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.


Dorm Bed from $10.08
Private Room from $10.64
Overall Rating: 89%
1232 Arcadia Street Hatfield, Pretoria
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.


Dorm Bed from $11.17
Private Room from $9.77
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 59%
1291 Arcadia Street, Hatfield, Pretoria
This terrific hostel offers friendly service. The good location and overall vibe also make it very popular.


Private Room from $30.59
(Prices vary by season)
1177 Stanza Bopape Street Hatfield, Pretoria
Liza's Cottage Guesthouse is very popular due to the atmosphere, great location, and long list of amenities. It features friendly service, a swimming pool, and board games. Wi-fi, luggage storage, parking, towels included, internet access, air conditioning, and housekeeping are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.
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