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A Sunflower Stop Backpackers

"The hostel is nice, my single room was clean and everything was in order."

Pieter - October 18, 2018
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A Sunflower Stop Backpackers

179 Main Road, Green Point, Cape Town, South Africa, 8001 - See map
Free Wi-Fi
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Popular landmarks
Virgin Active parking 230 m
Ultra Liquors 440 m
Atlantic Green Point Bowling Club 440 m
Cape Town Stadium 530 m
Cape Sidecar Adventures 600 m
Dr B M Sher 620 m
Putt-Putt Cape Town 650 m
Three Anchor Bay 670 m
Green Point Stadium 670 m
The Maze 680 m
Nearby landmarks
Lion's Head 1.1 km
Signal Hill 1.1 km
Two Oceans Aquarium 1.27 km
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront 1.77 km
Table Mountain 5.51 km
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden 9.38 km
Robben Island Museum 12.38 km
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony 32.5 km
Cape Point Nature Reserve 49.82 km
Cape of Good Hope 50.36 km
8.5

Excellent

Location rating score

Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
  • 760 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Currency exchange

  • Located in heart of Cape Town

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Cheaper than 99% of all properties in Cape Town in the last 24 hoursCompared to 4,501 Cape Town properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money8.1
Distance to city center3 km
Location rating8.5
Nearest airportCape Town International Airport (CPT)
Distance to airport19.6 km

Rooms available at A Sunflower Stop Backpackers

Very good
Room comfort & quality
7.9
Twin Room En-Suite
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds
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Bed in 8-Bed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed
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Mixed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Twin Room - Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds
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En Suite Double
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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Single Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed
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1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Double Bed (Shared Bathroom)
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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Budget Double Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 6 m²/65 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed
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Single Room - Basic
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at A Sunflower Stop Backpackers?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to A Sunflower Stop Backpackers?

A Sunflower Stop Backpackers is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 200 ZAR. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hostel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at A Sunflower Stop Backpackers also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hostel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, A Sunflower Stop Backpackers has a car park that's close to the hostel. Parking is free for guests. Self-parking is conveniently available at the hostel. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Cape Town with private transportation, the hostel can arrange both taxis or car rental.

What is the smoking policy at A Sunflower Stop Backpackers?

A Sunflower Stop Backpackers does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

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What people love about A Sunflower Stop Backpackers

  • 10.0
    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Cleanliness, good staff, location an great value for money."

    Brits

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    February 6, 2020

  • 9.2
    Exceptional
    Location

    "Location is great, just a 20 minute walk to Waterfront."

    judith

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    October 16, 2018

  • 9.2
    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Staff were all amazing, super friendly and welcoming."

    Ashlea

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    May 26, 2019

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Overall rating:
8.6
Excellent
568 reviews
Cleanliness
8.4
Facilities
8.3
Location
8.5
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What travelers say they love:
Stayed in an en-suite double room, was clean and a good size...
Ashlea from United Kingdom
Group
More about A Sunflower Stop Backpackers

More about A Sunflower Stop Backpackers

Renovated in 2015, the A Sunflower Stop Backpackers guarantees guests a pleasant stay whether in Cape Town for business or pleasure. The hotel is not too far from the city center: just 3 km away, and it normally takes about 20 minutes to reach the airport. A well-kempt environment and its proximity to Cape Town Stadium, Cape Sidecar Adventures, Green Point Stadium give to this hotel a special charm.

At A Sunflower Stop Backpackers, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. To do so, the hotel provides the best in services and amenities. Guests of the hotel can enjoy on-site features like free Wi-Fi in all rooms, daily housekeeping, fireplace, grocery deliveries, laundromat.

In addition, all guestrooms feature a variety of comforts. Many rooms even provide internet access – wireless, internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms, heating, fan to please the most discerning guest. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Enjoy unparalleled services and a truly prestigious address at the A Sunflower Stop Backpackers.

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What they offer

9.2
Exceptional

"Will definitely return here on my next trip to Cape Town!"

Ashlea

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May 26, 2019

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Food and dining

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Reviews of A Sunflower Stop Backpackers from real guests

Overall rating
8.6
Excellent
From 568 reviews
9.0Service
8.8Location
8.5Cleanliness
Agoda Reviews (122)Booking.com Reviews (446)
Rating via Agoda8.3
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10
Cleanliness8.4
Facilities8.3
Location8.5
Room comfort and quality7.9
Service8.5
Value for money8.1
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9+ Exceptional (22)
8-9 Excellent (14)
7-8 Very Good (9)
6-7 Good (3)
<6 Below Expectation (8)
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9.7
Exceptional
Antoinette from New Zealand
Couple
Stayed 1 night in November 2011

very friendly and nice owners”

rooms were tidy and clean. Great shared kitchen and great showers

My partner and I enjoyed our stay at a sunflower backpackers for the two out of four days that we were in cape town. The environment at the backpackers was very relaxed and very friendly. Staff was great to us and very helpful. thanks for having us.

Reviewed November 13, 2011
10.0
Exceptional
Stephanie from Canada
Solo traveler
Stayed 4 nights in March 2012

Amazing service and perfect location”

The staff treats you like part of their family very friendly and helpful. I also felt very safe leaving my bags at the reception and inside the dorm rooms. I would definitely without a doubt book my stay here again the next time I visit capetown.

the facilities are always impeccably clean, the staff and other guests were very respectful of guests food in the kitchen. welcoming and friendly atmosphere you almost feel like your staying at a families home. being located just outside the v&a waterfront is very convenient cabs are very easy to get right outside and you can pretty much walk anywhere in the city within 30min. i'm very glad that i chose to stay at the sunflower stop and i will definitely be stopping by again very soon.

Reviewed March 31, 2012
9.2
Exceptional
Ashlea from United Kingdom
Group
Twin Room En-Suite
Stayed 5 nights in May 2019

Will definitely return! ”

Backpackers was in a great location, very close to waterfront. Safe enough to walk along street at night to restaurants and shops nearby. Stayed in an en-suite double room, was clean and a good size. Only issue was we couldn’t close bathroom window completely. Staff were all amazing, super friendly and welcoming. Will definitely return here on my next trip to Cape Town!

Reviewed May 26, 2019

Hi Ashlea Thank you for your great feedback. We're incredibly happy to know that you had a great stay at the hostel and we'll looking forward to welcoming you again!

Responded November 12, 2019
A Sunflower Stop Backpackers
10.0
Exceptional
Matthew from South Africa
Business traveler
Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 10 nights in January 2020

Great space - warm friendly people”

People define a space and Sunflower Stop has the right people mixed with the comfortable environment.

Reviewed February 04, 2020

Thank you, Matthew. It was lovely having you at Sunflower. We appreciate the review, we hope our paths cross in the near future and please note that our doors are always open for you.

Responded June 29, 2020
A Sunflower Stop Backpackers
8.0
Excellent
Philip from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 1 night in September 2012

Great staff, good value, etc.”

Friendly helpful staff, good value, good location

This place was a good value place well located in Cape Town. Staff were very friendly and provided tips on where to go and things to see and do. It's a backpacker place, so don't expect luxury, but it is perfectly adequate and clean. Use the safe.

Reviewed April 28, 2013
10.0
Exceptional
Sonél from South Africa
Solo traveler
Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 3 nights in October 2020

Top spot around town.”

This is a place worth spending your money if you are looking to meet soulful people with a passion for what they do. The whole backpacker is so clean and the staff is incredible. The bed are comfortable and the kitchen is just amazing to say the least. It has every thing you’ll need to make your food with. The location is perfectly situated close to the promenade, restaurants and shop. Clifton beach is just around the corner too. I love this place so much and will come back over and over and over, no doubts.

Reviewed October 22, 2020
8.4
Excellent
James from Singapore
Couple
En Suite Double
Stayed 3 nights in December 2017

Sociable hostel in nice location”

A very clean and well-kept hostel with great staff. Double room was much better than expected for a hostel. The location, Green Point, is close to the V and A and lots of restaurants but you will still need to Uber to the centre. Recommended.

Reviewed January 06, 2018
8.3
Excellent
Andrea from United Kingdom
Family with young children
Stayed 2 nights in March 2014

Absolutely fantastic. Would definitely recommend. ”

Customer service, location and value for money

Really great. We were so happy with the facilities for the money we paid and right in the centre of Cape Town. The manager Andrew was just brilliant.

Reviewed April 06, 2014
10.0
Exceptional
Martinus from South Africa
Solo traveler
Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 5 nights in January 2021

Backpacker “Hood””

Sharing is caring,,, Sunflower Shop is the ultimate, would allways return for more

Reviewed January 19, 2021
6.8
Good
Aletta from South Africa
Solo traveler
Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 2 nights in August 2016

Nice, comfy stay with friendly staff.”

I had a lovely stay. The revamped kitchen is a pleasure and the overall vibe was good. I will definitely recommend the Sunflower Stop to friends and travellers. Management should take another look at cleanliness under and behind the obvious places.

Reviewed August 25, 2016
8.3
Excellent
WAN from China
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in September 2011

Friendly backpacker”

kicthen, bathroom

it's my first time to stay in a backpacker,very interesting experience. The kicthen is very good, you can cook by yourself. Bathroom supply hot water 24 hours. Young man and women come from different country chat together in the living room, nice place!

Reviewed September 26, 2011
8.7
Excellent
Wanyi from Singapore
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in July 2012

Great location, with friendly staff”

Location, Service of staff

Booked a double room, and the room that we were allocated to was clean and of a pretty decent size. Checked in near midnight, but the staff was kind enough to just quickly pass us the key to the room and let us deal with the paperwork the next day. Would come back again :)

Reviewed August 20, 2012
8.4
Excellent
Pieter from Belgium
Solo traveler
Single Room - Basic
Stayed 1 night in October 2018

Nice place, great staff”

The hostel is nice, my single room was clean and everything was in order. Kitchen, communal space, inside and outside, and showers/toilets were all good. The staff is great, ready to help with all your requests and to answer your questions. The location is not perfect, its a tad away from most of the touristy spots but nothing you cant handle on foot, with a (taxi)bus or uber. Its a bit sketchy at night qnd you are advised to not walk alone at night. When I was there, some construction was going on next door, but that doesnt coincide with a good nights rest unless you only sleep during the day.

Reviewed October 19, 2018
9.7
Exceptional
Amoh from Japan
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in August 2013

Great, Fun, Affordable”

Customer Service, Beautiful Room, Ability to speak with other travelers

We were surprised to see how beautiful and spacious our room was. Great kitchen, it's nice that they have a PC corner as some people don't bring their laptops/tablets. But most of all Customer Service! We accidentally donated our laundry to charity and the staff got our things back ASAP; cleaned and folded! Thanks so much!

Reviewed August 27, 2013
8.0
Excellent
Rebecca from Australia
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in November 2011

Happy, friendly backpackers lodge”

Nice cosy bedrooms and very clean facilities

staff were all very friendly and helpful. the hostel was a nice distance from town (so not too noisy) but close enough to walk to the waterfront and the downtown area. transport to everywhere was also easy to get.

Reviewed November 26, 2011
8.8
Excellent
Robert from United States
Couple
Twin Room - Shared Bathroom
Stayed 3 nights in December 2017

Great budget option ”

The staff is great and make a nice vibe. Very clean esp for a hostel.

Reviewed January 01, 2018
8.3
Excellent
Wanyi from Singapore
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in July 2012

Excellent service and a central location”

Close proximity to Waterfront

Room was very clean, and the staff was helpful. The shower was a little cranky though, causing it to be hot and cold alternatively sometimes, which was a problem for the cold winter.

Reviewed August 20, 2012
10.0
Exceptional
Eyal from Israel
Solo traveler
Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 3 nights in October 2019

Very good and friendly place!! ”

Very good and friendly place!! Good facilities pool bbq brekfest, and such an amazing and super friendly crew! Had a great time there, very safe and comfortable! w

Reviewed October 26, 2019
4.0
Vanessa from South Africa
Solo traveler
Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in August 2019

Disappointing unfortunately... ”

Sad to say but sun flowering at this backpackers - a quick tour with a stern "lecture" on the rules, every move being constantly monitored as if one is going to steal and being literally tossed out in the rain due to an anxiety attack the eve before, too panic stricken to approach staff re payment left me in tears that morning, gob-smacked speechless in hindsight and only yesterday from anotjer guest here where im currently lodging in the area for 6 weeks already at a much happier, friendly and welcoming backpackers. #wontbeback 🙃

Reviewed September 18, 2019
9.2
Exceptional
judith from United Kingdom
Couple
Twin Room En-Suite
Stayed 3 nights in October 2018

Great for backpackers”

Very friendly and relaxed place, shame about lack of hot water. Location is great, just a 20 minute walk to Waterfront.

Reviewed October 17, 2018
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