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    The Backpack

    74 New Church Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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    • Excellent66%
    • Very good27%
    • Average5%
    • Poor1%
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    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
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    Reviewed 21 April 2017

    The Backpack has only one fault: The locks on the small closets in the rooms (for your belongings) don't work. However, I could leave my laptop behind at reception and they watched it for me (they keep it in a room behind them). They also...More

    Thank Bakoyma
    Response from JadeBackpack, Manager at The BackpackResponded 24 April 2017

    Hi there! Wow, thanks for all the praises and we are glad that you were able to get a safe in the end. The lockers in the dorm rooms only work with a specific sized lock, which we sell at the hostel. Kind Regards, The...More

    Reviewed 19 April 2017

    I stayed here 5 years ago and loved it so much, I rebooked. Still love the vibe, the location and the services it offers, but there are a few things that disappointed me. My room smelled musty and damp. Yes, it had just rained, but...More

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    Response from JadeBackpack, Manager at The BackpackResponded 24 April 2017

    Hi there! Wow, great news that you came back to stay with us after 5 years! We are glad we met most of your expectations and apologise for our shortfalls. We will definitely look into changing the designated smoking areas so that rooms are not...More

    Reviewed 15 April 2017

    Great atmosphere, super nice staff, delicious breakfast, good vibe. I stayed in different rooms during my stay, and all were clean and comfortable. Own bathroom isn’t really worth the extra cost, the shared bathrooms are clean and spacious. I would definitely come back to that...More

    Thank me747
    Response from JadeBackpack, Manager at The BackpackResponded 24 April 2017

    Hi there, thank you for the review and coming to stay with us! We hope to see you soon again. Kind Regards, The Backpack Team

    Reviewed 10 April 2017

    I stayed at the backpack for 4 nights. I had such a good time! I met many people but the best is the staff who will always help and the place is kept clean, its quiet, its my only place I will stay in future....More

    Thank modwyer78
    Response from JadeBackpack, Manager at The BackpackResponded 24 April 2017

    Hey, thanks for the awesome review and we hope you will come back to visit us! Kind Regards, The Backpack Team.

    Reviewed 10 April 2017

    I spent a few nights at The Backpack, while on a personal trip in South Africa. The vibe is great, the people friendly, and the location is very convenient. There was a mix of people, singles, young groups, families... The rooms were clean and spacious...More

    Thank Michael L
    Response from JadeBackpack, Manager at The BackpackResponded 24 April 2017

    Hi there, thank you for coming to stay with us. We are happy to know we met all your expectations and hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards, The Backpack Team.

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    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • 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$ 28 - US$ 109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms ,
    • Smoking rooms available
    • Number of rooms
    • 38
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    • Location
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    • Cape Town Central >
    • City Bowl / Tamboerskloof
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    • The Backpack Hotel Cape Town Central ,
    • The Backpack Cape Town, South Africa
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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
    "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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    "4 bed dorm room is close to entry, could be loud but not sure. Most of the privates are near the back and..."
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    "Rooms along the back hallway are smoky."
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    "Book early, it fills up fast."
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