Hostels in Johannesburg, South Africa, Africa

13 Hostels and other properties in Johannesburg, South Africa
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Lebo's Soweto Backpackers

Hostel - 13.5km from city centre - Show on map
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast
Covid-19 safe

Welcome to Lebo's! We are located in an established suburb of Soweto, with a rich history. The backpacker's provides a unique experiences for travellers to experiences 'township life'.

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Prices from €12
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Backpackers Connection @ JNB Airport

Hostel - 28.15km from city centre - Show on map
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast
Covid-19 safe

This Johannesburg Airport Hostel, situated 8 km from Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport, offers a 24-hour Airport/Bus Station pick-up and drop-off service, A safe and ideal place to start and end your holiday/tour in Africa. Backpackers Connection...

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Prices from €11
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Melville House

Hostel - 5.05km from city centre - Show on map
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast
Covid-19 safe

Melville House is located close to the centre of Johannesburg in a vibrant neighbourhood which features a variety of shops, bars and restaurants, all just a short walk from the hostel.

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Prices from €11
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

CURIOCITY Backpackers

Hostel - 1.58km from city centre - Show on map
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast
Covid-19 safe

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...

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Prices from €11
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Brown Sugar Backpackers

Hostel - 4.65km from city centre - Show on map
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast
Covid-19 safe

This very spacious, comfy, safe and secure 'Ex-Mafia' mansion was built in the 1970's by an infamous drug lord. When the Godfather moved out the backpackers moved in and they made this castle their home since 1999. The current owner (since 2005) has made...

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Prices from €10
Wonderful Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Rosebank Lodge

Hostel - 5.56km from city centre - Show on map
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast
Covid-19 safe

Rosebank Backpackers is situated within walking distance of the Rosebank Gautrain train Station that links to Sandton City and OR Tambo Airport. This is the ultimate area to stay in for all people coming to Johannesburg, this is if you want to have an experience...

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Prices from €11

Accoustix Backpackers Hostel

Hostel - 11.63km from city centre - Show on map

THE BACKPACKER Accoustix Backpacker and Sleek Travel situated in Randburg, Johannesburg has been supplying valued accommodation to thousands of Local and International Clients for more than 12 years. Our clients keep coming back. We are a Recommended Backpacker...

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Prices from €8

Sleek Backpackers

Hostel - 11.63km from city centre - Show on map

Our Boarding House is situated in Randburg, Johannesburg, it offers cheap simple accommodation with no frills at a great price. When you arrive the bedroom rooms have 2 single beds in them that are c

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Prices from €10

Fernrez@363

Hostel - 13.55km from city centre - Show on map
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast
Covid-19 safe

Fernrez@363 is a funky students rez and we happily accommodate travellers from all over the world.

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Prices from €11

2BHappy Backpackers Lodge

Hostel - 4.9km from city centre - Show on map
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast
Covid-19 safe

2BHappy Backpackers Lodge offers private accommodation with great value!

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Prices from €14

Afrique Boutique Hotel O.R Tambo

Hotel - 20km from city centre - Show on map
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast
Covid-19 safe

Afrique Boutique Hotel is a luxury hotel just a short drive from the airport. We are looking forward to welcoming you here.

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Prices from €43

Garden Top Hotel

Hotel - 4.9km from city centre - Show on map
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast
Covid-19 safe

The Garden Top Hotel is proud to be a part of the rebirth and rediscovery of central Johannesburg, situated in the illustrious suburb of Bezuidenhout Valley...

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Prices from €24

Marion Lodge

Bed and Breakfast - 12.06km from city centre - Show on map
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast
Covid-19 safe

Welcome to Marion Lodge! Your quality accommodation in a stylish suburb and elegant surroundings centrally located in the heart of Sandton, Johannesburg.

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Prices from €27
Wonderful Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

We have 13 Hostels in Johannesburg with an average rating of 8.5 based on 1,357 reviews.

About Johannesburg

Johannesburg, South Africa's largest city, is dynamic, energetic and full of things to do. Here, you can go bungee jumping off a cooling tower one day, and explore an amusement park built on a former goldmine the next. The inner city neighbourhoods are hotbeds of art, live music and culture, while the peaceful northern suburbs are known for purple-blossomed jacaranda trees and lush parks where ibises strut freely. It's also a great place to learn about South Africa's apartheid history, with lots of interesting museums tackling it head-on.

Hostels in Johannesburg are fun and friendly. You can stay in a '70s mansion built by a mafia boss, a traditional wooden lodge or a concept hostel with rooms designed by local artists. Usually they have grounds for relaxing outdoors and learning the art of the South African braai (barbecue). Free events such as walking tours are a great way to see the city with an in-the-know local. Many Johannesburg hostels offer free airport transfers, as well as the standard free Wi-Fi.

The tree-lined streets and art galleries of Johannesburg's northern suburbs are well worth exploring. One of its neighbourhoods is Rosebank, which is known for modern bars and restaurants. As well as upscale shopping malls, there's also a daily African Craft Market where you'll find handmade souvenirs. In the city centre, Braamfontein is a cute little enclave lined with street art, third-wave coffee shops and independent boutiques selling locally designed clothes and trinkets.

The best way to get an overview of Johannesburg is with the hop-on, hop-off bus tour. One of the stops is the Carlton Centre, the tallest building in Africa, with a viewing deck on the 50th floor where you can see right across the city. Another is the arty Braamfontein neighbourhood. The city's famous Soweto township is home to historic attractions like Nelson Mandela's house as well as the buzzing Locrate Market, with its street food stalls and live music. 

The easiest way to reach Johannesburg from OR Tambo International Airport is to take the Gautrain to Sandton in the northern suburbs. There are two public buses a day from the airport's bus station to the city centre, run by Metrobus and Putco, although there are private coaches too from companies like Magic Bus, Luxliner and Airport Link which you can book in advance. There are two bus services, or you can use ride-sharing apps such as Uber or metered taxis to get around.