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Cape Town
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Forty8 offered friendly service. Comfortable beds. And I loved that the wifi in the lobby reached my dorm upstairs as I was physically exhausted. Unfortunately the dorm looked nothing like it did on booking.com. There were double the amount of beds in the dorm so I felt cramped. And I only found out about the free tea/coffee on my departure...

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Northern Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was amazing! I would most definitely prefer it to other people....It was indeed my home from home! The staff was very friendly and helpful! Especially Zola, the Receptionist, She is the BEST! Thank you for everything!

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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The overall service was good but the location makes its bad because you cant sleep at night due to noise, secondly the number of beds per room was too much , you cant even move your leg in between the beds , that is also a health hazard sleeping too many people in one room its not ayooba. I was...

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Mpumalanga, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

The room I was sleeping at was too small. They didn't explain any rules of the hotel but they pasted papers all over the hotel my question is do they think will read the rules while our mind is on vacation

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East London, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

‎I stayed at Forty8 for a week first,then extended for over 3 months while looking for my own place and found it exceptionally marvelous as the place was clean and the staff and owner were very kind, hospitable providing an excellent service. This was home away from home‎ for me and remarkably safe for its very central location and ‎I will...

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very clean and neat. bathrooms very nice and great showers with good water pressure. The bathrooms could be serviced a bit more during the day. Staff are cool and friendly and will always assist you. Small bar facility is nice as you don't need to leave the premises although you will get hungry at some point, but there are lots...

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Ibadan, Nigeria
Reviewed 1 December 2016

The staffs were friendly and prompt in their responses. The rooms were clean and tidied up daily. The location of the hotel was perfect, central to many malls, restaurant and tourist attraction centers in Cape town. The new management really did a good job in beautifying the hotel and welcomed us warmly. Mark and the other co-manager were amazing and...

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Brasilia, DF
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Not a type of hangin out hostel, more like a sleeping place and thats it. But Very clean, nice working people, good pricing, well located. You can rather have your own room or sleep with a shared room.

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 24 October 2016

My stay was stay was amazing the hotel is near long street it is so wonderful..one of the staff members told me Longstreet is the entertainment street in Cape Town. It was my second stay in Cape Town after a bad experience in one of the backpackers I've booked into FORTY 8 . I really felt at home and so...

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Met really cool people and this newly renovated backpacker hotel. Seems like the in place to chill. Hung out at the bar. Nice selection of beers. Rooms clean and best of all the bathrooms are newly renovated.

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Forty8backpackers, Front of house receptionist at Forty8 Backpackers Hotel, responded to this review

Good day Laurin Thank you for a positive review, we happy if our guest are happy Hope to see you again in the future Thank you Kind Regards Forty8 backpackers TEAM

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  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Forty8 Backpackers Hotel, TGCSA 4 Star - Graded accommodation. It is a luxurious and affordable backpackers hotel located right in the heart of Cape Town's Central Business District next to the famous Long Street. Long Street in Cape Town is renowned for it's abundance of street shops, cafe's, bars, pubs, clubs and restaurants. Forty8 Backpackers is well known for its unique elegance, you won't find trendier economical accommodation near Cape Town's hotspots than our comfortable backpackers hotel. We cater for all travellers from solo or groups visiting Cape Town domestically or internationally as we have rooms to accommodate up to 50 people. Our backpackers hotel is under new Management, newly refurbished and modernized. We focus on great service, a clean space, safety and a friendly attitude. When you travel to Cape Town make sure to visit us. We cater for adventurers of all ages including backpackers, students and groups and we have taken special care to cater for our guests needs. You will find a well catered for environment to make your stay hassle free. We have a snack bar, FREE internet access (including Wi-Fi), a Communal Lounge and Kitchen, laundry facilities and free tea and coffee. Forty8 Backpackers has 6 Bedrooms Dormitory style ranging from 4 beds, 6 beds, 10 beds and 12 beds in a bedroom and 3 Private Double bedrooms. A Dormitory room consists of double bunk beds and the Double room with Double beds. The Bathrooms are shared one for the Females and the other for the Males. We are open 24 hours, 365 days a year. At the reception you can obtain travel information, tour bookings, safety box and a laundry service. We have our own shuttle services that offer Door-to-Door pick-up and drop-off, Meet and Greet services at Cape Town International Airport, Tours and Transfers to and from different places and destinations. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Forty8 Backpackers Hotel

Address: 48 Hout Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Price Range: $23 - $74 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Forty8 Backpackers Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 11
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“private rooms are quiet”
 of 5 bubbles janelewies, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“the private rooms are quite less noise..”
 of 5 bubbles azolaletticia, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are a fair size, all floors are nice and quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles Mack13007, 5 Oct 2016 | Read review
“If you don't want a lot of street noise, get a private room rather than a dorm.”
 of 5 bubbles dannymfoster, 20 Jul 2016 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles OmMamoon, 19 Sep 2012 | Read review
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