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Long Street Backpackers

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 July 2016

This has been one of the best hostels i have stayed at. It is great for travellers especially if you are travelling solo as it has a relaxed party atmosphere making it easy to meet new people. The staff are very friendly and helpful and will help book trips that you want to do during your stay. Its location is...

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Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 4 May 2016

This place is the best place to stay if you are young in heart, looking to meet new people and party (a lot)! Located in the center of Long street close to all the bars and clubs. Love the staff ! they are the a friendly and crazy team, Thank you all for making my stay so awesome :)

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Bamberg, Germany
Reviewed 5 April 2016

This was the best hostel I have ever been to - and I have seen many. Perfect for people who want to party, meet new people and have a good time. The atmosphere is really familiar and the rooms have everything you need.

Thank lenamirjam
Reviewed 1 April 2016

I had read some decent reviews on this place, and at first glance it was ok, the bigger guy was nice and helpful, but I had to place my things in storage and when I came back that night, an idiot took over. This blond jerk was rude, not at all helpful. The room was supposed to be a private...

Thank Yvan H
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 March 2016

Big thanks to all the staff here for making me feel so welcome, I had am awesome second time here, the backpackers is full of most excellent people. The beer is cheap and the vibe and music is sick there's beer pong every night but also the backpackers is so big that you can get away from the party if...

Thank Alistair J
Kitchener, Canada
Reviewed 2 March 2016

Mike & Marius who manage the bar are super friendly. Great inner courtyard. Its an easy place to meet fellow travellers - with a few people living at the hostel everyone is in the loop on cape town events. Cheap beer :) I stayed for 3 nights, went to Muizenberg and came back for 3 more nights. Enough said.

Thank ABRreviews
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 19 February 2016

I'm not the biggest fan of Long Street Backpackers... While I love the Long Street area and its location, the hostel itself wasn't the best. Staff wasn't the friendliest or the most professional. Rooms were decent sized and physically, the hostel is quite attractive, but customer service was not where it should be.

Thank kaylacody0
Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

Just spent a week in Cape Town and we decided to do 4 days on Long Street. Do not regret choosing Long Street Backpackers. The staff Marius, Mike, Emma and Beatrice we're all very friendly and helpful. We had a great braai night on Friday which I always love in hostels. The bathrooms were always clean and so was the...

Thank Boz-t16
New York City, New York
Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

Long Street Backpackers is an excellent choice if you're looking for a chill spot right in the middle of town. Grab all the action you want out on Long St or settle up in the hostel with good music, cool people, and cold beers. Thank you Marious, Mike, and Emma, and others, for the accommodations, braai, booking tours, and kindness!...

Thank ACronek
Reviewed 6 February 2016 via mobile

I recently visited Long street backpackers, stayed in the dorm and I was very impressed. Marius and Emma were very professional and friendly. The most striking thing was the cleanliness, probably one of the cleanest backpackers that I've stayed in anywhere in the world! Keep up the good work guys!

Thank Algy D

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
For the Cheapest beer on Long Street & a Unforgettable Experience, you've found the right place!! 'If Long Street is the heart of Cape Town, then Long Street Backpackers is the soul, overflowing with creative energy and positive vibes.' - Coast to Coast Backpackers' Guide. We were established in 1993, the first hostel on Long Street. Ever since then it has been our pleasure to offer a sociable, fun atmosphere to our guests. Our free vegetable potjie (traditional stew), every Sunday evening, should not be missed. We have a large, self service kitchen, poolroom, bar, TV room with satellite TV and two big balconies to watch the world go by. Our dorms range from two beds to a maximum of 10 beds. We also have single, double or twin rooms. We can arrange all day tours,garden route tours, adventure tours, safari's, overland trips, car rental, Baz Bus tickets and much much more from our travel desk ... more   less 

Additional Information about Long Street Backpackers

Address: 209 Long Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Price Range: $21 - $55 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 74
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Long Street Backpackers Hotel Cape Town Central
Long Street Backpackers Cape Town, South Africa
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“stay in a dorm - not a private room! youll meet great people”
askeltz, 28 Jul 2016 | Read review
“The rooms in the back side are quieter”
krembo_01, 3 May 2016 | Read review
“Up at the back.”
187alistairj, 22 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Room to the back away from Longstreet can be quieter - Longstreet is party street so there is street noise”
fantasticfee, 23 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Try a private room”
MsCornish, 11 Jan 2016 | Read review
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