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    The Backpack

    74 New Church Street, Cape Town 8001, South Africa
    011 27 21 423 4530
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    Reviewed 26 January 2016 via mobile

    We stayed for 4 days in Cape Town and The Backpack was exactly what we were looking for. First of all, the location is really good. It is close to the center, to Camps Bay beach, Table Mountain and Bo-Kaap neighbourhood. We commuted by car,...More

    Thank Laura-Liisa L
    Response from JadeCPT, Manager at The BackpackResponded 1 February 2016

    Hey there. It makes us smile knowing that you enjoyed your stay with us and especially that you got to try out our tent! Our breakfast is a great way to start the day before touring in and around Cape Town. We hope to see...More

    Reviewed 25 January 2016

    Beds are amazing, lots of friendly people staying the staff was good, had to tell the receptionist to clean our room as they dont do it on their own but again it is a hostel for the price we had a great time

    Thank Rob C
    Response from JadeCPT, Manager at The BackpackResponded 1 February 2016

    Hi there, it is good to know that you had a pleasant stay with us. We apologise that your room was not tidied for you as it should have been but glad that the receptionist helped you out. Kind Regards, Jade Calmeyer

    Reviewed 19 January 2016

    I was very pleased with the 3 nights we stayed at The Backpack. We were cheerfully greeted and given a tour, and since our room was ready, they let us check in early even though we weren't expecting it. It's a secure location, and the...More

    Thank jenlynn821
    Response from JadeCPT, Manager at The BackpackResponded 1 February 2016

    Hi there, thank you for coming to stay with us! It is great to know that you had an awesome time with us and that the staff did all they could to make sure your holiday was well enjoyed. We do apologise about the WiFi,...More

    Reviewed 18 January 2016

    I stayed at the backpack for just over 4 weeks over the course of my stay in Cape Town. I was in an 8 bed dorm the whole time and though getting a full nights sleep can occasionally be an issue (as in any backpackers),...More

    Thank Cheyenne F
    Response from JadeCPT, Manager at The BackpackResponded 1 February 2016

    Hey there, thank you so much for taking the time to review us! We really enjoyed your company and getting to know you and we all miss you here too. We hope you will travel to Cape Town again sometime in the future and make...More

    Reviewed 15 January 2016

    Stayed here for 6 nights and had a very mixed experience: Positives: room clean, bed comfortable. Lovely decor in the rooms, and the hostel itself is clean and nicely decorated with lots of plants and little corners to curl up with a good book. The...More

    Thank KMB_London
    Response from tembi1, Owner at The BackpackResponded 16 January 2016

    I am sorry that you do not like our wifi set up however it only takes a second to log on. Unfortunately we do occasionally have to reboot our system, like most systems I have encountered during my travels. I am sorry that you were...More

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    About
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    Amenities
    • 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
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Bar/Lounge
    Details
    • Price range
    • USD 27 - USD 112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms ,
    • Smoking rooms available
    • Number of rooms
    • 38
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    • Location
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    • City Bowl / Tamboerskloof
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    • The Backpack Hotel Cape Town Central ,
    • The Backpack Cape Town, South Africa
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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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    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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    19 February 2015|
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    we do arrange airport transfers from R220
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