The Backpack Hostel
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The Backpack Hostel

Excellent location
- 190 meters from city center
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8.5
/
10
Exceptional cleanliness
9.0
Value for money8.2
Distance to city center1.3 Km
Location rating8.8
Nearest airportCape Town International Airport (CPT)
Distance to airport17.9 km
  • Airport transfer

  • Located in heart of Cape Town

  • Currency exchange

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

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8.7
Excellent
Room comfort & quality
This property is in high demand!Last booked a few minutes ago
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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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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One-Bedroom Apartment
One-Bedroom Apartment
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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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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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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Agoda Reviews (18)Booking.com Reviews (840)
8.5
/
10
Excellent
Cleanliness9.0
Facilities8.7
Location8.8
Room comfort and quality8.7
Service8.1
Value for money8.2
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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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