Hostels in Johannesburg, Sudafrica

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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.

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? shows all 20 Hostels in Johannesburg. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.
Moafrika Lodge is the best hostel in Johannesburg for families.
Melville House is the best hostel in Johannesburg for groups. compares prices for 20 hostels in Johannesburg, Sudafrica. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Johannesburg such as
  • 6 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.

Your Packing List for Johannesburg

Your Packing List for Johannesburg

Pack smart, not hard

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:

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.

Get your full Packing List here

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.
20 Total number of hostels
$18 Average dorm price
$12 Cheapest hostel in Johannesburg
Melville House is the cheapest
13 Party hostels in Johannesburg
Explorer Backpackers is the best rated
Most Johannesburg hostels are located in
Benoni, Dunkeld West, Parktown North
6.6 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

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

Travel Tips for Johannesburg - from the Community

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