Backpackers Ritz

1A North Road, Johannesburg, 2004, South Africa

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  • Sputnikboy's Profile Photo

    Best South African Hostel


    I arrived at the airport, just one call and they picked me up. Half an hour and I was at the hostel.

    The hostel is situated in one of the safest part of Jo'burgh, near the Rosebank Mall.
    There are a lot of facilities: a big beatiful garden, a swimming pool, a bar, a recreation room, an internet point available 24 hours, a nice viewpoijnt on the city and an office of the Africa Centre, which provide a lot of tours, such as the City Tour, Pretoria, Soweto, Gold Reef City and so on.
    When I was there the Pretoria tour was cancelled due to the elections: well, they gave me the money back without a problem and I made another trip.

    There are also a lot of rooms, from cheap dormitories to doubles and singles; the bathrooms are shared.
    You can have breakfast and dinner, but for the last they provide just one meal so, if you want, you can cook for yourself. You have to wash your dishes, as in any other hostel.
    The bar open at 8PM, it's a cool place where take a beer, talk, meet new people.
    If you want to relax you can sit in the TV room with other people and watch some south african programs, talking with the other guest about their travel experience.

    Unique Quality: This place is really unique, the staff is very helpful and nice (especially Gavin and Leroy) and there you can meet people from all over the world; definitely a friendly atmosphere.
    Don't hesitate to ask something to the staff, they will help you without any problem.

    Take time to join the tours of the Africa centre, they worth the price without a doubt.

    The hostel is also in a safe quarter so you can go out even alone (and it's not that easy in Johannesburgh) and take a walk.

    Directions: Dunkeld West

  • IIGUANA's Profile Photo

    Nice hostel in Jo'burg


    If you're thinking about visiting Johannesburg (which I don't recommend), The Backpaker's Ritz of Johannesburg is the place to stay. It's an old Victorian house (huge by the way) at a safe place in Johannesburg (not very common). The people that work there are great, and if you're hungry, try the meals. They're great. And don't forget about the Sunday braiis (barbecues). They're quite good.

    Unique Quality: Nice large house with a large pool, a nice pub, pool table and a storage room (quite useful if you want to leave some stuff there and come back to pick it up)

    Directions: Rosebank District

  • littlebush's Profile Photo

    The Ritz


    A big hostel, very clean and popular with overland trucks. It has a good pool, meals, a good bar with pool table, also a TV room and internet. They organise trips to Soweto, the Lion Park and many other excursions.


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Address: 1A North Road, Johannesburg, 2004, South Africa