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    The Backpack

    74 New Church Street | Tamboerskloof, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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          Overview
          • Excellent64%
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          • Average5%
          • Poor1%
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          Free Wifi
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          Breakfast included
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          Reviewed 10 December 2015 via mobile

          The Backpack is very great located!! The staff is extremly friendly and very helpful!!!! We hade a room for two with private shower and toilet. Towels were provided. Room was clean and spascious. Breakfast was nothing special... But ok. There are a few comun aereas...More

          Thank ValenciaZuerich
          Response from JadeCPT, Manager at The Backpack

          Hello, thank you for taking the time to review The Backpack. We are very chuffed that you thought our service was up to standard and that the staff could help as much as possible. And it is especially great that you were able to meet...More

          Reviewed 8 December 2015

          i just loved to come back again and again to the hostel and see all this beautiful people , felt trully at home and safe. it doesn't matter in which room you stay, all are good. very good location to recover Cape Town, i only...More

          Thank Caroline W
          Response from JadeCPT, Manager at The Backpack

          Hey there, thank you for the review of The Backpack. It is great that you had an awesome time and this means that you will just keep coming back to stay with us! Kind regards, Jade Calmeyer.

          Reviewed 6 December 2015

          We didn't stay at The Backpack, but at an apartment which is rented out through The Backpack. A studio apartment opposite Company's Gardens, was perfect for our stay in Cape Town. The apartment was immaculate and the view of Table Mountain was great. If you...More

          1  Thank CloverUK123
          Response from JadeCPT, Manager at The Backpack

          Hey there. Great choice to stay at our off-site studio apartment and of course to try out Mama Africa's tasty food! Thank you for bringing these issues to our attention - we will definitely look into these things so that it will not happen again....More

          Reviewed 1 December 2015

          Breakfast is exceptionally good! You´ll get the variety of foods like in a 4 star hotel. Quiet and relaxing , fantastic location, yet just a few steps away from the parts of the town, where everything happens.

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          Thank MissMilou
          Response from JadeCPT, Manager at The Backpack

          Hi there. It is fantastic that our breakfast is so well received! Thank you for choosing to stay with us and we hope that you will come back again soon with family and friends. Kind Regards, Jade Calmeyer

          Reviewed 29 November 2015

          Stayed there for 5 days in Cape Town along with my husband. We chose a double room with a private bathroom. The room is great and it gets cleaned everyday. The hostel is in a great location, walking distance from the city center, and a...More

          Thank Hend E
          Response from JadeCPT, Manager at The Backpack

          Hi there. We like to be that home away from home for our guests. It's brilliant that you took a walk through town, to see all the cool things that Cape Town has to offer. We hope you will come back to spend some more...More

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          About
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          Certificate of Excellence
          Amenities
          • Top amenities
          • Pool
          • Free Parking
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Breakfast included
          • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
          • Hotel Amenities
          • Shuttle Bus Service
          • Free Parking
          • Airport Transportation
          • Breakfast included
          • Laundry Service
          • Things to do
          • Pool
          • Bar/Lounge
          Details
          • Price range
          • USD 27 - USD 110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
          • Room types
          • Family Rooms ,
          • Smoking rooms available ,
          • Non-Smoking Rooms
          • 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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          Questions & AnswersAsk a question
          echomurmur
          You stated that you charge 220R for airport transfer. Is that per person or per vehicle? Thank you.
          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
          Hi! I noticed that prices are more expensive in October than for September? Is there a reason for this? Do prices drop closer to the time?
          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
          Hi! Do you offer transport to the airport? If so, what is the cost?
          19 February 2015|
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          Response from tembi1 | Property representative |
          we do arrange airport transfers from R220
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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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