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    African Heart Backpackers

    27 Station Road, Observatory 7925, South Africa
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    • Excellent61%
    • Very good22%
    • Average13%
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    “cape town” (31 reviews)
    “big kitchen” (3 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Breakfast included
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Airport Transportation
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    Pets Allowed
    2.0 Star Hotel
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    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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    Reviewed 11 May 2017

    *The room is dark and needs room freshers *Line is dirty *Fridge has stale food *I left the place with some unknown rash on my face and upper body I assume from that dirty linen. *Bathroom unhygienic.More

    Thank Lindelwa M
    Response from GKlungers, Eigenaar at African Heart BackpackersResponded 2 June 2017

    Good day Lindelwa, Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback about your stay, and I am sorry your stay was not to your satisfaction. Rooms and bathrooms are serviced after every check out, and our linen is washed by a professional laundry...More

    Reviewed 4 May 2017

    Very welcoming people. Made me feel at home and part of the family. Rough around the edges but it has a real raw african feel. Good areas to just chill and relax in the house. The friendly faces will make you feel comfortable.

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    Reviewed 21 April 2017

    Excellent stay and wonderful staff! Felt right at home the first night...and it continued throughout the stay. Thankful for my time spent and for those I met while at the back packers. Accommodations and people were both beautiful!

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    Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

    Great location, vibes. What you see is what you get... The staffs are very hands on always willing to help out and when you go out you feel like a local which is lekker... Close to everything you'd need to have a fab time n...More

    Thank Opeyemi A
    Reviewed 5 April 2017

    We stayed four nights in this backpacker hostel which lies close to a trainstation which brings you easy to Cape Town downtown for only half a euro. The owner helped us with lots of valuable information and helped us very well when my wife got...More

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    About
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Airport Transportation
    • Breakfast included
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    • Price range
    • USD 34 - USD 73 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 7
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    • Observatory
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