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Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

I've being staying at hostels for over 10 years and Long Street Backpackers is the coolest place I've ever visited. The atmosphere the staff (Lee, Marius, Emma, & Mike) provide to everyone is unlike anywhere else! From the moment I checked in all I saw was friendly faces and people having a good time. The bar, the bar, the bar...

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Reviewed 4 July 2015

Awesome place...nice people, very good common area and great location The room and bathroom are clean and the staff is very friendly... I've been there for 10 days and felt this hostel like my home in Cape Town!

Thank Marina M
Reviewed 9 June 2015 via mobile

LSB was awesome! Right on the heart of Long Street and close to everything in Cape Town, it was an adventure in itself. Great staff, awesome prices, wonderful people, as well as safe and welcoming. I know that I'll be coming back to Cape Town sometime in my life, and Long Street Backpackers will be where I stay. Thanks for...

Thank skyler93gymnast
Reviewed 27 May 2015 via mobile

The hostel is super cute with its plants everywhere and different levels, nice common area and balconys. But if you want to sleep, don't book this hostel. Yes it is on long Street so it's loud in general. But I stayed a long time there and every (!!!) night there was a big party next to my room at the...

Thank Enano F
Paris, France
Reviewed 26 May 2015

Great Place to stay if you are looking for a backpack! Great Staff and interesting prices! Very interesting location 20 min walking distance from Victoria Harbour, 5 min walking distance from Bo Kaap, and quite close to green market.

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New York
Reviewed 6 May 2015

If you are looking for a great backpacking hostel, this is the one. Staff is great, both in terms of helping with planning any activities or trips and hanging out with the guests and having a good time. The location is right in the heart of long street, surrounded by bars and restaurants central to night life. Guests were from...

Thank alexl908
Reviewed 21 April 2015

We were only in Cape Town for three days, and LSB was the perfect place to stay. Right in the middle of long street, but also very possible to escape that part of town. The staff at LSB is incredibly welcoming and helpful, and tours booked through reception are not marked up. Definitely a party hostel, but also a wonderful...

Thank Benita P
Kampala, Uganda
Reviewed 18 April 2015

Long Street Backpackers prides itself on being a party venue in the centre of Long Street. they have beer pong and games set up and people will come for that reason. The staff are very helpful and were happy to organise tours for my friends and I and even for friends who were staying at a different location. Good value...

Thank Gill K
Reviewed 12 April 2015 via mobile

Great location for somewhere to crash after a big night on Long street! Wouldn't stay there if you are looking to be productive in the mornings and explore what Cape Town has to offer. Hostel isn't linked up to Hostel World although on the website so you will pay an unnecessary deposit. Also they charge R20 a day for wifi...

Thank Klj12373
Gaborone, Botswana
Reviewed 19 March 2015

Had the best time in LSB, Great staff and all good spots within reach. i enjoyed my short stay in the Cape. The place is really safe with codes to get in, keys to the dorms and lockers/safe. With it being in the middle of Long Street, bars and restaurants are just outside the door

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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: $20 - $54 (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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