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Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
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Special Price: 10% off direct booking
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Special Price: 10% off direct booking
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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 1 week ago via mobile

It is obviously a hostel. However, it is of a very good standard, breakfast is quite decent, and you are surrounded by youngsters coming from all over the country and the world. I definitely recommend it if you would like to stay close to the...More

Thank Giuseppe P
Response from Lee H, Owner at The BackpackResponded 4 days ago

Thanks so much for your review. Great that you liked our standard and enjoyed the breakfast - great way to start your day! The Backpack Team

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Backpack was a great hostel! Staid in a single room which was spacious and nicely decorated, and great value compared to other hostels in Cape Town. The hostel has a cozy feel since it's not huge and in fact consists of several small houses...More

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Response from Lee H, Owner at The BackpackResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your review. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us. Our luggage storage for the day is free however if you want to leave your stuff with us whilst traveling there is a small charge. The Backpack Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing place in the heart of Cape Town! Close to all tourist attractions, clean, spacious, great food and amazing staff! We really had a great stay! We had our 12 year old daughter with us and I never felt like I had to protect her...More

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Response from Lee H, Owner at The BackpackResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us that it was fun for the whole family and of course no sleaze here! The Backpack Team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been to 3 backpackers in the past week and this is by far the best one! The staff here is so friendly, they greeted me every time I walked by, and have a permanent smile on their faces! And the view... you have a...More

Thank claudiahS9618DL
Response from Lee H, Owner at The BackpackResponded 3 weeks ago

Thats what we like thanks so much for your great review but most of all we are happy you enjoyed The Backpack and us The Backpack Team

Reviewed 20 April 2018

The atmosphere is very chill and friendly. Guests would gather in the common areas to socialize. The staff is friendly as well and extremely helpful. The rooms are clean and comfortable, and have their own charming touch to them. The location is amazing, close to...More

Thank DanielBzs
Response from Lee H, Owner at The BackpackResponded 4 days ago

Thanks so much for your review it really means a lot to us that you enjoyed your stay with us. The Backpack Team

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Top amenities
Pool
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Shuttle Bus Service
Free Parking
Airport Transportation
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
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Pool
Bar/Lounge
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Price range
USD 30 - USD 149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Smoking rooms available
Details
Price range
USD 30 - USD 149 (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
19 February 2015|
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Response from tembi1 | Property representative |
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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