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Curiocity Backpackers

Hostelworld.comUS$31*
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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hostel exceeded my expectations. Not only were the workers and the service wonderful, the neighborhood was a delight to stay in. The bar and restaurant were great for midday or evening service and the rooms were cozy and clean. The best part was the tours and activities that they offer. They are cheap, safe and so much fun. I...

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Paris, Ile-de-France, France
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

- Amazing atmosphere : common areas makes it super easy to meet and interact with new people - Many events are organized all week long and the bar is always open - Amazing neighbourhood : Great area of Joburg!!! Full of street art, bars and restaurants. - Amazing staff - Very hard working team and super super friendly - They...

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff was very friendly and very helpful. They always answered all queries so well and with a nice big smile. And, the fruit/mint infused ice water jar at the bar was very impressive. Definitely would stay here when I come to JHB again.

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Curiocity B, Front Office Manager at Curiocity Backpackers, responded to this review

Good Day Thank you for such a great review. We do look forward in hosting you when you are back. Regards Curiocity Team

Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great vibe, amazing staff(especially TK). Helped us a lot while driving to Kruger in the middle of our stay. Everything is very clean ! The bar is full with all what you want. Really amazing place to stay!

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Curiocity B, Front Office Manager at Curiocity Backpackers, responded to this review

Good Day Thank you for your review. Really glad that you enjoyed your stay. Happy Travels !!!! Regards Curiocity Crew

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Curiosity backpackers is the place to stay if you want to visit joburg and maboneng, rooms are very clean and spacious, the staff is really nice and helpful. The neighborhood is very nice with a lot of bar and restaurants! I recommend it!!!!

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Curiocity B, Front Office Manager at Curiocity Backpackers, responded to this review

Good Afternoon Thank you for such a great review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Looking forward to hosting you again in the near future... Regards Curiocity Team

Delft, The Netherlands
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Should have written this review earlier cause these people deserve some positive feedback! Throughout my travels in South Africa I've stayed at great backpackers and this one is no exception. Probably one of the hostels I've ever stayed it in my life! The staff was extremely helpful in making sure you had a great stay in Johannesburg. The Soweto tour...

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Thank Pieter L
Curiocity B, Front Office Manager at Curiocity Backpackers, responded to this review

Good day Wow.What a review!!!You are absolutely amazing!!! We are glad that you fully enjoyed your experience at Curiocity. We look forward to hosting you again. Regards Curiocity Team

Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Curiocity is big, has nice bar and promotes many activities. Staff wasn't especialy friendly and location is OK. The Maboneng precinct is just a couple of blocks with nice restaurants, cafés and art surrounded by private security. It just doesn't feel like real thing.

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Curiocity B, Front Office Manager at Curiocity Backpackers, responded to this review

Good day Thank you for taking the time to review us. We look forward in showing you more of our neighborhood on your next visit. Regards Curiocity Team

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great hostel in awesome location for tourists who want to feel the heart of the cities they visit ! Amazing bar with very nice decoration and vibe and polite stuff in it. Cleanliness was excellent too !

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Curiocity B, Front Office Manager at Curiocity Backpackers, responded to this review

Good Day Thank you for such an excellent review. We are really happy that you enjoyed every bit of Curiocity. Happy travels and see you soon. Regards Curiocity Team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at a double room wich is located outside the hostel inside a gallery (1 block away). Check in/out is made in one place and your room is far away so you need to cary your bags until there. We had problems with our room keys and they forgot the towels (and late night they only gave us one...

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Curiocity B, Front Office Manager at Curiocity Backpackers, responded to this review

Good Day Thank you for taking the time to review us. Pity about the towel, but we have amped our game. Looking forward to hosting you again. Regards Curiocity Team

Reviewed 21 April 2017

Curiosity has an amazing vibe with the friendliest, most helpful, easygoing staff and manager. Located on a very nice/(very gentrified!) street where you, as a tourist, feel safe and can enjoy restaurants, bars, cafes, shops and the Sunday market. Their bar is open to both residents and non-residents up until a certain point during the night, which is great as...

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Curiocity B, General Manager at Curiocity Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks Sahra, Thanks for being such a pleasure to host. We hope you visit sunny SA again soon! Cheers!

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Developed for curious urbanites from all over the world looking to experience Johannesburg hidden treasures, Curiocity invites you to explore an undiscovered world in the heart of one of Johannesburg's oldest suburbs. Situated in the vibrant cultural neighbourhood; Maboneng. Curiocity not only offers you a guided experience through Johannesburg's inner city, but also offers you the opportunity to experience Johannesburg like a local with direct access to the people and happenings of the community. Located in walking distance from a number of independent eateries, quirky retail and entertainment hotspots, you'll never be short of things to do during your stay. From underground hangouts to Africa's tallest building, the best of urban Johannesburg lies at our doorstep waiting to be discovered. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Curiocity Backpackers

Address: 302 Fox Street | Maboneng, Johannesburg 2094, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Price Range: R181 - R762 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Curiocity Backpackers 4*
Number of rooms: 11
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“I got the cheapest room and they had twin beds aswell as lockers where you can lock your things.”
SmileyRN, 11 Dec 2016 | Read review
“the 10 bed dorm was really spacious”
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“Both singles and dorms are both spacious and clean.”
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“Go on Main Street Walks Tour to Soweto!”
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