Cheap Hostels in Johannesburg


Search Johannesburg hostels with up-to-date availability and book a hostel in Johannesburg.


Johannesburg is a huge city with plenty of things to do. Although there are still areas which are dangerous, especially if you are a tourist, the city offers plenty of safe areas to stay in and sightsee. Soweto, Sandton and Norwood are excellent choices.

Although hotels in Johannesburg are affordable, for someone on a budget, paying US$56 per night is too much. That’s where hostels can help, offering budget accommodation in excellent locations. You can also opt for quieter places located close to a bus station so you get access to the city’s sights easily.

Typically, hostels can be found close to important sights. So you’ll get a room with a view and not pay too much for it either. You don’t have to sacrifice intimacy either, as hostels also offer private rooms, not only dorms.

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But you won’t be sacrificing socialization either. There are plenty of chances to meet the fellow travelers in the common areas, such as the kitchen or the lounge.

Although hostels use the name “backpacker”, it doesn’t mean they are just for backpackers. Or have any age restrictions. Hostels are for those travelers who look for a budget place to stay and don’t need all the facilities offered by hotels. Also, the name “lodge” is used to designate a budget accommodation.

Bed prices start at US$9 per night per person (includes internet access, linen and parking) in a standard twin room, if you opt for a suburb. Or you can pay from US$14 per night per person in an 8 bed dorm in Sandton area (includes swimming pool access) or US$22 per night per person in a twin room in the same lodge.

There are plenty of choices when it comes to hostels in Johannesburg, so to help you narrow your search just plug your travel information into the search engine on this page. The computer will give you a list of the Johannesburg hostels with available beds during the nights you want to be there, and you can just read through the descriptions of the hostels until you find the one that is perfect for you.