Pretoria Backpackers

2.0 star property
No-frills hostel in Sunnyside with outdoor pool

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Pretoria Backpackers

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Outdoor pool
Free WiFi, bed sheets
Shower, towels
Free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Pretoria Backpackers

7,4 out of 10 Good
7,4/10 Good

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free breakfast
  • Airport transfer
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
433 Farenden Street, Clydesdale, Pretoria, Gauteng, 0002
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Outdoor pool
  • Airport shuttle
  • Area shuttle
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Coffee/tea maker

Room options

Family Room

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Double Bed OR 2 Twin Beds

Comfort Room

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Sunnyside
  • University of Pretoria - 1 min drive

Getting around

  • O.R. Tambo Intl. Airport (JNB) - 41 min drive
  • Lanseria Intl. Airport (HLA) - 48 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)


  • Cafe 41 - 14 min walk
  • Simply Fish - 16 min walk
  • Kung-Fu Kitchen - 3 min drive
  • Huckleberry's - 2 min drive
  • Illinois Spur - 3 min drive

About this property

Pretoria Backpackers

Pretoria Backpackers offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for ZAR 500 per vehicle one-way. Guests can take a dip in the outdoor pool, and free perks include WiFi, self parking, and English breakfast daily between 7 AM and 9 AM.



At a glance

Hotel size

  • 4 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 10 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • There is no front desk at this property
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; your host will greet you
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children (2 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*


  • Area shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free English breakfast each morning 7 AM–9 AM

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)


  • An outdoor pool

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 500 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge


This property does not have elevators.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.
Guests should be aware that three dogs reside at this property.

Also known as

Pretoria Backpackers Hotel
Pretoria Backpackers Hostel
Pretoria Backpackers Pretoria
Pretoria Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Pretoria Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Pretoria

Frequently asked questions

Does Pretoria Backpackers offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Pretoria Backpackers does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
Is there a pool at Pretoria Backpackers?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Pretoria Backpackers?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Pretoria Backpackers?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Pretoria Backpackers?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is ZAR 500 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Pretoria Backpackers?
You can check in from 2 PM - 10 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
Is there an onsite casino at Pretoria Backpackers?
No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Time Square Casino (9-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Pretoria Backpackers and nearby?
Pretoria Backpackers has an outdoor pool.
What's the area around Pretoria Backpackers like?
Pretoria Backpackers is a short 3-minute walk from Loftus Versfeld Stadium and 11 minutes' walk from University of Pretoria.







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Property conditions & facilities


2/10 Poor

Not interesteing
Mudiayi, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

This a great lodge in a great location; It's pretty close to Pretoria University, to Hatfield Gauteng train station, and city center; with a great shopping and dining center 5 min away walking. Rooms are big at very affordable rates and the compound is spacious and clean, with a great veranda and a fresh pool! It is a family place if you like the family vibe too! The owner, Miranda, is gentle, kind and caretaking! You'll love it!
Salih, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nice, affordable, safe
Staff is great advising us on where to eat, moved car in tight parking lot for us, drove us to pick up rental car, and excellent full breakfast. Laundry service great and very affordable. Private tour by owner to LeSedi Village was excellent and reasonably priced. Only downside as Floridians was that it was cold eating breakfast outside in winter although the fire did help. We had an en suite room with a refrigerator.
Walt, 5-night trip
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8/10 Very good

They on top of their job, they can withstand any other company
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8/10 Very good

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2/10 Poor

The accommodation didn't worth value for money
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8/10 Very good

Jean Marc, 1-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Une ambiance familiale bien agréable
Accueil chaleureux, ambiance familiale, hôtes serviables et attentionnés. En revanche, les deux molosses qui montent la garde prennent leur mission un peu trop à coeur. Attention si vous craignez les chiens. La localisation un peu à l'écart du centre-ville, dans un quartier sécurisé, ainsi que la possibilité de garer sa voiture à l'abri sont des atouts non négligeables.
Bertrand, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Happy & satisfied
Pleasant one night stay with the family in the spacious family room. Good outside breakfast, pool and trampoline in yard. We will be back again!
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8/10 Very good

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