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    The Backpack

    74 New Church Street | Tamboerskloof, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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          Overview
          • Excellent66%
          • Very good27%
          • Average5%
          • Poor1%
          • Terrible1%
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          Free Wifi
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          Breakfast included
          Pool
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          1 - 5 of 678 reviews

          Reviewed 6 days ago

          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

          Thank jltan2017
          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. Happy travels The Backpack Team

          Property's Favourite Review
          Reviewed 21 February 2017

          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

          Thank Beatrice T
          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.

          Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

          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.

          Thank Scott H
          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

          Reviewed 4 weeks ago

          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

          1  Thank Maria P
          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

          Reviewed 17 May 2017

          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

          Thank Takemeaway173
          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

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          About
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          Amenities
          • Top amenities
          • Pool
          • Free Parking
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Breakfast included
          • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
          • Hotel Amenities
          • Shuttle Bus Service
          • Free Parking
          • Airport Transportation
          • Breakfast included
          • Laundry Service
          • Things to do
          • Pool
          • Bar/Lounge
          Details
          • Price range
          • US$28 - US$106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
          • Room types
          • Family Rooms ,
          • Smoking rooms available ,
          • Non-Smoking Rooms
          • Number of rooms
          • 38
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          • Location
          • South Africa >
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          • Cape Town Central >
          • City Bowl / Tamboerskloof
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          • The Backpack Hotel Cape Town Central ,
          • The Backpack Cape Town, South Africa
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          echomurmur
          You stated that you charge 220R for airport transfer. Is that per person or per vehicle? Thank you.
          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
          Hi! I noticed that prices are more expensive in October than for September? Is there a reason for this? Do prices drop closer to the time?
          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
          Hi! Do you offer transport to the airport? If so, what is the cost?
          19 February 2015|
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          Response from tembi1 | Property representative |
          we do arrange airport transfers from R220
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          "4 bed dorm room is close to entry, could be loud but not sure. Most of the privates are near the back and..."
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          "Rooms along the back hallway are smoky."
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          "Book early, it fills up fast."
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          "Rooms on the S/E side have views of Table Mountain."
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