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1 room, 2 adults

Once in Joburg, Johannesburg

2-star2 stars
90 De Korte Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, Gauteng, 2001, South Africa

Hostel with restaurant, near Museum Africa
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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From 172 reviews

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Fantastic service
Great location
Great room
Breakfast is average

Once in Joburg, Johannesburg

from $65 CAD
  • Triple Room
  • Double Room, Balcony
  • Shared Dormitory
  • Shared Dormitory
  • Twin Room
  • Double Room
  • Twin Room, Balcony
  • Basic Shared Dormitory, 1 Bedroom

What’s around Once in Joburg, Johannesburg


  • In Downtown Johannesburg
  • Museum Africa - 18 min walk
  • Johannesburg Zoo - 43 min walk
  • Neighbourgoods Market - 3 min walk
  • CO-OP Studio - 3 min walk
  • Alexander Theatre - 4 min walk
  • Wits Art Museum - 5 min walk
  • Joburg Theatre - 8 min walk

Getting around

  • Johannesburg (JNB-O.R. Tambo Intl.) - 18 min drive
  • Johannesburg (HLA-Lanseria) - 45 min drive
  • Johannesburg Park Station - 12 min walk
  • Johannesburg Sandton Station - 17 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 60 rooms
  • Arranged over 6 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID 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 (available 24 hours) *


  • Free self parking

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Arcade/game room
  • Billiards or pool table
Working away
  • One meeting room
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator/lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
Things to enjoy
  • Separate sitting area
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Onsite venue - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Once in Joburg, Johannesburg’s small print

Also known as

  • Once Joburg Hostel Johannesburg
  • Once Joburg Hostel
  • Once Joburg Johannesburg
  • Once Joburg


For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

    A city tax will be collected at the property upon arrival. The city tax ranges from JPY 100-200 per person, per night based on the nightly room rate. The tax does not apply to nightly rates under JPY 10,000. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Optional extras

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 55 for adults and ZAR 55 for children (approximately)

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 395 per vehicle (one way)

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.

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Recent reviews

Good 7.8 From 44 reviews

Poor 2.0
Don't waste your time and money
Don't waste your time and money I didn't even check in after driving pass
K, za1 night business trip
Very Good 8.0
Watch the girls working in the restaurant
Two girls working at the restaurant lied to me about the costs of something. I paid extra for an egg and then was advised they didn't have the cheese for. When I changed my order I asked for the extra back which annoyed her. She reached in her pocket to get the 8 rand which was very odd as I thought that the money would or should have been in the cash register. Outside of that it's a decent place to stay with a lively nightlight.
Amber, us3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
They are great everyone helps so much
stephen, us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great staff
Once in joburg was fun, super nice staff and great environment inside the hostel. We had a wonderful experience and definitely will choose it if we are in joburg next time.
Zhonghuan, us1 night trip with friends
Very Good 8.0
worth a look up..
nice place and decent rooms even though the TV and Aircon wasn't working.. the weather saved the day for me!! Otherwise it is a good hotel.. felt unsafe at night but that maybe a Joburg thing.. Must mention Nandisa (Nands).. at the reception. Very warm person and doubles as the karaoke artist in the evening, what a voice!! The break fast is nice.. just right!!
Ajit, inBusiness trip

Once in Joburg, Johannesburg

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