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The Backpack

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Reviewed 25 March 2016

one of the few places in cape town where the authenticity of making new friends was everpresent. will go again. the food places on the strees ahead to the main rood was great.the burger places were smply great only bad thing the pool ..More

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Response from JadeCPT, Manager at The BackpackResponded 29 March 2016

Hey there, it is great that we could be your first try at backpacking and make a good impression. We hope this means you will continue to backpack on your next adventure! It would be great to get more feedback about our pool so that...More

Reviewed 25 March 2016

I first visited The Backpack more than 20 years ago, and was struck by the small touches that made it a standout compared to other hostels I'd stayed in, across multiple continents. The owners of The Backpack know how to create a comfortable stay through...More

Thank Ruth F
Response from JadeCPT, Manager at The BackpackResponded 29 March 2016

Hey there. Wow! Thanks for this amazing review! We are so happy that you appreciated these small touches in our hostel which aim to make our guests have a comfortable and homely stay with us. We love sharing our city with travelers and encouraging them...More

Reviewed 24 March 2016

This is a great hostel that also has private rooms. The breakfast is nice and with a view to the table mountain. My room was clean and silent - no loud parties here. The staff is very friendly and helpful. I really enjoyed my stay.

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Response from JadeCPT, Manager at The BackpackResponded 29 March 2016

Hi there, we are so thrilled that you had a great time with us! Please come back and stay with us again soon. Kind Regards, Jade Calmeyer

Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

I booked The Backpack after reading reviews here on TA & it was one of the best bookings I ever made. Travelling alone as a girl I felt very safe, warmly welcomed, had a beautiful room & met some wonderful people from around the world!...More

Thank Noa S
Response from JadeCPT, Manager at The BackpackResponded 22 March 2016

Hey, thanks for the review! We are smiling from ear to ear knowing that you think so highly of us and that you had an incredible trip to Cape Town. Hope this means you will come and visit us again soon! Kind Regards, Jade Calmeyer

Reviewed 17 March 2016

We had a nice, spacious twin room at the back of the house - very quiet, nice and clean and tea and coffee making facilities included. all bathrooms are shared and you do have to look around to find a combined toilet/shower/sink one - but...More

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Response from JadeCPT, Manager at The BackpackResponded 22 March 2016

Hi there, thank you for the recommendation. It's great that you enjoyed your room, our free continental breakfasts and the shared facilities, as well as getting to know some of the very awesome guests we have staying with us! Hope you will come back again...More

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Pool
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
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Shuttle Bus Service
Free Parking
Airport Transportation
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
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Pool
Bar/Lounge
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Price range
US$ 32 - US$ 166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Smoking rooms available
Details
Price range
US$ 32 - US$ 166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Smoking rooms available
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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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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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we do arrange airport transfers from R220
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"Avoid the bedroom that is off the lounge room."
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"Ask for one away from the main road"
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"Rooms inside the main building are a little nicer and warmer than those located in the annexes."
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"If you've booked a private room, ask if you can check the available options when you arrive. You may be..."
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