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  • Average5%
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Free Wifi
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All reviewslong streetfair tradetable mountainprivate bathroombed dormtownship tourcommon areasrooms are cleanenjoyed my stayfelt very safethe location is perfectkloof streetstayed here for nightsstay in cape townsouth africahome away from homehostel
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Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

The room was VERY small and stuffy, it looked way bigger on the pictures. The shower had no pressure at all, impossible to wash lots of long hair. Breakfast got less and less as the time went buy, they don't add more food, what's gone...More

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Response from JadeCPT, Manager at The BackpackResponded 22 February 2016

Hi there. We are glad your stay was satisfactory. However, we do apologise that you felt breakfast wasn't great - we are constantly topping up the delicious options on the buffet table and making sure guests have plenty choice. We will follow up with your...More

Reviewed 18 February 2016

We were impressed and satisfied with our stay at The Backpack. Travelling with my fiancee and our baby the staff were very friendly, helpful and accommodating from the start. A pleasant mix of different guests of different ages made it an even nicer stay. Worth...More

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Response from JadeCPT, Manager at The BackpackResponded 22 February 2016

Hi there. It's wonderful to know that your stay with us was a good one and that our staff were able to assist you wherever possible. Know that your stay has made a difference to the lives of the students who are part of our...More

Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

I stayed the night here in the sharing rooms and must say for the money it's not what I expected, bed was comfy, staff friendly and open, clean place with lots of extra activities to do like read books etc. I liked it a lot,...More

1  Thank Maldwyn G
Response from JadeCPT, Manager at The BackpackResponded 15 February 2016

Hi there, thank you so much for reviewing us. It's great that you enjoyed your stay with us and that we exceeded your expectations! Kind Regards, Jade Calmeyer

Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

The Backpack was a really great place to stay. Even though it was a bit more expensive to stay here as opposed to other hostels in Cape Town it was definitely worth it. The rooms and facilities are clean and comfortable, the staff are friendly...More

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Response from Lee H, Owner at The BackpackResponded 10 February 2016

Thanks so much for your review and thank you for making a difference as by staying with us you are also playing a part in up lifiting the lives of hundreds of children in Heideveld each week. So happy you also enjoyed our facilities and...More

Reviewed 5 February 2016 via mobile

I absolutely loved my stay at the backpack. I was exceptionally impressed by the vibey decor and incredible attention to detail. The lodge also seems to really emphasize community development and uses their business to sponsor several projects and non profits in Cape Town. Quite...More

Thank lael0
Response from JadeCPT, Manager at The BackpackResponded 15 February 2016

Hi there, thanks for this awesome review! Yes, your stay has helped to make a positive difference to the lives of others living in less privileged circumstances. It sounds like you had a tremendous time in Cape Town - exploring Long Street, restaurants and the...More

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Top amenities
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$ 33 - US$ 144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Smoking rooms available
Details
Price range
US$ 33 - US$ 144 (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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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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we do arrange airport transfers from R220
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"surrounded by 2 main streets, so noisy anyway..."
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"discuss location of the room in relation to the common areas before booking if you desire a quiet, smoke free..."
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"No AC prepare yourself!"
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"Rooms away from the entrance are quieter and somewhat cooler."
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