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Really nice hostel with a nice atmosphere and friendly staff. Nice clean rooms at a great price with lots of options to choose from. Superb location for exploring Cape Town very close to lots of great bars and restaurants yet the hostel itself is nice...More
Response from Lee H, Owner at The BackpackResponded 4 days ago
Thank you so much taking the time to review us and the kind words you wrote about our friendly staff. It means a lot to be appreciated.
The Backpack Team
We had the pleasure of staying at The Backpack for two weeks and felt at home in friendly and comfortable spaces! Environmental sustainability is embraced and awareness raised in all common areas of the hostel, which makes it stand out and setting an example. Traditional...More
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Response from JadeCPT, Manager at The BackpackResponded 7 March 2017
Hi there and thank you so much for this great review! We are smiling from ear to ear and of course, we love you too! See you soon. Kind Regards, The Backpack Team.
Hostel is central, safe, and great value for money. Breakfast is decent in a buffet style. There is a bar which isn't too busy but cheap. They offer, safes, excursions, and a kitchen. It's located only a short walk/ride to Long Street (nightlife). Highly recommend.
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Response from Lee H, Owner at The BackpackResponded 2 weeks ago
Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. Happy Trails
The Backpack Team
I wish that I had had more time to get to now the other residents more -- it seemed like a great community and great way find travel friends. The [free] breakfast views of Table Mountain are unforgettable.
As a note, I was a single...More
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Response from Lee H, Owner at The BackpackResponded 4 weeks ago
Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. We are amped you love our spot and it's definitely a great way to make friends. Our views are awesome we are so lucky and we never get tired of them. The best for us...More
Great stay, plenty of room in dorm, nice large locker, the pool is lovely with the view of table mountain, just a shame the hostel was a little quiet on atmosphere when i stayed. Staff are really helpful for booking anything you need and security...More
Response from Lee H, Owner at The BackpackResponded 18 May 2017
Thanks for taking the time to review us. One can never tell how busy or quiet we will be each night so its a shame you were not here on the nights we were rocking. So happy you appreciated our big spacious dorms maybe next...More
#11 of 125 Speciality lodging in Cape Town Central
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US$28 - US$106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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