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Soweto - Lebo's Soweto Backpackers

10823A Pooe Street, Johannesburg, 1804, South Africa

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Overall Rating 85%

From 4 Reviews

Hostel rating (4)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 100%
Cleanliness 80%
Location 80%
Security 80%
Service 92%
Comfort 76%
Green rating 96%

Book your stay at Soweto - Lebo's Soweto Backpackers in Johannesburg

  • Dorm
    From €8.27
  • Private
    From €22.91
10 or more people?

Johannesburg Hostel

Hostel Johannesburg

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

The only Backpackers hostel in Soweto and one of few in a South African township. We offer a unique experience to stay in our community and interact with people, learn about South African life, culture and our history. We are a three star graded hostel and Fair Trade certified. We work closely with the community in various projects and also offer interactive tours by bicycle, walking or by "tuk-tuk" around the township. We also offer volunteer opportunities.
We also give you a real taste of South Africa by offering home cooked Soweto meals.


Prices are non-member prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • 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 4 stay free.
  • Children under the age of 12 qualify for a discount on the advertised price at check-in.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Games room
  • Garden
  • Playground
  • TV room

Food & Drink

  • Cafe/Bistro
  • Licenced Bar/Pub
  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Basic Shop
  • Car Parking at Hostel
  • Currency Exchange
  • Cycle Rental
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times


Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. (011) 936-3444



Personnel très sympa, prêt à aider. Le terrain construit pour les enfants est une bonne idée et aussi le coin extérieur et intérieur sont vraiment charmants. Par contre d'un bon coup d'épaule la porte de la chambre était ouverte... Douche et wc ok. Quartier tranquille je suis même allé courir le matin traversé un "ghetto" sans aucun soucis.


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Sun 10 Jan 2016

Excellent experience and wonderful staff. Bunk room not very comfortable. They need mosquito coils and fans. Not a good sleep. Felt plenty secure.


Avatar for George


Wed 18 Nov 2015

The hostel is really cool and the location Soweto is very peaceable and quiet. I was impressed by the safety aspect ( they lock the place up at night). Despite a problem with my online booking , the whole staff (receptionists, maids, cooks, drivers) were extremely pleasant and helpful, finally placing me in a nearby guest house of higher standards. Their tours are a MUST, very interesting with knowledgeable tour guides.


Avatar for Nathalie


Tue 17 Nov 2015

Hostelling International is booking rooms even is the hostel is full, there is a problem between their databases. They didn't have a room for me when I arrived because of that, but the staff soon fixed the problem and arrenged a place where I could sleep. Everyone was helpfull and my stay was pleasent.


Avatar for Raquel


Fri 13 Nov 2015

El albergue se encuentra en una región muy buena para conocer a mi parecer la verdadera cultura después de la llegada de los holandeses. Hay buenas opciones de turismo en los alrededores, la gente de allí es muy amable y la recepción del hotel es muy buena.


Avatar for ELI


Thu 09 Jul 2015


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Museums / Art Galleries
  • Nightlife
  • Restaurants
  • Shopping area / Mall
Getting to us

Getting to us

We offer discounted shuttle service from the airport.
We offer discounted shuttle service from Johannesburg bus station (Park Station).
From Johannesburg Park station take the Metro train destination Naledi. Get off at Phomolong station
Alternate Transport
Lebo’s Soweto Backpackers is situated in Orlando West not far from the Hector Pieterson Museum and famous Vilakazi Street. The Backpackers is located in the middle of a friendly and relaxed community. We offer safe off-street parking.
Safe off-street parking available.
We offer discounted shuttle service from Johannesburg railway and bus station (Park station).

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