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Reviewed 24 November 2015 via mobile

Good room great shower on suite balcony in the shadows of table mountain and a short drive to the water front Great local advice and can plan your stay and do all your bookings and adventures from there. Great social and warm friendly place. We recommend the water front for food and sight seeing , wine route , the beach...

1Thank Dylan C
AndyCTBP, Public Relations Manager at Cape Town Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Dylan, thanks for the review. I'm sure we could organise shark diving without the cage, it would be cheaper as you wouldn't need the bus back ;) See you next time, Andy

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 November 2015

I came here not knowing what to expect from the city and the hostel and now it's become my home away from home. Great for single travellers! Value for money, accommodating staff, fun yet homey atmosphere. In the safe area with lots of bars, restaurants and cute coffee shops. Def recommended!!!

Thank Rosmary48
AndyCTBP, Director of Sales at Cape Town Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Rosemary. thanks for the taking the time to review us, and for making it a good one. See you next time. Andy

Munich, Germany
Reviewed 29 October 2015

We stayed at this backpackers for 6 days and fully enjoyed it. Awesome vibe created by the staff and the lovely building! The location is perfect, basically just some minutes away from Long Street. Moreover, the staff is very helpful when it comes to plan trips or call a taxi. Breakfast was very good (Thank you Mpumi!). Definitely recommended!

Thank LeonGermany1996
AndyCTBP, Front Office Manager at Cape Town Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Leon. thanks for the review, I'll let Mpumi know you liked the breakfast ;) Andy

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Awesome atmosphere created by staff and guests alike! It's been a great time having great talks with everyone, making you feel as comfortable as possible. Very good area as there are a lot of bars and restaurants around, and the staff was always willing to give me advice where to go and what to do best (and they were right)!...

1Thank Germanguy K
AndyCTBP, Front Office Manager at Cape Town Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for the review, see you next time :) Benita

Windhoek, Namibia
Reviewed 25 October 2015

A nice and social environment to meet new people and have a great time! Super friendly people and really accommodating. Thumbs up to the staff!!! You guys are amazing and thank you that you made my stay so awesome!

1Thank Rustybeard
AndyCTBP, Director of Sales at Cape Town Backpackers, responded to this review

Hey, thanks for letting us know, its great when someone says nice things. Thank you

Lille, France
Reviewed 25 October 2015

Had a great stay at the Backpackers Hostel. Thanks Matt for the welcoming and all the advice on the city. The room was perfect (private room), with a little garden (very nice on sunny days). I loved the vintage-like colored atmosphere of the place. The hostel is very well located, next to restaurants, places to shop, bus stops ... And...

1Thank lily_gros
AndyCTBP, General Manager at Cape Town Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for the review. We've been working on the WiFi, it should reach every room now :) I must try the yoga centre, er, maybe tomorrow

Bilbao, Spain
Reviewed 1 October 2015

A lovely, centrally located hostel ,a stones throw from Long street , makes this a perfect place to enjoy everything Cape Town has to offer. The friendly atmosphere created by Andy ,Matt, Justine and Jerad and the rest of the staff in this cool,chilled out place means you really feel at home ,so much so it´s difficult to leave!! Their...

2Thank Jason H
AndyCTBP, Owner at Cape Town Backpackers, responded to this review

Shots sessions are essential! See you next time, Andy

Longueuil, Canada
Reviewed 14 September 2015

I had a great time over here, great location. Just the kind a backpacker you need when you are travelling solo! Great staff, awesome vibes! I stayed here three weeks while in Cape Town and it was perfect for me, thanks for everything! Hope to be back one day! :) A little home away from home!

2Thank ATraveller401
AndyCTBP, Guest Relations Manager at Cape Town Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, we're perfect for all travellers ;)

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 13 September 2015

Battled for a long time to go and stay over. Staff are always super friendly ( must rate them 6 stars ). Bar is very good. Food OK. Rooms for a budget facility is great. Location is central to what ever excites you. Really a good deal and well worth recommending!

2Thank Safari M
AndyCTBP, Front Office Manager at Cape Town Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for the review, I'll make sure the guys know about the extra star :)

London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

A cool hostel in a less touristy area of Cape Town, very close to the bars. Helpful with organising activities. Nice funky layout. Rooms were decent but wifi doesn't extend to all the rooms. Very close to long street and next to some nice restaurants. It's not very big so didn't get a huge backpacking crowd but still had a...

2Thank Kushal S
AndyCTBP, Guest Relations Manager at Cape Town Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for the review. We think we've sorted that wifi issue, in victorian buildings like ours its always a bit tricky. See you next time, Andy

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Cape Town Backpackers has a fantastic atmosphere and plenty of style. Its has all of the facilities you would expect from a top quality backpackers including WiFi, and internet access, café and a self-catering kitchen, a comprehensive travel desk, and a great bar to meet fellow travellers. Located in the City Bowl, close to all the main attractions, it offers affordable accommodation – from dorms to deluxe double en suite rooms – and a fun, friendly atmosphere. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cape Town Backpackers

Address: 81 New Church Street | Tamboerskloof, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central > City Bowl
Price Range: ₹ 956 - ₹ 7,646 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Cape Town Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 25
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