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  • Excellent67%
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Free Wifi
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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 9 May 2016 via mobile

I pre-arranged my airport transfer with The Backpack and was picked up on time at the airport. The man who met with me and showed me to the bus was lovely and kind. Once on the bus I got my own brief tour as we...More

Thank lajapo13
Response from Lee H, Owner at The BackpackResponded 10 May 2016

Thank you so much for your detailed review which I loved. As one of the hostel owners I felt so proud of everyone that we work with and who work here who had done their jobs to the best standard and in so doing made...More

Reviewed 7 May 2016

Loved this Backpackers! Clean,friendly and beautiful staff. Great location, a short safe walk to Kloof and Long Streets. Love what you are doing! Keep up the good work. Highly recommended! We will be back...

Thank jumping4j0y
Response from Lee H, Owner at The BackpackResponded 8 May 2016

love your feedback thanks so much its us jumping4joy too The Backpack Team

Reviewed 2 May 2016

Fantastic location and beautiful hostel but what really made my stay very enjoyable was the bar staff. They made the effort to know me and the other guests and I got to know a lot about South African culture through them. Breakfast was also excellent...More

Thank KennyHo617
Response from Lee H, Owner at The BackpackResponded 3 May 2016

Thank you so much Kenny - seemed liked you had a great time in Cape Town and at The Backpack so why not bring your friends instead of just sending them - then you can show them around and get to come again. Kind regards...More

Reviewed 2 May 2016

Loved our stay here. Staff were so friendly and helpful - can organise pretty much anything from reception. Great coffee in the mornings, and rooms were clean and really lovely. Met some great people. Best part has to be the location - fantastic view of...More

Thank Angelina L
Response from Lee H, Owner at The BackpackResponded 3 May 2016

Thanks so much Angelina we are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us and yes you are right there is only one way to start the day and that is with a great coffee - so glad we hit the spot. We hope you...More

Reviewed 1 May 2016

Friendly, helpful staff. Place very clean. Night security makes you feel safe. There are big cupboards for lockers in dorms, although a few unfortunately weren't working in our room but their were free digital safes which were useful. Fantastic breakfast - lots of choice, even...More

Thank alexish4042016
Response from Lee H, Owner at The BackpackResponded 3 May 2016

Thanks so much for your review - so happy you enjoyed staying with us. We are waiting for our suppliers for new locks for the dorm lockers but as you pointed out we do have digital safes for your very special things. see you again...More

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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 33 - USD 143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Smoking rooms available
Details
Price range
USD 33 - USD 143 (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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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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