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The Melville Palm

Hostel | 83 2nd Avenue, Melville, Johannesburg, South Africa 2092

75.2% Overall Rating

6 out of 9 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (09/02/2015)

Begonia Serrano thinks…

"Its location is excellent one of the best neighbourhoods Melville, next to 7th Street It is a house not a lodge, so you feel like you are sharing a house and the other guess were very friendly The…"

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  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Nightclub
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hour hot showers

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

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.

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The Melville Palm is newly refurbished budget accommodation, right in the centre of Melville, a Bohemian suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. We have ensuite doubles rooms, or dorms with shared bathroom facilities. Rates that will suit anyone’s pocket. Read more

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About The Melville Palm

The property boasts a braai (barbecue) area. It has secure inside parking for up to 5 cars with electric gates and security bars throughout the property. A communal self-catering kitchen and a lounge with satellite television is provided. Daily house-keeping is provided and a laundry service is available on request.

Meals are not provided as it is literally 100 metres away from the well known 7th street with many different restaurants and bars to choose from, which are mostly frequented by students from the nearby University of Johannesburg and is a popular stopover in Johannesburg for tourists.

Accommodation Information

There are 2 double ensuite rooms with towels, one twin ensuite with towels, and 2 dorms, sleeping 4 and 6 people with shared bathroom facilities, no towels provided.
Linnen is provided for all the rooms.

Location Information

Melville is also well known for the Melville Koppies (an archaeological site, with rolling hills of grassland with views over the city), and is near the historic suburb of Sophia town. What to do or to see: a visit to the Apartheid Museum and the Hector Pieterson Museum. Gold Reef City, a large amusement park and the Johannesburg Zoo is also one of the largest zoos in South Africa. There is also a large industry around visiting former townships, and most visitors to Soweto go to see the Mandela Museum, which is located in the former home of Nelson Mandela. The Cradle of Humankind a UNESCO World Heritage Site is 25 km (16 mi) to the northwest of the city. The Sterkfontein fossil site is famous for being the world's richest hominid site and other attractions in this area include the Lesedi Cultural Village.