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    The Backpack

    74 New Church Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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    Overview
    • Excellent66%
    • Very good27%
    • Average5%
    • Poor1%
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    Free Wifi
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    Reviewed 22 December 2015

    We had a group that ranged from 3-4 and stayed at this hostel for 10 days in March (2015). The check in was extremely easy, we had arranged for a shuttle to pick us up from the airport which was extremely easy and convenient. Once...More

    Thank Erin M
    Response from JadeCPT, Manager at The BackpackResponded 28 December 2015

    Hi there, thank you for taking the time to write us a review! We are so happy to hear that your stay with us was well worth it and that you enjoyed the added extras our hostel offers, such as the shared spaces, breakfast service...More

    Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

    This is simply the best backpackers. The staff are friendly and go out of their way to help you from check in to leaving. The decor is super cool. The apartment attic room for a family of four is perfect,with great views of table mountain...More

    Thank krugerandmore
    Response from JadeCPT, Manager at The BackpackResponded 15 December 2015

    Hey there and thank you for choosing to stay with us! We are so happy that you had a great time with us, enjoying the spacious attic room with the views, aircon and comfy bed! And of course, being able to wonder the city and...More

    Reviewed 10 December 2015 via mobile

    The Backpack is very great located!! The staff is extremly friendly and very helpful!!!! We hade a room for two with private shower and toilet. Towels were provided. Room was clean and spascious. Breakfast was nothing special... But ok. There are a few comun aereas...More

    Thank ValenciaZuerich
    Response from JadeCPT, Manager at The BackpackResponded 15 December 2015

    Hello, thank you for taking the time to review The Backpack. We are very chuffed that you thought our service was up to standard and that the staff could help as much as possible. And it is especially great that you were able to meet...More

    Reviewed 8 December 2015

    i just loved to come back again and again to the hostel and see all this beautiful people , felt trully at home and safe. it doesn't matter in which room you stay, all are good. very good location to recover Cape Town, i only...More

    Thank Caroline W
    Response from JadeCPT, Manager at The BackpackResponded 15 December 2015

    Hey there, thank you for the review of The Backpack. It is great that you had an awesome time and this means that you will just keep coming back to stay with us! Kind regards, Jade Calmeyer.

    Reviewed 6 December 2015

    We didn't stay at The Backpack, but at an apartment which is rented out through The Backpack. A studio apartment opposite Company's Gardens, was perfect for our stay in Cape Town. The apartment was immaculate and the view of Table Mountain was great. If you...More

    1  Thank CloverUK123
    Response from JadeCPT, Manager at The BackpackResponded 15 December 2015

    Hey there. Great choice to stay at our off-site studio apartment and of course to try out Mama Africa's tasty food! Thank you for bringing these issues to our attention - we will definitely look into these things so that it will not happen again....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$29 - US$114 (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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    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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    19 February 2015|
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    Response from tembi1 | Property representative |
    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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