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1322 Backpackers International

1322 Arcadia Street Hatfield, Pretoria 0083 South Africa
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#8 of 217 in Pretoria
We are a family-owned and run backpackers situated in a quiet area in Hatfield. We have a variety of rooms available, from small dorms, to private dorms (min 3 pax), single, twin and double rooms. Speak to us about your preference A self-serving continental breakfast is included in the rate. WiFi in certain areas. Lapa and bar area with sports TV, full DSTV (satalite) in TV room. Our communal kitchen is fully equipped. We are happy to assist with any travel arrangements. Looking forward to welcoming you.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
24-hour security
Secured parking
Outdoor pool
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Electric kettle
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Room types
Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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Primestop wrote a review Nov 2019
Braunton, United Kingdom350 contributions133 helpful votes
Positioned in Kempton Park, so away from central Pretoria, but close enough to get into the city easily. Located on a quiet suburban road with quick access to plenty of restaurants and food outlets. The rooms are small but comfortable, and the pool is a very welcome added bonus. I'd be very happy to stay again.
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Date of stay: November 2019
natasha micha wrote a review Aug 2019
Muizenberg, South Africa88 contributions23 helpful votes
My husband and I had some business in Pretoria. We enjoy staying at backpackers because the atmosphere is usually more fun and chilled compared to hotels and it's easier to meet people and make friends. 1322 did not disappoint. Our room was comfortable, cozy with ensuite bathroom. Very affordable as well. Nice spacious self catering kitchen, bar and chill area as well as WiFi. It was too cold for a swim but the back packers has a lovely pool which would be in summer. Also conveniently close to major roads and train stations. All in all a great place to stay
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled
Sebastian S wrote a review Nov 2018
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The 1322 Backpackers is the best place to start your journey in Pretoria. I've stayed here for a week while I worked for a research institute in Pretoria. The place is located in a very safe neighbourhood and safe public transport (Gautrain), as well as shops, bars, and restaurants are within walking distance. The whole hostel area is clean and charming - they have built a little village out of cute wooden cabins which offer varying types of accommodation from basic 4-bed dorm to single rooms and en-suit cabins. Although the wi-fi was not always perfect in all rooms all the time, they were always very clean, quiet and super cosy. I started every day with a jump into the pool and ended it with cooking some nice dinner together with other guests and treating myself with a nice drink from their 24/7h self-service bar. Due to the unique vibe of the place and the incredible friendly staff my stay did feel more like a vacation with friends in a holiday-resort rather than a solo-business trip. Don't miss out on this one when you stay in Pretoria!
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Date of stay: November 2018
Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Ask for which rooms have the best wi-fi if you really need it
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kmaija83 wrote a review Nov 2018
Los Angeles, California25 contributions9 helpful votes
I stayed here for 3 nights on the recommendation of a friend and was very happy with my experience. They were full that weekend so I got upgraded from a shared room to a private en-suite. It was clean, showers were hot, they provide towels, and the bed was really comfortable. I wish there had been a table or chair inside the room for my things but the huts are pretty small. The common areas are nice and it’s easy to meet people. They put out breakfast at 5, which was a lifesaver on my last morning. You can also settle up the night before you leave if you have an early start. Within easy walking distance of the Gautrain and there’s a nice Pick N Pay grocery store a 15 minute walk away. 1322 will be my go-to when I’m in Pretoria.
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Travelled
Katja S wrote a review Feb 2018
Hildesheim, Germany16 contributions4 helpful votes
Very nice place to stay when in Pretoria. The rooms, however more like little shacks, were clean and even towels were provided. There was a very nice community area to gather together and have breakfast or so. Breakfast consisting of bread, spreads, bananas and joghurt (quite nice for a hostel). Even a small bar, a pool and a few dogs running around. I would stay here again.
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Date of stay: February 2018Trip type: Travelled
emjohnston89 wrote a review Feb 2018
Birmingham, United Kingdom24 contributions20 helpful votes
We stayed here for 3 nights in February before going to Mozambique. Yzelle, the owner, was incredibly friendly and warm, and I enjoyed chatting to her about South Africa and our travels around the continent. She gave us lots of information about the area and went above and beyond to make our stay a good one. She even sourced me a license plate (I had been collecting them from each country we visited on our route) and had one of her old ones for me when we arrived. We stayed in a private room with a bathroom which was incredibly comfortable and clean. The honesty bar was a nice touch and it’s in a safe nice area. The pool is also really nice. Wouldn’t hesitate in staying here again. Lovely people and great stay.
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Date of stay: February 2018
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Benjamin R wrote a review May 2017
Stuttgart, Germany2 contributions2 helpful votes
I spent almost three months at 1322 Backpackers (July, August, September). It was fantastic. The owner (Yzelle) and the staff treated me like a family member. Everybody was really nice and helpful. The rooms are clean and the location is perfect (safe area, Gautrain station and shopping center within walking distance). Nice outdoor facilities, interesting people to meet.
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Date of stay: July 2016
Trip type: Travelled
Katharina R wrote a review Jan 2017
54 contributions6 helpful votes
Had an amazing stay at the 1322 Backpackers International ! It's located in a really calm and beautiful neighborhood which is safe to walk around in. You have all stores and restaurants needed close by and you can walk to the Hartfield Plaza within 20 minutes. The dorms and other rooms and the hostel are nice and the beds were comfy. I really liked the big communial kitchen and the honesty bar outside. The hostel also got a TV room with wifi, a nice pool and nice places to hang out at. The owner of the place was so fun and great to spent time with. He will always make sure that you're comfortable and has great plans for the future of the hostel ! Really liked my stay there which was quite long, but he will also book any kind of activities for you. Highly recommend the place if you go to visit Pretoria !
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Date of stay: January 2017Trip type: Travelled
Joshua H wrote a review Dec 2016
Vancouver, Canada12 contributions4 helpful votes
I stayed in the wooden chalets at the back of the property. There`s a good kitchen, plenty of space, and a good sized pool. The management is friendly and helpful. Getting there and away is easy with the Gautrain station a few blocks away. Points to note: the wifi is only really useful in the eating area, so if you are in the back you won`t be able to log on. If you want to pay by credit card, try to sort out your bill the night before. When I checked out their payment system was down, and the staff on hand weren`t able to assist, so I had to go to the bank and withdraw money just before I flew out of the country. Could have been a smoother process. Overall, great place to stay - a good first or last stop in South Africa.
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Date of stay: April 2016
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Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: the wooden bungalow/chalet at the back are a great option if you want privacy, but there is no...
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k_doocey7 wrote a review Oct 2016
Birmingham, United Kingdom50 contributions3 helpful votes
Excellent communication and ultra helpful before my arrival. couldnt do anymore for me. easy to find from gautrain station and everyone working there was super friendly and very helpful. rooms and facilites were very good and especially liked the honesty bar and pool. for the money you cant do any better. would stay again.
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Date of stay: October 2016
Trip type: Travelled
US$32 - US$37 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaGautengPretoria
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Frequently Asked Questions about 1322 Backpackers International
Which popular attractions are close to 1322 Backpackers International?
Nearby attractions include Duncan Yard (0.8 km), Springbok Park National Monument (0.8 km), and Glass and Fire (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at 1322 Backpackers International?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at 1322 Backpackers International?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at 1322 Backpackers International?
Guests can enjoy a lounge and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at 1322 Backpackers International?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to 1322 Backpackers International?
Conveniently located restaurants include Relish Bistro, Dros Hatfield Restaurant, and Namaskar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at 1322 Backpackers International?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does 1322 Backpackers International have an airport shuttle?
Yes, 1322 Backpackers International offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does 1322 Backpackers International have airport transportation?
Yes, 1322 Backpackers International offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at 1322 Backpackers International?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at 1322 Backpackers International?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.