The Johannesburg Airport Hostel

Backpacker Connection: Secure Budget-Friendly Airport Hostel in Benoni, Johannesburg, South Africa

Located just 8km from Johannesburgs OR Tambo Airport, Backpacker Connection is a secure hostel nestled in a peaceful suburb East of the city of Johannesburg. While Johannesburg city may have a reputation for being unsafe, our hostel offers a tranquil retreat for travelers seeking a secure and comfortable experience. Our location in the suburb provides a sense of country livining and tranquility, allowing you to relax and enjoy your stay. With our close proximity to the airport, you can conveniently reach us without venturing into the city center. Rest assured, our priority is to ensure the safety and well-being of our guests throughout their stay while making travel plans. Experience a worry-free visit and overnight stay to Johannesburg by choosing Backpacker Connection as your accommodation option.

– Airport Shuttle Service Available –

Johannesburg Solo Travelers Airport Hostel

Backpackers Connection is a johannesburg hostel located in the East Rand suburbs of Johannesburg CBD, 8km from Johannesburg’s OR Tambo Airport. We offer clean, comfortable, and affordable accommodation for solo travelers, couples, and groups. Our hostel is perfectly situated for those transiting through Johannesburg on tours and independent travel trips around Southern Africa..

The hostel offers a variety of private and dormitory rooms, rustic outdoor terrace with barbecue facilities, swimming pool. free WiFi access, and a fully equipped communial kitchen. The property is secure with parking area for cars, campers and overland trucks.

This solo travelers hostel is located close to a variety of local shops,shopping centres, pubs, resturants and hardware stores within one two two kilometers in walking or cycling distance. 

  • Secure location, just 8 kilometers from OR Tambo International Airport
  • Affordable accommodation for solo travelers, couples, and groups
  • Clean, comfortable rooms with free linen and use of an individual locker
  • Rustic outdoor terrace with barbecue facilities, swimming pool, and free WiFi access
  • Fully equipped common kitchen
  • Camping area for campers and vans
  • Airport shuttle service
  • Experienced travel advisors on hand to help you plan your next adventure

Double & Twin Rooms with En-Suite Bathrooms

R600.00 Per Room Per Night – Sleeps 2 persons
Includes: Morning Tea, Coffee & Rusks
WIFI Access, Communal kitchen, Private Bathroom


Book online with Hostelworld

Single/Basic Twin Rooms with Shared Ablutions


R450.00 Per Room Per Night – Sleeps 2 persons
Includes: Morning Tea, Coffee & Rusks
WIFI Access, Communal kitchen and Shared Ablutions


Book online with Hostelworld

6 Bedded Dormitory Rooms with Shared Ablutions

R250.00Per Person Per Bed
Includes: Morning Tea, Coffee & Rusks
WIFI Access, Communal kitchen and Shared Ablutions


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Overlanders & Camp Site

R200.00 Per Night – Per Person
-Includes: Electricity Point, Hot Showers & WIFI access-
-Communal kitchen and Ablutions-

Airport Shuttles

R100.00 per Trip
Pick Up and Drop Off Between Airport & Hostel:
Alternative – Uber and Bolt Pick up and drop off area

Tour Desk

Day Tours & Kruger Safaris
Soweto Tours
City & Lion Park Tours
Kruger National Park Safaris

What you see is what you Get!

Amenities, Services, & Facilities

Free WiFi
Secure & Free Parking
Clean Linen & Towels
Communal Kitchen
Laundry Service
Bar & Pub Area
Hot Showers & En-suite Facilities
Shuttle Services
What you see is what you Get!


To sum it up -Amazing Host, and a lovely environment. They (Cameron and Mike) went beyond what I expected to accommodate me. And to make my stay not just comfortable, but homey. Definitely not just value for money. But an amazing place to destress, relax and take a moment to find peace. I would go beyond recommending this place, and say that if you are in Johannesburg. Please go here you would never be disappointed. Keep up the amazing work guys! Definitely made a lasting impression
Duncan Singh - South Africa

Everything was spot on. Great safe location with a reasonably priced shuttle to and from the airport. The grounds were spacious and well kept. The dorms were spacious and there was plenty of hot water in the excellent showers.

Francis - United Kingdom

The owners and staff truly go above and beyond, no request was too cumbersome. They assisted us with power adapters, getting to town, picking up dinner, recommendations and provided great conversation as well. We stayed in the private room with twin beds and it was very comfortable. The WIFI works great and is available in all of the common areas. The bathroom was very clean and well kept. The breakfast was delicious and the burger available to order was good too! The airport shuttle was a wonderful bonus as well. The location was great since it was close to the airport but it was also nice to be in a safe neighborhood where we could go for a run during the day.

Katy - United States of America

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