1. How do I book for my stay?

You can book on our booking page here, by email stay@curiocityjoburg.com or give us a call +27 (0)11 614 0163. If you are looking for the Durban Hostel, please click here

2. How do I get to Curiocity Backpackers from O.R Tambo Airport?

Book our In-house shuttle in advance stay@curiocityjoburg.com Get a metered taxi Take taxi from the O.R Tambo Airport to 302 Fox Street, Curiocity Backpackers, Maboneng Precinct, Johannesburg (it should cost you more than R350per transfer). By Car Driving will take about 25 minutes. By Train The Gautrain is at least 46 minutes in transit. By Foot Not recommended by Curiocity Backpackers at all.

3. Can I walk from Park station to The Backpackers?

Not recommend by Curiocity Backpackers at all.

4. What is there to do in Johannesburg?

A lot! We are based in the most exciting and coolest neighbourhood in Africa the Maboneng Precinct, meaning "Place of Light" is a fully integrated urban neighbourhood on the east side of Johannesburg CBD. Both a mixed-use development and urban community, Maboneng is home to several independent retail, restaurants and entertainment venues as well as loft apartments, offices, film and sound studios, a hotel, a hostel, a museum and creative factory spaces. As such, the Maboneng Precinct offers a range of well-designed and affordable spaces within an urban landscape in Johannesburg. With all its offerings, Maboneng has proved to be a popular destination for locals and international tourists www.mabonengprecinct.com We also offer in-house Innercity tours, Picnics In The Sky, Soweto Township tours, Pub crawls, Cycle Tours, authentic experiences that will make you want to stay in Johannesburg for longer than you expected. We are the gateway to the Kruger National Park.

5. Is Johannesburg safe?

If you are looking at connecting, learning about the city, its people, its vibrant heartbeat and “Exploring our world to discover yourself” then this is the place for you. It is not for sissies. Read our positive reviews to get your spirit amped up and understand why you must come to Johannesburg.

6. What is the history of the building?

The premises at 302 Fox Street was originally the premises of Pacific Press, whose owners printed the publications for The Black Sash Movement as well at the ANC’s Fighting Talk publication during the apartheid regime at their own risk. It is rumored that Nelson Mandela, Joe Slovo and Tokyo Sexwale took refuge in the building on several occasions.