CURIOCITY Backpackers Johannesburg

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This is a superlative place to stay thanks to the dedication of young proprietor Bheki Dube. Occupying a converted printing house in the desirable Maboneng precinct, this quirky, offbeat backpackers features clean dorms, unadorned yet neat rooms and a rooftop suite. It also offers good kitchen facilities, a small restaurant and the buzzing Hideout Bar. The congenial atmosphere is hard to beat.

Mainstreetwalks, which offers great walking tours of various suburbs, is based here.

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Quick description

Offering accommodation in Johannesburg, CURIOCITY Backpackers Johannesburg has a splash pool, BBQ facilities and a bar. The property offers bicycles for guests to rent. There is also a games room and free parking for guests. Guests can prepare their own meals in the shared kitchen which is fully equipped with an oven and fridge. CURIOCITY Backpackers Johannesburg offers a range of activities including city walking tours, township tours in Soweto and public art walks. The hostel is 9 km from Gold Reef City & Casino, and 5 km from Rhodes Park. Nelson Mandela Square is 16 km from CURIOCITY Backpackers Johannesburg, while OR Tambo Airport is 21 km away.

Important information

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply. Please inform CURIOCITY Backpackers Johannesburg in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation. In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are currently in effect at this property. Food & beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property can only accept bookings from essential workers/permitted travellers, during dates where such guidelines exist. Reasonable evidence must be provided on arrival. If it isn't provided, your booking will be cancelled on arrival. Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service operating hours. In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary and other relevant information, during dates where such guidelines exist.


  • Nightclub/dj
  • Fruits
  • Shuttle service
  • Tour or class about local culture
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Library
  • Internet services
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Wifi
  • Cctv outside property
  • Secured parking
  • Darts
  • Smoke alarms
  • Bbq facilities
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • First aid kit available
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Cycling
  • Physical distancing rules followed
  • Themed dinner nights
  • Terrace
  • Live sport events (broadcast)
  • Billiards
  • Cashless payment available
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Free parking
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Bottle of water
  • Security alarm
  • Breakfast options
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Shared lounge/tv area
  • Sun terrace
  • On-site coffee house
  • Wifi available in all areas
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • Telephone
  • Street parking
  • Shared stationery such as printed menus, magazines, pens, and paper removed
  • Family rooms
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
  • Pool/beach towels
  • Packed lunches
  • Bicycle parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Snack bar
  • Temporary art galleries
  • Stand-up comedy
  • Property is cleaned by professional cleaning companies
  • Hiking
  • Game drives
  • Guests have the option to cancel any cleaning services for their accommodation during their stay
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • On-site parking
  • Walking tours
  • Postal service
  • Lockers
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Table tennis
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • Shared kitchen
  • Chocolate or cookies
  • Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Cctv in common areas
  • Laundry room
  • Happy hour
  • Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines
  • Designated smoking area
  • 24-hour security
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Pub crawls
  • Picnic area
  • Games room
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Tour desk
  • Bike tours


  • Ironing service
  • Luggage storage
  • Concierge service
  • Laundry
  • Car hire
  • 24-hour front desk

Food and drink

  • Bar


  • Free WiFi available


  • Safety deposit box
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Atm/cash machine on site
  • Non-smoking rooms


  • Golf course (within 3 km)