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'Once' has grown into a travel and lifestyle brand where we are defined and inspired by our people - the inclusive and diverse Once A-team - who are passionate about showcasing the beautiful cities they live in.
'Once in Cape Town' opened it's doors in 2013 and soon after 'Once in Joburg' was born; a hybrid hotel model, that straddles the line between three star hotel and the most vibrant backpackers hostel you’ve ever stayed at - bringing out the best elements of these two accommodation types

"This hostel is da bomb diggity. The place in itself is amazing, plus staff are friendly and organize a free activity every day so that you can enjoy the city and meet new people. The two bars are just amazing and they let you enjoy a safe night every night without even having to leave the hostel!"

- John Smith

Great location & atmosphere!

''Once in Joburg is a really nice hostel. The rooms are very clean, there are a lot of facilities, a kitchen, lounge area and cafe which serves breakfast included in the price. The hostel organises many activities and the staff is very friendly and helpful. Located in the nice area of Braamfontein, next to Wits University, you are basically close to a lot of sightseeings.''

Max M.

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