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    The Backpack

    74 New Church Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
    011 27 21 423 4530
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    Reviewed 9 March 2016

    Nice hostel, great breakfast, in the center of cape town, friedly reception, always clean, a lot of nice people, mixed publicum, safe, you can can find calm places but also "have party", I stayed there two times,

    1  Thank Tabea-Felicia
    Response from JadeCPT, Manager at The BackpackResponded 14 March 2016

    Hi there. Well it is awesome to know that you stayed with us more than once because you loved the diverse atmosphere that we provided. We hope that soon it will become a 3rd stay with us! Kind Regards, Jade Calmeyer

    Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

    The Hostel is great! It is clean and not to loud. The rooms are small but that's ok. You just need to sleep there. Breakfast is included and ok. You can see Table Mountain while having breakfast. The staff is friendly and help you out...More

    1  Thank Judith G
    Response from JadeCPT, Manager at The BackpackResponded 7 March 2016

    Hi there, thanks for writing us this awesome review. We are thrilled to know you enjoyed your stay with us. Of course, we also just love the view of Table Mountain that we are treated to every day! Kind Regards, Jade Calmeyer

    Reviewed 2 March 2016

    We stayed here as a couple, meeting up with other friends for three nights from 10th Feb 2016. The place is easy to find (using sat-nav) and check in was friendly and helpful. We were given the Madiba room that had a king bed and...More

    1  Thank JasonEHB
    Response from JadeCPT, Manager at The BackpackResponded 7 March 2016

    Wow! Thanks for this great review. We are so glad that everything ran smoothly for you during your trip and that you had a fabulous time in our hostel and around Cape Town. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards, Jade Calmeyer

    Reviewed 26 February 2016

    I stayed in a female 3 bedroom dorm. Photo attached. My bed was comfortable. The smaller shared rooms provide guests with your own small safe, and a wardrobe that you can secure if you have your own lock. You can rent a towel. Private rooms...More

    1  Thank HMBoston
    Response from JadeCPT, Manager at The BackpackResponded 29 February 2016

    Hey there. Thanks for letting us know about all the things you loved about our hostel. Sorry about the noisy traffic and that airplane in your room though! But it is great that you enjoyed the vibe, the staff, the breakfast, the decor and definitely...More

    Reviewed 25 February 2016

    It had been ages since I last stayed in a Backpack place, but high season in Cape Town and last minute reservations, brought me to The Backpack - and I had a great time. First, The Backpack has an excellent location to walk to interesting...More

    Thank midnight_in_belgium
    Response from JadeCPT, Manager at The BackpackResponded 29 February 2016

    Hi there, thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are so happy that high season landed you up in our hostel and that you were able to enjoy our free breakfast every morning and our other facilities. Especially to explore...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
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$27 - US$115 (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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    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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    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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