Why spend a fortune on hotel bills in Johannesburg?

We offer budget bed and breakfast accommodation in clean, comfortable rooms… but with all of the luxuries that more expensive establishments offer! We offer fantastic service, beautiful rooms and at budget rates. What more do you need??? How about wi-fi, guest amenities, and even a cookie on your pillow when you arrive?

Our budget guesthouse is a charming early-1900’s home in the leafy suburb of Auckland Park, Johannesburg, only 4 blocks from Melville’s trendy 7th Street with its cosmopolitan restaurants, bars, cafes, antique stores and craft shops. We’ve recently extended, renovated and redecorated to bring the old girl (as we fondly refer to the house) into the 21st century, offering our guests squeaky clean sun-drenched rooms, gorgeous decor and little touches of luxury!

Whether you’re an academic visitor to the University of Johannesburg or Wits (University of the Witwatersrand) or a business traveller to the major business hubs of the CBD, Rosebank, Sandton, Braamfontein and Parktown; Pension Idube is the perfect cheap accommodation option. Our leisure travellers and backpacker friends - we prefer to call them ‘independent travellers’ - have said that Idube is the ideal base from which to explore Johannesburg.

Idube is a budget bed and breakfast - our aim is to provide great accommodation and breakfast while not blowing our guests’ travel budget. This doesn’t mean you’ll be sleeping in a dormitory - on the contrary! We have a selection of accommodation options to best suit your pocket. Our motto is “budget doesn’t mean cheap and tacky” - what other budget B&B or backpackers can boast genuine persian carpets in the guest lounge and dining room, and original artworks and beautiful decor?

And wait… there’s more… We can arrange tours, transfers and restaurant bookings - let us know what you need, and we’ll do our best to please!

You may ask… what’s our name all about?

A ‘Pension’ is a French word for a small hotel offering personalised service with a breakfast offering to weary travellers. And ‘Idube’ is the Zulu word for Zebra.