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1 room, 2 adults

Once in Joburg

2-star2 stars
90 De Korte Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, Gauteng, 2001, South Africa

Hostel with restaurant, near Museum Africa
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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From 180 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Fantastic service
Great location
Great room
Breakfast is average

Once in Joburg

from ZAR 660
  • Triple Room
  • Double Room, Balcony
  • Shared Dormitory
  • Shared Dormitory
  • Twin Room
  • Double Room
  • Twin Room, Balcony
  • Basic Shared Dormitory, 1 Bedroom

What’s around Once in Joburg


  • In Downtown Johannesburg
  • Museum Africa - 18 min walk
  • Johannesburg Zoo - 42 min walk
  • Neighbourgoods Market - 3 min walk
  • Alexander Theatre - 3 min walk
  • CO-OP Studio - 4 min walk
  • Wits Art Museum - 5 min walk
  • Joburg Theatre - 6 min walk

Getting around

  • Johannesburg (JNB-O.R. Tambo Intl.) - 18 min drive
  • Johannesburg (HLA-Lanseria) - 45 min drive
  • Johannesburg Park Station - 11 min walk
  • Johannesburg Sandton Station - 11 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 60 rooms
  • Arranged over 6 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Free self parking

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Arcade/game room
  • Billiards or pool table
Working away
  • One meeting room
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Disabled parking
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
Things to enjoy
  • Separate sitting area
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Onsite venue - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Once in Joburg’s small print

Also known as

  • Once Joburg Hostel Johannesburg
  • Once Joburg Hostel
  • Once Joburg Johannesburg
  • Once Joburg
  • Once in Joburg Johannesburg
  • Once in Joburg Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Once in Joburg Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Johannesburg


For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 55 for adults and ZAR 55 for children (approximately)

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 395 per vehicle (one way)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Good 7,8 From 46 reviews

Very good 8,0
Satisfied guest
The employees are always good as in the guy who checked me in assisted me even though there was a glitch in the system cause I booked and paid online but he still made sure that he assist me to the best of his ability. On Sunday as I was going in I overheard a problem that one of the guest who also happened to be a tourist was robbed in some station and as the guy explained her story to a lady by the name of Nandisa, the lady assisted the guy and went as far as demanding the police to come to the hotel and assist the guy where they can. Whoever trained the staff is really doing a good job hence I say Thank you staff of Once in Johburg you guys are amazing.
Blessing Sibusis, za1 night business trip
Good 6,0
The car park was filthy and not secure. No soap in the bathroom
Algonda, za2 night trip with friends
Fair 4,0
I was not happy at the fact that we did not have any room service, no telephone to call reception. I also was not happy with the breakfast because it did not include a full English breakfast and that I could only watch Sabc 3. There should be soaps in the showers
za2 night trip
Very good 8,0
Convenient Vibrant Cheap Hotel
Room facing road is very noisy at night due to partyers. No double glazing. TV did not work. Great free breakfast Very reasonable
za2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
preferable hotel
My stay was great, nice and lovable
za1 night business trip

Once in Joburg

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