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Curiocity Backpackers Johannesburg - Johannesburg
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Homebase Melville - Hostel - Johannesburg - Bedroom
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Sleek Hostel
5.4 Fair
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Explorer Backpackers
9.5 Wonderful
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Rosebank Hostel
4.5 Mediocre
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Melville House
6.9 Okay
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When to book a hostel in Johannesburg

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Top tips for finding Johannesburg hostel deals

  • If you’re looking for a cheap hostel in Johannesburg, you should consider going during the low season. You’ll generally find lower-priced hostels in Johannesburg in November and April.
  • Hostel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll likely find the best hostel deals in Johannesburg if you stay on a Monday. The most expensive day for hostel bookings is Sunday.
  • If you want to ensure you grab a bargain, try to book more than 90 days before your stay to get the best price for a Johannesburg hostel.
  • The cheapest 3-star hostel in Johannesburg found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $94, while the most expensive was $94.

FAQs when booking a hostel in Johannesburg

  • How much does a hostel cost in Johannesburg?

    Hostel prices in Johannesburg can vary depending on a number of factors. The average price for a hostel in Johannesburg is $35 but KAYAK users have found hostels for as cheap as $11 in the last 3 days.

  • Is it cheaper to stay in a hostel than in a hotel in Johannesburg?

    The average price for a night in a hostel in Johannesburg is $35 compared to $124 for a night in a hotel.

Where to find the best hostels in Johannesburg?

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