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    Observatory Backpackers

    235 Lower Main Road, Observatory 7925, South Africa
    May 7
    May 8
    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
    Green Elephant
    DoubleTree by Hilton Cape Town - Upper Eastside
    The Backpack
    The Backpackers in Green Point

    • Excellent54%
    • Very good32%
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    • Terrible1%
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    DoubleTree by Hilton Cape Town - Upper Eastside
    The Backpack
    The Backpackers in Green Point
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    Reviewed 19 January 2017

    This one of the best ever! After i struggled and struggled to find a place for me and my kids, * phew * finally got this beautiful and amazing place to stay in. My kids and i loved this place so much. We so much...More

    Reviewed 19 November 2016

    Was there for leisure with my tourism group, and we had a blast. It was my first time at a backpacker facility but it was great the people and the atmosphere and it's close to the shops and pubs, and very close to the City....More

    Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

    We just stayed one night. As we had to leave to the airport very early the next morning it was very convenient due to its location. Bathroom was okay. Its just a five minute walk to the supermarket and restaurants but at night its a...More

    Reviewed 6 August 2016

    Friendly and informative staff, nice kitchen and you get to use kitchen stuff to cook things... I got there in winter and the bed was so nicely tucked in i didn't realize until the 3rd night there was an extra blanket/comforter in addition to the...More

    Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

    My girlfriend and I stayed in the Obs for four nights. The place was really well kept. The staff were pleasant however they didn't recommend the best places. Found ourselves in a really cold food court after asking for tips to a nice restaurant. As...More

    Green Elephant
    DoubleTree by Hilton Cape Town - Upper Eastside
    The Backpack
    The Backpackers in Green Point
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    • Free Internet
    • Free Parking
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    • Free Parking
    • Price range
    • US$17 - US$51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Room types
    • Kitchenette
    • Number of rooms
    • 5
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    My question is something I took to heart recently. I just need to know how fair is it that I can check in at 5:00 am of the 4th January 2015 and be asked to check out at 14:00 same day 04 January 2015, i was woken up to be told checking out time is long gone for me. Basically I was supposed to check out at 10:00 am same day of the day I checked in. I had asked someone to check accommodation for me as i was traveling from Eastern Cape. I traveled 14 hours and got to the back packers by 5:00 am. Why was I not told this at the time of payment that i only have a few hours to stay. I have been a client of Observatory back packers and putting that aside i have never had any problems with them. That being said, I need someone to speak some sense to me because what happened today does not make sense toe at all. I had no where to go, all other backpackers were full, i paid full amount of a private room for a day and got kicked out in a few hours.. Please talk some sense to this because it can't be a previous day booking when i have checked in on the 4th and be told to check out on the 4th still. As sick as i was on top of all i packed and left but I still will follow up on this. My colleague says this was not made clear to her either as a person who called to check accommodation for me. Kinda regards... Linda Mandela
    4 January 2015|
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    "rooms in the back have better view of the mountain but rooms in the front have a porch"
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    "Rooms on the mountain side are quieter."
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    "Suites are amazing and wonderfully private!!!!"
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    "Choose the mountain side rooms for better views and they're quieter."
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