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About Life On 3rd

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.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Type: Guest House
  • Sleeps: 33
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 5 Reviews


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Wi-Fi

Important Information

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

Check-out Time: 10:30

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Reviews for Life On 3rd

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Linah Thlapi
22 October 2017

The guest house is clean and the garden is beautiful

Kgatle Moorane
26 April 2017

the hos tee was friendly and welcoming

Jui-Lien Liu, Taiwan
31 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
02 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.

benoit liard, Canada
04 April 2012

Well located with a warm welcome and a good breakfast! Was perfect!

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Life On 3rd is 4.8km from the centre of Johannesburg , the nearest airport 25.7km (Johannesburg International Airport).
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