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Zhuhai, China
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The fabric on the bench at the bottom of our bed has blood stain. Common shower rooms need attention. Squeaky, noisy floors in room & hallways. Located near shops, restaurants, attractions, bus stops, etc.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The room was very nice just when we woke up in the middle of the night to find small black thing's walking on us and under the pillows it's nothing harmful but I was disgusting seeing that we didn't know what it was at the time but was found later it's only wood bugs not harmful the the human body...

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Al-Jay D, Guest Relations Manager at Forty8 Backpackers Hotel, responded to this review

thank you for your response and it has been brought to our attention and since we have taken action regarding the matter.

Maputo
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I made a booking for a bigger double room but on the check in I was given a smaller room that islept for one night. The following morning I complained and they moved me to the room I booked. This is not a fair actictude, you should get what your booked without complaining.

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Al-Jay D, Guest Relations Manager at Forty8 Backpackers Hotel, responded to this review

thank you for your response Sir/Madam, your review was very helpful and I will have a look into this matter, and I am glad that we could have fulfilled your original request.

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As parents in KZN, we had to find accommodation in CT for two of our children who were going to an interview in CT. A friend of ours fetched our children from the airport and took them to a number of places that we thought may be suitable to them; our friend, a Psychologist, assured us that Forty8 was by...

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Al-Jay D, General Manager at Forty8 Backpackers Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review it is really valued and because of guest and clients like yourself that we do what we do and to the very best of our ability. it was a pleasure having and adding your children to our forty8 family.

Graz, Austria
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

For this price it was a good stay. Felt very safe. Ther personal was very nice and helpful. The bathrooms and toilets were not very cleaned the hole day. The rooms were small but fine. The location is great!

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Al-Jay D, General Manager at Forty8 Backpackers Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your valued feedback, with your help we will increase the turn-around time for cleaning and serving our bathroom and toilets. Thanks once more

Charlottesville, Virginia
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This place is situated in downtown Cape Town - and that's about the only good thing about it. There's a decent amount of road noise (perhaps unavoidable in the city), and you don't get your own key or code to the main gate - you have to get the attention of the front desk attendant every time. It's right next...

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Al-Jay D, Front Office Manager at Forty8 Backpackers Hotel, responded to this review

we are really sorry for your unpleasant stay as for the busy and noisy street and Business next to our Backpackers, there are very little i can do but as for the bathrooms. i think you have been misinformed as there are 2 toilets and 3 showers to each men's and female' floors. the room sizes are indicated on our...

Cape Town
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Forty8 offered friendly service. Comfortable beds. And I loved that the wifi in the lobby reached my dorm upstairs as I was physically exhausted. Unfortunately the dorm looked nothing like it did on booking.com. There were double the amount of beds in the dorm so I felt cramped. And I only found out about the free tea/coffee on my departure...

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Al-Jay D, General Manager at Forty8 Backpackers Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your valued input we are please that you found our backpackers friendly and comfortable, we are though truly sorry that our stairwell exhausted you and that you were surprised by the number of beds in the dorm rooms but since then we have removed some of these beds. at times our guest are in such a rush...

Northern Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 16 January 2017

It was amazing! I would most definitely prefer it to other people....It was indeed my home from home! The staff was very friendly and helpful! Especially Zola, the Receptionist, She is the BEST! Thank you for everything!

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Al-Jay D, General Manager at Forty8 Backpackers Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your input thank you for all the praise and glory, you are always welcome at forty8 backpackers your home away from home.

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Reviewed 14 January 2017

The overall service was good but the location makes its bad because you cant sleep at night due to noise, secondly the number of beds per room was too much , you cant even move your leg in between the beds , that is also a health hazard sleeping too many people in one room its not ayooba. I was...

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Al-Jay D, General Manager at Forty8 Backpackers Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for your valued review Siyanda. This has been dealt with since then, with regard to the mixed rooms we have now made is completely private men's floor and Female's floor. This toke place when guest and clients had bookings which was made early in 2016 before we, "The new Owners and Management took over the Backpackers and as guest...

Mpumalanga, South Africa
Reviewed 10 January 2017

The room I was sleeping at was too small. They didn't explain any rules of the hotel but they pasted papers all over the hotel my question is do they think will read the rules while our mind is on vacation

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Al-Jay D, General Manager at Forty8 Backpackers Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your valued feedback, I am really sorry for the unpleasant experienced at our backpackers but even with all out T&C's and our policies online guest and clients still don't read them and in so doing we need to remind guest of our backpackers' rules and policies.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Forty8 Backpackers Hotel, TGCSA 4 Star - Graded accommodation. It is a luxurious and affordable backpackers hotel located right in the heart of Cape Town's Central Business District next to the famous Long Street. Long Street in Cape Town is renowned for it's abundance of street shops, cafe's, bars, pubs, clubs and restaurants. Forty8 Backpackers is well known for its unique elegance, you won't find trendier economical accommodation near Cape Town's hotspots than our comfortable backpackers hotel. We cater for all travellers from solo or groups visiting Cape Town domestically or internationally as we have rooms to accommodate up to 50 people. Our backpackers hotel is under new Management, newly refurbished and modernized. We focus on great service, a clean space, safety and a friendly attitude. When you travel to Cape Town make sure to visit us. We cater for adventurers of all ages including backpackers, students and groups and we have taken special care to cater for our guests needs. You will find a well catered for environment to make your stay hassle free. We have a snack bar, FREE internet access (including Wi-Fi), a Communal Lounge and Kitchen, laundry facilities and free tea and coffee. Forty8 Backpackers has 6 Bedrooms Dormitory style ranging from 4 beds, 6 beds, 10 beds and 12 beds in a bedroom and 3 Private Double bedrooms. A Dormitory room consists of double bunk beds and the Double room with Double beds. The Bathrooms are shared one for the Females and the other for the Males. We are open 24 hours, 365 days a year. At the reception you can obtain travel information, tour bookings, safety box and a laundry service. We have our own shuttle services that offer Door-to-Door pick-up and drop-off, Meet and Greet services at Cape Town International Airport, Tours and Transfers to and from different places and destinations. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Forty8 Backpackers Hotel

Address: 48 Hout Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Price Range: ₹ 1,070 - ₹ 3,281 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Forty8 Backpackers Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 11
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“private rooms are quiet”
 of 5 bubbles janelewies, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“the private rooms are quite less noise..”
 of 5 bubbles azolaletticia, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are a fair size, all floors are nice and quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles Mack13007, 5 Oct 2016 | Read review
“If you don't want a lot of street noise, get a private room rather than a dorm.”
 of 5 bubbles dannymfoster, 20 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Dorm 4, and 5”
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 of 5 bubbles OmMamoon, 19 Sep 2012 | Read review
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