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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
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
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
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
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
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