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HomeBase Melville - Hostel

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Family Room (Family Room) | Free WiFi
Family Room (Family Room) | Free WiFi
Family Room (Family Room) | Free WiFi
Double Room | Free WiFi

Overview of HomeBase Melville - Hostel

HomeBase Melville - Hostel

2-star property
Melville hostel with outdoor pool and bar/lounge

7,2/10 Good

11 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Shared kitchen
37 1st Ave, Melville, Johannesburg, Gauteng, 2092

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Melville
  • Melrose Arch Shopping Centre - 22 min drive
  • Gold Reef City - 27 min drive

Getting around

  • O.R. Tambo Intl. Airport (JNB) - 22 min drive
  • Lanseria Intl. Airport (HLA) - 31 min drive
  • Johannesburg Park Station - 18 min drive
  • Johannesburg Sandton Station - 26 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • The Catz Pyjamas - 4 min walk
  • Picobella - 7 min walk
  • La Luna - 10 min walk
  • Mugg & Bean - 10 min walk
  • De La Creme - 10 min walk

About this property

HomeBase Melville - Hostel

A great choice for a stay in Johannesburg, HomeBase Melville - Hostel features an airport shuttle. After splashing around at the outdoor pool, you can unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. Fellow travelers like the convenient parking and helpful staff.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 9 rooms


  • Check-in time from noon - 9 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 10 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

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


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport shuttle*

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning 7:30 AM–9:30 AM
  • Bar/lounge
  • Barbecue grills

Working away

  • Computer station


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Television in common areas
  • An outdoor pool


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

HomeBase Melville Hotel
HomeBase Hotel
HomeBase Melville Hostel Johannesburg
HomeBase Melville Hostel
HomeBase Melville Johannesburg
HomeBase Melville
HomeBase Melville Hostel/Backpacker
HomeBase Melville Hostel
HomeBase Melville - Hostel Johannesburg
HomeBase Melville - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Frequently asked questions

Is there a pool at HomeBase Melville - Hostel?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at HomeBase Melville - Hostel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at HomeBase Melville - Hostel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by HomeBase Melville - Hostel?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at HomeBase Melville - Hostel?
You can check in from noon - 9 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
Is there an onsite casino at HomeBase Melville - Hostel?
No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Gold Reef City (27-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at HomeBase Melville - Hostel and nearby?
HomeBase Melville - Hostel has an outdoor pool and a picnic area, as well as a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near HomeBase Melville - Hostel?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include The Catz Pyjamas (4-min walk), Picobella (7-min walk), and La Luna (10-min walk).
What's the area around HomeBase Melville - Hostel like?
HomeBase Melville - Hostel is in Melville, a short 8-minute walk from University of Johannesburg. Travelers recommend the hostel for its quiet location.







Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities


6/10 Good

The hotel staff are very helpful and friendly. The room was very clean, but quite small.
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

okay place
Some staff super friendly, others not so much. Very weird smell in the kitchen. Compared to many other places in South Africa, the WIFI was great though.
dean, 2-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

2/10 Poor

Não gostei da energia do lugar. A limpeza também não agradou e o quarto a porta ficava aberto, qualquer tendo acesso. Acabei não ficando e alugando outro hotel.
3-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

1-night romance trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Alexis, 1-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Suellen, 3-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Lovely people, excellent place to stay!
We stayed in a double bed room. Excellent room, nice people. Always friendly, keep everything clean, always five you a hand when you need help and give you some advice. Good restaurants and bars are also only 2 blocks away. The hostel is clean and in a quiet street. Parking lots inside the walls, so the car is save. Yes, it is still a hostel (no 5 star hotel), but a great one! You can use the kitchen, the fridge and they even have a bar for a cold drink and a nice talk ;)
Miri, 4-night trip
Verified Ebookers guest review

8/10 Very good

Eenvoudig ontbijt wel inbegrepen Loopafstand van 7th avenue met leuke restaurants wel ver uit centrum gelegen alles per taxi/über doen
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Kleine aber liebevoll eingerichtete Zimmer
Zimmer sehr klein aber liebevoll eingerichtet. Poolwasser war bei uns nicht wirklich einladend. Aber alles in allem wars chillig da in der Umgebung alles zu Fuß zu erreichen ist und in die innenstadt sind es mim Taxi nur ca. 15min.
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