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About Pretoria Backpackers

Pretoria Backpackers is a boutique backpackers that has offered affordable, clean and comfortable accommodation to travellers for over 16 years. We serve as an excellent base from which to start or end your African adventure.

Situated 100 m from Loftus Stadium and from two of the best pubs in town, we are within walking distance from Hatfield, University of Pretoria, and the city centre.

We offer Wi-Fi Internet access, a shuttle service, 24-hour reception, and safe off-street parking.


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Zulu (isiZulu)
  • Afrikaans
  • Ndebele (IsiNdebele)
  • Northern Sotho (Sesotho sa Leboa)
  • Swati (siSwati)
  • Tsonga (Xitsonga)
  • Tswana (Setswana)
* Please enquire for further details.

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Reviews for Pretoria Backpackers

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Anastasia Van Schalkwyk
24 July 2018

Very welcoming, with everything one needs for an overnight (or longer) stay. Excellent value for money.

Jaco De Jager, South Africa
27 September 2016

Was baie awsome en almal was baie vriendelik,sal enige tyd weer daar bly

Tracy Grant, South Africa
26 November 2014

Everything was clean and comfortable. The staff were very helpful. The food was delicious! Thank you.

Kylie Fenner, South Africa
11 May 2013

Was very impressed with my room and really enjoyed my stay.

Jd van der Walt, South Africa
20 December 2010

Best time eva!

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Pretoria Backpackers is 3.2km from the centre of Pretoria (Tshwane) , the nearest airport 7.8km (Waterkloof AFB Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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