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About Joburg Backpackers

Located in the trendy area of Emmarentia, In other words, they have been there and done it before, so you know they have everything sussed. Test their dedication from the moment you land. Yup, just put yourself in their hands. After all, they book airport pick ups and drop offs, sight-seeing in Johannesburg and tours to Soweto without even blinking an eye. Moving further afield to Pilanesberg, the Cradle of Mankind and Sun City won’t be any more of a deal. And safaris to the Kruger and car hire are a walk in the park.

When you have finished your day you can lounge around the large garden listening to the hadidas birds honking their way homewards or prep yourself for a theme night in the buzzy bar. The Johannesburg Botanical Gardens, Mark's Park Sports Grounds and the Emmarentia Dam are at the end of the road and regular concerts with international and local bands take place here. There are also loads of local cafés, bars and clubs within easy reach and if there’s one thing that they excel at in Egoli, it’s testing the limits of a party.

Facilities include a bar, café, Internet and Wi-Fi, travel desk, dorms, singles, doubles, triples, en-suites and family rooms. Large gardens, free off-street parking, free luggage storage, laundry service and DStv. Bazbus stop, individual room safes, 24 hour security and reception.

  • Response Rate: 33%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 8 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Backpacker
  • Sleeps: 82
  • Check-in: 06:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Reviews: 8 Reviews


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Garden
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Zulu (isiZulu)
  • Xhosa (isiXhosa)
  • Afrikaans
  • Ndebele (IsiNdebele)
  • Sotho (Sesotho)
  • Tswana (Setswana)
  • Venda (Tshivenda)
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

The reception is open from 7am -11pm, we require a R100 key deposit when checking in and the full payment of the room via cash or credit card upfront. Check out time is 11am

Joburg Backpackers Rooms

Reviews for Joburg Backpackers

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Mpai Mokhethi
10 December 2018

The room was not what I had booked (it was much smaller), the garden was unkept, there was no pool table as shown in the pictures, there was construction being done in our presence, rabble was all over, the swimming pool was dirty. We had to ask for the braai stand before it could be cleaned.

Vince Mehers
15 October 2018

We enjoyed the overall place very much, staff are friendly and very helpful.

Desiree Lopez
05 September 2018

Comfortable and very clean. Prices were great for my budget

Amos Risimati
11 February 2018

The place is quiet and great for resting. Staff is excellent

Phillip Vilakazi
04 January 2018

accommodation and hospitality was perfect

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Joburg Backpackers is 3.8km from the centre of Johannesburg , the nearest airport 25km (Johannesburg International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling