Hostels in Johannesburg, South Africa

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Johannesburg, South Africa
9 Mar — 10 Mar2
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Tips for booking hostels in Johannesburg

Gain useful insights and advice for booking the perfect stay in Johannesburg. Price data is based on averages over the past 12 months and was last updated on 2 March 2024.
Cheapest month:January
Most expensive month:September
Average price in Johannesburg:€12/night
Cheapest price found:€7/night
Cheapest day:Wednesday
Most expensive day:Saturday
€7 - €27
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
€9 - €18
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

Top-rated Johannesburg hostels

Browse through properties in Johannesburg that have received the highest ratings from guests. There are currently 2,483 properties in Johannesburg and data was last updated on 2 March 2024.
Some of the best Johannesburg hostel options as decided by our users. Skim through hostel descriptions and user reviews to find the right one for you.
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302 Fox Street, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
1.8 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
€32
Avg. per night

Cheapest hostels in Johannesburg, South Africa

Discover affordable stays in Johannesburg that provide a quality experience without breaking the bank. Hotels in Johannesburg can be found for as low as €8 per night. There is currently one property in Johannesburg that can be booked for this price. Johannesburg Youth Hostel is one of the hotels that can be booked for the lowest price in Johannesburg. Price data was last updated on 2 March 2024
These are the lowest prices we've found on hostels in Johannesburg at the moment. If you have the flexibility, change the dates selected to compare prices.
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479 Jan Smuts Avenue, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
11.7 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
€8
Avg. per night
2 Valley Road, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
11.6 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
€9
Avg. per night
64 Bordeaux Drive, Bordeaux, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
11.6 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
€12
Avg. per night
4 Valley Road, Bordeaux, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
11.6 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
€16
Avg. per night
83 Albatross Drive, Sandton, Gauteng, South Africa
10.5 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
€18
Avg. per night
81 Albatross Drive, Sandton, Gauteng, South Africa
10.5 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
€18
Avg. per night
217 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parktown, Gauteng, South Africa
4.3 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Airport shuttle
€18
Avg. per night
363 Main Avenue, Ferndale, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
13.5 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
€57
Avg. per night

Other accommodations in Johannesburg

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
12.6 km from city centre
Airport shuttle
€26
Avg. per night
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
10.9 km from city centre
Air conditioning
€10
Avg. per night
Sandton, Gauteng, South Africa
1.1 km from city centre
Air conditioning
€43
Avg. per night
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
6.6 km from city centre
Air conditioning
€47
Avg. per night
58 Hume Road, Dunkeld, Sandton, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
7.1 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
€109
Avg. per night
217 Jan Smuts Avenue, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
6.8 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
€18
Avg. per night
23 Canterbury Crescent, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
16.5 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
€43
Avg. per night
28B Third Road, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
8.3 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
€101
Avg. per night

Where to stay in Johannesburg

Explore different neighbourhoods and areas within Johannesburg to find the perfect location for your stay. Map data was last updated on 2 March 2024.
Whether you're visiting Johannesburg for leisure or business, utilize the map to find hostels close to your ideal location. More information on a given hostel can be accessed by clicking the hostel's name within the map.

Facts about staying in Johannesburg

Find useful tips and insights about staying in Johannesburg to help you make the most of your experience. FAQs were last updated on 2 March 2024.
  • What is the cost of a hostel in Johannesburg?

    €13/night is an average price for a hostel in Johannesburg throughout the year. Hostel prices do vary, and you’ll find that in September is the most expensive month to book, and in August is the cheapest month to book. Our users recently found Johannesburg hostels for as low as €7/night. In general, Johannesburg hostels for €12 or less are a good deal.

  • What’s the best hostel in Johannesburg?

    Based on our data, Curiocity Backpackers Johannesburg is the best Johannesburg hostel, with a rating of 7.9/10 from 923 reviews.

  • What hostel is closest to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport?

    Curiocity Backpackers Johannesburg is the nearest hostel in Johannesburg to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, at a distance of 19.1 km.

  • What is the most popular hostel in Johannesburg closest to Sandton City?

    The most popular hostel in Johannesburg that’s close to Sandton City is Curiocity Backpackers Johannesburg. Just 10.4 km separate Curiocity Backpackers Johannesburg from Sandton City, the city’s most popular attraction. 923 HotelsCombined reviewers gave the Curiocity Backpackers Johannesburg a score of 7.9/10.

  • Should I stay in a Johannesburg hostel?

    Staying in a Johannesburg hostel has many benefits, including cost savings, proximity to the centre of the city, a social and laid-back atmosphere, and similar amenities to hotels (such as Wi-Fi, continental breakfast, or 24/7 check-in). Hostels in Johannesburg tend to attract younger, solo travellers, but they can be great for couples and families as well.

  • Does Johannesburg have hostels with “ac” listed as an amenity?

    Yes, 1 Johannesburg hostel lists “ac” as an amenity. If you’re looking for a particular hostel in Johannesburg with this feature, then consider staying at the popular Curiocity Backpackers Johannesburg.

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