A trip to South Africa can be the trip of a lifetime, but there’s no reason you have to spend a life’s savings on it. Staying in hostels in South Africa is a great way to stretch your travel budget, and you’ll also stand a better chance of meeting up with locals and other travelers and making unique travel memories, too. When you’re trying to book your hostels, however, it can feel a bit overwhelming. All those hostel booking sites look alike and offer the same property listings, right?
Well, yes and no. Many of the sites will have the same South Africa hostels listed, so you’ll probably see the same names popping up again and again, but the sites themselves are quite different. Only you can decide which booking service you prefer, but after looking at each one a little bit you should be able to pick a favorite! A few things to look for include maps/directions for reaching the hostel from public transport, walking distances from the hostel to tourist attractions, tips for what to do during your stay, and hostel reviews or photographs.
To get you started, here are the South Africa hostels listings on some of the booking sites: