Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

Book more than 4 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Curiocity Joburg is Voted as part of the top 10 industrial-chic hostels in the world by the Guardian.
Designed for you, the curious adventurer who just wants to get out there and live a little, wander a little and wonder a little. Curiocity is your base to explore. Clean design, cozy accommodation, local culture and a community of like-minded people.
Step out the doors of our flagship design hostel, and you will find yourself in the heart of Maboneng, the vibiest neighborhood in Johannesburg. With restaurants, cafes, museums and markets tucked away on every corner, you'll want to explore every inch of this gritty, gorgeous urban jungle.

Whether you're flying solo, travelling with your hunni, or a bunch of mates, we've got an accommodation option that gives everyone their space, so everyone stays friends.
Our rooms include: Private Apartments, Classic Doubles, Female only & Shared Dormitories.
Our In-house activities include: Inner-city Tours, Soweto Township Tours, City Cycle Rides, Pub-crawls, Picnics In The Sky and CurioSafaris.
Facilities include a games room, well equipped communal kitchen, a dipping pool, laundry services, bar, rooftop, free fast WiFi, shuttle service, bicycle rentals, communal chill-out zone, luggage room and we are a Baz Bus stop.

Curiocity invites you to discover the heart of Johannesburg’s inner city with direct access to the people and happenings of the community. Come explore our World and Discover your self!

Curiocity Backpackers' Policies & Conditions;
Cancellation policy: 72h before arrival.
Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards.
This property may pre-authorise your card before arrival.

Check in from 14:00.
Check out before 10:00 .

Taxes included.
Breakfast not included.

24-hour Reception
No curfew.
We do not accept customers younger than 13 years of age.
No Pets allowed.
24-hour Security on street parking View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.9

  • Security 8.0

  • Location 8.6

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 9.4

  • Cleanliness 8.9

  • Facilities 8.9

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    19 Mar 2020
    Can’t say enough good things about this place. I stayed here two separate times during the onset of COVID-19 (as I was navigating my own travel home) and the staff was so helpful, encouraging, and professional in handling the unforeseen circumstances surrounding the city/country/world. Not to mention the facilities were some of the best in all of my 2 months traveling SA. While it’s in a “dodgey” area, the security is high-level and I never felt uncomfortable or unsafe -really loved this place!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    26 Jan 2020
    Great value
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    06 Jan 2020
    I loved Maboneng. The neighborhood is amazing and artsy. Security is a big issue; my phone was stolen inside the restaurant (very highly recommend the food at Kobo's). The facilities at Curiocity are basic but good, bar is a mix of hostel residents and locals. I upgraded to the sister hotel, a hotel two blocks down run by the same people, which I highly recommend minus the security- dude who stole my phone followed us into the hotel the night before and there was no one to be found at the hotel
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 8.6


    07 Feb 2020
    Comfortable accommodation with a few minor issues. Other than these, we enjoyed the location and the staff were helpful and friendly. - no hooks to hand up towel and clothing in the shower so you have to throw them over the top of the door. - sinks in the women's washroom kept clogging, a bit disgusting. Please tip some drain cleaner down there. - no locker or safe in the 2-bed private room we stayed in. The dorm room did have lockers.
    Malaysia, Female, 31-40
  • 8.6


    03 Jan 2020
    The area is ok. Research before you book. The bar is public and people wander throughout the hostel so be careful with your things. The door to my dorm was in poor condition and not that secure. I have now been in SA for a month and there were more mosquitos in this hostel than anywhere else in SA. Lovely reception staff. Good crowd staying. Many staying just one night before or after airport though. No fans or ac in rooms. Some dorms have no windows/ventilation and are very hot.
    Scotland, Male, 31-40
  • 8.0


    03 Mar 2020
    decent spot in one of only a couple non-dodgy areas of the city (though this area, Maboneng, encompasses all of about a 3 minute walking radius from Curiocity). not much vibe despite a decent bar area and very little hostel-organized activity. not sure if seasonality or corona affected the booking population but there were very few people around in general. bathroom facilities a bit sketchy but fine overall
    Greece, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0


    19 Jan 2020
    The location is great. The Soweto tour was expensive but worth it. Not much atmosphere for solo backpackers. The ladies at the reception could be more friendly to the guests. Overall a good stay though.
    Brazil, Female, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    06 Feb 2020
    Ok place, nothing extraordinary about it as I expected from other reviews. The room was rather simple and functional, but according to the price we paid it was fair enough. Fine overall if you just want to make a short stop in Joburg.
    Spain, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    13 Jan 2020
    A satisfactory and comfortable hostel. To much emphasis on safety. It could be seen as a ploy to benefit the use of its own establishment and those on its adjacent street. In saying that they do provide a good overall customer service.
    Ireland, Male, 41+
  • 5.4


    09 Feb 2020
    internet was down many times, staff wasnt friendly, the bathroom was dirty (i had problems with insects) and there was some problem with the drain when taking a shower. also, not well located. definitely wouldnt recommend.
    Brazil, Female, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • ATM
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi