26 Hostels in Johannesburg, Sudafrica

Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Johannesburg, Sudafrica. You can choose from 26 Johannesburg hostels. In total, there are 39 cheap places to stay in Johannesburg such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $10 for a dorm.

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Johannesburg Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Johannesburg, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.

Total number of hostels


Average dorm price


Average private room price


Cheapest hostel in Johannesburg


(Fernrez@363 is the cheapest)

Party hostels in Johannesburg


(Explorer Backpackers is the best rated)

Most Johannesburg hostels are located in

Benoni, Bonaero Park, Kensington

Average rating of all hostels


Hostels in Johannesburg for all Traveller Types

Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.

Best Hostels in Johannesburg for Solo Travellers

Travelling on your own to Johannesburg? Fabulous!

Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Johannesburg alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Johannesburg. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.

Get to know Johannesburg (no more "I wish I knew this before")

We wrote a complete guide about backpacking Johannesburg here. This guide is only available in English. Please click the link to read our handwritten guide.

Other Nearby Cities
Randburg Randburg (13 Km / 8 mi.)
Kempton Park Kempton Park (22 Km / 14 mi.)
Boksburg Boksburg (22 Km / 13 mi.)
Benoni Benoni (28 Km / 17 mi.)
Lanseria Lanseria (31 Km / 19 mi.)
Pretoria Pretoria (53 Km / 33 mi.)
Hartbeespoort Hartbeespoort (55 Km / 34 mi.)

FAQ about Johannesburg Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Johannesburg. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Johannesburg. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

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FAQ about Johannesburg Hostels

A hostel in Johannesburg costs on average $13 for a dorm. A hostel in Johannesburg with private rooms costs on average $31.

Hostelz.com shows all 26 Hostels in Johannesburg. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.

Curiocity Backpackers is the best hostel in Johannesburg for families.

Melville House is the best hostel in Johannesburg for groups.

Hostelz.com compares prices for 26 hostels in Johannesburg, Sudafrica. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Johannesburg such as

  • 4 hotels
  • 7 guesthouses
  • 2 apartments

This makes this very website the best place to find cheap accommodation in Johannesburg.

Explorer Backpackers is the best rated hostel for partying in Johannesburg.
It offers: Bar.

Travel Tips for Johannesburg - from the Community

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Your Packing List for Johannesburg

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Johannesburg and Sudafrica.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Your Packing List for Johannesburg