Hotels and Bed and Breakfast in Johannesburg


Hotel rates in South Africa vary according to the time of year, the location and the individual establishment, although you may be able to negotiate rates outside the high season and for long stays. South Africa's luxury hotels charge the same high rates as those in London, New York and other expensive cities.

Bed and breakfast accommodation is also available, although it isn't usually budget accommodation. For budget accommodation (around R150/£13 per night) you need to choose a hostel or residence, which is similar to a hotel but contains self-catering apartments or studios. In a major city like Johannesburg, cheap hotels are sometimes used as permanent accommodation. There are also apartment hotels, listed in the yellow pages and on the internet

A few links to help you find hotels and B&Bs in the Johannesburg area are listed below:

Below is a selection of highly-rated B&B establishments in the Johannesburg area:

33 on First
Location: Melville
Acc Type: Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses
Max Capacity: 12
33 on First is located within walking distance of Johannesburg University (formerly RAU), SABC and Media24.
R 285 PPS

Boswell Ave B&B
Location: Mondeor
Acc Type:Bed and Breakfast
Max Capacity:6
Boswell Ave B&B is situated in the peaceful suburb of Mondeor, in the south of JHB. One self-catering flat and a &B room available.
R 200 PPS

Silver Birch
Location: Horizon View
Acc Type:Bed and Breakfast
Max Capacity:11
Bed and breakfast set in a tranquil garden. Ideal for business and leisure travellers.
R 595* UNIT

Kingsway Bed and Breakfast Guest House
Acc Type:Bed and Breakfast
Max Capacity:12
Kingsway Bed & Breakfast Guest House - a privately owned guest house.
R 300 PPS

Gecko Ridge Guest House
Acc Type:Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses
Max Capacity:10
Gecko Ridge is a small, privately owned guest house, stylishly decorated with touches of Africa and Asia.
R 300 PPS

Mi Casa Su Casa
Acc Type:Bed and Breakfast
Max Capacity:10
Luxury guest home in the heart of Melville.
R 525 PPS

Rose Cottages
Acc Type:Bed and Breakfast
Max Capacity:2
Welcome to Rose Cottages - a home away from home, where hosts Heather and Tony will endeavour to make your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.
R 275 PPS

Sandpipers Bed & Breakfast
Location:Florida Hills
Acc Type:Bed and Breakfast
Max Capacity:6
This cosy bed and breakfast, centrally situated in Florida Hills on the Western side of Johannesburg, is the ideal home away from home for the business professional
R 225 PPS

Auberge Le Fleur
Acc Type:Bed and Breakfast
Max Capacity:9
The stately family home was built in 1920's, with soaring moulded ceilings, original wooden floors and large spacious rooms.
R 220 PPS

28 Vincent
Location:Sandton Central
Acc Type:Bed and Breakfast
Max Capacity:6
Duxberry is a quiet, leafy, secure suburb a few minutes drive from the Sandton CBD, the Stock Exchange, Sandton City and the Sandton Convention Center.
R 345 PPS

Jubilee Lodge Guest House
Acc Type:Guest Houses, Bed and Breakfast
Max Capacity:12
Jubilee Lodge Guest House is situated in Northcliff, Johannesburg. Jubilee Lodge is close to areas such as Cresta, Blackheath, Fairland, Roosevelt Park, Randburg and Constantia Kloof in Roodepoort.
R 325 PPS

Robin's Rest
Acc Type:Bed and Breakfast, Apartments / Flats
Max Capacity:10
Welcome to our comfortable B&B set in a private garden in a quiet road. 3 Spacious double en-suite bedrooms with own entrances plus a twin en-suite bedroom. Private pool and secure ample parking.
R 550* UNIT

Acc Type:Bed and Breakfast
Max Capacity:10
Avondhu is situated in one of Johannesburg's older prestigious suburbs. It is within walking distance of Rosebank - a pleasant shopping area with many lovely restaurants.
R 400 PPS

Eagles View
Location:Little Falls
Acc Type:Guest Houses, Bed and Breakfast
Max Capacity:8
Built in 1948, this is the original farmhouse of Little Falls transformed into a beautiful restaurant, guest house and function centre.
R 275 PPS

Cherry Tree Cottage
Acc Type:Bed and Breakfast, Apartments / Flats
Max Capacity:8
Cherry Tree Cottage is a centrally situated, 3 star SA Tourism Grading Council accredited Bed and Breakfast establishment with self catering facilities.
R 275 PPS

Patricia's Pad
Acc Type:Bed and Breakfast
Max Capacity:8
Comfortable single or double rooms, bath, shower and toilet. Family suite with bath, shower and toilet.
R 150 PPS

Kilulu Lodge
Acc Type:Bed and Breakfast
Max Capacity:16
Situated on 2.6 hectares of garden only 7 minutes from Lanseria airport.
R 900* UNIT

Dennis Road Guesthouse
Acc Type:Bed and Breakfast
Max Capacity:12
R 375 PPS

Chartwell Country Lodge, Ubuhle Nature SPA
Acc Type:Bed and Breakfast
Max Capacity:12
Located just a few minutes from Fourways Shopping Mall.
R 395 PPS

Pension Idube
Acc Type:Bed and Breakfast
Max Capacity:14
Pension Idube is an informal, relaxed guesthouse catering for the new age backpackers and travellers, who wish to enjoy creature comforts without blowing the budget.
R 135 PPS

For more budget minded travellers, a hostel offers inexpensive accommodations. The list below includes a selection of hostels in and around Johannesburg .

Shoestrings Airport Lodge
This superb, safe lodge is just 3km's from Johannesburg International Airport.

2B Happy Backpackers Lodge
2B Happy is centrally located in one of Johannesburg's oldest suburbs, Yeoville.

Mbizi Backpackers Lodge
Situated only 15 minutes away from OR Tambo Airport.

Gemini Backpackers Lodge
Gemini is set in a spacious, well-established garden with plenty of secure, fenced car parking.

Africa's Zoo Lodge Backpackers
Africa's Zoo Lodge Backpackers is situated within walking distance of Rosebank.

Mufasa Backpackers
Mufasa Backpackers Lodge offers twins ,doubles, dorms and en-suite.

The Backpackers Ritz of Johannesburg
The Backpackers Ritz of Johannesburg is situated in large mansion with huge beautiful gardens in a safe area.

Ghandi Backpackers Lodge
Ghandi backpackers lodge offers luxurious accommodations in a beautiful historical house built in 1889.

Africa Centre
The buzzy new mansion house of Africa Centre is situated in a safe neighbourhood just 5 min from the airport.

Diamond Diggers Backpackers
Diamond Diggers is Johanesburg's newest hostel. Situated in upmarket and safe Kensington.

Brown Sugar Backpackers
Brown Sugar is housed in a safe and secure mansion just 15 minutes from the airport & 10 from the city centre.

Lebo's Soweto Backpackers
Located in an established suburb of Soweto, with a rich history.

Happy Valley Backpacker's Lodge
86 Nanyuki Road Sunninghill Park, Sandton

Gal Kosher Guest House
124 3rd Ave Fairmount, 2192

Fairview Youth Hostel
4 College Street, Fairview

Airport Backpackers
Airport Backpackers is set in a quiet neighbourhood just two kilometers from the Johannesburg International Airport.

Update 27/11/2008


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