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In-room safe, blackout drapes, free WiFi
In-room safe, blackout drapes, free WiFi

Guest reviews

3.9/5 Good
27 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Bar
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping
  • Hot Tub

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Explore the area

Popular LocationEllis Park Stadium11 min walk
Popular LocationCarlton Centre5 min drive
Popular LocationJohannesburg Art Gallery9 min drive
AirportJohannesburg (JNB-O.R. Tambo Intl.)20 min drive

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  • Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room

    Room amenities

    • 190 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
    • 4 Twin Bunk Beds
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  • Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room (2)

    Room amenities

    • 190 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
    • 4 Twin Bunk Beds
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  • Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room (2)

    Room amenities

    • 450 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
    • 3 Twin Bunk Beds
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  • Bed in 12-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room

    Room amenities

    • 200 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
    • 3 Twin Bunk Beds
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  • Bed in 8-Bed Female Dormitory Room (2)

    Room amenities

    • 190 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
    • 4 Twin Bunk Beds
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  • Standard Double Room (2)

    Room amenities

    • 1894 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • The Loft

    Room amenities

    • 190 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Standard Double Room

    Room amenities

    • 269 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Twin Room

    Room amenities

    • 269 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Twin Beds
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  • Bed in 8-Bed Female Domitory Room

    Room amenities

    • 190 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
    • 4 Twin Bunk Beds
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  • Bed in 10-Bed Female Dormitory Room

    Room amenities

    • 190 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
    • 5 Twin Bunk Beds
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  • Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room

    Room amenities

    • 190 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
    • 6 Twin Bunk Beds
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About this area

Johannesburg

Located in Johannesburg's Downtown Johannesburg neighborhood, Curiocity Backpackers is in the city center. Travelers eager for a bit of culture can stop by Apartheid Museum, while those who have shopping on the agenda may want to visit Gold Reef City and Nelson Mandela Square. Johannesburg Zoo and Johannesburg Botanical Garden are also worth visiting.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Ellis Park Stadium - 11 min walk
  • Carlton Centre - 5 min drive
  • Johannesburg City Hall - 8 min drive
  • Johannesburg Art Gallery - 9 min drive
  • University of Witwatersrand - 12 min drive

Getting around

  • Ellis Park Station - 10 min walk
  • Johannesburg Park Station - 12 min drive
  • O.R. Tambo Intl. Airport (JNB) - 20 min drive

Restaurants

  • The HideOut Bar — 1 min walk

About this property

Curiocity Backpackers

4-star Johannesburg hostel in Downtown Johannesburg, near Carlton Centre
This hostel features a bar/lounge, a spa tub, and a microwave in a common area. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a refrigerator in a common area, concierge services, and dry cleaning. All 25 rooms offer free WiFi, ceiling fans, and safes.
Curiocity Backpackers offers 25 accommodations with safes and ceiling fans. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided daily.
Recreational amenities at the hostel include a spa tub.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

Free self parking
Limited parking spaces
Roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

1 bar

Things to do

Bicycle rentals
Hiking/biking trails
Spa tub

Family friendly

Dry cleaning service
Laundry facilities

Conveniences

No elevators

Guest services

Concierge services
Daily housekeeping
Dry cleaning service
Front desk (limited hours)
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Multilingual staff
Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

English

Outdoors

BBQ grill(s)
Garden
Picnic area
Terrace

More

Designated smoking areas
Shared microwave
Shared refrigerator
TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

Blackout drapes/curtains
Ceiling fan

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Safe

Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 2 PM - 10 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 6 AM - 10 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

American ExpressDiners ClubMastercardVisa

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

National rating

Quality Graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organization.

Property is also known as

Curiocity Backpackers Hostel Johannesburg
Curiocity Backpackers Hostel
Curiocity Backpackers Johannesburg
Curiocity Backpackers Johannesburg
Curiocity Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Frequently asked questions

Is this hostel pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at this hostel?
Self parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Curiocity Backpackers?
Check-in is from 2 PM–10 PM.
What time is check-out at Curiocity Backpackers?
Check-out is at 10 AM.
Does this property provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle.
Where is this hostel located?
Located in Downtown Johannesburg, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Arts on Main and Carlton Centre. University of Witwatersrand is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) away. Ellis Park Station is 10 minutes by foot.

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Curiocity Backpackers

3.9
5 - Excellent
12
4 - Good
9
3 - Okay
0
2 - Mediocre
4
1 - Poor
2
4.0
Cleanliness
4.3
Service and Staff
4.5
Amenities
3.8
Property condition

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Overall decent stay. There are nice kitchen facilities, but the showers have low water pressure and it’s hard to regulate the temperature. The bar downstairs can make it a bit noisy, but not too bad. Lots of good restaurants around the neighborhood.

Stayed 4 nights in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

The staff was very helpful and arranged tours and trip to airport, helped with Wi-fi connection, and warned about streets to avoid when walking to Downtown.

Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service

Love the vibe here. The place has some fun activities! It’s very chill and clean.

Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Easy check in and my private room was exactly what I needed and comfortable

Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort

Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2019