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Long Street Backpackers

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Our famous hostel is situated right in the middle of the CBD, in the entertainment precinct of Cape Town. We have been described as 'The Soul of Long Street' (Coast to Coast). The hostel is contained in a lovely 19th Century building, at the quieter South-West end of the street, with a sunny and leafy courtyard, fantastic balconies with views onto Signal Hill and the busy streets below. We are an 'old-school' hostel and differentiate ourselves from the new generation of 'poshtels'. We are all about communalism and laid back fun and adventure. We share meals and outings together, we party together (often!!!) and we treat guests and staff alike as part of our weird and wonderful family. It is a large hostel sleeping up to 80 guests and there is never a dull moment or a day without adventure. Just remember to bring your passport with you! We take the safety and security of our guests very seriously and for that reason we must insist on ALL guests presenting valid passports to check in.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Airport Transportation
Breakfast Available
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
Shuttle Bus Service
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Centrally Located
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If you're sleeping on Long street you probably already decided you don't mind a bit of noise, but seriously, Long street is LOUD at night. I had a tough go at sleeping here. With that said, everything else was fantastic, and the manager Gareth was a good laugh and a great
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Really enjoyable backpackers. We stayed longer than we planned. It is a big hostel so a lot of people, but also a lot of activities! Very friendly staff and great location. It is situated in the center so you can get anywhere in Cape Town very easily.
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Cool hostel with very relaxed and friendly staff. Nice common areas, balcony overlooking Longstreet, and a bar. They have different activities like BBQs, Beer Pong championships and the likes. Reduced fees for laundry service nearby. Good location as lots of tours start nearby.
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I planned on staying at LSB for a night or two but couldn’t make myself leave! I’ve stayed at over 100 hostels but this one has to be my favourite. As a solo traveller I really appreciate when hostel staff goes out of the way to really include you and the staff here really goes
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There were so many fun characters at the bar in this place that I rarely went out in Cape Town, although I certainly partied hard! The staff are extremely helpful and welcoming. This was especially the case with Konrad who even took a group of us to Lions Head and served as a
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Private double rooms overlooking the courtyard
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Private single rooms overlooking the leafy courtyard
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Olá, no inverno o hostel tem aquecedor central? Grata
Unfortunately no place in South Africa has central heating
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"ask about the quieter rooms, you'll need it."
"stay in a dorm - not a private room! youll meet great people"
"The rooms in the back side are quieter"
"Up at the back."
"Room to the back away from Longstreet can be quieter - Longstreet is party street so there is street noise"
USD 18 - USD 40 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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