The Backpackers Ritz of Johannesburg
Lonely Planet review
Still the most authoritative of the city’s hostels, the Ritz is owned by three brothers who ensure a family atmosphere is maintained on its sprawling, leafy grounds. The rooms are decent enough, aside from the pokey dorms and the odd dampish ‘cave’ room, but the excellent shared facilities, vibrant social scene, prime location and beautiful views more than make up for boring old sleep.
Our independent authors have visited The Backpackers Ritz of Johannesburg and selected this as one of our recommended hostels in Johannesburg.
Services & facilities
- Internet access
- Free parking
- Swimming pool
- Outdoor swimming pool
- 24 hour reception
- 24 hour security
- Tours/travel desk
- Airport transfers
- Book exchange
- Cable tv
- Common room
- Pool table
Bureau de Change/ATM
- Currency exchange
- Laundry facilities
- Linen included
- Washing machine
Description provided by property
The Backpackers Ritz of Johannesburg is situated in large mansion with huge beautiful gardens in the safe Northern Suburbs.
Our experienced, helpful staff at the Afritours Travel Desk will help you with any travel advice, including accommodation, transport, visa's, day trips and overland tours.
Relax in our pub, chill out by the pool or sink a few balls on our pool table...
Or, for a bit of excitement why not go out and explore the local area. There are plenty of restaurants, pubs, clubs, cinemas and entertainment centres within walking distance...
Interesting places nearby
Parktown and Westcliff Heritage Trust
Leads several historical walking tours through the established cliff-side suburbs that house generations of mining magnates.
Walk & Talk Tours
Offers regular weekend walking tours around parts of Jo’burg as diverse as the city centre, Sandton, Troyeville and Alexandra township....
Queer Johannesburg Tour
This tour offers a fascinating insight into the role of homosexuality in the city’s history, taking you deep into Hillbrow and Soweto.
An extra large cinema screen in an extra large mall.