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Life On 3rd

| 4.5 Excellent 6 reviews
 Sleeps 33
Response Rate: 93%
Enquiry Response Time: 3 hours
Check-in: 1:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Type: Guest House

Life on 3rd is a trendy guesthouse conveniently situated in the cosmopolitan village of Melville in the heart of the Johannesburg Metropolitan area. With an atmosphere of tranquillity, guests can look forward to a relaxed and peaceful stay in a mix of fourteen, stylish and comfortable rooms either in the house or with private entrances.

Tastefully decorated in earth tones and white and accented with red. A fresh understated décor with a relaxed ambience. Our wooden decked courtyard has casual outdoor seating where guests can enjoy soaking up the African Sun. All rooms have shared satellite TV and Wi-Fi. Internet access is also available at the main desk. We offer a laundry service and secure off-street parking. There is a selection of five different room types all equipped with the following; Colour TV, Clock radio / alarm, Dressing table / desk, Hairdryers, Ceiling fans/ Oil heaters, High quality mattresses & pillows, White linen & towels.

Located on quiet, leafy corner of Melville, Life on 3rd is in close proximity to the famous 7th Street with restaurants, coffee shops, bars, galleries and various stores selling designer wear to curios. After dark 7th street is a buzz with its notorious vibrant nightlife. Main Road, Melville has numerous fast food outlets, restaurants, shops, gyms and banks. Campus Square Shopping Center, SABC, Media 24, AFDA Film School, Wits, University of Johannesburg and are within a 5kms from where we are located. For nature lovers, Melville Koppies Nature Reserve is a 5-minute walk away and Johannesburg Zoo is close by. Golfers can enjoy a round of golf at Parkview Golf Course, that is a 5-minute drive away. Places of interest are the Apartheid Museum and Soweto, Museum Africa, Lesedi Cultural Village, Cradle of Mankind, Union Buildings in Pretoria, Johannesburg Art Gallery and the Mai Mai Market in Johannesburg CBD.

A Continental Breakfast is served daily from 7.00am – 9.00am in our communal dining room and coffee & tea is available 24hrs. Airport transfers, taxi services, restaurant reservations, day tours and other activities can be booked on request.


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Wi-Fi

Important Information

Check-in Time: Between 14:00 & 18:00

Check-out Time: 10:30

Rates & Availability

Guest Reviews

james matuidi
February 2019
The lady at reception was very welcoming and helpful. The room was clean and well kept, along with the facilities. One issue however, was the absence of cold water in the shower. Overall, my partner and I enjoyed our stay thoroughly.
linah thlapi
October 2017
The guest house is clean and the garden is beautiful
kgatle moorane
April 2017
the hos tee was friendly and welcoming
jui-lien liu, taiwan
December 2015
Had a good time staying at life on 3rd, owner n staff are very friendly n gave me a lot of tips when i was there,very easy to access to most restaurants n shops :) 
chantal philander, south africa
June 2014
Awesome! Had a good night rest after a hectic festival. Parking was a bit of mission but the ADT guy outside was great.

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Life On 3rd is 4.8km from the centre of Johannesburg , the nearest airport 25.7km (Johannesburg International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling
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