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31 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 11 February 2015 via mobile

Service was very average. We were not given information about check-in times. The staff were unhelpful and unfriendly. We did not feel welcome at all.the room was okay, very basic for the price. But lovely area with beautiful architecture. They did not give us information about other attractions in Cape Town and were not well informed.

Thank CamperClimber
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 13 January 2015 via mobile

We were received at the reception with lots of laughter and good advises on our upcoming adventures im Cape Town. The staff was very sweet. As two guys who loves to cook, unfortunately we found the kitchen disgusting. Rotten food in a way too stuffed refridgerator, nothing seemed to be cleaned, and none at the reception could tell us where... More 

Thank Michael V
1 review
Reviewed 25 December 2014

This place is epic. It is quaint and cozy, giving you the feeling of being at home. the wooden floors and communal spaces make this intimate little place feel quite homely. It's location is perfect, it sits right above some of the best restaurants in the City, with Jerry's; the best burger place in Cape Town, Narona's; the best pizza... More 

Thank Alfred M
Pijnacker, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 December 2014

I had a great stay at Bohemian Lofts! I would definitely recommend the hostel! I stayed for three weeks with my mum and cousin, while we were visiting my sister who lives in Observatory. We had a private room with the three of us, but there are also dorms. I felt really at home in the hostel. The staff is... More 

Thank sarahweening
Nairobi, Kenya
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 3 December 2014

Bohemian Lofts Backpackers had a nice homely feel to it. Hosts are friendly and really helpful with good tips and recommendations for your stay in Capetown. You'll find lots of tourist activity ideas at the Loft. It's conveniently located near restaurants, shops and public transport. My friends and I stayed here recently for about a week and it was a... More 

Thank Evans M
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Reviewed 22 October 2014 via mobile

It's been already I over two years ago that I stayed in the backpackers. I felt very safe and secure. Mel and her staff is always there to help and give hints on how to have a great time in Cape Town! I had a flight booked as I was due to get married but as that didn't happen I... More 

Thank Silvana P
State of Rio de Janeiro
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1 review
Reviewed 13 October 2014

Me and my family stay there for 3 weeks. Certainly I´ll be back if I need a hostel in Cape Town. All people that works there is a 2nd family in Cape Town. The local is simple but clean. The localization is cool. Near Train, cool points of university students. We are from Brasil, and I cooked black beans in... More 

Thank Denise_Marques
Melj234, Owner at Bohemian Lofts Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi there Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor! We had such fun having you and your family stay with us, you have left a big hole in all our hearts since you left!! Warm regards Mel More 

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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4 reviews
Reviewed 13 October 2014

Staying there made sense for my short stay and I wasn't disappointed. Clean room with a soft bed. Very accommodating staff which always makes a difference;) I was luckily put in one of the rooms facing a side street as I'm afraid we made a little noise.

Thank 123havinfun
Melj234, Owner at Bohemian Lofts Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi there Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and appreciated our super friendly staff! We look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future! Warm Regards Mel More 

Paris, France
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7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 20 July 2014

Nice place.The dorms are clean and not too packed. They're a bit noisy as they face the main street though. The neighbourhood is really cool and not so touristy. It has nice places to go to eat and drink very close to the hostel. Kitchen and living room are a bit small and not so good to chill.

Thank Marie_Sj
Melj234, Owner at Bohemian Lofts Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi there Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. We are glad you enjoyed what our neighbourhood has to offer! We do admit it can sometimes get a bit noisy on the street, but we are lucky to be right in the hub of Observatory's activity, so a safe walking distance to all Obs has to... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviewed 7 July 2014

Upon arrival, a man was being physically thrown out with 3 prostitutes. There was blood on the sheets, which I had to pay extra money to have changed. The location is dirty, the owners are rude and in response to a duplicate overpayment made (when the request was for the refund)- the response was "You made the duplicate payment not... More 

Thank CTAD1980
Melj234, Owner at Bohemian Lofts Backpackers, responded to this review

Firstly - this review was written by the financer of this booking - she has never set foot through these doors & thus has no room to judge my establishment so rather than respond to her I shall address the general public who may read this review. - There was at no time a man being thrown out with three... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Bohemian Lofts Backpackers overlooks OBS Lower Main Road, and from the balcony, you can sit and people-watch, or just soak up the hustle and bustle of this eclectic artsy neighbourhood. Each room is artistically themed after a different neighbourhood in Cape Town, and offers all the amenities you need for a great stay. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bohemian Lofts Backpackers

Address: 41 Trill Road, Observatory 7925, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Observatory
Price Range: ₹ 947 - ₹ 1,821 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Constantia room is spacious with a nice bathroom”
 of 5 bubbles jonesem92, 20 Jun 2016 | Read review
“I guess the rooms towards the busy street Lower Main are more noisy, but we never had any problems falling asleep/waking up by noise.”
 of 5 bubbles , 14 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Get a room upstairs! The heat is much less up there. Also, a balcony room is WORTH it.”
 of 5 bubbles 838laurenv, 11 Mar 2016 | Read review
“My favourite rooms are Constantia as it quite spacious with a king size bed and Camps Bay with the beachy theme.”
 of 5 bubbles Perfection_Hunter, 6 Jan 2016 | Read review
“get a room on the balconies and pop down the stairs in the mornings to the Honey Bun Cafe for a cheap, delicious bacon breakfast....”
 of 5 bubbles 223alfredm, 24 Dec 2014 | Read review
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