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    The Backpack

    74 New Church Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
    011 27 21 423 4530
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    Reviewed 28 April 2016

    I have stayed at The Backpack 5 times now, and would never consider another hostel to stay in, while in town. The rooms are great, staff are fantastic and helpful and it is situated perfect in town with easy acces to almost everything.

    Thank idamariehojgaardj
    Response from Lee H, Owner at The BackpackResponded 2 May 2016

    Wow that is awesome thank you so much for your review and we were so happy to welcome you back again. Returning guests are just the best. The Backpack Team

    Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

    This was my first backpack experience. I was very pleasantly surprised with the facilities in place, the amazing view over the table mountain and all that can be organised directly from reception: wine tours, shark diving, sky diving, a.o - Everyone was very friendly. I...More

    Thank Gabriel G
    Response from JadeCPT, Manager at The BackpackResponded 29 March 2016

    Hi there, thank you taking the time to review us! We are so pleased to know you had a good stay with us and found us to be helpful in terms of booking tours in and around Cape Town. Kind Regards, Jade Calmeyer

    Reviewed 25 March 2016

    one of the few places in cape town where the authenticity of making new friends was everpresent. will go again. the food places on the strees ahead to the main rood was great.the burger places were smply great only bad thing the pool ..More

    Thank vampsam69
    Response from JadeCPT, Manager at The BackpackResponded 29 March 2016

    Hey there, it is great that we could be your first try at backpacking and make a good impression. We hope this means you will continue to backpack on your next adventure! It would be great to get more feedback about our pool so that...More

    Reviewed 25 March 2016

    I first visited The Backpack more than 20 years ago, and was struck by the small touches that made it a standout compared to other hostels I'd stayed in, across multiple continents. The owners of The Backpack know how to create a comfortable stay through...More

    Thank Ruth F
    Response from JadeCPT, Manager at The BackpackResponded 29 March 2016

    Hey there. Wow! Thanks for this amazing review! We are so happy that you appreciated these small touches in our hostel which aim to make our guests have a comfortable and homely stay with us. We love sharing our city with travelers and encouraging them...More

    Reviewed 25 March 2016

    This is a great hostel that also has private rooms. The breakfast is nice and with a view to the table mountain. My room was clean and silent - no loud parties here. The staff is very friendly and helpful. I really enjoyed my stay.

    Thank tania p
    Response from JadeCPT, Manager at The BackpackResponded 29 March 2016

    Hi there, we are so thrilled that you had a great time with us! Please come back and stay with us again soon. Kind Regards, Jade Calmeyer

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    • Pool
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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    • Bar/Lounge
    • Breakfast included
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    • Shuttle Bus Service
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    • Airport Transportation
    • Breakfast included
    • Laundry Service
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    • Pool
    • Bar/Lounge
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    • USD 28 - USD 128 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms ,
    • Smoking rooms available
    • Number of rooms
    • 38
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    • City Bowl / Tamboerskloof
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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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    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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    we do arrange airport transfers from R220
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