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Curiocity Backpackers

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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
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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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Airport Transportation
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Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Public Wifi
Shuttle Bus Service
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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The tour was brilliant, due largely to the guide, Jaz. He has been a life-long resident of Soweto, and the tour was a celebration of the people of Soweto: the Nobel Peace Prize winners, the artists, the entrepreneurs, and the politicians. Lunch at a local shebeen was a fun way
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The best location. Maboneng is such a vibey place. Art, graffiti, old wharehouses repurposed into trendy bars and restaurants. Art galleries and local fashion and handmade unique jewelry. Curiosity sits in the heart of the art, comfy beds, cool people from around the world in
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Response from CuriocityHostels, Manager at Curiocity Backpackers
Responded yesterday
Hi there, Thanks you for the amazing review! We are already looking forward to hosting you next time you are in the city. Happy Travels Yamkela Z
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I had really bad experience here. I had to make a last minute reservation because of some issues. But i preferred to come directly. Then a girl at the reception gave me a higher price than online rate. When i showed the online rate , she told me to book online if i want. Then i
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Response from CuriocityHostels, Manager at Curiocity Backpackers
Responded yesterday
Hi there, Thank you for your review and the feedback. It is so unfortunate to hear of your unpleasant experience. The experience you have had is in no way a measure of the service we strive for at Curiocity. Please accept my apologies and we are in the process of investigating the matter. I hope that one day if you are ever back in town you give us a chance to show you what Curiocity and Joburg are really about. Happy Travels, Yamkela Z
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Curiocity is a true welcome to South Africa. The hostel is located in one of the coolest areas in the downtown Joburg. From the moment I arrived to the hostel the energy & positivity of the staff made me feel immediately at home. It’s a place where you can meet lots of people
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Response from CuriocityHostels, Manager at Curiocity Backpackers
Responded 4 days ago
Hi "DARLING" You have no choice but to come back very soon. It was an absolute delight hosting you. The space isn't the same without you. You always have a home with us anytime when you are in town. We are already looking forward to welcoming you back in the VERY near future. Happy Travels Yamkela Z
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The staff were accommodating and warm from the start until the end of my 3 night stay. Everyone is so friendly and entertaining and they genuinely care about their guests, including their safety/well-being as well as their itineraries. They will tell you exactly what places to
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Response from CuriocityHostels, Manager at Curiocity Backpackers
Responded 1 week ago
Hi there, We appreciate you taking the time out to give us such an amazing review! It is so fabulous to know that the part of your trip shared with us will not be forgotten. I hope this means that during your next visit to Joburg , we will be hosting you. Happy Travels Yamkela Z
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Hi there, We have air conditioning in our en suite apartments, but our dorms do not. They are, however, well ventilated. Hope this helps! Cheers Curio
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Hi! We have 12 Sleeper , 8 Sleeper, 6 Sleeper and 4 Sleeper dorms as well as Twin, Double and En Suite Private Rooms available. Hope this helps! Cheers! Curio
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Hey N Z, are you sure there´s a loft at curiocity? It says so on the website but i can´t find it on the booking platforms. The doorms are really nice as well. If you´re not sure just give them a call. The staff is really nice and helpful.
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Hello! Thank you for your inquiry. The underground parking is subject to availabilty, however guests can park just in front of the hostel. We have 24-hour on-street security as well as 24-hour reception. We will try our best to accomodate you! Team Curiocity!
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Hi There We do have private double bedrooms go to our accommodation link on on website to see images of the space. Regards Bheki
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"Each apartment is different choose your favourite from the website."
"The sister hostel in Durban is as nice but the location is close to the beach but not the friendliest"
"If you are travelling during the holidays ask for a room on the backside of the hotel because the main road can get a little noisy."
"All rooms are equally beautiful"
"Higher floors are bit quite and serene"
$13 - $42 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaGautengGreater JohannesburgJohannesburg
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