The Melville Palm

83 2nd Avenue, Johannesburg, South Africa, Distance from city centre: 4.7km

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The property boasts a braai (barbecue) area. It has secure inside parking for up to 5 cars with electric gates and security bars throughout the property. A communal self-catering kitchen and a lounge with satellite television is provided. Daily house-keeping is provided and a laundry service is available on request.

Meals are not provided as it is literally 100 metres away from the well known 7th street with many different restaurants and bars to choose from, which are mostly frequented by students from the nearby University of Johannesburg and is a popular stopover in Johannesburg for tourists.

Accommodation Information

There are 2 double ensuite rooms with towels, one twin ensuite with towels, and 2 dorms, sleeping 4 and 6 people with shared bathroom facilities, no towels provided.
Linnen is provided for all the rooms.
Location Information

Melville is also well known for the Melville Koppies (an archaeological site, with rolling hills of grassland with views over the city), and is near the historic suburb of Sophia town. What to do or to see: a visit to the Apartheid Museum and the Hector Pieterson Museum. Gold Reef City, a large amusement park and the Johannesburg Zoo is also one of the largest zoos in South Africa.

There is also a large industry around visiting former townships, and most visitors to Soweto go to see the Mandela Museum, which is located in the former home of Nelson Mandela. The Cradle of Humankind a UNESCO World Heritage Site is 25 km (16 mi) to the northwest of the city. The Sterkfontein fossil site is famous for being the world's richest hominid site and other attractions in this area include the Lesedi Cultural Village.

Please note:
Cancellation policy: 72h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay.

Check in from 10:00 to 22:00 .
Check out from 08:00 to 12:00 .

Payment upon arrival by cash.
Taxes included.
Breakfast not included.
No curfew.
Child friendly.
Non smoking.

Prices are per person per night.

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • BBQ
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Not Accepted
  • Telephone/Fax Facilities
  • Free Parking
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Taxes included
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Towels Included
  • Washing Machine

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 3 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 Info

This property has specific Terms & Conditions.

Please note:

Cancellation policy: 72h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay.

Check in from 10:00 to 22:00 .
Check out from 08:00 to 12:00 .

Payment upon arrival by cash.
Taxes included.
Breakfast not included.
No curfew.
Child friendly.
Non smoking.

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Airport Directions

There are 2 ways to get here from the Airport (OR Tambo International):

Take a taxi and give them the address stated above. (33.6km) [±R300]
Buy a pay-as-you-go Gautrain gold card at the airport.

Take the Gautrain to Rosebank. In order to get to the Rosebank station, you will need to get off at the Sandton station and then take the train to Rosebank.

From the Rosebank station, take a taxi to your destination (7.1km). [±R200]

The train runs from 05:30AM to 21:00PM.

When traveling alone, taking the train works out cheaper, else it will be cheaper to share cab fare.

Please note that when taking a taxi these taxis are often not metered. The current taxi going rate is R10 per km).

Located Near

There is also a large industry around visiting former townships, and most visitors to Soweto go to see the Mandela Museum, which is located in the former home of Nelson Mandela. The Cradle of Humankind a UNESCO World Heritage Site is 25 km (16 mi) to the northwest of the city. The Sterkfontein fossil site is famous for being the world's richest hominid site and other attractions in this area include the Lesedi Cultural Village.

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