For a real township experience, this well-established hostel set by lovely parklands is your answer. It’s a healthy walk from the Vilakazi St action, but guests love the shaded beer garden, restaurant (meals from R60) and pool table. Dorms are neat and clean; the double rooms are excellent value. Friendly staff encourage interactivity, and all kinds of tours are available.
Free Baz Bus shuttles to Johannesburg can be arranged. It also has a handful of lovely rooms in a nearby house which comes with a kitchen – perfect for self-caterers.
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Set in Pimville, 8 km from Walter Sisulu Square, Lebo's Soweto Backpackers offers accommodation with free WiFi and free private parking. Orlando Towers is 5 km from the hostel, while Regina Mundi Church is 7 km away. The nearest airport is O.R. Tambo International Airport, 41 km from Lebo's Soweto Backpackers.
- Free WiFi available
- Free parking
- Internet services
- Private parking