Hostel booking website Hostelbookers.com recently published a collection of "50 gorgeous hostels for design lovers" on their blog and two South African hostels made it on the list.
The Backpack & Africa Centre, Cape Town
Fashionably hot on Fair Trade policy and offering guests the opportunity to volunteer with local projects, this hostel in Cape Town is buzzing and an atmosphere award-winner. All this on top of the swimming pool and outdoor lounge in the shadow of magnificent Table Mountain.
Red Ivory Backpackers, Pretoria
The local sunset, the burnt orange patterned interior furnishings and fiery large scale paintings by Malawi artists adorning the walls all give this Moroccan styled hostel a warming and homely atmosphere.