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1322 Backpackers International Reviews

1322 Arcadia Street, Hatfield, PO Box 36709, Menlopark 0102, Pretoria, South Africa

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88 Total Reviews
  • 98%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 100%Staff
  • 93%Atmosphere
  • 98%Cleanliness
  • 98%Facilities

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I have been in Pretoria for a bit more than a week and I was feeling like home at 1322 backpackers. Absolutely one of the best hostels I have ever been. The staff is more than just friendly. The location is safe and a good basis to move into town and over. Amazing, absolutely recommended. It would definitely be my choice when I will come back in Pretoria

  • 8th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


A very beautiful and cosy hostel that may be in the middle of the city, but when you come inside, you will feel like you're at a villa in the countryside. People are friendly and you feel at home. Would love to return some day.

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Thank you Nikolay! Looking forward to indeed welcoming you again (: 1322 Team


Very helpful staff, great rooms, and solid bargain. The only thing I would add is that the hostel should note on its directions page that it's within walking distance of the Hatfield Gautrain station.

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Hi Travis, thanks for your suggestion. We are in the process of updating our details, will add this! Looking forward to your next visit. 1322 Team

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  • 9th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Poland
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Very helpful and friendly staff, felt like home!


Staff very friendly and exceptionally helpful, no request too difficult, its in a safe area near gautrain station, with nice areas to relax in including a garden and breakfast is included Highly recommended


Exellent location in a quite neighbour of Pretoria. Supermarket, pubs and restaurants on 20 minutes of walk, as the Gautrain station to Pretoria Center. Wide choise of rooms, the best around the kitchen area, in my opinion. Free wifi, well working. Very well equipped kitchen, beautiful garden and swimmingpool. I stayed in the four female dorm, well equipped but a bit dark and cold (in April). That's the only downside.


Great place, very friendly and helpful staff and just a short walk from the gautrain station.


It's my third time in this hostel and I like it.


Excellent hostel! We had a great stay. The rooms were nice, clean and comfortable. The kitchen was well equipped and clean, too. Since the 1322 is situated in Hatfield we felt very safe there.


Great individual, clean rooms. Avoid the overcrowded , smelly big dorrn, though it is kept clean by staff. Very hospitable owners.


Very friendly and helpful staff!


Very friendly people. Very cosy

  • 9th Dec 2012
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


1322 is an excellent hostel. A good location within short walking distance to Hatfield's restaurants and shops. A pleasant atmosphere and complete facilities. Very professional and pleasant staff and owners. I think this is one of the best hostels I've stayed in over a period of almost 50 years.


I would definitively recommend this place if you're staying in Pretoria.


The best place, the best people, the best atmosphere. It is home away from home.


Great hostel, very friendly staff. Double ensuite room very comfortable!


Tim was VERY helpful with helping me make travel arrangements, including detailed directions. He is very friendly and helpful. Location is a 15 min walk to the Hatfield Plaza/Square. Different options for private rooms, but I found most of them had no windows and were very small, so decided to pay more for a little bungalow, which was fine (had heat unit). Kitchen and bathroom were fairly clean, and bar/pool area was nice to hang around. Overall, I had a pleasant stay and would recommend it!

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Thanks Ellen, you were welcome to the help and you are of course VERY welcome to return :) Not sure about these rooms without windows though, all our rooms have a window!! :) Keep well and good luck sorting out the visa issues, Tim


This is our third time staying at 1322 Backpackers, Tim and Monique are always welcoming and we love sitting outside round the campfire chatting to the other guests. The onsite bar is great, and the kitchen is well equipped, clean and big enough for everyone wanting to cook!


I greatly enjoyed my time at 1322. The atmosphere was great and the other guests were extremely friendly and interesting. I enjoyed going into Hatfield with them, or just talking while enjoying a few drinks at the bar. Tim, Monique, and Yselle could not have been more helpful and friendly. The price was great too.

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