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1 room, 2 adults

Urban Backpackers, Johannesburg

1-star1 star
100 Anderson St, Johannesburg, Gauteng, 2107, South Africa

Hostel with restaurant, near Carlton Centre
  • Free WiFi
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  • Super kind staff. Of course the neibougrhood is creepy and dangerous but it’s the same…May 1, 2019
  • Well ot wasnt really as the picture i had seen made it to look like but it was nice.…Jul. 1, 2019

Urban Backpackers, Johannesburg

  • Double Room (1)
  • Twin Room (2)
  • Dorm Room (4 Sleeper Female)
  • Dorm Room (6 Sleeper Mixed)
  • Dorm Room (6 Sleeper Male) (9)
  • Dorm Room (6 Sleeper Female)

What’s around Urban Backpackers, Johannesburg


  • In Downtown Johannesburg
  • Carlton Centre - 9 min walk
  • SAB World of Beer - 12 min walk
  • Market Theatre - 18 min walk
  • Johannesburg Art Gallery - 20 min walk
  • Constitution Hill - 29 min walk
  • Apartheid Museum - 5.3 mi / 8.5 km
  • Mandela House - 11.3 mi / 18.2 km

Getting around

  • O.R. Tambo Intl. Airport (JNB) - 21 min drive
  • Johannesburg (HLA-Lanseria) - 51 min drive
  • Johannesburg Park Station - 19 min walk
  • Johannesburg Sandton Station - 25 min drive
  • Ellis Park Station - 29 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 17 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
The front desk is open daily from 6 AM - 11 PM. There is no front desk at this property. 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


  • Children (17 years old and younger) not allowed

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle *


  • No parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Local cuisine breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • Barbecue grills
  • Microwave in a common area
Working away
  • Meeting rooms
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Terrace
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Xhosa
  • Zulu

In the room

Home comforts
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping

Urban Backpackers, Johannesburg’s small print

Also known as

  • Urban Backpackers Hostel Johannesburg
  • Urban Backpackers Hostel
  • Urban Backpackers Johannesburg
  • Urban Backpackers Johannesburg
  • Urban Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Urban Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Johannesburg

Optional extras

Local cuisine breakfast is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 55.00 for adults and ZAR 55.00 for children (approximately)

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 Urban Backpackers, Johannesburg

  • Is parking offered at Urban Backpackers?
    Sorry, there's no parking at Urban Backpackers.
  • Are pets allowed at Urban Backpackers?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Urban Backpackers?
    You can check in from 2 PM to midnight. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Urban Backpackers?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Urban Backpackers?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
  • What is there to do near Urban Backpackers?
    Recommended spots to visit include Carlton Centre (9-min walk) and SAB World of Beer (12-min walk), along with Market Theatre (1 mi) and Johannesburg Art Gallery (1.1 mi).

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.2 From 11 reviews

Good 6.0
Unsatisactory service
I made an online booking and confirmed a week later regarding my booking. To my surprise when I came to check in I had to pay an additional R165. We got key to the rooms they had allocated for us and when out for a few minutes when we came back with my sister and friend, my sister who was allocated in a ladies room found that they put in males with her in the same room - in a guys room we were mixed with smoking and drinking guys. This was indeed a bad experience. My sister was given another room it had extra beds we then decided to sleep there. When we checked out we were told we have to pay an extra R195 because the room is expensive. They didn't even apologize for the inconvenience caused. What I know is that we'll never use the place again and don't recommend it to anyone. The blankets were old on smelly, though the sheets were clean and showers not bad. But still.
Emmanuel, za1 night trip with friends

Urban Backpackers, Johannesburg

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