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    The Backpack

    74 New Church Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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    Free Wifi
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    11 - 15 of 579 reviews

    Reviewed 3 July 2017

    Great clean rooms, several great public areas both inside and outside. One night they had a cook out which was very reasonably priced with great food and at least 50 people in attendance. Secure parking area in front of hostel but since I had a...More

    Thank davidabrownjr
    Response from JadeBackpack, Manager at The BackpackResponded 10 July 2017

    Hi there! Thank you for coming to stay with us at the hostel and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your time here and were able to join in on our food evenings! Kind Regards, The Backpack Team

    Reviewed 17 June 2017

    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 19 June 2017

    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

    Reviewed 3 June 2017 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 5 June 2017

    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 23 May 2017

    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 25 May 2017

    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 High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Free Parking
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Breakfast included
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Shuttle Bus Service
    • Free Parking
    • Airport Transportation
    • Breakfast included
    • Laundry Service
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Bar/Lounge
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    • Price range
    • US$29 - US$113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms ,
    • Smoking rooms available
    • 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
    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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    21 July 2015|
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    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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    19 February 2015|
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    we do arrange airport transfers from R220
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    Room Tips
    "Rooms inside the main building are a little nicer and warmer than those located in the annexes."
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    "If you've booked a private room, ask if you can check the available options when you arrive. You may be..."
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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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