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Pretoria Backpackers

2 out of 5

3.7/5 Good

Guests rated this property 3.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping

Explore the area

    Popular LocationLoftus Versfeld Stadium3 min walk
    Popular LocationPretoria Art Museum14 min walk
    Popular LocationUniversity of Pretoria2 min drive
    AirportJohannesburg (JNB-O.R. Tambo Intl.)39 min drive

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  • Comfort Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsComfort Room
  • Family Room

    Room amenities

    • 344 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Double Bed OR 2 Single Beds
    More detailsFamily Room
  • Comfort Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed
    More detailsComfort Room

About this area


Located in Pretoria, Pretoria Backpackers is in a walkable area with good shopping. State Theatre and Breytenbach Theatre are cultural highlights, and some of the area's attractions include National Museum of Natural History and Pretoria National Botanical Garden. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Loftus Versfeld Stadium or Zwartkops Raceway.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Loftus Versfeld Stadium - 3 min walk
  • Pretoria Art Museum - 14 min walk
  • University of Pretoria - 2 min drive
  • Hatfield Plaza - 4 min drive
  • Union Buildings - 4 min drive

Getting around

  • AirportJohannesburg (JNB-O.R. Tambo Intl.) - 39 min drive


  • Trademarx - 4 min walk
  • Eastwoods - 7 min walk
  • Savanna Restaurant - 10 min walk
  • Harrie's - 14 min walk
  • Zemara - 15 min walk

About this property

Pretoria Backpackers

Pretoria hostel in Sunnyside, near University of Pretoria
An outdoor pool, laundry facilities and tour/ticket assistance are available at this hostel. Free English breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a garden, barbecues and a front desk safe are on-site. All 4 rooms provide conveniences such as fridges and coffee makers, plus complimentary wireless Internet access and TVs with satellite channels. Ceiling fans and showers are also available to guests.
Pretoria Backpackers offers 4 forms of accommodation with coffee/tea makers and a ceiling fan. Televisions come with satellite channels.

Bathrooms include a shower. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Recreational amenities at the hostel include an outdoor pool.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Return airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request
  • Local area shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Free English breakfast available daily 7 AM–9 AM

Things to do

  • Billiards/pool table
  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fridge


  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Ceiling fan


  • Shower


  • Satellite channels
  • TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Fridge



Check-in from 2 PM - 10 PM


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: ZAR 500 per vehicle (one-way)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property
Guests should be aware that three dogs reside at this property.

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Pretoria Backpackers Hotel
Pretoria Backpackers Hostel
Pretoria Backpackers Pretoria
Pretoria Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Pretoria Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Pretoria

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Pretoria Backpackers and receive a full refund?
Yes, Pretoria Backpackers offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Pretoria Backpackers cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Pretoria Backpackers?
As of 16 Jan 2021, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Pretoria Backpackers on 17 Jan 2021 start from £29, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Does Pretoria Backpackers have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.
Is Pretoria Backpackers pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Pretoria Backpackers?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Pretoria Backpackers?
Check-in is from 2 PM - 10 PM.
What time is check-out at Pretoria Backpackers?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Does Pretoria Backpackers provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of ZAR 500 per vehicle, one-way, applies.
Where is Pretoria Backpackers located?
Located in Sunnyside, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Loftus Versfeld Stadium and University of Pretoria. UNISA is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) away.
Rating 5 - Excellent. 3 out of 10 reviews
5 - Excellent 30%
Rating 4 - Good. 5 out of 10 reviews
4 - Good 50%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 10 reviews
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Rating 1 - Terrible. 2 out of 10 reviews
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

1/5 Terrible

Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Not interesteing
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2019

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
This a great lodge in a great location; It's pretty close to Pretoria University, to Hatfield Gauteng train station, and city center; with a great shopping and dining center 5 min away walking. Rooms are big at very affordable rates and the compound is spacious and clean, with a great veranda and a fresh pool! It is a family place if you like the family vibe too! The owner, Miranda, is gentle, kind and caretaking! You'll love it!
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2018

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Nice, affordable, safe
Staff is great advising us on where to eat, moved car in tight parking lot for us, drove us to pick up rental car, and excellent full breakfast. Laundry service great and very affordable. Private tour by owner to LeSedi Village was excellent and reasonably priced. Only downside as Floridians was that it was cold eating breakfast outside in winter although the fire did help. We had an en suite room with a refrigerator.
Stayed 5 nights in Jul 2017

4/5 Good

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
They on top of their job, they can withstand any other company

4/5 Good

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort

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