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Once Youth Hostels Overview

Welcome to Once Travel

OUR ETHOS

Once in a Lifetime travel experiences - brought to you by locals

Once travel is a lifestyle and accommodation concept that opens up the African continent for the young at heart, the adventurer and the storyteller to live authentic experiences. We offer millennial travellers clean sheets and dirty adventures - a chance to get your shoes dirty while dancing at a local music festival or hiking a mountain. An opportunity to experience culture beyond that Instagram snapshot, and return to crisp white linen. Everything we do is centered around Fairtrade principles.

"The hostel is awesome!! The rooms are beautiful and the beds very comfortable. Braam is a cool part of the city especially with the night clubs. What I loved the most is that the stuff team directly treats you like friends. Thank you zodwa and Marvin for the great time in joburg!!!" - Vidic1108

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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Once Youth Hostels

Our mother city of South Africa.