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Dona Paula, India
Reviewed 13 September 2016

After 24 hours travel from India, I finally arrived Cape Town at 9pm and all I wanted is to go to my hotel and have a proper sleep. I searched for the cab which was supposed to come from the backpackers but nobody showed up (it was pre-booked via email and I was assured that somebody will be waiting for...

Thank simontini s
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

The hostel was clean, in a great location and he staff were helpful in ringing Blue Mountain to help us arrange day activities. We had a private room which we could not fault for the price. This is recommended for couples who are travelling. Good communal facilities.

Thank Sara P
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 3 May 2016

My boyfriend and I stayed there for 10 nights. We were really looking for a safe place to sleep and from our expectations we were satisfied with what we got. The only problem we had was the loud noise outside but because we were desperate for an affordable place to sleep we did not mind it. Otherwise, the receptionist was...

Thank misstee274
South Africa
Reviewed 27 April 2016

It was probably one of the dodgiest backbackers I've been to in South Africa. The only reason I stayed was because the reception guy was pretty cool. Doors didn't lock well, communal showers weren't clean and music was playing loud from across the street.

Thank Mario R
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

Found this place via Google and they are quite responsive on email enquiries. I know backpackers are not the quietest place but didn't anticipate te noise level on this one. Not their fault just location, there's hectic bars close by. They supply free ear plugs. Suppose it's near bars has it's advantages, party hard and crawl to your accommodation venue....

Thank Ayanda007
Cairo, Egypt
Reviewed 1 April 2016

the place is not clean and so noisy but this is what you get for the money. We asked them not to clean the roome as we were afraid of being stolen and one day me and my friend found that all our money was stolen and when we watched the footage we saw the cleaners entering our room and...

1Thank marinaetto
Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

We got robbed in the hostel from the cleaners; we have checked the footage and we have seen the cleaners entering our room without our permission and staying there for a while and even without their cleaning tools. No one did anything concerning that matter even the owner didn't care to show up and appreciate us. Certainly never coming here...

2Thank Mina A
Suzhou, China
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Stayed here for a week, price is fair, safety as well every thing you need if you are traveling with little means. Will definitely go there next year. A few shops along the road, and if you are like me and enjoy having a nice full breakfast in the morning, there is a good place 20 meters away.

Thank Malek Z
Phagwara, India
Reviewed 11 December 2015

if you are visiting capetown to unwind and socialize, this is "the place". one could easily find ways to criticize but otherwise this is a great place to be in. party starts at 3 pm and continues till 4 am. amazing staff. especially the girl who runs this place, Sandy, is very very amazing host. for travellers who wont spend...

Thank 89vinne
Flam, Norway
Reviewed 2 December 2015 via mobile

The friendly staff (special thanks to Carlvin) was very helpful in every way. The dorms were great, and location of the backpackers was just perfect. It gave a warm home-feeling instantly, thanks everyone who made my stay the best ever. I stayed two nights longer than planned...

1Thank AlexBaier

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Additional Information about Blue Mountain Backpackers

Address: 208 Long Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Price Range: $71 - $94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 30
Also Known As:
Blue Mountain Backpackers Cape Town, South Africa
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“worst stay ever”
 of 5 bubbles Sim0ntini, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“If you're booking in advance, make sure to ask the staff about the quieter rooms that faces away from Long Street. If you're a last minute type of traveller, just ask for their earplugs ;)”
 of 5 bubbles CandiceKB, 13 Oct 2014 | Read review
“if you want sleep, try to get a room on the backside of the house.”
 of 5 bubbles carlaf474, 1 Mar 2014 | Read review
“Do your research about the place and its location first before booking.”
 of 5 bubbles fatimahd_13, 23 Jul 2013 | Read review
“depends what one wants and how much one is willing to spend”
 of 5 bubbles chintamani88, 28 May 2012 | Read review
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