Douglas Rooms

Neighbourhood Map: 
Douglas Rooms is a former miner's hostel built in 1906.

It comprised single rooms with communal washing facilities and ablutions. Douglas Rooms was JHC's first engagement with a community who where living in appalling conditions, without water, electricity and sanitation in massively overcrowded conditions. Tenants were a mix of very poor people and criminals. Douglas Rooms was upgraded in-situ, a two year process drawn out by the extensive negotiations with the resident community.
6 Wilhemina Street, Doornfontein

Building Details
Douglas Rooms to rent
Range of Rooms: 
1 room
Units Description: 

Total: 76 units in twin rows of 2-storey buildings.

  • Single rooms with shared facilities: 76 units
Initial Occupation: 
School nearby: 
Crèche on premises: 
Close to: 
  • Main bus and taxi routes- Jeppe
  • Station
  • Maurice Freeman Park
  • Ellis Park Sports Precinct
Amenities on site: 
  • Limited courtyard and carport parking
  • Creche
Amenities Nearby: 


Flats to Let
Available for Rental
13 flats available in this Building
Room from R1450.00, Bachelors from R2720.00 & 1Bed from R4135.00 contact Patrick on 082 523 4290