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Emerald Backpackers
Emerald Backpackers
Emerald Backpackers
Emerald Backpackers
Emerald Backpackers
Emerald Backpackers
Emerald Backpackers

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7.4

Very good

177 reviews

177 reviews

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7.5

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location
Popular neighborhood
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Johannesburg Zoo 16.6 km
Nelson Mandela Square 17.9 km
Sandton City Shopping Centre 18.1 km
Maboneng Precinct 19.6 km
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct 20.4 km
SAB World of Beer 21.9 km
Gold Reef City 25.3 km
Apartheid Museum 25.8 km
South Western Townships 25.8 km
Mandela House 34.9 km
Nearby landmarks
Rhodesfield Pharmacy 520 m
Parkview supermarket 550 m
Aspire Lounge 680 m
Jean Hamilton Office 1.4 km
Protop Womens Clinic 1.5 km
OR Tambo Long Term Parking 1.5 km
O. R. Tambo International Airport 1.6 km
Isando 1.8 km
Arvyp Medical Centre 1.9 km
Festival Mall 2.3 km

Emerald Backpackers

19 Halifax Street, Rhodesfield, Kempton Park,, Greater OR Tambo, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1620 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Greater OR Tambo part of Johannesburg, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Apartheid Museum. Restaurant, indoor pool and outdoor pool are among the special facilities that will enhance your stay with on-site convenience.

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Highlights

Located in heart of Johannesburg

Check-in/out [express]

Free airport transfer

Currency conversion service

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Health and Medical
First aid kit

Facilities

Transport to airport

Car park

Shuttle service

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Swimming pool [indoor]

Tennis court

Check-in/out [express]

BBQ facilities

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Johannesburg every 6 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.0
Distance to city center35 km
Location rating7.5
Nearest airportO. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB)
Distance to airport1.6 km

Rooms available at Emerald Backpackers

Dormitory Bed
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  • Room size: 116 m²/1249 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 single bed
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Dormitory ( 4 - Bed )
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 4 single beds
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Dormitory (6 Adults)
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 6 single beds
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Dorm Room 1
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
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Dormitory - Shared Room
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
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Dormitory (per bed)
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
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Deluxe Double or Twin Room
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 single beds
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Male Dormitory
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  • Room size: 116 m²/1249 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
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One bed in Female Dormitory
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
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Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
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Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost to stay at Emerald Backpackers?

Room rates depend on the dates, room types, and number of guests, so please click here to see the latest and best deals from Agoda!

What time is check-in and check-out at Emerald Backpackers?

Check-in is from 12:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to Emerald Backpackers?

Emerald Backpackers is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind -- it's free! Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a complimentary ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Emerald Backpackers also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hotel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Emerald Backpackers has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests.

Is breakfast offered at Emerald Backpackers?

Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at Emerald Backpackers.

What are my dining options at Emerald Backpackers?

Emerald Backpackers features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

What is the smoking policy at Emerald Backpackers?

Emerald Backpackers does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

What is the closest airport to Emerald Backpackers?

The closest airport is O. R. Tambo International Airport, 1.6 km away from Emerald Backpackers.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Emerald Backpackers?

Isando is the closest train, metro, or bus station, about 1.7 km away from Emerald Backpackers.

What restaurants are nearby Emerald Backpackers?

Emerald Backpackers is located in Greater OR Tambo, famous for good restaurants such as Soaring Eagle Spur, Häägen Das and News Cafe OR Tambo International.

What popular shopping places are close to Emerald Backpackers?

Emerald Backpackers is located in Greater OR Tambo area which features shopping places such as Serengeti Golf and Wildlife Estate.

What are popular attractions near Emerald Backpackers?

Emerald Backpackers is located in Greater OR Tambo area, which is famous for attractions such as Republiek Park, Palm Park and Park 200.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Emerald Backpackers?

Emerald Backpackers is located in the Greater OR Tambo area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Pomona Caravan Park.

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What people love about Emerald Backpackers

  • 8.8

    Excellent

    "I enjoyed this place, come you shall enjoy as well"

    Gomes

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    May 14, 2022

Property ranking|Compared to 1,523 Johannesburg properties
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Room comfort score
6.9/10
Room size
56 sqm.
Value for money score
8/10
Service score
8/10
Better than
96
%
of Johannesburg properties
Bigger than
96
%
of Johannesburg properties
Better than
92
%
of Johannesburg properties
Better than
91
%
of Johannesburg properties
Overall rating:

7.4

Very good
11 reviews
Cleanliness
7.1
Facilities
6.0
Location
7.5
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More about Emerald Backpackers

More about Emerald Backpackers

Emerald Backpackers

Make everyday special with all that Johannesburg has to offer with a stay at Emerald Backpackers.
At Emerald Backpackers, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. Free internet access provided within the hotel keeps you connected throughout your stay. Airport transfer services can be booked before your check-in date, to ensure a smooth and convenient arrival or departure. Exploring Johannesburg is made even more convenient with the shuttle services available at the hotel.
For guests arriving by car, parking is provided free of charge. Always get the assistance you need with front desk services including express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. Booking the best tickets and getting the hottest restaurant reservations are made easy with help from the hotel's ticket service and tours. For longer stays or whenever you need it, the laundry service keeps your favorite travel outfits clean and available.
Feel like doing nothing? Available services like daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your time at Emerald Backpackers. For guests who would like to smoke, the designated smoking areas are available.
All rooms at Emerald Backpackers are designed and decorated to make guests feel right at home. Don't worry about being thirsty as a coffee or tea maker is provided in some guestrooms.


Dining and things to do

Each morning you can start the day with a delicious in-house breakfast offered at Emerald Backpackers. A number of great dining options at the hotel assures that you'll always have convenient and delicious choices. A great night out couldn't be easier! Enjoy a fun evening without traveling outside at the bar. At any time of the day or night, you can serve yourself a snack at the hotel's vending machines.
Are you a great cook? Make your own meals in-house at the hotel's BBQ facilities and shared kitchen.
Emerald Backpackers offers an excellent variety of recreational facilities. Don't forget to make a visit or two to the hotel's pool. Challenge your travel group members or other guests to competitive fun, with the hotel's tennis court and squash court.


Reasons to stay here

Find incredible value for money here, which is ranked better than 95% of the city's accommodation.
Compared to the city's accommodation options, this hotel scored higher than 96% of them for food and dining.
According to guests who stayed here, this hotel's room comfort is rated higher than 95% of other accommodations in Johannesburg.

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Amenities and facilities
Good
Facilities

6

Languages spoken

  • English

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible

Internet access

  • Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Garden
  • Squash court
  • Swimming pool [indoor]
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Tennis court
  • Ticket services
  • Tours

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Breakfast takeaway service
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Hygiene certification
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Alternative meal arrangement
  • Bar
  • BBQ facilities
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurants
  • Room service
  • Shared kitchen
  • Vending machine

Services and conveniences

  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Currency conversion service
  • Daily cleaning
  • Disabled facilities
  • Doorman
  • Elevator
  • Food delivery
  • Heating in public area
  • Invoice provided
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace

For the kids

  • Family room
  • Kids meal
  • Playground

Land sports

  • Golf course (within 3 km)

Access

  • CCTV in common areas
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]

Getting around

  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Shuttle service
  • Transport to airport

Available in all rooms

  • Coffee/tea machine
  • Complimentary drinking water
  • Desk
  • Non-smoking
  • Wi-Fi
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • Continental
  • Full English/Irish
Restaurants on site

Restaurant

  • Menu: Buffet
Location
19 Halifax Street, Rhodesfield, Kempton Park,, Greater OR Tambo, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1620
Very good
Location

7.5

Airports

  • O. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB)
    1.6 km
  • Lanseria International Airport (HLA)
    37.2 km

Public transportation

  • Isando
    1.8 km
  • Van Riebeeck Park
    4.1 km

Hospital or clinic

  • Rhodesfield Pharmacy
    520 m

Shopping

  • Greenstone Shopping Centre
    9.6 km

Convenience store

  • Caltex Star Mart
    2.3 km

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    820 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Johannesburg Zoo
    16.6 km
  • Nelson Mandela Square
    17.9 km
  • Sandton City Shopping Centre
    18.1 km
  • Maboneng Precinct
    19.6 km
  • Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct
    20.4 km
  • SAB World of Beer
    21.9 km
  • Gold Reef City
    25.3 km
  • Apartheid Museum
    25.8 km
  • South Western Townships
    25.8 km
  • Mandela House
    34.9 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Rhodesfield Pharmacy
    520 m
  • Parkview supermarket
    550 m
  • Aspire Lounge
    680 m
  • Jean Hamilton Office
    1.4 km
  • Protop Womens Clinic
    1.5 km
  • OR Tambo Long Term Parking
    1.5 km
  • O. R. Tambo International Airport
    1.6 km
  • Isando
    1.8 km
  • Arvyp Medical Centre
    1.9 km
  • Festival Mall
    2.3 km
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds vary by room. Please check each room's capacity for details.

All children are welcome.

Children 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 2 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking 6 or more rooms, special policies may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from12:00
  • Check-out until10:00
  • Reception open until22:00

Getting around

  • Airport transfer fee0 ZAR
  • Distance from city center35 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)5

Extras

  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee00 ZAR

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
  • Number of bars/lounges1
  • Number of floors1
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 21
  • Room voltage220
  • Year property opened1999
  • Most recent renovation2013

Parking

  • Daily parking fee00 ZAR

Reviews of Emerald Backpackers from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
7.4
/
10
Very good
Cleanliness7.1
Facilities6.0
Location7.5
Room comfort and quality6.9
Service8.0
Value for money8.0
High score for Johannesburg
Rating
9+ Exceptional (1)
8-9 Excellent (3)
7-8 Very Good (0)
6-7 Good (2)
<6 Below Expectation (1)
Time of the year
Mar - May (2)
Jun - Aug (2)
Sep - Nov (2)
Dec - Feb (1)
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8.8
Excellent
Gomes from Zimbabwe
Solo traveler
Standard Double or Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in May 2022

Nice place to stay”

I enjoyed this place, come you shall enjoy as well

Reviewed May 14, 2022

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9.0
Exceptional
GABRIEL from Nigeria
Solo traveler
One Bed - Dormitory Room
Stayed 3 nights in October 2015

wonderful, friendly staffs and lovely breakfast.”

nice breakfast, friendly staffs and close to the airport

Awesome!

Reviewed November 01, 2015

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6.7
Good
Peter from New Zealand
Solo traveler
One Bed - Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in June 2015

Handy in transit”

Proximity,friendly staff,friendly guests
Reviewed June 19, 2015

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7.0
Very good
gladge from India
Business traveler
One Bed - Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in March 2014

good”

near to airport

L Good

Reviewed April 10, 2014

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8.3
Excellent
Mayouma from France
Solo traveler
Dorm Room 1
Stayed 1 night in January 2015

Accueil très chaleureux”

Proximité de l'aéroport, Accueil, Cadre

Attention, demandez à être réveillé où à ce qu'on vienne vous prévenir avant le départ de la navette vers l'aéroport! On entend quelques avions décoller sans grosse gêne. La gentillesse et la disponibilité du personnel est très appréciable.

Reviewed January 21, 2015

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5.3
Raphael from Reunion Island
Family with young children
Dormitory (6 Adults)
Stayed 1 night in October 2014

Hotel proche de l'aéroport avec navette gratuite”

navette gratuite petit déjeuner copieux

Hôtel très proche de l'aéroport du coup impossible de dormir jusqu'à 23h (après, il n'y a plus de vol). Le petit déjeuner est assez copieux et de qualité. La navette gratuite est bien située et pratique car disponible toutes les heures. Par contre, les chambres sont vraiment d'un standing Backpackers. Propreté limite, petite superficie, aucun charme... D'autres hôtels dans le même quartier proposent le même type de prestation: à essayer pour une prochaine excursion.

Reviewed November 26, 2014

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9.3
Exceptional
Takako from Japan
Solo traveler
Dormitory B
Stayed 1 night in August 2014

空港近く”

清潔、朝食付き、空港近く

空港から近くピックアップもあります。しかし、ピックアップの場所案内がなかったので困りました。場所はピックアップのバス乗り場です。部屋はとても綺麗です。フリーキッチンもあり良かったです。只スーパーが最寄りにないので行く前に食材調達がベター。レストランも手頃な値段です。朝食もビュッフェスタイルで美味しかった。WIFIフリーでサクサクでした。

Reviewed August 12, 2014

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