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HomeBase Melville

Hostel | 37 First Avenue, Johannesburg, South Africa -

78.3% Overall Rating

15 out of 17 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (09/09/2014)

Johannes Hortlik thinks…

"- helpful, mostly friendly staff (24hrs available) - good facilities (kitchen etc.) - free wifi + pc for use"

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  • Self-catering Facilities
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tours/Travel Desk

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 14:00
Latest Check-out: 10:00

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Group of 15 or more traveling to Johannesburg?

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HomeBase Melville is your ideal base in the vibrant heart of gold in Africa – Johannesburg. Read more

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Shared Rooms Help! A shared room (typically a dorm) is a bedroom which you share with other people from the property. The number of beds in a room is shown in the room name, e.g. ‘5 Bed Dorm’, and you can book as many as you need. Some properties have male only dorms and female only dorms.

18 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included
Private Rooms Help! A private room is a room that is not shared with other people from the property – in other words, you book and pay for all the beds in the room. If you are traveling alone, for example, but want to book a double room, you must pay for two people in order to book the whole room.

1 Bedroom Cabin Pool View (Shared bathroom)


Double (Shared bathroom)


Budget Double Pool View (Shared bathroom)


Deluxe Family Room (Shared bathroom)


Deluxe Double (Private bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

Tent (Shared bathroom)


Deluxe 1 Bedroom Cabin Pool View (Shared bathroom)


About HomeBase Melville

It is in easy walking distance to the famous 7th Avenue with all its fantastic eateries, clubs, galleries, bookshops, off beat clothes shops and music bars. Melville is unique in its “vibe” as it reflects the surrounding Media/Arts/Student communities in this part of Johannesburg. MIB is your secure comfortable backpacker lodge that will be your base as you explore the province of Gauteng.

As an approved agent for "BAZBUS", South Africa's convenient hop-on hop-off door-to-door backpacker's bus service you can be conveniently dropped right at our door, no heavy bags between airport, bus and trains or getting lost in a strange town.

Your ever friendly and helpful host, Peter, has run backpacking establishments and lodges for many years and offers his wealth of insight to help make your stay in Johannesburg worthwhile, safe, fun and memorable.