Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

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 on arrival. 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: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School 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 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Read all reviews

Property Description

Welcome to Explorer Backpackers located 10km from Johannesburg Stadium and 7km from Sandton City Mall.
Explorer Backpackers is about experiencing South Africa in all its wonderful glory. We are a 4star hostel in the trendy suburb of Parkhurst Johannesburg. We are ideal for groups of friends or the solo traveler looking to find fun people to enjoy Sunny South Africa with. Our backyard bar keeps things social, our reading corners keep things quiet, our laptop station keeps you connected and our comfortable beds and warm showers keeps you happy!

With over 20 bars and restaurants all in safe walking distance from us, you'll definitely find a cuisine or beverage that appeals to you.

Book with us now, and enjoy our morning breakfast and extensive tour options.

Explorer Backpackers Policies & Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 24h before arrival.
Check in from 09:00 to 15:00 .
Check out before 00:00 .
Payment upon arrival by credit cards, debit cards.

Taxes not included - 15.00%
Taxes not included - occupancy tax 15.00 % per person per night
Breakfast not included - 30 ZAR per person per day.
No curfew.
We do not accept customers younger than 16s years of age. View House Rules

Check Availability

Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.9

  • Security 9.9

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 9.9

  • Atmosphere 9.9

  • Cleanliness 9.9

  • Facilities 9.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    10 Mar 2020
    One of the best hostel we have stayed at! Clean and with good facilities. Big and comfy beds, a big kitchen with lots of equipment to use, and nice bathrooms. Big lockers for each bed. The best thing was the staff! Always around to help, or just to hang around and have a chat:) We’ll be back!
    Norway, Couple, 18-24
  • 10.0


    28 Feb 2020
    Staff were brilliant in helping me arrange my kruger trip and lodge. Nothing is to much effort for them. The place is clean and cosy on a really safe and beautiful street in Rosebank. Would stay again.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    22 Feb 2020
    Explorer Backpackers was an unexpected delight! The location is out of this world, it's literally a 2 minute walk (around the corner) to one of Johannesburg's most vibey, hip streets!! The staff are incredible and pay attention to every detail. Lightning fast fibre internet, immaculately clean rooms... nothing more you could ask for frankly. HIGHLY recommended!
    South Africa, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    22 Feb 2020
    Situated in the quintessential town of Parkhurst in Johannesburg makes Explorer one of the best backpackers. There’s so much to do, see and eat! A beautiful and safe environment to get immersed in really enjoy South Africa. Oh, and the hosts are awesome too. Highly recommended. Thank-you
    South Africa, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    22 Feb 2020
    I liked that Explorers is located a stone's throw away from the well known and bustling 4th with its wonderful bars and restaurants. I walked over and had a lovely breakfast there. Parking was a breeze on the street and the car guards were on hand. The bathrooms were spotless and smelled fresh! I loved my bed with its individualised chargers and touch lamp. The staff was friendly and knowledgable about the city and what to do. You can't beat the vibe and of course, free WiFi is a winner. Cheers!
    South Africa, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    22 Feb 2020
    The word backpackers conjures up images of uncomfortable beds and nondescript decor. Explorers Backpackers was anything but. The rooms are alot more luxe than I thought I'd find at a backpackers and the entire atmosphere homely but so chic.
    South Africa, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    22 Feb 2020
    Great neighborhood, with good amenities and close to major transport hub (Gautrain). Staff friendly and willing to go extra-mine. Would highly recommend Explorer for a stay in JHB
    South Africa, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    22 Feb 2020
    Nestled in the heart of Johannesburg's art, music, and lifestyle district Parkhurst, Explorer Backpackers offers an experience that allows a fearless immersion into SA culture. Walking in I got to enjoy the comfort of surburbia as well as enjoy the multitude of options of places to explore within walking distance. The facilities are state of the art for a backpacking facility, possessing the comforts and safeties of a hotel experience at a fraction of the cost.
    South Africa, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    22 Feb 2020
    Prime location, located in closer proximity to some really cool spot. I felt safe and the security kept me at ease. Ver clean and surprisingly so for a backpackers which changed my opinion. The atmosphere was a vibe and the staff were friendly.
    South Africa, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    22 Feb 2020
    The staff were very helpful and of a pleasant nature. The neighborhood has cool restaurants and bars within a short walking distance which was convenient. A very chilled out vibe and comfortable common area in the backpackers with access to a bar. Clean, neat and tidy bathrooms and bedrooms with comfortable bedding; was also nice to be able to charge my phone & devices bedside and have sizable & lockable storage for my bags too.
    South Africa, Female, 31-40
Read all reviews


  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Express check-in / out
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • Foosball