HomeBase Melville Backpackers 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 clothing shops and music bars. Melville is unique in its vibe as it reflects the surrounding Media & Arts student communities in this part of Johannesburg.
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 International 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 us.
HomeBase Melville Backpackers offers comfortable new beds, showers, swimming pool, and a range of accommodation options, from dorm bunks to single room on suite with a double bed. Free WiFi is available and complimentary basic breakfast to kick start your day.
We also offer airport shuttle to and from the airport upon arrangement. We also have a tour desk that helps organize excursions in and around Johannesburg.
07h30 - 22h00
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- Airport Transfers
- Breakfast Not Included
- Common Room
- Free Internet Access
- Free WiFi
- Self-Catering Facilities
- Linen Included
- Reception (limited hours)
- 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.
Must-Read Hostel InfoThis property has specific Terms & Conditions.
Please Note: We will need a valid credit card in order to pre-authorise the first night.
The hotsel reserves the right to cancel a reservation if we do not get authorization on the given credit card.
Hostel offers deluxe dorm rooms with equiped single beds and lots of space. Double and private rooms are spacious and with a choice of ensuite. Arround the pool we have log cabanas for the person that prefer the African touch and they are also well equiped with single and double beds.During winter time the colder rooms has elecrtic blankets,and if needed extra blankets are available on request.
We may request payment of the balance due before arrival in order to guarantee your booking.
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 the left.
Look for national flags.
Phone us if lost.
The hostel is 3 km from the Brixton Tower, 5 km from the centre of Johannesburg and one block from the well-known Beyers Naude drive that leads to all the main on-ramps and the route to Rosebank and Sandton. Mini taxis and cabs are a jump away and can be used 24 hours.