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Otjiwarongo, Namibia
Reviewed 20 June 2016

My girlfriend and I stayed here in May and we loved this place. Jenny, the owner, is an incredibly nice, helpful, and fun woman. There are all sorts of different rooms so you're bound to find something fitting your preferences and budget. And the neighborhood is very alive. You could spend a week here and never leave Observatory with so...

Thank jonesem92
Reviewed 14 June 2016

Me and my boyfriend stayed at Jenny´s lovely backpackers for more than a month, and really enjoyed it! The location is perfect, the rooms are clean and nice, and Jenny and her staff is the best there is! So accommodating and helpful at all times! Since Jenny took over from the previous owners, it feels like the place is up...

Thank Jonna B
BohemianLofts, Owner at Bohemian Lofts Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi there! Thank you so much for your review :) We continue to try and maintain standards as well as go above what is needed. Thankfully I have staff who work with the same principles. it was GREAT having you stay with us and hope to see you next time you hit Cape Town.xxx Bohemian Lofts Team

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 11 March 2016

This was the best experience! The location is awesome! There are little boutiques, restaurants and cafes all around. There is a also a grocery store walking distance. You get to really interact and meet a lot of locals as well as everyone travelling tourists. ITS SO GREAT. Jenny is the owner and she is just the best. We called her...

Thank Lauren V
b0hemianl0fts, Owner at Bohemian Lofts Backpackers, responded to this review

We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay at Bohemian Lofts! We love sharing Observatory ( or Obs as it is known by the locals ) with the world so spread the news :) !!

Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

In my fists visit to Cape Town I was looking for a hostel that seemed nice and was easy to get to. I was afraid that the Bohemian lofts would be a bit far from downtown Cape Town, but the train station a block away made very easy to enjoy both the city and the amazing neighborhood that is Observatory....

Thank João Paulo A
b0hemianl0fts, Owner at Bohemian Lofts Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Joao, We are so happy you decided to stay in Observatory, and that you found yourselves at Bohemian Lofts door :) We are lucky to be close to wonderful quirky cafes, restaurants and public transport as this helps make it an easier experience for our guests! Enjoy the rest of your travels in the Cape. If you are every...

Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

This place is amazing! After arriving exhausted after a couple of weeks camping and a long bus ride, Jenni and her staff made us feel so welcome. Everyone went out of their way to make us feel comfortable and the passion all the staff have for the hostel is very evident and this really creates a homely and positive atmosphere...

Thank Leigh R
b0hemianl0fts, Owner at Bohemian Lofts Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Leigh, We were happy to be able to help out with a bed after all that time camping! Here's hoping to see you on your return to Cape Town! Bohemian Lofts Team

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 6 January 2016

Unbelievable hospitality. My stay here felt like home away from home with very clean rooms. The cleaning staff are greatly competent and have the place cleaned up in no time. I know when it was a long Long term accommodation there seemed to have been some dissatisfaction but I tell you that the new owner, Jenny had turned it around...

Thank Perfection_Hunter
b0hemianl0fts, Owner at Bohemian Lofts Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Perfection_Hunter, We would like to say a BIG thank you for your review. The staff worked extremely hard to get the Lofts up and running so this is much appreciated! Here's to maintaining what we have accomplished. Regards Bohemian Lofts Team

Lyon, Rhone-Alpes, France
Reviewed 2 July 2015

This Backpackers has become a "long term" Loft. BUT, you will not want to stay there for more than one night. Our "en suite" room was dirty - dust everywhere, filthy disgusting bathroom with urine leaking from the base of the toilet, moldy gross shower curtain that had allegedly been replaced 2 months ago ( What a joke! ). Moving...

2Thank Amy T
Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 30 June 2015

For those who on a regular basis read our reviews on trip advisor or on our blog you obviously know how positive we are, get ready this ends today. Where to start? That's the question I have to ask myself. I'll firstly start with the neighbourhood, it is probably the worst place you can be in Cape Town, looking for...

3Thank Philippe-Alexan... A
Reviewed 27 April 2015 via mobile

The Bohemian Lofts was my first encounter with a backpacker establishment and I really did not like it. This is not my idea of home away from home. I was part of a school group with a limited budget. As the busdriver I needed directions to the Bohemian Lofts. The receptionist was unable to assist. With inexpensive attention to detail...

Thank butterflywlm
Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 7 March 2015

I had a great time in Cape Town despite the little accident, thanks to the lovely staff.. The hostel was our base camp for 10 days and it felt like home with a loving atmosphere. Thank you girls for the lovely stay and your hospitality! =) Pete and Niina

Thank Pete P

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  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Bohemian Lofts Backpackers overlooks OBS Lower Main Road, and from the balcony, you can sit and people-watch, or just soak up the hustle and bustle of this eclectic artsy neighbourhood. Each room is artistically themed after a different neighbourhood in Cape Town, and offers all the amenities you need for a great stay. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bohemian Lofts Backpackers

Address: 41 Trill Road, Observatory 7925, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Observatory
Price Range: $17 - $56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Constantia room is spacious with a nice bathroom”
 of 5 bubbles jonesem92, 20 Jun 2016 | Read review
“I guess the rooms towards the busy street Lower Main are more noisy, but we never had any problems falling asleep/waking up by noise.”
 of 5 bubbles , 14 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Get a room upstairs! The heat is much less up there. Also, a balcony room is WORTH it.”
 of 5 bubbles 838laurenv, 11 Mar 2016 | Read review
“My favourite rooms are Constantia as it quite spacious with a king size bed and Camps Bay with the beachy theme.”
 of 5 bubbles Perfection_Hunter, 6 Jan 2016 | Read review
“get a room on the balconies and pop down the stairs in the mornings to the Honey Bun Cafe for a cheap, delicious bacon breakfast....”
 of 5 bubbles 223alfredm, 24 Dec 2014 | Read review
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