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302 Fox Street Maboneng, Johannesburg 2094 South Africa
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Designed for you, the curious adventurer who just wants to get out there and live a little, wander a little and wonder a little, Curiocity is your base to explore. Clean design, cozy accommodation, local culture, and a community of like-minded people mean that, whichever one of our cities you’re in, you’ll feel like you’ve found your tribe. Step out the doors of our flagship design hostel, and you’ll find yourself in the heart of Maboneng, one of the coolest neighbourhoods in Johannesburg (or ‘Jozi’ as we South Africans call it). With restaurants, cafés, museums, and markets tucked away on every corner, you’ll want to explore every inch of this gritty, gorgeous urban jungle.
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Secured parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Game room
Airport transportation
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Wifi
Happy hour
Snack bar
Bicycle tours
Billiards
Darts
Table tennis
Walking tours
Nightclub / DJ
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
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Ironing service
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BJA213 wrote a review Feb 2020
New York19 contributions5 helpful votes
I loved the 'feel' of this place. The staff are wonderful and they have, without a doubt, the BEST barista in Joburg!! There are single rooms available as well as dorm style accommodations and I would recommend this to anyone who doesn't mind sharing bathrooms.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Responded Mar 6, 2020
Hello Friend! Thanks for taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review! We appreciate your time. Do come visit us soon for more coffee!
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lullabystar wrote a review Feb 2020
Worcester, Massachusetts813 contributions141 helpful votes
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Stayed here while in Johannesburg. Great place to stay - clean place, friendly staff, great tours! I did an Inner City Tour and booked my 3 nights to Kruger with them. All the people who go there are very chill. The bar is great to hang out. They have stuff every night! If they have a braai night take part in it! The food was delicious!
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
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Responded Feb 23, 2020
Hello Friend! Thank you for this wonderful review! Do come back and see us soon for more fun times!
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ionami489586 wrote a review Jan 2020
Cape Town, South Africa1 contribution
Curiocity Joburg is the perfect introduction to the Johannesburg CBD. The backpackers feels like a big home for travelers either starting off or ending their trip in Johannesburg. I loved their big kitchen fully stocked with utensils, pots and basically everything you need to make a homey meals. The beds are decent. Slept well during my time. The location is great cause of all the many cafes and restaurants, however, does get quite noisy over the weekends so your sleep might be interrupted. Luckily people don't party too late so you're good after 3am. Great sleep over the weekdays as the city quiets down early. Loved the layout of private and public spaces. Plenty of areas to socialize when you're feeling the urge to mingle and quite a few to hide out to get work done or finish up a good book. The staff was great. Bar fully stocked. Can't wait to come for a longer stay and try one of their city bike tours or famous Monday Family night dinners. Thanks for having me. Cheers!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Responded Feb 4, 2020
Hello There Friend! We were delighted to have hosted you! Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review! We appreciate the feedback and do hope to see you soon!
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Mr. Joe McCormac wrote a review Jan 2020
San Francisco, California1 contribution
A few of us stayed here on a side trip from our Remote Year. The hostel itself is nice with good amenities and comfortable beds and a variety of different rooms. The staff is very great, from the excitable and helpful bartenders to the friendly office staff. Best of all, Curiocity offers daily tours. I can't speak for all of them, but their tour to Soweto using the tour company Soweto and Beyond is a must. The owner/guide Bowanee (SP definitely butchered) or "Bones" is a fantastic guide and very entertaining and knowledgeable. Maboneng isn't the safest area but the hostel goes out of its way to make you feel protected and you have approximately 4 blocks of restaurants and bars you can safely visit while staying at the hostel. Recommend using Uber for going anywhere outside Fox street. Overall, a very satisfying and solid hostel experience in Johannesburg!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Room Tip: Book ahead and if you want privacy there are individual or smaller shared rooms as well.
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Responded Jan 28, 2020
Hello There Friend! We were delighted to have hosted you! Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review! We appreciate the feedback and do hope to see you soon!
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cpotie522509 wrote a review Jan 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
Just a perfect place to stay and discover the city and its surrounding. Staff members are really nice and helpful, everything is clean, the building is so beautiful, the place is perfect and safe with a lot of bars a'd restaurants. Don't forget to try all activities like the visit of the city, the visit of Soweto and apparteid museum, the braaï night or the family dinner! That's just the perfect way to discover this awesome city and make some new friends! See you soon curiocity because that's not my last time.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Hello Friend, Thank you for leaving us such a wonderful review. We appreciate the feedback. Do return so we can welcome you back to the family :)
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$18 - $40 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaGautengGreater JohannesburgJohannesburg
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about CURIOCITY Joburg
Which popular attractions are close to CURIOCITY Joburg?
Nearby attractions include Maboneng Precinct (0.1 miles), Market on Main (0.2 miles), and The Bioscope Independent Cinema, Johannesburg (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at CURIOCITY Joburg?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at CURIOCITY Joburg?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, barbeque facilities, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at CURIOCITY Joburg?
Yes, secured parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to CURIOCITY Joburg?
Conveniently located restaurants include Che Argentine Gril, Little Addis, and Living Room.
Does CURIOCITY Joburg have an airport shuttle?
Yes, CURIOCITY Joburg offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to CURIOCITY Joburg?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct (1.5 miles), Johannesburg Fort (1.3 miles), and Nelson Mandela Foundation (3.8 miles).