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Reviewed 8 November 2014 via mobile

Coming to Capetown for the first time, Capetown Backpackers gave me a welcoming day of my life. The staff are amazing, friendly and really helfpul. The things i planned to do were the things i did. Here is the list of my activities that they booked for me; Day1: I did the Table Mountains top view and i went to...

1Thank Ernestine M
Reviewed 19 October 2014

I had the best time atCape Town Backpackers!! The staff is amazing, really fun and extremely helpful!! They helped me with booking my tours and giving me directions. The place is in a good neighborhood and its close to bars and restaurants! It is also very clean! And a great place to meet new people and party!! Good wifi reception...

1Thank Lele R
Reviewed 24 September 2014 via mobile

Stayed at this hostel for 4 nights while in Cape Town and fully enjoyed it. Rooms are a bit drafty but you're provided with blankets and pillows. Plugins abound, and international converters are provided which is nice for those in need. Wifi is a bit sketchy...don't expect to be sending pictures home, but at least they have it! Showers are...

2Thank Andrea S
Reviewed 4 September 2014

I stayed there in mid august and must confess the staff was friendly and always keen to help. The location was perfect right in the middle of action and close to Kloof street (with all nice eating joints) and Long street. This place is recommended.

1Thank rahul w
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Reviewed 3 September 2014

Undertechnologized: Extremely slow WiFi, excruciatingly slow, almost unuseable in rooms, not much better in public spaces. Connections routinely drop, VOIP calls were impossible, half the time I could not even open a simple email using just basic HTML. Routinely bumped off the WiFI every couple hours, and of course this can occur, say while you’re buying airline tickets. Continuous password...

2Thank James S
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Reviewed 30 August 2014

I stayed 3 days and I loved the location since I could walk anywhere but the beds were super squeaky and one night there were a bunch of loud screaming girls outside. You'll be able to hear cars drive by and if you're a light sleeper, it'll be an issue. I'm easy going so it was all fine but wifi...

1Thank Victoria L
Reviewed 17 July 2014

The hostel is modern and clean, and the staff are very friendly. However, noise travels very easily throughout the place. In the 5 days that we stayed there I didn't manage to get a single good nights sleep due the parties which carried on in the kitchen and communal areas until very late in the morning (the party only finished...

1Thank Amanda A
Reviewed 9 July 2014

I stayed here for 4 nights, and it is the nicest hostel, situated only a 2 minute walk from long street! Absolutely perfect for getting around town, with lovely staff! A friend and I got in at 3 in the morning and the one member of staff offered to make us a sandwich and some tea - we didn't even...

1Thank Ophelia B
Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 4 July 2014

I transferred here from Amber Tree Lodge for a few days at the end of my stay in Cape Town. When I entered to store my bags in the luggage room in the basement, I could feel that the Cape Town Backpackers (CTB) feel was very different from the clean, quiet, and relaxed environment of Amber Tree Lodge. CTB is...

Thank cole314
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 2 July 2014

Nice facilities and above all, great and kind stuff! Safe, secure, nice location. Everything you ask for a place to stay is here in this place. 100% recommendable. Definitely go for it! Greetings from Argentina!

1Thank Rafael A

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Cape Town Backpackers has a fantastic atmosphere and plenty of style. Its has all of the facilities you would expect from a top quality backpackers including WiFi, and internet access, café and a self-catering kitchen, a comprehensive travel desk, and a great bar to meet fellow travellers. Located in the City Bowl, close to all the main attractions, it offers affordable accommodation – from dorms to deluxe double en suite rooms – and a fun, friendly atmosphere. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cape Town Backpackers

Address: 81 New Church Street | Tamboerskloof, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central > City Bowl
Price Range: $21 - $154 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Cape Town Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 25
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“Try and stay either on the lower ground level or extended building”
 of 5 bubbles Emile111, 22 Mar 2016 | Read review
“private rooms are very nice”
 of 5 bubbles theresa123478, 9 Mar 2016 | Read review
“The dorm rooms are great but if u want quietness take a private room”
 of 5 bubbles ldelport, 9 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Stay room 14”
 of 5 bubbles Mytravelworld35, 6 Dec 2015 | Read review
“I was just lucky to get one.....”
 of 5 bubbles SafariM, 13 Sep 2015 | Read review
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