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74 New Church Street, Cape Town Central 8001 South Africa See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Airport Transportation
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Special Price: 10% off direct booking
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All reviews long street community project table mountain single room shared bathroom common areas rooms are clean felt very safe enjoyed my stay the location is perfect stay in cape town kloof street fantastic stay home away from home hostel dorm safes
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Excellent hostel, very comfortable, quiet, clean with all facilities (fast internet everywhere in the property). The staff is very helpfull to organize the different Tour (Cape Point, Safari, Vineyards, etc...). The breakfast is free and just amazing (for a hostel) with many tasty things (croissant,...More

Thank Maps264445
Reviewed 3 days ago

4 female dorm lovely and clean no bunks ensuite bathroom breakfast was a lovely selection great to talk to other tourists over hot breakfast staff great and friendly stayed for one week I certainly choose the right hostel very safe

Thank paulinelinton
Response from Lee H, Owner at The BackpackResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for staying with us. We are so pleased you loved your stay - come back again soon Kind regards The Backpack Team

Reviewed 3 days ago

I was here for an entire week and I must say what an amazing place. The people, the location, the rooms it was all great. You have a lot of different rooms but the hostel never feels crowded since the rooms are in corners and...More

Thank Nicole D
Response from Lee H, Owner at The BackpackResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for your review we really appreciate that let us know you enjoyed staying with us. Enjoy the rest of your travels The Backpack Team

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The hostel and the sustainable idea are good but our room was dated and smelled dated too. The bed made noises whenever you turned and we woke up several times during the night because of it. The breakfast is okay and the hostel has a...More

Thank Laura Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

I chose that hostel for its location. But the place is much more than that. The staff is nice, open and friendly. Room are nice and well kept as well as the bathrooms. Great porridge in the morning. They organized for me many pick up...More

Thank MURIELM800
Response from Lee H, Owner at The BackpackResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for staying with us we love what we do and are so pleased you enjoyed our good friendly service. The Backpack Team

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South Africa's original award-winning Fair Trade hostel and travel shop, with all the facilities you can expect from a hip, urban designer hostel. Private or Shared rooms offering superior comfort and quality, More with shared or en-suite bathrooms, electronic safes and in-house ATM. FREE fibre WiFi through the hostel. Swim in the pool with a view of Table Mountain, meet like-minded international travelers in our buzzing Cafe or Bar. We offer a variety of rooms, ranging from 8- and 4-bed dorms, singles, twins and family rooms. The hostel has communal kitchen and dining facilities; lots of sociable and chill-out spots to relax in. A night on the town in Long Street, gorgeous Clifton and Camps Bay beaches, Table Mountain, Waterfront and the city centre is just a stone's throw away. Making a difference is more than just an initiative of The Backpack, it is the way we are, the way we work and the way we live. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Airport Transportation
Breakfast Available
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Shuttle Bus Service
Beachfront
Room Service
Restaurant
Spa
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Smoking rooms available
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Smoking rooms available
Number of rooms
38
Price range
US$ 34 - US$ 104 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
The Backpack Hotel Cape Town Central
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The Backpack Cape Town, South Africa
Location
South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central > City Bowl / Tamboerskloof
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Smoking rooms available
Number of rooms
38
Price range
US$ 34 - US$ 104 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
The Backpack Hotel Cape Town Central
,
The Backpack Cape Town, South Africa
Location
South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central > City Bowl / Tamboerskloof
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Traveller (217)
Room & Suite (146)
Dining (47)
Pool & Beach (25)
Amenities (25)
Family and Play Areas (8)
Business Centre & Event Rooms (3)
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echomurmur
26 January 2016|
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Response from JaneMangnall | Reviewed this property |
Not sure but you can do better with Uber and get wifi at the airport.
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Sioned J
21 July 2015|
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Response from tembi1 | Property representative |
our prices do change from time to time seasonally and we also run specials so please watch our web page for exciting specials.
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MicheleTravel23
18 February 2015|
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Response from tembi1 | Property representative |
we do arrange airport transfers from R220
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Room Tips
"Mixed dorms (8) are great, if you are female you can also go for the female dorm (4), then you have your..."
Y3292MTnicoled
3 days ago
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"surrounded by 2 main streets, so noisy anyway..."
leslilas2011
14 Apr 2018
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"discuss location of the room in relation to the common areas before booking if you desire a quiet, smoke..."
patk418
25 Feb 2018
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"No AC prepare yourself!"
smkm1023
22 Feb 2018
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