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Curiocity Backpackers, Johannesburg

4-starQuality Graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organization.
302 Fox Street, Johannesburg, Gauteng, 2094, South Africa

4-star hostel with bar/lounge, near Carlton Centre
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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  • The staff was very helpful and arranged tours and trip to airport, helped with Wi-fi…Nov. 28, 2019
  • So the place is nice, the neighborhood is amazing - but I got bedbugs in one of the dorm.…Apr. 23, 2018

Curiocity Backpackers, Johannesburg

from $42 CAD
  • Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
  • Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room (2)
  • Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room (2)
  • Bed in 12-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
  • Bed in 8-Bed Female Dormitory Room (2)
  • Standard Double Room (2)
  • The Loft
  • Standard Double Room
  • Twin Room
  • Bed in 8-Bed Female Domitory Room
  • Bed in 10-Bed Female Dormitory Room
  • Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room

What’s around Curiocity Backpackers, Johannesburg


  • In Downtown Johannesburg
  • Carlton Centre - 20 min walk
  • Arts on Main - 6 min walk
  • The AGOG - 6 min walk
  • Ellis Park Stadium - 11 min walk
  • Absa Art Gallery - 17 min walk
  • Johannesburg Stadium - 17 min walk
  • Johannesburg Art Gallery - 24 min walk

Getting around

  • O.R. Tambo Intl. Airport (JNB) - 20 min drive
  • Johannesburg (HLA-Lanseria) - 50 min drive
  • Johannesburg Park Station - 12 min drive
  • Johannesburg Sandton Station - 25 min drive
  • Ellis Park Station - 10 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 25 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-10 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
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.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle *


  • Free self parking (limited)

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Bar/lounge
  • Barbecue grills
  • Microwave in a common area
Things to do
  • Spa tub
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Ceiling fan
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


The HideOut Bar - This bar specializes in local cuisine and serves breakfast and lunch.

Curiocity Backpackers, Johannesburg’s small print

Also known as

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


This property does not have elevators.

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Curiocity Backpackers, Johannesburg

  • Are pets allowed at Curiocity Backpackers?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • Is parking offered at Curiocity Backpackers?
    Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Curiocity Backpackers?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Curiocity Backpackers?
    You can check in from 2 PM to 10 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.

Recent reviews

Good 7.8 From 27 reviews

Very Good 8.0
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.
Amy, us4 night trip
Fair 4.0
Not so god
Laura a, za1 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Awesome staff & nice space
The staff was awesome--incredibly friendly and helpful. They went above and beyond to ensure that guests were taken care of, even to the point of providing an escort to walk me to the pickup point and wait with me for my tour bus. I enjoyed an excellent coffee at the bar in the morning on my final day. This hotel is very accommodating as far as luggage storage, and they also have safes for valuables. We did have an extended power outage, but this was not the hotel's fault. My room was spacious and linens clean. Overall, I was happy with the experience, despite being a bit disappointed that the area was not safely walkable for a solo tourist.
us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Curiocity and Maboneng are truly gems of Joburg
It's rare that I give perfect marks across the board, but Curiocity earned it! I booked 2-weeks at Curiocity via, and they put me in their sister hotel (12 Decades) right down the street. From what I gather, Curiocity is the hostel and 12-Decades is the hotel. I was absolutely impressed! The staff were great, the hotel itself was awesome (it is an art-themed hotel, and each room has a different motif), and the neighborhood is wonderful. Maboneng is an ultra-hip part of Johannesburg with great cuisine (PataPata, Ravioli, Soul Souvlaki, Bertrand's cafe) and a really cool vibe. I'm a bit of a straight-laced guy, but even I loved the bohemian feel of the area. The only con was that the wi-fi was sometimes difficult to connect to. I absolutely recommend Curiocity, and would stay there again in a heart-beat.
Jacob, us12 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
I had an amazing time at this hostel. Really clean and great staff. Beds are really nice and free WiFi is always great. Great okace to meet new people and go in tours in the city. But be warned as while the block it is on is really nice, the larger neighborhood I did not feel was very safe at all.
maxwell, us1 night trip
Very Good 8.0
One of a kind
Fantastic artsy place, original and unique, as were all the rooms too. Very cool. Great locations with plenty of places to eat up and down the street. The side of our bedding wasn't the cleanest, as a booger was found, but given the overall cleanliness of the entire place and the rest of our room I'm chalking that up to an anomaly. I highly recommend for the creative rooms and uniqueness of them all.
Skip, us1 night romance trip
Fair 4.0
Room small and unconfortable.
za1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Felt like home
I met so many amazing people at the hostel. I never was alone my entire solo trip and felt completely at home. I highly recommend staying there.
Diane R, us1 night trip

Curiocity Backpackers, Johannesburg

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