Top 10 Johannesburg Hotels: Where and When to Stay

The best budget Johannesburg hotels #Hatfield; Where you can stay to explore by transit and when the weather is best

Hatfield near Union Buildings derek-wolmarans
Hatfield near Union Buildings derek-wolmarans

Hotels Hatfield

Okay not technically in Jo’burg, but Hatfield is only 33 minutes by Gautrain to Sandton and makes a great base from which to explore Jo’burg and Pretoria. There are a wide range of hotels in Hatfield and neighboring Arcadia. Hotels here are more affordable than those which cater for well-healed business travelers in Sandton.

Hatfield is also home to one of South Africa’s top universities; The University of Pretoria. You will be sure to find some buzzing pubs with lithe young creatures that cater to the university crowd. I’ve researched rates for March 2017 and you can expect to pay around R808.40 per night for a good three-star hotel with breakfast and free Wi-Fi.

Top 10 Budget Johannesburg Hotels

Price per room per night March 2017    
Protea Hotel by Marriot Pretoria Capital R 623.00 $43.61 39.87 € £34.27
The Park Lodge R 690.00 $48.30 44.16 € £37.95
Hotel 224 R 700.00 $49.00 44.80 € £38.50
Protea Hotel by Marriot Pretoria Hatfield R 724.00 $50.68 46.34 € £39.82
Arcadia Hotel R 781.00 $54.67 49.98 € £42.96
Morning Star Express Hotel R 810.00 $56.70 51.84 € £44.55
Sierra Burgers Park Hotel R 821.00 $57.47 52.54 € £45.16
Holiday Inn Express Pretoria Sunnypark R 960.00 $67.20 61.44 € £52.80
Manhattan Hotel R 970.00 $67.90 62.08 € £53.35
Protea Hotel by Marriot Pretoria Manor R 1 005.00 $70.35 64.32 € £55.28
Three Star Hotel Average R 808.40 $56.59 51.74 € £44.46

Wikipedia Johannesburg 

 O.R. Tambo International Airport 22.5 kms (14 mi) east of Sandton CDB is Africa’s busiest airport with 20,375,626 passengers per year. The hottest month is January with an average high of 25.6°C (78.1°F). The coldest month is June with an average low of 4.1°C (39.4°F). The rainiest month is January with 125mm (4.92 inches).

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@nomadicyou Do you prefer the convenience of hotel stays or opt for an AirBnB? How do you keep your accommodation budget in check?

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