Hostels In Johannesburg

14 Hostels in Johannesburg, South Africa
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CURIOCITY Backpackers
8.5Fabulous
(1005)
Hostel- 1.58km from city centre
Curiocity Joburg is Voted as part of the top 10 industrial-chic hostels in the world by the Guardian. De
Privates From
€9.91
Dorms From
€12.77
Lebo's Soweto Backpackers
9.5Superb
(327)
Hostel- 13.5km from city centre
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'.
Privates From
€17.10
Dorms From
€12.39
Backpackers Connection @ JNB Airport
9.6Superb
(109)
Hostel- 28.15km from city centre
Backpackers connection @ JNB Airport is the accommodation for all those travellers who look for the best in a great location and good price. Welcome to South Africa!
Privates From
€9.91
Dorms From
€8.92
Brown Sugar Backpackers
8.8Fabulous
(727)
Hostel- 4.65km from city centre
Brown Sugar is housed in a safe and secure mansion just 15 mins from the airport & 10 from the city centre...
Privates From
€10.90
Dorms From
€9.67
Explorer Backpackers
9.7Superb
(53)
Hostel- 7.18km from city centre
Welcome to Explorer Backpackers located 10km from Johannesburg Stadium and 7km from Sandton City Mall..
No Privates Available
Dorms From
€12.64
Rosebank Lodge
6.6Good
(113)
Hostel- 5.56km from city centre
With super friendly 24 hour staff and a seriously laid back attitude to life, you'll feel welcome and chilled in Rosebank.
Privates From
€9.39
Dorms From
€6.84
Melville House
9.4Superb
(15)
Hostel- 5.05km from city centre
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.
Privates From
€11.77
Dorms From
€9.91
Sleek Backpackers
2.9
(84)
Hostel- 11.63km from city centre
Sleek Backpackers has the best location, and is just within minutes of everything that counts...
Privates From
€9.79
Dorms From
€7.41
Fourways Hostel & Boarding House.
7.1Very Good
(29)
Hostel- 20.06km from city centre
Fourways Hostel & Boarding House is 500 meters from Monte Casino, the BRT Gautrain, Bus Stop and the Fourways shopping Emporium. We offer cheap simple accommodation with no frills at a great pr
Privates From
€13.38
No Dorms Available
2BHappy Guest House
10Superb
(1)
Hostel- 4.9km from city centre
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Privates From
€8.92
Dorms From
€12.39
Royal Olympia Lodge
Hostel- 18.62km from city centre
Discover at Sunninghill, Johannesburg: Immerse in Sandton's allure (5 km), find tranquility in Johannesburg Botanical Garden (10 km), and unearth history at Apartheid Museum (20 km).
Privates From
€17.35
Dorms From
€29.74
White House Guesthouse
Bed and Breakfast- 3.94km from city centre
Explore the best of Johannesburg from WhiteHouse Guesthouse, with Gold Reef City just 10 km away and Sandton City Mall only 11 km from the property.
Privates From
€12.39
No Dorms Available
Afrique Boutique Hotel O.R Tambo
0.0
(1)
Hotel- 20km from city centre
Afrique Boutique Hotel has a great location with easy access to airport, highways, restaurants, bars and more. It offers comfortably furnished rooms, free WiFi and shuttle service.
Privates From
€44.61
No Dorms Available
Greenshade Lodge
Bed and Breakfast- 12.48km from city centre
Discover Johannesburg's treasures: Apartheid Museum (20 km), Lion Park (30 km), and Soweto Township (15 km).
Privates From
€16.11
No Dorms Available

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.

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