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Free Wifi
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Special Price: 10% off direct booking
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Special Price: 10% off direct booking
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Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

My two night at The Backpack were again great! Clean rooms, nice staff, excellent breakfast, location couldn't be better. The hostel is very suitable for travelers who want the interaction with other guests like in a hostel, yet the comfort of a boutique hotel. You'll...More

Thank Dagmar1978
Response from JadeCPT, Manager at The BackpackResponded 19 July 2016

Awesome, see you next year! Kind Regards, The Backpack Team

Reviewed 17 July 2016

I spent 5 nights here earlier this week and was completely satisfied. They have free wifi, various bedroom/dorm options, bar on site (good wine!), laundry service available for a fee, and readily help you plan any adventures around town. They are also focused on ethical...More

Thank CameronTracks
Response from JadeCPT, Manager at The BackpackResponded 19 July 2016

Hey there, thanks for the enthusiastic review! We are so happy to see that you had a good time with us, enjoying our breakfast and bar, and noticing what we do to commit to helping others in need. Kind Regards, The Backpack Team.

Reviewed 15 July 2016

During the five day I spend at The Backpack I enjoyed the garden and the other available placed to relax. The heater was nice in the wintertime. The wifi hiccups sometimes though. I will stay at the Backpack next time I go to Cape Town.

Thank AnetteBjorsted
Response from JadeCPT, Manager at The BackpackResponded 19 July 2016

Hi there, thanks for staying with us and it is awesome to know that you will be back again in the future! Kind Regards, The Backpack Team.

Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

I stayed for a week in the winter. The rooms were very comfortable with an excellent heater! The rooms, bathrooms and the surroundings were very clean. Everyone was friendly and gave us tips on what to do and most importantly what not to do...booked the...More

Thank Krittika V
Response from JadeCPT, Manager at The BackpackResponded 19 July 2016

Hi there, thank you for the review of our hostel. We are smiling to know that you had a wonderful time with us and I hope that you will come back and join us again in the near future. Kind Regards, The Backpack Team.

Reviewed 3 July 2016

Staying at the backpack was a highlight of my recent trip to South Africa. The staff were wonderful and really helpful for booking tours without any high pressure sales technique. The hostel is wonderfully located in the tourist centre being on a couple of minutes...More

Thank Brian_C_35_45
Response from JadeCPT, Manager at The BackpackResponded 4 July 2016

Hey, thanks for choosing to stay with us and taking the time to write this review! Very pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and, despite it being chilly and a bit quiet in low season, you were still able to meet...More

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Certificate of Excellence
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$30 - US$149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Smoking rooms available
Details
Price range
US$30 - US$149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Smoking rooms available
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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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Sioned J
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
19 February 2015|
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we do arrange airport transfers from R220
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"surrounded by 2 main streets, so noisy anyway..."
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"discuss location of the room in relation to the common areas before booking if you desire a quiet, smoke free..."
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"No AC prepare yourself!"
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"Rooms away from the entrance are quieter and somewhat cooler."
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