Dusk Till Dawn Backpackers in Johannesburg is welcoming little place in the eastern suburb of Kensington and a wonderful place to stay. The location on a hilltop, overlooking the greenery of eastern Johannesburg with gorgeous sunrises, is worth the stay alone. You are also staying in a house with the owners’ family, so this is a hostel with a difference. More like a home stay.
There are two double/family rooms and a 10 bed dorm. The dorm is comfortable with good mattresses and a lamp and table for each pair of bunks. The free Wi-Fi just about reaches the dorm, but you’re better off in the large living room for a strong signal. The common toilet and shower is just outside the dorm and there are lockers provided with locks available from reception.
The living room has a large screen DSTV, although the pool table was about to go back to the shop when I stayed there. This will give quite a bit more leg room to lounge in the comfy sofas. There is a tiny, eccentrically decorated bar which leads out into the back garden, where there are tables and chairs from which to watch the sunrise and great views and a plunge pool. The common kitchen is clean and well equipped, but all common areas are shared with the family. There is a massive DVD and book library and the whole house is scattered with artworks and sculptures. Just up the hill to the satellite tower, a 5 minute walk, you’ll get a fantastic view into central Johannesburg with the CBD skyline.
5km from Central Johannesburg
Beds from R180
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