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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."

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The Backpackers Ritz of Johannesburg

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  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
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Property Description

The Backpackers Ritz of Johannesburg is situated in large mansion with huge beautiful gardens in the safe Northern Suburbs.

Our experienced, helpful staff at the Afritours Travel Desk will help you with any travel advice, including accommodation, transport, visa's, day trips and overland tours.

Relax in our pub, chill out by the pool or sink a few balls on our pool table...

Or, for a bit of excitement why not go out and explore the local area. There are plenty of restaurants, pubs, clubs, cinemas and entertainment centres within walking distance... View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 4.0

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 8.0

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 2.0

  • Facilities 4.0

Latest Reviews

  • 8.9


    10 May 2017
    +++A very nice place with large gardens and a swimming pool. The staff is very nice, particularly the owner, Peter. They also offer airport pick-ups. ---Wi-fi is only available in the common area. Although located in a very safe and quiet area in the Northern Suburbs, there's nothing much to do around and the city centre and airport are quite far away.
    Malta, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    09 Dec 2016
    I am probably not the usual hostel user. I am 63 and moved to the hostel after a stay in a 3* business hotel in Pretoria, I enjoyed my 2-day stay at the Ritz. The staff and atmosphere are friendly and the location is safe and quiet. The facilities are unique and, although rundown, are spacious and offer a view of life in a high-class neighbourhood in an old estate. There are restaurants within safe walking distance and the Rosebank Gautrain station is about 2 km away
    Canada, Male, 41+
  • 8.6


    14 Sep 2018
    A very nice, helpful and friendly welcome, with a lot of tips. Clearly an amazing view, and 100% secure in Joburg. Only thing : the bedroom and the common bathroom need a clear refurbishing.
    France, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    25 Feb 2017
    Lovely family backpackers! I'm writing this while the family is sitting in the shared living room, watching 2 1/2 men and having breakfast. Really had a nice stay, and want to sugest this place to al backpackers who want a easy and chill place to stay.... Peace!! Casper
    Netherlands, Male, 18-24
  • 8.3


    22 Dec 2016
    I like this accommodation because the fact it is quite near with some shops and Gautrain station. My stay was a pleasant and peaceful, it felt like home. Actually I am afraid of dogs, but the dog was very good, no harm done.
    Malaysia, Female, 31-40
  • 2.9


    16 Feb 2019
    It is definitely the worst hostel I have ever been. the owner showed us the room and disappeared. The double room was dusty, the door had a big hole that was repaired with some tape, towels were dirty, there was no toilet paper. Cleanliness was our main concern, in the room, common areas and toilets. We left the same night. WiFi only next to the reception. Many other reviews from other websites show similar experiences. I would not recommend it
    Italy, Female, 31-40
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  • Free Parking
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fax Service
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Vending Machines
  • Pool Table