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The Backpack

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  • Excellent67%
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  • Average5%
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“long street”(80 reviews)
“fair trade”(10 reviews)
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Free Wifi
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Breakfast included
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Special Price: 10% off direct booking
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All reviewslong streetfair tradetable mountainprivate bathroombed dormtownship tourgreat vibecommon areasenjoyed my stayfelt very safeday tripsthe location is perfectkloof streetstayed here for nightsstay in cape townsouth africahome away from home
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Reviewed yesterday

Location is very safe, the staff is friendly. The breakfast is really good, there is fruit and a variety of other breakfast staples and good coffee. If you are looking for a hostel where people do talk to each other and not keep to themselves...More

Thank smkm1023
Reviewed 2 days ago

After staying in another hostel in Capetown and hating it, we were moved to this hostel by our tour company. It was wonderful! The staff is helpful and kind and explained the bus system to me, which is more complicated than it's worth for a...More

Thank Gretchen M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I totally do not recomend this hostel. The bathrooms and common places were very dirty all the time. No toilet paper. Toilets dirty. Cats around the hostel, inside the bedrooms, kitchen and bathroom all the time. People who wotk there are not kind at all....More

Thank Pau G
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the pleasure of staying at The Backpack on two separate occasions over the past month and it was tremendous. It is the best hostel I've stayed in and will be the only I place I stay in Cape Town now. Excellent rooms, great...More

Thank Torie P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place. A nice mix of traveller types and ages and nationalities. Not really a 'party' hostel, thankfully, but there is a great bar and lots of drinking if you want it. Good communal space, nice breakfast, helpful staff. For a solo...More

Thank Panther65l
Response from Lee H, Owner at The BackpackResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review. We love the fact that we are not ageist and our guests like that too. There are always quiet places and garden areas to hang out as we have a large property with awesome views ot Table Mountain....More

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Top amenities
Pool
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Shuttle Bus Service
Free Parking
Airport Transportation
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
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Pool
Bar/Lounge
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Price range
US$32 - US$166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Smoking rooms available
Details
Price range
US$32 - US$166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Smoking rooms available
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echomurmur
26 January 2016|
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Response from JaneMangnall | Reviewed this property |
Not sure but you can do better with Uber and get wifi at the airport.
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Sioned J
21 July 2015|
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Response from tembi1 | Property representative |
our prices do change from time to time seasonally and we also run specials so please watch our web page for exciting specials.
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MicheleTravel23
19 February 2015|
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Response from tembi1 | Property representative |
we do arrange airport transfers from R220
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"No AC prepare yourself!"
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"Rooms away from the entrance are quieter and somewhat cooler."
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"Avoid the bedroom that is off the lounge room."
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"Ask for one away from the main road"
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