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  • 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.
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  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
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  • 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.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

All cancellation or reductions of booking made within 48 hours of check in date will not be refunded.

Please allow 72 hours notice in order to redeem any cancellations

Additional Terms and Conditions

No Own Alcohol may be brought onto premises
No loud noises after 10 pm
No weapons or drugs allowed on premises

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, 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.


Pumbas Backpackers

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Good Cleanliness
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Property Description

Situated on 'Backpack Avenue' in Pretoria, Pumbas is so close to the Gautrain station you can see it from the yard. The Gautrain will leave O.R. Tambo International Airport, and after one change over - drop you almost on our doorstep.

Dorm Rooms
Two mixed dorms, each sleeps up to 6.

Private Rooms
Two private double rooms, one triple private room, one 4 sleeper private room (1 double bed, 1 bunk bed).

Please note:
Cancellation policy: 24h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay.

Check in from 14:00 to 23:00
Check out before 10:00
24 hour access is available, however reception does close at 10pm.

Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards.

Taxes included.
Breakfast not included.
No curfew. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.0

  • Security 8.0

  • Location 8.0

  • Staff 8.0

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 6.0

  • Facilities 6.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    13 Feb 2020
    Excellent stay in an excellent place. Staff were amazing. A cool place to meet cool people. I could stay there again and again .
    Zimbabwe, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    12 Feb 2020
    What amazing place. I have traveled the world, and I never leave reviews, but this place deserve it. What increible staff, very personalized, nice, professionals and willingness to make all your desires true. And what beautiful place, organized, extremely clean with the nice pool and cabins. Great location too. I wish I could stayed there a month!
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    04 Dec 2019
    Like its location as it is near the Hatfield Gautrain station. Very convenient for me to take train to Pretoria. Hatfield Plaza is just nearby. It is easy for me to buy groceries. The atmosphere around Hatfield makes me feel safe, unlike Park station in Johannesburg. The hostel also provides good breakfast and serves coffee whole day. Will definitely recommend this hostel to others.
    Malaysia, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    23 Oct 2019
    Excellent place - lovely atmosphere, good staff, close to restaurants and bars, very peaceful street, solid breakfast, comfy bed, loads of sockets for electics, friendly dogs, good pool, fantastic wifi.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 9.1


    25 Dec 2019
    Everyone was so welcoming and accommodating. Thank you!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    15 Mar 2019
    Nice place to stay in Pretoria. Private rooms are comfortable, good Wi-Fi, close to train station.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.1


    11 Feb 2019
    I stayed on night in February in the hostel as I couldn’t move in yet into my student residence home. It was my first night in SA and I was really glad I stranded in the Pumbas Backpackers. The staff was incredibly nice and I felt really safe. It was really quite while I was there which is why I had a room to myself. The hostel is very clean and a nice breakfast is included. I would definitely book it again.
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    13 Sep 2019
    Very good hostel, very clean and comfortable, pool is small but very enjoyable. the staff was kind and helpful, only thing that could be improved would be to give a security briefing on arrival to avoid bad surprises. In any case, the neighborhood is very safe for SA. What was missing was the party vibe of hostels as there were not many young people and they also do not serve food which is a pity.
    Italy, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    02 Apr 2019
    Hostel is nice with a beautiful garden and fire place. Staff is very friendly. Only downside is that the sheets in the female dorm are very old and therefore the beds are not very appealing.
    Netherlands, Female, 25-30
  • 2.0


    12 Jan 2020
    It’s a no
    South Africa, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Wi-Fi