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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Old-style building with great wooden floors, a balcony overlooking the harbour and super comfortable beds. The kitchen is big and well-equipped. The staff are friendly and helpful. The rooms are so comfortable it feels more like a self-catering hotel than a backpackers. Across the road from the police station so my car parked on the street was safe.

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Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Very friendly and helpful staff, with clean rooms and comfortable beds! A quick walk to anywhere in Simons town. If you are looking for an affordable place to stay while visiting, this backpackers is definitely recommended.

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Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 31 August 2016

We stayed for a few days, but this place is best suitable for a short stay. The location is good - walking distance both from the train and the penguins, and with everything you need close by. At winter this it's not optimal, as there is no isolation and no heating, and the doors and windows are not tight, so...

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Warsaw, Poland
Reviewed 3 August 2016

I was in SImon's Town for 1 week and I choose Backpackers as a place to stay. The price was afordable, staff was nice and whole place was clean and rather quiet. Wi-Fi was free, maybe not very fast in my room but it was totally enough to check some things on the Internet (and honestly it's not the most...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 June 2016

We stayed 3 nights. This backpackers is close enough to walk to the train station and to walk into Simon's town (it's not a big place) and walk to the Penguins. It's clean and staff helpful, finding us an adapter for the plug sockets as ours didn't fit and helping us get back to Cape Town for our train. It's...

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Herselt, Belgium
Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

We came in later in the evening but the owner was still friendly to Let us in. The hostel is closed off safely and the room was clean. Also the shower and toilets were clean. Basic place were you can certainly stay a night. Close to boulders beach to see the penguins.

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 15 April 2016

There's lots of good things to say about this backpackers: it's in a great location, the rooms and general areas are nice, everything is very clean, there's multiple bathrooms, there's always hot water. It's a very comfortable place to stay. We would stay again. The only issue we had was with the wifi. It could do with improving. The wifi...

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cambridge
Reviewed 19 February 2016

Room 6 - double ensuite room with shower, fridge and balcony. Clean and comfortable. Safe in the room, but downsides, no storage and main road very noisy from 6am every morning. Access to kitchen useful. Helpful and friendly staff. Free overnight roadside parking very handy. Definitely recommended.

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Barberton, South Africa
Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights. Rooms and bathroom were spotless. Friendly staff. Decent pricing. Great view from the balcony. Can walk to the restaurants and shops from this backpackers. I would definitely recommend this place.

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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 12 May 2015

In a great location for what we wanted to do for a few days while in Cape Town. It's was only a 5 minute walk to the pier that we needed to be at at 6am. Boulders Beach and penguins are just a 5 to 10 minute drive away. It also is located within walking distance of several great restaurants...

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Additional Information about Simon's Town Backpackers

Address: 66 St Georges Street, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Simon's Town
Price Range: $57 - $71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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“Don't choose roadside rooms if you want a lie in!”
 of 5 bubbles alic43, 19 Feb 2016 | Read review
“If you are a light sleeper the rooms in front might not be for you due to the all access to the balcony. It can get a bit loud.”
 of 5 bubbles 432jenk, 11 May 2015 | Read review
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