The Backpack Hostel
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The Backpack Hostel

74 New Church Street, Tamboerskloof, Cape Town, South Africa, 8001
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    The Backpack Hostel Reviews

    8.6
    Excellent
    /10
    (20 reviews)See what guests said
    8.9
    Excellent cleanliness

    Things you’ll love about The Backpack Hostel

    Things you'll love

    • Airport transfer

    • Located in heart of Cape Town

    • Currency exchange

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    Excellent
    Location
    8.8
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    Better than 99% of properties in Cape Town
    Excellent location - 190 meters from city center
    Popular neighborhood
    Popular
    Nearby
  • South African Jewish Museum610 m
  • District 6 Museum1.1 km
  • Victoria and Alfred Waterfront2.62 km
  • Clifton Beach3.32 km
  • Old Biscuit Mill4.08 km
  • Table Mountain4.44 km
  • Heart of Cape Town Museum5.13 km
  • Bloubergstrand14.73 km
  • Boulders Beach30.24 km
  • Cape Point & the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve35.32 km
  • Value for money8.4
    Distance to city center1.3 Km
    Location rating8.8
    Nearest airportCape Town International Airport (CPT)
    Distance to airport17.9 km

    Rooms available at The Backpack Hostel

    8.7
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    Studio Apartment
    Studio Apartment
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    • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 2 single beds
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    2 Bed Studio Apartment Self Catering
    2 Bed Studio Apartment Self Catering
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Mountain view
    • 2 single beds or 1 double b...
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    Twin Room Shared
    Twin Room Shared
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 2 single beds
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    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 4 single beds
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    Tent
    Tent
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 2 single beds
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    Single Room Shared
    Single Room Shared
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 single bed
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    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 4 single beds
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    4 Bed Family Room Private
    4 Bed Family Room Private
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Mountain view
    • 4 single beds
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    Double Room Private Bathroom
    Double Room Private Bathroom
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 double bed
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    Double or Twin Room with Bathroom
    Double or Twin Room with Bathroom
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    • Room size: 7 m²/75 ft²
    • Shower
    • 2 single beds or 1 queen be...
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    Reviews of The Backpack Hostel from real guests

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    Agoda Reviews (20)Booking.com Reviews (852)
    8.6
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    10
    Excellent
    Cleanliness8.9
    Facilities8.7
    Location8.8
    Room comfort and quality8.7
    Service8.3
    Value for money8.4
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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Amandine from France
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in August 2019

    Exceptional”

    Verry friendly and helpful staff. Will stay there again

    Reviewed August 13, 2019
    7.2
    Very good
    Boon from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 3 nights in March 2018

    Good breakfast options”

    Good breakfast options for a hostel

    Reviewed March 28, 2018

    Hi! Thanks so much for taking your time to send us this review. So glad you enjoyed our breakfast and hope to see you back soon! Toni

    Responded June 29, 2018
    The Backpack Hostel
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Nicole from Philippines
    Family with teens
    4 Bed Family Room Private
    Stayed 3 nights in October 2017

    Great location with parking”

    Location is perfect. Very near Table Mountain and area with good restaurants. Rooms are also clean and staff is great. There's lots of area for lounging.

    Reviewed October 21, 2017

    Hi there, thank you for writing us a great review! We are happy that you had a pleasant stay :)

    Responded November 29, 2017
    The Backpack Hostel
    2.8
    Leon from South Africa
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 4 nights in June 2017

    I am too old for that type of boarding. Wanted own room. Left when women entered dormitory”

    Asked a refund for some of the 4 days I booked. It was refused. I had payed +- R400 by credit card and +- R400 by cash on arrival. I did not even stay one full night. Receptionist just refused to give anything back. Lost my thermal underwear at the hostel.... don't know whether it was stolen or whether I just lost it. Quick on the receival of cash , slowwww at giving back.

    Reviewed June 17, 2017

    Hi there, when making your booking you would have agreed to our terms and conditions, stating what the cancellation policy is should you wish to leave. Kind Regards, The Backpack Team.

    Responded July 10, 2017
    The Backpack Hostel
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Liyi from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 6 nights in January 2017

    Convenient location”

    Convenient location to get to the hype of Cape Town. Clean and spacious rooms though I met slightly friendlier staff else where. A very busy Backpackers and stayed in Slyvia room, which would be too noisy for light sleepers as it is right outside the hangout area. The crowd was way too rowdy till the wee hours on my first night. Not the fault of the staff but would be good if there could be reminders for noise down.

    Reviewed February 18, 2017

    Hi there, thank you so much for the positive feedback and thank you for choosing to stay with us. We are glad you enjoyed your stay, however, we are sorry about the noise issues. We do have signage up and the security guards try their best to control the night time noise levels. Kind Regards, The Backpack Team.

    Responded May 15, 2017
    The Backpack Hostel
    9.7
    Exceptional
    Jodea from Canada
    Solo traveler
    Tent
    Stayed 6 nights in February 2016

    Great place to stay in Cape Town”

    Breakfast, location, facilities

    We spent a week here in the tent which is VERY roomy. The only negative is the lack of electricity which we thought wouldn't be a problem. It isn't, but does get very dark in there and you can't leave anything to be charged. It was very comfortable though. The breakfast is amazing, the staff are friendly and helpful and there are plenty of places to chill and hang out. The kitchen is small but we never had a problem finding room in the fridge or space to make and enjoy a meal. It's a great place to stay and see all of Cape Town. Just minutes from Long street, an hour walk to the Waterfront and minutes from the BoKaap area.

    Reviewed March 01, 2016

    Thanks for coming to stay with us and we are gad you enjoyed the tent! It is unique and has no electricity, but there are many power points around the hostel for you to charge your devices. Kind Regards, The Backpack Team.

    Responded May 15, 2017
    The Backpack Hostel
    8.7
    Excellent
    Tsz from Hong Kong
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 4 nights in August 2015

    Awesome, Great”

    Location was great, 5mins to long street by walk, room was very clean and staff was friendly
    Reviewed August 21, 2015

    Thanks for coming to stay :)

    Responded May 15, 2017
    The Backpack Hostel
    8.0
    Excellent
    Joanne from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Single Room Shared
    Stayed 1 night in July 2015

    Where to stay when you don't know where!”

    It was easy to book&the booking was actually there! The staff went out of their way (esp Mel) to make sure I was happy& everything was to my satisfaction. The rooms were excellent-& warm!!

    I enjoyed both nights I spent there -1st when I arrived in South Africa and did not know where I was or what to do- friendly staff with loads of info and help to get around. The 2nd was when I was leaving 4 weeks later and the service was just as goo!

    Reviewed July 27, 2015

    Hey there, we are so glad to know that you had a brilliant stay and we hope that you will come back to stay with us again in the future. Kind Regards, The Backpack Team.

    Responded May 15, 2017
    The Backpack Hostel
    9.7
    Exceptional
    Nicole from United States
    Couple
    Twin Room Private Bathroom
    Stayed 6 nights in June 2015

    Too good to be true!”

    The included breakfast has great variety and magnificent views, rooms are spacious, comfortable and spotless, staff super helpful

    We absolutely loved this place! It is the best hostel we've visited so far and feels much more like a hotel. The value is amazing given the fact you get a spacious, cozy and clean room along with an amazing breakfast spread which is included in the rate. The staff was really helpful with regard to selecting tours and rentals and we really liked the location of the property. Table Moutain can be seen from breakfast and the bus stop (including the hop on, hop off bus) is a short walk away. And many cute shops and restaurants are literally steps away. Perfect all around. We will definitely be back!

    Reviewed June 23, 2015

    Hey there, thank you for all the positive remarks! We are so glad you had a great time and we hope to see you back here soon! Kind Regards, The Backpack Team.

    Responded May 15, 2017
    The Backpack Hostel
    8.0
    Excellent
    Nicolas from Reunion Island
    Couple
    Twin Room Private Bathroom
    Stayed 3 nights in May 2016

    Plutôt bien”

    Assez bon accueil. Personnel prêt à aider. Propre et relativement bien situé par rapport à long street et proche de l'animation du centre ville. Parking surveillé devant letablissement. Éviter les chambres sous les toits ou l'on entend le bruit du trafic.

    Reviewed May 09, 2016

    Salut. Merci pour l'examen. Nous sommes heureux de savoir que vous avez passé un bon séjour. À la prochaine!

    Responded May 15, 2017
    The Backpack Hostel
    8.3
    Excellent
    nathalie from France
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    Stayed 4 nights in January 2015

    endroit tres agreable et bien placé”

    gentillesse et disponibilite du personnel
    Reviewed January 14, 2015

    Merci!

    Responded May 15, 2017
    The Backpack Hostel
    8.7
    Excellent
    Fabian from Germany
    Couple
    Stayed 3 nights in November 2014

    Super zentral”

    Lage, freundliche MA, günstig

    Einfach aber gut. Hostel das in perfekter zentraler Lage für Aktivitäten liegt.

    Reviewed November 20, 2014

    Vielen Dank für Ihren Aufenthalt in unserem Hostel :)

    Responded May 15, 2017
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