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Once in Joburg

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  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness

Property Description

Once in Joburg is an all-star hotel where you can tailor make your own experience. Centrally located in the bustling Braamfontein creative precinct, it offers young at heart travellers a safe place from which to SLEEP EAT and EXPLORE the city of Johannesburg.

Within walking distance of Once in Joburg, you'll find coffee roasters and coffee shops, restaurant, live music venues, farmers markets, free walking tours, the red city bus stop and much more.
The reception and concierge are open 24 hours, and the staff are city ambassadors who are always willing to help and share their passion for Johannesburg. Looking to join a local house party, cycle to an art gallery or play giant scrabble? Then join our daily free activities to experience Johannesburg in a fun way. You can book all your transfers to Kruger, Bazbus tickets and local day trips on site.

The rooms are neat, clean and ensuite, offering basic luxuries such as air conditioner, crisp white linen, flat screen TV's (privates only), safety deposit box and block out curtains. Breakfast is included at restaurant the Immigrant. The on-site bar provides the perfect opportunity to meet other travellers. Shared rooms (sleeping maximum 4) are also ensuite, and offer a more budget offering to the independent traveller.

Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.8

  • Security 8.5

  • Location 8.2

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 9.2

  • Facilities 9.2

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    05 Apr 2018
    Great Hostel!!! It is very clean and accessible and has tons of stuff for your to do! The front desk people are super nice and helpful and the restaurant next door has great food as well. I believe this is the best hostel in Johannesburg.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    13 Apr 2018
    Small kitchen, nice atmosphere, good program (e.g. wine trinking, cinema, tours), be careful in Joburg!
    Germany, Male, 18-24
  • 8.0


    28 Apr 2018
    Once in Joburg is a cool place. The neighborhood is great; safe enough to go for dinner and a drink. The personnel was friendly and answered all our questions about traveling in Joburg. The room was okay. Unfortunately, the toilet was (extremely) dirty and the shower drain was blocked..flooding the whole bathroom floor. This made our stay slightly less comfortable. Besides from that, I would recommend this place. Oh, and not to forget; they serve delicious breakfast!
    Netherlands, Female, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    01 May 2018
    Nicely decorated hostel in the area of Braamfontein. Close to the Hop-On-Hop-Off bus stop on the corner of Melle/Jorissen. Good food and drinks available from the next-door, but pretty integrated "Immigrant Bar", but if you want there's a KFC and Pizza Hut on the same block. In the dorm itself there's a couple of lockers where you can keep your stuff safe (I brought my own padlock for this).
    Netherlands, Male, 31-40
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Steam Room
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Housekeeping
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities


  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Taxes Included

Things to Note

Once in Joburg Policies & Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 72 hours before arrival.

Check in from 14:00 to 23:00 .
Check out before 10:00 .

Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards.
This property may pre-authorise your card before arrival.

Taxes included.
Breakfast included.

24 hour Reception.
No curfew.

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