, Gauteng
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $23 per night

Located in Greater Johannesburg Metropolitan Area, this hostel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Mediclinic Sandton, Delta Park and Hyde Park Corner. 4th Avenue Parkhurst ...

Accoustix Backpackers Lodge
Art Deco Budget Accommodation Rosebank - Hostel
2 out of 5
17 Tyrwhitt Ave, Johannesburg, Gauteng
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Located in Greater Johannesburg Metropolitan Area, this hostel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Rosebank Mall and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Sandton City Mall. South African ...

Art Deco Budget Accommodation Rosebank - Hostel
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Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff, Johannesburg
Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff, Johannesburg
5 out of 5
67 Jan Smuts Avenue, Randburg, Gauteng
The price is CA $396 per night
4.7/5Exceptional! (255 reviews)

"The services and amenities are excellent. It site on a beautiful hill site of Johannesburg, next to the Zoo. The location is not very convenient, 30 to 40 minutes ride to the airport. There is no public transportation."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 12, 2020

Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff, Johannesburg
C.A.G The Vantage
C.A.G The Vantage
4 out of 5
Corner Bath and Tyrwhitt Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg, Gauteng
The price is CA $56 per night
4.2/5Excellent! (121 reviews)
chrging stations

"there are not enough power points for charging cell phone etc."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 16, 2020

C.A.G The Vantage
Southern Sun O.R. Tambo International Airport
Southern Sun O.R. Tambo International Airport
4 out of 5
The price is CA $105 per night
4/5Very Good! (999 reviews)

"The hotel was excellent, the breakfast was supurb and being so close to the airport ensures that we will stay there in the future"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 25, 2020

Southern Sun O.R. Tambo International Airport
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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.

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