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.
Lebo's Soweto Backpackers is set in Pimville, 50 metres from Soweto Bicycle Tours. The property is located 4.4 km from Lesedi Clinic and 5 km from Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital. Both free WiFi and private parking are available at this property. Regina Mundi Church is 5 km from the hostel. The nearest airport is Lanseria (Johannesburg) Airport, 32 km from the property.