Top Rated Backpacker Hostels in South Africa

There are over 100 hostels in South Africa so which are best for solo travellers, couples, groups and families? Check out our recommendations for places to stay in South Africa based on location, price, facilities and reviews:

Cape Town

  • Atlantic Point Backpackers
  • The Backpack Cape Town
  • Zebra Crossing
  • Ashanti Lodge Gardens
  • The B.I.G Backpackers


  • Lebo's Soweto Backpackers
  • HomeBase Melville
  • Ghandi Backpackers Lodge
  • The Backpackers Ritz of Johannesburg
  • Brown Sugar Backpackers


  • Blue Sky Mining Backpackers & Lodge
  • Smiths Cottage
  • Ansteys Beach Backpackers
  • Nomads Backpackers
  • Gibela Backpackers Lodge Durban

Port Elizabeth

  • Island Vibe Port Elizabeth
  • Jikeleza Lodge International Backpackers Hostel
  • Lungile Lodge beachfront backpackers
  • Kings Beach Backpackers
  • 28 Towpath on the Riverfront


  • Stumble Inn Backpackers Lodge


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