Affordable Hostels in Pretoria, South Africa

Affordable Hostels in Pretoria, South Africa Pretoria, South Africa
Pretoria is the administrative capital of South Africa. Known as “Jacaranda City” for its thousands of jacaranda trees, it’s also home to universities and government buildings. The semicircular Union Buildings encompass the president’s offices and hosted Nelson Mandela’s inauguration. Nearby is the Voortrekker Monument, honoring 19th-century Afrikaans settlers from the Cape Colony. Pretoria is a handsome city with some gracious old architecture, significant historical sites for South Africans of all races, prosperous leafy suburbs, and wide streets lined with jacarandas that burst into a beautiful purple haze in October and November.

It's always been more of a conservative and less cosmopolitan city – this was once the beating heart of the apartheid regime, after all, and its very name a symbol of oppression. Today it's home to a multitude of black civil servants and foreign embassy workers, who are infusing the city with a new sense of multiculturalism. The once blighted inner city is also undergoing something of a renaissance. Officially, the greater Pretoria region, which also includes Centurion and a number of smaller towns, such as Cullinan, and townships such as Mamelodi, is called Tshwane. Pretoria is a charming getaway with plenty to offer and these hostels provide an excellent base for exploring the area.
How much do hostels in Pretoria cost?
Average Dorm Price $12 ($12 to $12)
Average Double Private Room Price (in a hostel) $38 ($29 to $48)
Dorm Bed: $11.62
Private Room: $14.33
Overall Rating: 89%
Situated on ‘Backpack Avenue’ in Pretoria, Pumbas is so close to the Gautrain station you can see it from the yard. The Gautrain departs from O.R. Tambo International Airport, and after one changeover – drops you off almost on the doorstep of the hostel. The facility offers a variety of rooms: two mixed dorms, each of which sleeps up to 6, two private double rooms, one triple private room, and one 4 sleeper private room. At this property you can enjoy the common room, swimming pool, self-catering facilities, BBQ area, and book exchange. Breakfast, linens, parking, and Wi-Fi are all free with your stay.

1232 Arcadia Street Hatfield , Pretoria, South Africa,
Private Room: $24.13
Overall Rating: 100%
If you are looking for a small and intimate lodge with big comfortable rooms, this is the place for you. Free, fast Wi-Fi is available and the smell of fried bacon and eggs will help get you going in the morning. The rooms here offer towels, TV, study desk and fridges as standard fixtures. All rooms are en-suite. Pretoria Backpacker's is situated in a safe and quiet residential area within easy walking distance to the Union Buildings and Down Town area and only a 10 min walk to the main campus of University of Pretoria, it is perfectly position for visiting students or tourists alike.

A full buffet breakfast is included and 2 local pubs (5 min walk) have great food at great prices. The Lodges in-house travel agency is happy to assist with the best tours, safaris, and transport options – remember to ask for the backpacker discount. The facility is wheelchair friendly, has a common room and BBQ area, has a swimming pool, and a game room. Breakfast, linens, parking, and towels are all included with your stay.

433 Farenden street Clydesdale , Pretoria, South Africa,
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