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HOMEBASE MELVILLE
Melville, Johannesburg

HOMEBASE MELVILLE

MELVILLE, JOHANNESBURG





ABOUT HOMEBASE MELVILLE

Homebase Melville is your ideal suburban backpackers located in the vibrant heart of gold in Africa – Johannesburg. It is in easy walking distance to the famous 7th Avenue with all its fantastic eateries, clubs, galleries, bookshops, offbeat clothes shops and music bars. Melville is unique in its “vibe” as it reflects the surrounding Media/Arts/Student communities in this part of Johannesburg.

Previously Melville International Backpackers, and recently taken over by the HomeBase group, it has seen major upgrades and improvements. Reconfigured and redecorated to maximize the experience and stay of our guests, you can expect an international level stay with a South African flair. Join us for a lite breakfast every morning from 7:30 to 9:30 including toast, cereal, tea and coffee. Just what you need to get the day going.

We are very centrally located, minutes’ walk from a Shopping Centre and with quick access to quaint coffee shops. Post office, trendy clothes shops and lively bars. There is a large variety of transport solutions, Tuk Tuks, metered cabs and 6km away the Johannesburg, Park station and Gautrain station.

Upon arrival you will be greeted to a warm welcome, and be pleasantly surprised by our funky, yet cozy, hostel where we can accommodate all types of travelers including dorms, private rooms, ensuite rooms, family rooms and camping (limited and only on request). Join us for a drink around the pool, or maybe a bite to eat at one of our Braais (Barbeque for all you non South Africans).

You will find conveniently located flyers, tours, information, maps and ever friendly staff with a wealth of information, giving you everything you need to complete your holiday experience. Such things include Soweto Tours, Apartheid Museum, National Military Museum, Game Parks, Botanical Gardens, and much more. We can also book transfers, taxis, tuk tuks, and rental cars.

Also, we are an approved agent and drop-off zone for "BAZBUS", South Africa's convenient hop-on hop-off, door-to-door, backpacker's bus service where you can be conveniently dropped right at our door. Don’t forget the free WIFI!

OUR FACILITIES

ROOMS

We have ensuite rooms, private rooms with share bathrooms, family rooms, and dormitory accommodation to suit all budgets. All our rooms are individually decorated and full off every luxury you need. Free Wifi covers most rooms.

COMMON AREAS

Mingle and connect with your fellow travellers in our TV Room, Lounge, or kitchen that is fully kitted with every possible thing that you may need to whip up a gourmet meal. Free Wifi in all common areas.

BAR

Good vibes. Kick back and relax with a cold one. No better way to enjoy the African heat, and meet new people.

SWIMMING POOL

Cool off in it or chill out next to it. Our well maintained pool is there for your enjoyment, and for those crazy hot African days!

LOCATED IN MELVILLE, JOHANNESBURG

Located just west of the city of Johannesburg, Melville is a Bohemian suburb of Johannesburg. This trendy suburb has many restaurants and bars, which are mostly frequented by students from the nearby University of Johannesburg, located in Auckland Park, and the University of the Witwatersrand, located in Braamfontein.
This goes a long way to giving it the arty, young, fun, free minded and lively reputation that is wears so proudly. It’s one of the few places in Johannesburg to have cafes, restaurants and shops lining the streets rather than in enclosed shopping centers. The infamous 7th street, (made famous by the local soapy, 7 de Laan), is just two blocks away. This is where all the action is, with great restaurants, pubs, and music’s bars located on both sides, with something for everyone.
Melville is very centrally located with quick access to grocery stores, shopping malls, electronic stores, sites and a large variety of transport solutions including Johannesburg station and Gautrain station only a short cab ride away. Also just a short cab ride away you will find the Apartheid Museum, Johannesburg Botanical Gardens, Johannesburg Zoo, National military museum, Maboneng precinct, a more.

Further afield you will find Animal parks and sanctuaries, Soweto, Nature reserves, Sandton Convention Centre, loads of markets and many entertainment centers. There really is so much to do in Johannesburg!

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CLINTON VAN LOGGENBERG

Co-Founder

Co-Founder and owner of HomeBase South Africa. Energetic entrepreneur operating in the youth travel and backpacking industry.

JAYSON VAN LOGGENBERG

Administrator

System Administrator for HomeBase South Africa

NOELLINE VAN LOGGENBERG

Co-Founder

Co-Founder and owner of HomeBase South Africa. Energetic entrepreneur operating in the youth travel and backpacking industry.