1322 Backpackers International, Pretoria

Hatfield
8.5
7 Reviews
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The suburb of Hatfield in the east of Pretoria has a number of budget accommodation options, including two international-standard backpacker hostels; 1322 Backpackers International is the place to head for a cheap sleep.

The Location

Hatfield is about seven kilometers from central Pretoria and has several transportation options by the Gautrain, metro, buses, and minibuses. These also connect with Johannesburg some sixty kilometers south, making Pretoria an option for day tripping Johannesburg. 1322 is on Arcadia Street, a ten-minute walk from Hatfield Gautrain station and fifteen minutes from Hatfield and The Fields shopping malls.

Rooms and Bathrooms

There are a number of dorms here ranging from three to eight beds, including a women-only dorm. All rooms are clean and tidy with standing fans, good mattresses, and luggage-storage drawers. You can also choose from a range of doubles and twins, either in rooms or cabins. The "backpackers' village" at the back of the garden has a number of nice cabins in a semi-circle complete with a common kitchen and BBQ facilities. There is no space for campers here, though. The shared toilets and showers have twenty-four-hour hot water and have plenty of toilet paper, soap, and hand towels.

Common Spaces

As this is a self-catering hostel (as most are in South Africa), there is a large, well-equipped kitchen in the main house with a kettle, toaster, microwave, gas cooker, and fridges. A continental breakfast is provided free of charge in the main kitchen on a help-yourself basis from 5 to 11 a.m. everyday. There is also an outdoor kitchen and BBQ area in the backpackers' village at the bottom of the garden. The snug TV room has a large-screen DSTV, and this is the best place for the free Wi-Fi reception while lounging in the comfy sofas. There is a small bar selling beers and some spirits with a long table and BBQ facilities outside. A swimming pool occupies the grassy back garden and there is an internet terminal by the kitchen in the main house.

Summary

This is an excellent base in Pretoria, like its rival on the same street. 1322 is very clean and well run and is in a secure compound with CCTV. It's not quite as brightly painted as its rival, but liberally decorated with flags from all over the world (Pretoria is the embassy capital of Africa). It's convenient for transportation to the center of town and to Johannesburg. This is a good location for those who want to visit Johannesburg, but come back to a more relaxed town like Pretoria.
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Londonroad
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
Published on 2016-11-15

Ideal Place to stay

I am doing my PhD at University of Pretoria. I found 1322 Backpackers International an ideal place to stay. It is near to the University and quiet for one to work.

Pearson Banda
2014-11-06
Age 53 | Zambia

Due to not very straightforward naming conventions in Pretoria, this hostel is a little difficult to find, but once you've found it it is well worth a stay. The area is safe and green. We stayed in a lovely, big room with a nice en-suite bathroom. Breakfast was included, the garden and the pool area are beautiful. For the night the staff makes an effort to cramp your car onto their site, just in case. You can give them their key and don't need to worry about anything. Thank you, it was lovely!

Judith & Jens
2007-05-20
Germany

Safe area and a lovely place, very clean. They get the best possible prices/quality for car hire, tours locally and to Kruger and other places. Staff were very friendly and helpful. It has everything you want/need. Great showers with hot water all day! It's very close to the embassies. It's the best backpackers I have stayed in during six months in South Africa.

Anonymous
2005-07-24

Description

it has a swimming pool,it has shops,bars clubs and restaurant.Embassies within
easy walking distance ,it has a secure resting compound.safari shops are only
30 minutes away.we have travel desk which offer discounted tours,car hire,bike for hire,internet.DSTV. bar 24-hours.non.customers are not allowed unless
they have visit permit.it is one of the oldest lodges and highly recognised by
most budget travellers.its popular destination for overland trucks,biking competition and also circling.

Location and Contact

Location

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Address: 1322 Arcadia Street, Hatfield, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

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Website

Website 1322 Backpackers International Pretoria www.1322backpackers.com
Phone Number: (+27) 012 362 3905
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Facilities and Amenities

Party Hostel

Solo Traveller

Bedsheets

Breakfast

Parking

City Tours

Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Air Conditioning

BBQ Grill

Bar

Clothes Dryer

Concierge/Info Desk

Currency Exchange

Entirely Non-Smoking

Food/Restaurant

Hot Showers

Kitchen

Laundry

Live Music/Performance

Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental

Pool Table

Swimming Pool

TV

Wheelchair Accessible

Credit Card Payments

Service Animals

Max. Age: All Ages

Checkout: 10:00 (10 AM)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: Unlimited

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 24-hours

Size: Large (60-100 beds)

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