HomeBase Melville is your ideal base in the vibrant heart of gold in Africa's Johannesburg. It is in easy walking distance to the famous 7th Avenue with all its fantastic eateries, clubs, galleries, bookshops, off beat clothes shops and music bars. Melville is unique in its 'vibe' as it reflects the surrounding Media/Arts/Student communities in this part of Johannesburg. MIB is your secure comfortable backpacker lodge that will be your base as you explore the province of Gauteng.
Close to two leading universities, you can walk around the corner to the Campus Square Shopping Centre, Laundromats, Fast food outlets, clubs and pubs at night and sidewalk cafes by day. Gold Reef City, The Apartheid Museum, Constitution Hill, Civic Theatre, Market Theatre, O.R. Thambo and Lanseria airports, the Cradle of Mankind historical site, Planetarium, Soccer City, Ellis Park and Wanderers sports grounds, are all a quick taxi ride away from MIB your backpacker base in Johannesburg.
HomeBase Melville offers you comfortable new beds, showers, swimming pool, and a range of accommodation options, from dorm bunks to single room on suite with a double bed. Broadband Internet is available. Major bus and taxi routes close by.
Your ever friendly and helpful host, Peter, has run backpacking establishments and lodges for many years and offers his wealth of insight to help make your stay in Johannesburg worthwhile, safe, fun and memorable.
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- 24 hour reception
- Breakfast not included
- Common Room
- Free Internet Access
- Free Wifi
- Linen Included
- Swimming Pool
- Tours/Travel Desk
- Towels For Hire
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
DirectionsShow MapHide Map
M1 Highway through Johannesburg.
Take Empire Rd Turnoff and travel East along Empire Rd.
Empire becomes Stanley Rd.
Turn right into Beyers Naude Drive (traffic light intersection) Travel North
Turn right at second traffic light into 1st Avenue.
37 - 1st Avenue is 4th establishment on Left.
Look for flags.
Phone us if lost.
The lodge is 3 km from the Brixton tower, 5 km from the centre of JHB and one block from the well known Beyers Naude drive that leads to all the main onramps and the route to Rosebank and Sandton. Mini taxi's and cabs are a jump away and can be used 24 hours.