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The Backpack

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Free Wifi
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Reviewed 27 January 2016

I stayed at the Backpack on the last leg of my South Africa trip. Overall I have a mixed review: Pros: the facility is kept pretty clean, and the staff for the most part is very friendly. The bar serves good drinks and they offer...More

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

Hi there. We are happy to know that you found The Backpack clean and the staff friendly, as well us the great location to see around the city. It is odd that you felt our vibe was strange as we often have amazing guests doing...More

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

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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 32 - USD 166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Smoking rooms available
Details
Price range
USD 32 - USD 166 (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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"Rooms away from the entrance are quieter and somewhat cooler."
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"Avoid the bedroom that is off the lounge room."
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"Ask for one away from the main road"
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"Rooms inside the main building are a little nicer and warmer than those located in the annexes."
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