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7.2

Very good

5 reviews

5 reviews

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6.0

Good

Location rating score

Popular landmarks
SAB World of Beer 1.2 km
Maboneng Precinct 1.5 km
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct 2.0 km
Gold Reef City 4.5 km
South Western Townships 4.8 km
Apartheid Museum 5.0 km
Johannesburg Zoo 9.1 km
Sandton City Shopping Centre 11.1 km
Nelson Mandela Square 11.2 km
Mandela House 14.0 km
Nearby landmarks
Ghandi Square 210 m
Carlton Centre 280 m
Browns Womens Clinic 280 m
Rissik 350 m
Top of Africa 360 m
Power Save 380 m
Mandela & Tambo Law Offices 400 m
Faraday 480 m
Ernest Oppenheimer Park 490 m
Rissik St Post Office 500 m

Urban Backpackers

Anderson Street, Johannesburg City Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2107 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Strategically situated in Johannesburg City Centre, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Apartheid Museum. As an added bonus, restaurant is provided on-site to conveniently serve your needs.

Highlights

470 meters to public transportation

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Inside city center

360 meters to Top of Africa

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Shuttle service

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

BBQ facilities

Luggage storage

Coffee shop

Bar

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Johannesburg every 3 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money6.4
Location rating6.0
Nearest airportO. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB)
Distance to airport21.1 km

Rooms available at Urban Backpackers

Standard Single Room
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  • Room size: 37 m²/398 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 single bed
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Deluxe Single Room
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  • Room size: 37 m²/398 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 single bed
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Small Single Room
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  • Room size: 37 m²/398 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 single bed
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Basic Single Room
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  • Room size: 37 m²/398 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 single bed
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Bed in 4-Bed Female Dormitory Room
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  • Street view
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 4 single beds
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Double Room
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  • Room size: 37 m²/398 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed
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Standard Twin
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  • 2 single beds
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Room Assigned on Arrival
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    Frequently asked questions

    Does Urban Backpackers offer airport transfer?

    Urban Backpackers offers airport transfer service upon request! Additional charges may apply. To request, check the box on the booking form just before the payment page.

    Does Urban Backpackers provide shuttle service for getting around?

    For your convenience when traveling around the city, Urban Backpackers provides None right where you need it making it easy for you to get to places smoothly.

    Does Urban Backpackers offer dry cleaning services?

    Yes! Urban Backpackers provides dry cleaning service that is available all throughout your stay, making sure you're always looking your finest in your favorite outfit. Please contact the property for more information.

    What bars are in close proximty of Urban Backpackers?

    While residing at Urban Backpackers, indulge in your evening or night out at Sophiatown Bar Lounge to get the most out of your nightlife.

    What public parks are within range of Urban Backpackers?

    While staying at Urban Backpackers, take joy in your morning or evening wander at nearby park which include Joubert Park, Jeppe Park, and Pullinger Kop Park.

    What payment options are accepted at Urban Backpackers?

    Urban Backpackers accepts up to 6, with payment card selections such as Visa, American Express, MasterCard, and Discover Card.

    What restaurants are nearby Urban Backpackers?

    Urban Backpackers’s local neighborhood is Johannesburg City Centre which consists of popular restaurants such as Nando's Ghandi Square, Troyeville Hotel, and Great Dane.

    What well-known shopping venues are nearby Urban Backpackers?

    Shopping options in Urban Backpackers’s Johannesburg City Centre neighborhood include Neighbourgoods Market.

    What is the closest airport to Urban Backpackers?

    The nearest airport to Urban Backpackers is Secunda Airport, 118.0 km away.

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    Overall rating:

    7.2

    Very good
    5 reviews
    Cleanliness
    7.2
    Facilities
    7.2
    Location
    6.0
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    More about Urban Backpackers

    More about Urban Backpackers

    Urban Backpackers

    You'll love the exceptional convenience during your stay at Urban Backpackers, located right in the heart of the city center, with an easy access to everything in Johannesburg.
    Urban Backpackers offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest. Stay connected throughout your stay with free internet access provided. To help pre-arrange your arrival and departure, airport transfer services can be booked before you even check in. Your explorations of Johannesburg can be assisted with the shuttle services available here.
    The hostel provides front desk services such as luggage storage for guests' convenience. The hostel's tours can even help you book tickets and reservations for entertainment and explorations. Wear your favorite outfits again and again thanks to the dry cleaning service and laundry service offered at Urban Backpackers. In-room conveniences such as room service and daily housekeeping will make staying in a great choice.
    Smoking may only take place in restricted designated areas.
    Rooms at Urban Backpackers are designed with the guest in mind. The specially-designed rooms at Urban Backpackers offer a layout option like a balcony or terrace. You may be assured to know that instant coffee and instant tea are available in some select rooms.


    Dining and things to do

    What's better than a good cup of coffee? Start every vacation day at the hostel with an energizing cup of quality coffee. Throughout your stay, choose from a variety of delicious dining options at the hostel. Once there, be sure to check out bar for some in-house nighttime fun. The hostel even has in-house cooking amenities such as BBQ facilities and shared kitchen for its most selective guests.
    Whether you're looking for an adventure or are just looking for a way to unwind after a hard day, Urban Backpackers has a range of activities that will meet your needs. Warm up at the end of the day with a visit to the salon.


    Reasons to stay here

    Verified reviews for this hostel's food and dining options score it better than 96% of accommodations in the city.
    This accommodation beats more than 96% of competition in the city on room comfort.
    This hostel's staff and services score higher than 98% of accommodations in the city.

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    Amenities and facilities

    Very good
    Facilities

    7.2

    Languages spoken
    • English
    Internet access
    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
    • Internet
    • Internet services
    • Wi-Fi in public areas
    Things to do, ways to relax
    • Tours
    Dining, drinking, and snacking
    • Bar
    • BBQ facilities
    • Coffee shop
    • Kitchen
    • Restaurants
    • Room service
    • Shared kitchen
    Services and conveniences
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Dry cleaning
    • Elevator
    • Laundry service
    • Luggage storage
    • Salon
    • Smoking area
    Access
    • Front desk [24-hour]
    • Pets allowed
    • Security [24-hour]
    Getting around
    • Airport transfer
    • Shuttle service

    Location

    Anderson Street, Johannesburg City Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2107
    Good
    Location

    6

    Airports
    • O. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB)
      21.1 km
    • Lanseria International Airport (HLA)
      32.6 km
    Public transportation
    • Faraday
      480 m
    • Johannesburg Train Station
      1.2 km
    Hospital or clinic
    • Browns Womens Clinic
      280 m
    Shopping
    • Neighbourgoods Market
      1.8 km
    Convenience store
    • BP Express
      870 m
    Cash withdrawal
    • ATM
      110 m

    What's nearby

    Popular landmarks
    • SAB World of Beer
      1.2 km
    • Maboneng Precinct
      1.5 km
    • Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct
      2.0 km
    • Gold Reef City
      4.5 km
    • South Western Townships
      4.8 km
    • Apartheid Museum
      5.0 km
    • Johannesburg Zoo
      9.1 km
    • Sandton City Shopping Centre
      11.1 km
    • Nelson Mandela Square
      11.2 km
    • Mandela House
      14.0 km
    Nearby landmarks
    • Ghandi Square
      210 m
    • Carlton Centre
      280 m
    • Browns Womens Clinic
      280 m
    • Rissik
      350 m
    • Top of Africa
      360 m
    • Power Save
      380 m
    • Mandela & Tambo Law Offices
      400 m
    • Faraday
      480 m
    • Ernest Oppenheimer Park
      490 m
    • Rissik St Post Office
      500 m
    Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

    Property policies

    Children and extra beds

    Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

    Minimum age of guests is: 6 year(s).

    Children 6-12 year(s)
    Stay for free if using existing bedding.
    If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
    Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
    Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
    Others
    • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

    Some helpful facts

    Check-in/Check-out
    • Check-in from14:00
    • Check-out until11:00
    Extras
    • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)60 ZAR
    The property
    • Number of rooms 18

    Reviews of Urban Backpackers from real guests

    Provided by verified guests of Agoda
    7.2
    Very good
    Cleanliness7.2
    Facilities7.2
    Location6.0
    Service9.2
    Value for money6.4
    High score for Johannesburg
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    9+ Exceptional (1)
    8-9 Excellent (0)
    7-8 Very Good (1)
    6-7 Good (0)
    <6 Below Expectation (1)
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    7.6
    Very good
    Christian from Thailand
    Couple
    Standard Twin
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2019

    feeling like staying with family”

    The staff take very good care of ther customers, are friendly and helpfull and feels like staying with family, the guesthouse has it's own decoration style a nice roof terrace kitchen . some small things in the building could be improved or repaired, but its ok. It is about 10 min walking to the center, supermarkets and eatingplaces are nearby. They didn't came to pick up at airport, but Uber did quick and good 275 R.

    Reviewed September 17, 2019

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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Ricardo from Argentina
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 4-Bed Female Dormitory Room
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

    I liked all the recommendations by Nicky”

    Not the safest area for a tourist, but the staff helped me a lot to get around.

    Reviewed January 15, 2019

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    6.0
    Ronald from United States
    Couple
    Standard Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 3 nights in October 2018

    Scary ”

    I can tell that the owners take pride in there hostel and want the guest to feel welcomed as we did when we arrived. I need to make a few notes for fellow backpackers. I know a lot of us are traveling on a budget and we are buying food and beverages to last as we travel. This unfortunately is not a place that you can leave anything in the refrigerator without it getting stolen. We purchased beer and brought a nice bottle of champagne to celebrate but left it to chill in the refrigerator. Unfortunately it was all stolen. As for safety. This isn’t an area of town that I would go back to. Actually I left and never came back I didn’t even ask for a refund and forfeited my next few nights. There was a party on the rooftop that by 12:30 am turned into a brawl until 2:30 am outside on the street. Another guest called it a riot. It was awful. This went on for two hours of yelling screaming punching kicking, etc. The police never came and I’m guessing our hostel never called. Until 5 am there was still drunk people in our hallway next to our door. Finally my alarm went off and they left. I walked my girlfriend to the bathroom and stayed outside the door because I wasn’t sure what to expect. Downstairs we ate dinner next to the hostel by the way the food is excellent. As we sat there we saw people running. As someone sat out front on their phone texting another individual grabbed their cellphone and ran to a car that was waiting for them on the corner and jumped in and sped off. From what I gathered this was the second time that this happened this week. Sometimes there are just bad days I hope this was the last.

    Reviewed October 10, 2018

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