The moment you’re planning a backpacking journey to Africa it could appear like a very daunting task! Particularly if you’re doing the work by yourself. And ‘Where must I stay?’ is always a crucial thing to consider.

Listed here are my suggestions for the 5 best backpacker hostels in Africa.

Moafrika Backpackers

120 Sandham rd, Norton Home Estates, Johannesburg, South Africa

MoAfrika actually means African individuals in the language of the local Sotho inhabitants, the first residents of the Highveld area around South Africa.


To create the atmosphere suitable , the hostel breaths an African theme providing you that genuine experience. The African theme design runs throughout the huge and beautifully embellished rooms. All the rooms are supplied with the latest amenities. They know the value of clean rooms, thus one might expect those to be spotless.

The Backpack

74 New Church Street, Cape Town, South Africa

South African’s first, multiple award-winning hostels and vacation centers are just Cape Town’s most popular, most social destination to stay.


They have all the facilities you may expect coming from a good hotel, smartly embellished Afro-chic rooms providing exceptional quality and comfort with shared or ensuite bathrooms, totally free internet connection, personal electronic safes as well as the in-house Atm machine.

Go swimming in the pool having spectacular views of Table Mountain, or meet up with like-minded global travelers within the buzzy cafe/bar, serving scrumptious breakfasts and gourmet snacks. Really feel at home in their well furnished self-catering kitchen. Long Street and Kloof Street, stunning Clifton and Camps Bay shorelines, spectacular Table Mountain, The Waterfront as well as the City Center are simply stone throw away.

Equity Point Marrakech

80 Derb El Hammam; Mouassine, Marrakech, Morocco

Equity Point Marrakech is definitely an amazing Spa hostel (pool area, Hammam, Deep massages, and many others…) simply a couple of minutes from the renowned Jemaa El Fna square.


When you are lost upon coming in Marrakech, simply glance at the local people having a lost face, you will find that they’ll instantly point you on the way to Plaza Djemaa el-Fna, undoubtedly, the very center of Marrakech. Just 300 meters away, the newest Equity Point Marrakech hostel seems like a haven for tourists, having 4 to 10-bed dormitories, doubles, and singles. Simply no detail or decoration has ever been overlooked.

The rooms have full bathrooms and beautiful furniture, couches, pillows, decorative mirrors and paintings. Amazing common areas are available to relax coming from the hectic pace of the city while knowing individuals from around the globe.

New Teddy’s Place

Paje, Zanzibar, Tanzania

NEW Teddy’s Place can be found in the southern area of Paje, a little peaceful village around the east coast of Zanzibar.


In Paje you will have the best blend of solitude to relax and great parties, cafes as well as restaurants. Aside from the fact that you can also enjoy lots of activities such as kite surfing and scuba diving. Prison Island, Spice Tour, Stone Town Visit, Dolphin Tour, Ocean Angling and also the Blue Safari – you have all the option.

The northeastern, particularly Paje is known for its beautiful beach. The sand is really as fine as flour and also white as snow. You must try it out!

Gibela Backpackers Lodge Durban

119 Ninth Avenue, Durban, South Africa

Gibela is ideally based in the safe, residential section of Morningside and within easy reach into the center of Durban’s entertainment life, Florida Road, where you can find cafes, cocktail pubs, night clubs and coffee stores in abundance.


25 minutes walk from the Botanical Gardens and Golden Mile Beaches 15 minutes walk to renowned manufacturer surf-gear factory shops. You are in both inner city transport sites, that connect you to the cinemas, museums, Juma Mosque and Indian Market, in only a 10-minute bus ride coming from the hostel.