Johannesburg hostels

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Lebo's Soweto Backpackers - Johannesburg - Bedroom
Lebo's Soweto Backpackers
8.8 Very good
SouthC$ 48+
C$ 48+
Free Wi-Fi
Authentic Bicycle Tours and Backpackers - Soweto - Balcony
C$ 30+
Free Wi-Fi
Curiocity Johannesburg
7.9 Good
CentralC$ 57+
C$ 57+
Free Wi-Fi

Johannesburg hostels near the city centre

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How much is a Johannesburg hostel?

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Average price (weeknight)

C$ 21

Average price (weekend night)

C$ 18
Cheapest month to stay with an average 60% drop in price.
Most expensive month to stay with an average 139% rise in price.
Average Sun. - Thu. price over the last 2 weeks.
Average Fri. & Sat. price over the last 2 weeks.

When to book a hostel in Johannesburg

Price per night / 3-star hostel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
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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 May and February.
  • Hostel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll likely find the best hostel deals in Johannesburg if you stay on a Thursday. 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 C$ 89, while the most expensive was C$ 134.

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