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.
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
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!…
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.
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.