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Hostels in Jo'burg

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1. Posted by kyebrown (Budding Member 62 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hi Guys,

I'm travelling to South Africa solo in April, just wondering if anybody can recommend a good hostel in or around Jo'burg, which has a relatively young crowd, I'm 22 and just looking to meet a few ppl of a similar age in a lively hostel, as this is the first port of call on my rtw trip.



2. Posted by flo jo (Respected Member 414 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

In J´burg I had stay at the ritz backpackers it was quite good and it´s one of the stop for the buzza bus.
Rooms are clean and the crowd is quite young too

3. Posted by AfriFriend (Budding Member 15 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

There are quiet a few backpacker lodges near O.R. Tambo Int Airport (JNB). With lots of young people coming and going.

Check out:
Africa Centre -

Also go to for various Backpacker lodges in and around entire South Africa or look on the local SA Website searcher

Good Luck and Enjoy our City of Gold.