The City of Gold is the place to be! Whether you're travelling for business or hanging out on your holiday, Johannesburg has a lot to offer when it comes to shopping, entertainment, and dining. Well, whatever the reason, we're glad you're visiting this great city! But without further ado, let's introduce you to the ample amount of options when it comes to looking for accommodation in Johannesburg.

Boutique Hotels
Guest Houses
Hostels & Backpackers
Accommodation By Suburb


Riboville Boutique Hotel & Restaurant

Riboville Boutique Hotel & Restaurant is a real jewel in Midrand's wide offering of hotels, guest houses, and other places for travellers to stay. Only a 30-minute drive from the centre of Johannesburg, the Riboville is an also stone's throw away from the Leeuwkop Golf Club. Each room at the Riboville Boutique Hotel And Restaurant has a balcony with views of the dam or the surrounding polo field. The rooms are equipped with air conditioning, flat-screen TV, minibar and en-suite bathroom.

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DAVINCI  Hotel and Suites

Are you looking for luxury accommodation in Johannesburg? Look no further! Guests can expect to receive world-class service at the DAVINCI Hotel and Suites at Nelson Mandela Square. The hotel features an immaculate infinity pool with cushioned loungers, and a full-service spa and a gym. The hotel’s rooms have contemporary white and black décor, a wall-mounted flat-screen TV, and tea and coffee making facilities are provided in the room together with a minibar. The DAVINCI Hotel also has an exclusive whisky, wine and cigar lounge. When it comes to hotels and accommodation in Sandton, Legacy knows best.

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African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel, Autograph Collection

Staying at Africa's first truly chic five-star hotel is an experience you'll never forget, as they never settle for anything less than the extraordinary. Specialising in luxury without compromise, the African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel, Autograph Collection is a destination that attracts discerning guests who delight in modern elegance and sophistication. This, and its luxurious offering, makes every stay truly exceptional. After all, if it were for everyone, it wouldn’t be extraordinary. The March restaurant serves up oysters and champagne at its lavish breakfast buffet. But it also revels in delectable South African specialities: fiery chicken livers, Kingklip and seafood curry are tasty additions to the room service menu. The hotel's welcome basket included the ultimate Mzansi treat: spicy biltong.

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Accommodation In Johannesburg

The destinations named here are just a few of the amazing options the city has to offer! Click here to view more within Joburg’s various suburbs in the East, West, South, North and Central.

Boutique Hotels

Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa

Unwind with a glass of champers to the sound of a grand piano being played by a skillful pianist. The Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa in Sandton can be found on the outskirts of the Ernest Ullmann Park and serves as an escape from Africa's business hub which is a stone's throw away. The five-star hotel has been honoured with the World Luxury Hotel Award several times.

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The Munro Boutique Hotel

What a view! The Munro Boutique Hotel in Houghton is a palatial mansion with a terrace that overlooks the largest man-made forest in the world. With only five luxurious suites you can be assured of personalised service and privacy. The halls and rooms are decked out with statues, original artworks and antiques, and dripping with chandeliers. Meals are held in a serviced formal dining room with your own chef.

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The Winston Hotel

Enjoy a five-star stay in Rosebank at The Winston Hotel, centrally situated for you to explore Joburg. The beautiful, themed, spacious suites have well-equipped workstations and king-size beds, while the Courtyard Suites have their own private courtyard or balcony. A central feature is the 15m swimming pool (perfect for laps) and the hotel's cuisine is renowned, drawing locals from the surrounding suburbs to feast on the Mediterranean menu.

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Acacia Grove Guest House

Acacia Grove Guest House is all about offering its guests a homely environment furnished with all the trimmings you could possibly want. The guest house can accommodate up to three couples in its exclusive double bedrooms complete with en suite bathrooms and private entrances. There is also an outdoor swimming pool and garden to relax in between business meetings or sightseeing adventures.

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125 on Van Buuren Road Guest House 

Are you looking for accommodation in Johannesburg at a guesthouse? We've got something special for you! Pam and John Amis lovingly run a guest house on their property which is located on Bedfordview's central avenue. 125 on Van Buuren Road Guest House is the perfect backpackers' accommodation, offering private rooms and shared living spaces. Take a dip in the swimming pool in the warmer months or cosy up by the fireplace in winter. Pam and John serve up a delicious continental breakfast each morning as well, which you can enjoy out on the terrace in the warmth of the morning sun.

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Hostels & Backpackers

Curiocity Backpackers

Offering accommodation in Johannesburg, Curiocity Backpackers Johannesburg has a splash pool, BBQ facilities and a bar. The property offers bicycles for guests to rent. There is also a games room and free parking for guests. Guests can prepare their own meals in the shared kitchen which is fully equipped with an oven and fridge. CURIOCITY Backpackers Johannesburg offers a range of activities including city walking tours, township tours in Soweto, and public art walks.

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Diamond Digger's Backpacker Lodge

Diamond Digger's Backpacker Lodge offers various styles of accommodation including large dormitories, smaller mixed and single rooms. Our kitchen has everything you need. Free, approved, airport shuttle.

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Lebo's Soweto Backpackers

One of the most popular spots when it comes to accommodation in Johannesburg, Lebo's Soweto Backpacker has been the go-to rest stop for out-of-towners visiting Soweto. The vibe is brilliant, there's always something to do and the food is authentic - you guessed it - African. There's free Wi-Fi but with so much vibrancy in and around Lebo's there'd be no time to update your social media accounts. We highly recommend this little spot.

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The Royal Bryanston

For contemporary modern luxury accommodation at an affordable price, why not book your accommodation at The Royal Bryanston? This guesthouse will make you feel right at home with its classic modern styling, friendly service and absolute convenience. There is a Gautrain Bus stop right outside the property's entrance and the guesthouse is located opposite the Bryanston Shopping Centre, making retail therapy and entertainment easily accessible. And if you're visiting for business in the city, the guesthouse is only a 10-minute drive away from Sandton central.

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Rosebank Lodge Guest House

Set in a beautiful garden just off Oxford Road, the Rosebank Lodge Guest House provides guests with a welcoming, relaxing and rejuvenating environment during their stay. The Rosebank Lodge Guest House is ideally and centrally located, being an easy short walk away from the centre of Rosebank, as well as a short drive to the Sandton CBD. Guests will also be spoilt for choice with a multitude of restaurants, retail stores and entertainment nearby at The Mall of Rosebank, Melrose Arch and Killarney.

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City Lodge Hotel Fourways

For affordable and comfortable accommodation in the northern suburbs of Johannesburg, the 211-room City Lodge Hotel Fourways is the ideal choice if you're looking to keep within close proximity to the local business and entertainment hubs the city has to offer. The hotel features a 12-seater and 14-seater boardroom for your conferencing needs; a sparkling swimming pool on the large sundowner deck perfect for when you want to wind down and relax; their spacious #Café restaurant offering delightful cuisine; inter-leading family rooms available on request; as well as uncapped WiFi.

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Accommodation In Johannesburg

Accommodation Within Particular Suburbs

Are you looking for accommodation in Johannesburg within a particular area?Click on your suburb of interest below to view where you can rest your head:

Johannesburg North


Johannesburg Central


Johannesburg South


Johannesburg West & West Rand


Johannesburg East & Ekurhuleni

Kempton Park

You'll find that you're quite spoilt for choice when it comes to accommodation in Roodepoort. This is due to economic growth and development over the years, as well as nature reserves in the area. It doesn't matter whether you prefer staying in the opulence of the Protea Hotel by Marriott Roodepoort, or a more understated Airbnb, you'll find your perfect match.

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Hotels and Accommodation in Roodepoort

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Afrique Boutique Hotel Ruimsig

Afrique Boutique is an elegant and luxurious contemporary in Ruimsig, Roodepoort. This boutique hotel is a perfect example of sophisticated, luxury accommodation, offering spa treatments, as well as function packages. They also have conference facilities available. Afrique Boutique offers three different suites: executive; deluxe; and standard. All suites are equipped with luxury amenities and are furnished impeccably.

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Black Eagle Boutique Hotel & Conferences

Situated in the heart of Ruimsig, Black Eagle Boutique Hotel offers guests a choice of 10 suites. The hotel has previously ranked among the top 50 four-star hotels in Johannesburg, and offers sophisticated accommodation for corporate travelers. Conference facilities are available, and the hotel is also available for booking as a wedding venue.

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Eagle Nest Luxury Accommodation

Eagle Nest Luxury Accommodation is another lovely boutique hotel located in Roodepoort. Boasting 15 luxury rooms complete with kitchenette, fridge microwave and kettle, Eagle Nest is conveniently located near several attractions and malls, as well as the Cradle of Humankind.

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Protea Hotel by Marriott Roodepoort

The Protea Hotel by Marriott Roodepoort is an experience in absolute luxury and relaxation. Enjoy lakeside accommodation in the West Rand, perfect for a short business trip or weekend getaway. The guests of the hotel will enjoy on-site dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as a selection of popular drinks and cocktails. The hotel is also well-situated, with malls and main roads easily accessible.

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Guest Houses

Green Pascua

Located on a 3-hectare plot, this idyllic guesthouse signals a return to country living in the middle of a bustling city. The Green Pascua's four en-suite rooms create a calm and peaceful space for guests to rest and recharge during their stay in Roodepoort. Breakfast is included in the stay, and the guesthouse is close to the Ticketpro Dome and several other notable locations in the area.

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Quail's Nest

A beautiful freestanding cottage - what could be more lovely? Quail's Nest offers guests the option of a completely private, self-catering experience, or a bed and breakfast, with the option of dinner available on request. The cottage features a gorgeous sunny lounge and patio, open plan kitchen, and bedroom with double bed and en-suite bathroom.

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Rocky Ridge Guest House

A charming self-catering guest house for two, Rocky Ridge Guest House is a strictly no alcohol zone! Intended for the healthy at heart, this guest house is located in an area where guests can engage in vigorous activities such as hiking and table tennis. A garden, braai area and a terrace are available at the apartment. If you're sporty, traveling and in need of comfortable accommodations in Roodepoort, Rocky Ridge will fit the bill perfectly.

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Hotels and Accommodation in Roodepoort Airbnb


You’ve never truly experienced a place until you’ve immersed yourself in it. Airbnb provides you with just that opportunity! By staying at an Airbnb, you may discover little treasures you might otherwise not have found!

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What Is It?

It's all about being limitless and pushing yourself to the maximum to make sure that your dreams become a reality. Find out how at the FNB Business Women’s Breakfast.

In association with Kaya FM, they will be sharing very valuable information, engaging in conversation and sharing a lovely breakfast to celebrate the women in the country.

Limited space so book your tickets early.

When Is It?

Thursday, 08 August 2019 at 08:00 - 12:00

Where Is It?

Sandton Convention Centre, 161 Maude Street, Sandton, Johannesburg, Gauteng.

How Much Is It?

Tickets are R360 per person, get your ticket Here.

For More Information

For more information, click Here.

A bed & breakfast should be judged on two things: the bed and the breakfast. As simple as that. Let's introduce you to our new hideaway in Melville. Life On 3rd is nestled in the heart of suburban Melville. Massive oak trees flank the road that leads up to the B&B. This in itself amplifies the feeling of "getaway".

When entering Life On 3rd, it is clear that the interior design, artwork, and architecture of the venue is quintessential Melville. Life On 3rd makes a point of sticking true to this beatnik neighbourhood.

This Melville B&B is fully kitted with 14 rooms, each fitted with beds so comfortable that these sleeping spots are the reason why Life On 3rd has been awarded Certificates Of Excellence for three consecutive years from TripAdvisor. Their single and double beds ensure a good night's sleep. The only problem is that once you lie down, getting up is hard... because the beds are so comfortable.


Life On 3rd does not serve dinner but this is the cool thing about staying over in Melville. There are tonnes of restaurants up the road that can be ordered from - in fact, it's an excuse to check out UberEats. But it is indeed a bed and BREAKFAST, which is served from 08:00 to 10:00. A spread of bread, cereals, and yoghurts are laid out for you to enjoy. The buck does not stop there... This is South Africa and we're big on breakfast. You can expect a farmhouse style plate stuffed with eggs, baked beans, bacon, sausages and hash browns to be offered as soon as you sit down. To boot, Bernard, who runs this fine establishment, brews a mean cup of java.

All in all, Life On 3rd is perfect for those who want to get away from it all but not go too far from the city. If you're a writer then Life On 3rd would make for the perfect writing retreat - we'd know. Besides, if you're visiting from out of town for an all-nighter it's cheaper to stay at Life On 3rd instead of driving back home.

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By Shawn Greyling

Have you been to Life on 3rd before? Let us know in the comments section below. Sharing is caring so show a buddy or three this article on social media. 

There are so many bed and breakfast establishments to choose from in Johannesburg. While some have the colonial charm of yesteryear, others offer a modern and chic atmosphere. If you're struggling to decide on where to stay for your next city break, take a look at some of our options below.

Life On 3rd

Snuggled in between Westcliff and the Melville Koppies is Life on 3rd, a three-star guesthouse kitted out with the best Joburg has to offer. With cosy, quirky decor and design you'll experience that home-away-from-home feeling. Life on 3rd boasts 14 rooms, each decorated in a unique way.

Village Green Guesthouse

Parkview is known for its beautiful architecture, rich natural spaces and, of course, the Village Green Guesthouse. This leafy little village holds a four-star rating and is worthy of each, as its hospitality, style and comfort are impeccable. Village Green is also within walking distance of iconic points of interest, such as Zoo Lake and the African Market.

Lucky Bean Guesthouse

In 2015 the Lucky Bean Guesthouse was inducted into the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame and rightfully so. This B&B situated in the arts district of Melville has put smiles on plenty of faces and has ensured that many people leave well rested and taken care of. The Lucky Bean Guesthouse boasts nine beautifully-decorated rooms, and you will leave feeling like you've had a great stay.

Cherry Tree Cottage

Back to basics and blissful stays, that's what Cherry Tree Cottage is all about. The Linden based B&B is a brilliant mixture of the bare essentials mixed with great service and good food. Be sure to check them out and kick your feet up at their tranquil koi pond.

Tell us about your favourite guesthouses the comments below. Planning a party in and around town with friends? Why not show this article to them and go halfies on a room? 


By Shawn Greyling