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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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    Overview
    • Excellent66%
    • Very good27%
    • Average5%
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    Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

    The backpack is a great place located near table mountain with a great view. The staff was friendly and very helpful with recommendations from where to eat, places to visit and transportation. The place was clean and I felt safe at all times, I would...More

    Thank Attalla W
    Response from JadeCPT, Manager at The BackpackResponded 7 October 2015

    Hi there, thank you for taking the time to review us! We are thrilled that you had a good stay with us and that we can expect to see you in the future! Kind Regards, Jade Calmeyer

    Reviewed 2 October 2015

    A clean friendly and welcoming hostel. I shared a three bed dorm the showers were hot and clean and the breakfast was great. The Staff were really friendly and could not do enough for you. Shaini and Primrose were fantastic. Would love them to do...More

    Thank JaneMangnall
    Response from JadeCPT, Manager at The BackpackResponded 7 October 2015

    Hey, thanks for the review. It is great that Shani and Primrose could help you out and give you some good advice! We are starting to bring in a Tuesday Braai (barbecue) Night as the evenings start to get warmer in Cape Town and we...More

    Reviewed 2 October 2015 via mobile

    We stayed at the backpack for 5 nights before beginning our overground tour from Cape Town to Viv falls! This was the perfect start to our trip! The backpack had a lot of positives: - great location - quiet private double room at a reasonable...More

    Thank Ciwi2013
    Response from JadeCPT, Manager at The BackpackResponded 7 October 2015

    Hey there, what a wonderful and exciting trip you are doing. We are so excited that it started here with us at The Backpack! We are pleased that you enjoyed your room and took full advantage of our travel desk. Enjoy your travels further. Kind...More

    Reviewed 27 September 2015

    I stayed in the Backpack for 6 days and it was amazing. The staff is really friendly and the hostel has everything you need. The location was really nice as well and they offer tours for all the touristic places in Cape Town. Just loved...More

    Thank paulaalves20152015
    Response from JadeCPT, Manager at The BackpackResponded 7 October 2015

    Hey, thanks for the cool review. It makes us so happy to know that you had a brilliant time with us and we hope to see you again! Kind Regards, Jade Calmeyer

    Reviewed 24 September 2015 via mobile

    The Backpack is certainly one of the best backpackers in Cape Town. It's centrally located, well orchestrated, organized, friendly, vibrant, clean and comfy. My wife and I would like to thank Toni and Lee for a wonderful stay.

    Thank Amapondo
    Response from JadeCPT, Manager at The BackpackResponded 7 October 2015

    And you're very welcome :D

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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$26 - US$128 (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 >
    • Western Cape >
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    • Cape Town Central >
    • City Bowl / Tamboerskloof
    • Also Known As
    • 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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    we do arrange airport transfers from R220
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