Life On The Eastern Side Of The City

Johannesburg’s No:1 Youth Hostel & Backpackers Resort

91 Glen Norton Rd, Norton's Home Estates, Johannesburg, 2000
Double/Twin Rooms with En-suite Bathroom
3-6 Bedded Dormitories with Shared Bathrooms
About Us

A great place to start your travel in South Africa!

Located 8 kilometers from the airport and 20km from the city centre, Backpackers Connention is by far the the only hostel that gives you travel convience and the best of both worlds Johannesburg has to offer.

A Budget-Friendly Backpacker Hostel with Everything You Need

Backpackers Connection is an international traveller’s hostel located in the East Rand of Johannesburg CBD (Central Business District). Just around the corner from Johannesburg’s main airport (OR Tambo) and close to a variety of local shops, you’ll also find a shopping centre, Cool running’s Restaurant, Tsunami Beach Bar and an array of other city attractions.

Backpackers Connection offers clean, comfortable and affordable backpacker accommodation perfectly situated for those transiting through on tours and independent travel trips around Southern Africa. The hostel offers a variety of private and dormitory rooms. Each comes with a free sanitised linen, and free use of an individual locker.

It offers a rustic outdoor terrace with barbecue facilities, swimming pool, BBQ facilities, free WiFi access, and a fully equipped common kitchen. The property has a laundry room, and camping area for campers and vans.

Double & Twin Rooms with En-Suite Bathrooms

-R550.00 Per Night – Sleeps 2-
-Includes: Light Breakfast, WIFI-
-Pay R200.00 and add an Extra bed-

Single/Basic Twin Rooms with Shared Ablutions


-R450.00 Per Night – Sleeps 2-
-Includes: Light Breakfast, WIFI-
-Pay R100.00 and add an Extra bed-

3-6 Bedded Dormitory Rooms with Shared Ablutions

-R200.00 Per Night – Per Bed-
-Includes: Light Breakfast, WIFI-
-Pay R200.00 Per Person-

Overlanding & Camp Site

-R120.00 Per Night – Per Person-
-Includes: Light Breakfast, WIFI-
-Access to Electricity, communal kitchen and Ablutions-

Airport Shuttles


From OR Tambo to Backpackers Connection:R130.00

From Backpackers Connection to OR Tambo: R100.00

Tour Desk

Soweto Tour & City Tours

Gold Reef City 

Kruger National Park & More

What you see is what you Get!

Amenities, Services, & Facilities

Free WiFi
Secure & Free Parking
Clean Linen & Towels
Communal Kitchen
Daily 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