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Johannesburg - Moafrika Backpackers

120 Sandham Road, Johannesburg, 1501, South Africa

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Overall Rating 83%

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Hostel rating (1)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 80%
Cleanliness 100%
Location 60%
Security 100%
Service 80%
Comfort 80%
Green rating 80%

Book your stay at Johannesburg - Moafrika Backpackers in Johannesburg

  • Dorm
    From €14.34
  • Private
    From €28.68
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Johannesburg Hostel

Hostel Johannesburg

Welcome to our hostel

The MoAfrika Backpackers is owned and managed by experienced travellers that know what services make your stay extra special. Your host Anthony will make sure you have an unforgettable stay. He understands his fellow travellers and appreciate an excellent level of service. We specialise in Day tours around Johannesburg including Soweto and Kruger National Park . Moafrika Backpackers is the perfect place to relax unwind after a long flight to South Africa and prepare yourself for the rest of your trip., MoAfrika literally means African people in the language of the local Sotho populace, the original inhabitants of the Highveld area in South Africa.
The skilfully created lodge makes a warm and comfortable stay for all travellers visiting Johannesburg. Set on a 8000 square meter stand the MoAfrika Lodge provides a rustic and tranquil setting with a unique countryside feel only 10 minutes away from O.R. Tambo International Airport.
Guests can chill indoor in the large common room with dining section and TV area with multiple movie channels and very comfortable couch. There is a intimate bar area that provides you with all sorts of refreshments. For outdoor relaxation you may unwind around the sparkling swimming pool and the wooden enclosed deck.
We have a library of knowledge when it comes to fun activities to do in South Africa. We will be happy to arrange a tour for you.
Other things that make the ‘MoAfrika’ service more special;
-Soft towels, linens and duvets
- Free coffee and tea facilities
- Free breakfast
- Free use of internet
- Free access to guide books of South Africa
- Extended travel desk
- Free use of individual lockers and locks
- Free luggage storage
- Free satellite TV and movies in all rooms
- Free use of desktop computer
- Free Airport Pick-up


Prices are non-member prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Unaccompanied children under the age of 18 can be accommodated only with a letter from a parent or legal guardian providing permission for the child's unsupervised stay.
  • Children under the age of 10 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Children under the age of 10 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of 2 stay free.
  • Children under the age of 7 qualify for a discount on the advertised price at check-in.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Garden
  • Playground
  • Swimming pool
  • TV room


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Cafe/Bistro
  • Licenced Bar/Pub
  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Vending machine
  • Restaurant onsite

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers
  • Wifi

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Air Conditioning - In selected areas
  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Lockers Available - In Room
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
  • Smoking Area
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times


Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. + 27825069641

Fax. + 27866141539



Me gustó la tranquilidad, la cercanía al aeropuerto, buena comida, la facilidad para coordinar opciones de tours.


Avatar for Julio


Mon 25 Jan 2016

Is this really a HI hostel? A guy took me to a room and said he'd be right back with a menu as I'd need to pre-order dinner. I waited. The TV was broken. I waited more and went to find him. The place was deserted. Reception was unmanned. Depressing. I got online and booked another hotel in the city. An hour later, the receptionist returned, he called a friend to take me back to airport (US$20 for the 10 minute ride). (This form REQUIRES picking four badges to describe the hotel, none do.)


Avatar for James


Fri 06 Mar 2015

I stayed here 3 nights, each night passing through between Vic Falls and Cape Town, and then back home. The first time was okay. The second time the internet wasn't working in the main building. The next time a week later, the internet wasn't working at all. They told me that they ran out of allowed data use. However, the next day it worked momentarily, but then not after that. The manager was nice enough to let me use his phone wifi, but don't come with high expectations of a working wifi.


Avatar for Chris


Mon 04 Aug 2014

l emplacement necessite des deplacements importants et le budget a du mal a suivre


Avatar for francoise


Mon 23 Dec 2013

Totally recommended. Only problem is the location.


Avatar for Sebastián


Sun 17 Nov 2013


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Hiking / Walking trails
  • Mountainous Area
  • Nightlife
  • Parks / Green Area
  • Restaurants
  • River / Harbour / Lake
  • Shopping area / Mall
  • Swimming pool
Getting to us

Getting to us

14km to OR Tambo International Airport
The safest, cheapest way is for you to arrange a bus station pick-up with us.
Please arrange with us to collect you if arrving by train.
Alternate Transport
122 Sandham Road , Norton Home Estates , Benoni 1501 Moafrika Backpackers is located in the country side less than 10 mins from O R Tambo Airport. Its located in a very safe and secure neighbourhood. We are nearby many famous restaurants , shopping malls and bars., Parking on site is secure and safe.
Parking on site is secure and safe.
Please arrange with us to collect you if arrving by train

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