• "...the perfect home base in Joburg"
    "...the perfect home base in Joburg"

    - Geo-Saison, Germany’s largest travel magazine

Lucky Bean Guesthouse offers great warmth and care, and is an ideal stepping stone to Johannesburg. We know and love our city, and are happy to share this with you

We have taken measures to ensure uninterrupted services by installing a solar backup plant, as well as a water tank and pump. These systems minimize any potential disruptions during your stay.

Our guesthouse is located on a spacious and tranquil property in Melville, boasting a beautiful garden and pool. The serene atmosphere creates a sense of calm and harmony. Each of our nine rooms is spacious, well-lit, and stylishly decorated with five-star graded beds. They offer private entrances, with most rooms featuring patio spaces and garden views. Amenities include complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, DSTV (hotel bouquet), room safes, tea and coffee facilities, a desk and chair, and secure parking. On pleasant mornings, you can enjoy breakfast in the garden or engage in friendly conversations in our farm-style kitchen.

Stay in Melville

Lucky Bean Guest House is a centrally located accommodation in Melville, Johannesburg. Book your stay directly for best value.

From Our Guestbook

  • My husband, my sister-in-law and I stayed at this wonderful guesthouse for 3 nights, prior to joining an OAT Southern Africa tour. The neighborhood is charming, the rooms are very comfortable and the breakfast conversations are interesting! We met other guests from Turkey, Zimbabwe and various European countries. The owner, Conway, went out of his way to assist us with safe transportation, an insiders tour to Soweto, and advice... Read this review

    K K

    Portland, Oregon.

  • For our first time in Jo'burg, we were referred to the Lucky Bean by several different friends who travel there frequently for business and pleasure. What a safe, fun, welcoming respite from that huge, crazy city. The owners and staff took amazing care of us (including loaning us a phone and helping us get around). Our room was beautiful, spacious, and clean; breakfast was delicious. Everyone made us feel... Read this review

    Heather F.

    San Francisco.

  • The owner was great! I had a long 36 hour layover in Joburg, and he helped me feel at home and find great things to do for the day. The house is extremely comfortable, and breakfast was excellent! The gardens are also beautiful, even in winter. Will definitely stay again next time I'm in Joburg.

    Bonnie J.

    New York.

  • We just stayed there for two nights after a 5 weeks holiday-travel in South Africa. It is simply an excellent place to stay: a lovely garden in a nice and lively quarter of Johannesburg, really nice rooms, a friendly and competent host and team - we could not wish more. And don't miss the Lucky Bean Restaurant!

    Gerd Nies