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Curiocity Johannesburg - Johannesburg - Balcony
Curiocity Johannesburg
7.9 Good
Free Wi-Fi
Lebo's Soweto Backpackers - Johannesburg - Bedroom
Lebo's Soweto Backpackers
8.8 Very Good
Free Wi-Fi
Sleek Hostel
5 Fair
Free Wi-Fi
Rosebank Hostel
4.6 Mediocre
Free Wi-Fi
Melville House
7 Good
Free Wi-Fi

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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 October and May.
  • 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 Friday.
  • 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.

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