Once in Joburg is an all-star hotel in central Johannesburg, in the vibrant and culturally rich Braamfontein Precinct. It is sister to Once in Cape Town, an award winning property in Cape Town. Showcasing 60 ensuite rooms, an inviting communal area, Hot-desking space, events and venue space and bustling reception and concierge area – Once in Joburg is a hybrid between reliable 3 star Hotel (Reliable, safe, clean) and Backpackers Hostel (great social atmosphere) where adventurous travellers can tailor-make their own experience.
What sets Once in Joburg apart, is the friendly from-desk staff who are city ambassadors for Joburg, and have all the inside info on what to do, see and explore in Joburg city. We have a daily free activity, for guests to join in, and meet other travellers. Our concierge and tour desk sells everything from Bazbus tickets to Bungee jumping off the orlando towers, a Soweto bicycle tour or Kruger Safari.
Rooms vary from dorm-style (maximum 4 people) with an ensuite bathroom; twin or double; or triple rooms. Private rooms each have air conditioner, Flatscreen TV and all rooms have key-card access. We have hosted an artist residency, where 10 local Joburg artists have left behind their legend on the walls of ten rooms – the remaining 40 rooms are an artwork in progress, and will have on-going artist residencies. We have collaborated with Mountainkingdom.org to bring guests the beautiful Basotho blankets, which are produced locally in Johannesburg.
Breakfast is free, and is served fresh from our in-house bar and deli, “The Immigrant.” The Immigrant is open throughout the day and evening, serving up home-made bagels, and boards which are great for sharing. Local craft beer and artisan roast coffee is available throughout the day and evening. Featuring local Joburg artists is key – with interior and artworks produced by local artists and artisans, and live music sets in the early evening by local DJ’s.
For more information visit http://www.onceinjoburg.co.za/