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Curiocity Backpackers, Johannesburg, South Africa

4-starQuality Graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organization.
302 Fox Street, Johannesburg, Gauteng, 2094, South Africa

4-star hostel with restaurant, near Museum Africa
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Collect nightsYou can collect™ Rewards nights here
From 270 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

  • Not so godFeb 28, 2019
  • The staff was awesome--incredibly friendly and helpful. They went above and beyond to…Dec 9, 2018

Curiocity Backpackers, Johannesburg, South Africa

from P1,857
  • Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
  • Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room (2)
  • Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room (2)
  • Bed in 12-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
  • Bed in 8-Bed Female Dormitory Room (2)
  • Standard Double Room (2)
  • The Loft
  • Standard Double Room
  • Twin Room
  • Bed in 8-Bed Female Domitory Room
  • Bed in 10-Bed Female Dormitory Room
  • Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room

What’s around Curiocity Backpackers, Johannesburg, South Africa


  • In Downtown Johannesburg
  • Museum Africa - 40 min walk
  • Arts on Main - 6 min walk
  • Ellis Park Stadium - 12 min walk
  • Ellis Park Swimming Pool - 14 min walk
  • Absa Art Gallery - 17 min walk
  • Johannesburg Stadium - 17 min walk
  • Carlton Centre - 20 min walk

Getting around

  • Johannesburg (JNB-O.R. Tambo Intl.) - 15 min drive
  • Johannesburg (HLA-Lanseria) - 38 min drive
  • Johannesburg Park Station - 4 min drive
  • Johannesburg Sandton Station - 14 min drive
  • Ellis Park Station - 10 min walk

At a glance

Key facts


  • 25 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-10 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
The front desk is open daily from 6 AM - 10 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking (limited)

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area
Things to do
  • Spa tub
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Ceiling fan
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Onsite venue - This restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves breakfast and lunch.

Curiocity Backpackers, Johannesburg, South Africa’s small print

Also known as

  • Curiocity Backpackers Hostel Johannesburg
  • Curiocity Backpackers Hostel
  • Curiocity Backpackers Johannesburg
  • Curiocity Backpackers Johannesburg
  • Curiocity Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation


This property does not have elevators.

Optional extras

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 70 per person (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Very good 8.0 From 25 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Curiocity and Maboneng are truly gems of Joburg
It's rare that I give perfect marks across the board, but Curiocity earned it! I booked 2-weeks at Curiocity via, and they put me in their sister hotel (12 Decades) right down the street. From what I gather, Curiocity is the hostel and 12-Decades is the hotel. I was absolutely impressed! The staff were great, the hotel itself was awesome (it is an art-themed hotel, and each room has a different motif), and the neighborhood is wonderful. Maboneng is an ultra-hip part of Johannesburg with great cuisine (PataPata, Ravioli, Soul Souvlaki, Bertrand's cafe) and a really cool vibe. I'm a bit of a straight-laced guy, but even I loved the bohemian feel of the area. The only con was that the wi-fi was sometimes difficult to connect to. I absolutely recommend Curiocity, and would stay there again in a heart-beat.
Jacob, usOther trip
Exceptional 10.0
I had an amazing time at this hostel. Really clean and great staff. Beds are really nice and free WiFi is always great. Great okace to meet new people and go in tours in the city. But be warned as while the block it is on is really nice, the larger neighborhood I did not feel was very safe at all.
maxwell, usOther trip
Very good 8.0
One of a kind
Fantastic artsy place, original and unique, as were all the rooms too. Very cool. Great locations with plenty of places to eat up and down the street. The side of our bedding wasn't the cleanest, as a booger was found, but given the overall cleanliness of the entire place and the rest of our room I'm chalking that up to an anomaly. I highly recommend for the creative rooms and uniqueness of them all.
Skip, usRomance trip
Fair 4.0
Room small and unconfortable.
zaFamily trip
Poor 2.0
Such a great place, even bedbugs want to stay here
So the place is nice, the neighborhood is amazing - but I got bedbugs in one of the dorm... They did wash my clothes, they did change the bed in the room, so should be ok now. This happens I guess, but I would have appreciate a reimbursement of that night at least, as I spent about 9-10 days there!
ELISABETH, caOther trip

Curiocity Backpackers, Johannesburg, South Africa

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