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Top Rated Hostels in Johannesburg, South Africa

Curiocity Backpackers 95%

1. Curiocity Backpackers

Hostel
302 Fox Street, Maboneng Precinct

Atmosphere 99%

Cleanliness 94%

Facilities 94%

Location 89%

Safety 95%

Staff 99%

Value 96%

25 out of 25 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Curiocity Backpackers

07 Aug 2017 91%
Travel Type: With my spouse / partner
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture Visiting friends or family
Age Range: 25-30

Great location, great facilities

would recommend this property

20 Jan 2017 97%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Sightseeing & culture
Age Range: 41+

Everything !

would recommend this property

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Once in Joburg 92%

2. Once in Joburg

Hostel
90 De Korte Street Johannesburg

Atmosphere 96%

Cleanliness 88%

Facilities 88%

Location 88%

Safety 92%

Staff 96%

Value 92%

5 out of 5 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Once in Joburg

24 Jul 2017 94%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year Partying / nightlife
Age Range: 18-24

The place is pretty central and provides easy access to the surrounding area. The staff is super helpful on everything you needed. The attached restaurant serves nice breakfast.

would recommend this property

07 Jul 2017 91%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Work / volunteering
Age Range: 18-24

The staff made all the difference, they were fantastic

would recommend this property

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Lakeview Backpackers 90%

3. Lakeview Backpackers

Hostel
39 Porto Amelia Rd, Bonaero Park

Atmosphere 90%

Cleanliness 100%

Facilities 100%

Location 70%

Safety 100%

Staff 100%

Value 100%

2 out of 2 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Lakeview Backpackers

08 Sep 2017 97%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Business / conference
Age Range: 25-30

Staff was very friendly and helpful

would recommend this property

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Johannesburg Backpackers 88%

4. Johannesburg Backpackers

Hostel
No 14 Umgwezi road, Ext 1, Emmarentia

Atmosphere 85%

Cleanliness 100%

Facilities 75%

Location 75%

Safety 98%

Staff 93%

Value 88%

7 out of 8 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Johannesburg Backpackers

25 Mar 2016 83%
Travel Type: With my spouse / partner
Trip Type: Sightseeing & culture
Age Range: 41+

Quiet and safe location. Helpful staff. walking distance to grocery store and restuarants

would recommend this property

26 Oct 2014 89%
Travel Type: With friends / other travellers
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year

heldfull staff, secure Environment and surrounding, easy to walk to the next Shops and restaurants

would recommend this property

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Ghandi Backpackers Lodge 86%

5. Ghandi Backpackers Lodge

Hostel
15 Doris Street, Kensington

Atmosphere 85%

Cleanliness 90%

Facilities 88%

Location 71%

Safety 90%

Staff 88%

Value 90%

19 out of 22 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Ghandi Backpackers Lodge

05 Dec 2015 80%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year

Amazing facilities.

would recommend this property

14 Apr 2015 91%
Travel Type: With my spouse / partner
Trip Type: Sightseeing & culture

Very nice Hostel with a bar, lounge (with TV) and pool table. It was nice to hang around in the bar, thank you Hainz for a warm stay.

would recommend this property

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HomeBase Melville 79%

6. HomeBase Melville

Hostel
37 - 1st Avenue, Melville

Atmosphere 77%

Cleanliness 79%

Facilities 75%

Location 83%

Safety 85%

Staff 76%

Value 78%

17 out of 21 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend HomeBase Melville

16 Jan 2015 89%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year

Location; new management making many improvements

would recommend this property

29 Aug 2014 80%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year

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

would recommend this property

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Accoustix Backpackers Hostel 78%

7. Accoustix Backpackers Hostel

Hostel
477A Jan Smuts Avenue, Hyde Park /Randburg

Atmosphere 77%

Cleanliness 78%

Facilities 73%

Location 68%

Safety 86%

Staff 82%

Value 84%

15 out of 24 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Accoustix Backpackers Hostel

27 Aug 2016 46%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year
Age Range: 41+

It is clean

19 Jul 2015 86%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Accueil très chaleureux et agréable.

would recommend this property

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Rosebank Lodge 70%

8. Rosebank Lodge

Hostel
219 Jan Smuts Avenue, Rosebank

Atmosphere 58%

Cleanliness 68%

Facilities 63%

Location 85%

Safety 75%

Staff 75%

Value 70%

6 out of 9 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Rosebank Lodge

04 Mar 2016 29%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year Shopping Sightseeing & culture
Age Range: 25-30

Out of about 10 staff members I met 2 had a positive attitude toward work and only 1 of those (a housekeeper) new how to be polite to hotel guests/customers -- the others, mostly reception agents: rude and lazy. The overworked manager was professional and respectful but gets saddled with too much responsibility to handle low-paid and lazy staff. A bit far but within walking distance of Rosebank Gautrain.

14 Dec 2015 46%
Travel Type: Alone

location is good

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