HomeBase Cape Town Backpackers
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HomeBase Cape Town Backpackers

6th Floor, 37 Strand Street, Cape Town, Cape Town City Center, Cape Town, South Africa, 8000
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    HomeBase Cape Town Backpackers Reviews

    8.5
    Excellent
    /10
    (77 reviews)See what guests said
    10.0
    Exceptional

    "Loved my stay at HomeBase and would definitely recommend to..."

    Brittany

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    March 6, 2018

    8.9
    Excellent service
    Recommended by 81% of guests

    Things you’ll love about HomeBase Cape Town Backpackers

    Things you'll love

    • 370 meters to public transportation

    • Airport transfer

    • Located in heart of Cape Town

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    Exceptional
    Location
    9.1
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    Exceptional location - Inside city center
    Popular neighborhood
    Popular
    Nearby
  • District 6 Museum170 m
  • South African Jewish Museum1.17 km
  • Victoria and Alfred Waterfront1.65 km
  • Old Biscuit Mill3.19 km
  • Clifton Beach4.5 km
  • Heart of Cape Town Museum4.51 km
  • Table Mountain5.18 km
  • Bloubergstrand13.77 km
  • Boulders Beach30.85 km
  • Cape Point & the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve36.02 km
  • Value for money8.6
    Distance to city center0 km
    Location rating9.1
    Nearest airportCape Town International Airport (CPT)
    Distance to airport17.1 km

    Rooms available at HomeBase Cape Town Backpackers

    1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Street view
    • 1 single bed
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    Standard Double Shared Bathroom
    Standard Double Shared Bathroom
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    • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
    • Street view
    • 1 double bed
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    Twin En-suite
    Twin En-suite
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    • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 single bed
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    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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    • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
    • Street view
    • 1 single bed
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    Standard Twin Shared Bathroom
    Standard Twin Shared Bathroom
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    • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
    • Street view
    • 1 single bed
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    Luxury Double en-suite
    Luxury Double en-suite
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • Street view
    • 1 double bed
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    Mixed Dormitory (Price Per Bed)
    Mixed Dormitory (Price Per Bed)
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Street view
    • 1 single bed
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    Standard Triple Shared Bathroom
    Standard Triple Shared Bathroom
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    • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
    • Mountain view
    • 1 single bed
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    Standard Family
    Standard Family
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    • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
    • Street view
    • 2 single beds and 1 double ...
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    Standard Double En-Suite
    Standard Double En-Suite
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    • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
    • Street view
    • 1 double bed
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    What people love about HomeBase Cape Town Backpackers

    • 8.0
      Very good
      Staff 

      "Pleasant, friendly and helpful staff."

      Sasha

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      June 28, 2018

    • 8.4
      Excellent
      Staff 

      "Staff is very helpful to find places to eat and things to do, and there are guards on every corner when you walk outside."

      Ina C.

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      April 21, 2017

    • 7.2
      Very good
      Location

      "Good location"

      HOANG

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      June 28, 2017

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    7.6
    Very good

    "Lovely staffs and easy to communicate."

    Bomi

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    April 2, 2018

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    10.0
    Exceptional

    "Really great and friendly staff with a chef that cooks week..."

    Marlon

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    March 19, 2018

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    Reviews of HomeBase Cape Town Backpackers from real guests

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    Agoda Reviews (77)Booking.com Reviews (466)
    8.5
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    Cleanliness7.7
    Facilities8.0
    Location9.1
    Service8.9
    Value for money8.6
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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Colin from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Standard Double En-Suite
    Stayed 6 nights in June 2019

    Good hostel”

    Good location, clean, friendly staff, good kitchen & bar. I was on 6th floor, noise from street can be loud throughout the night. Need earplugs then no problem. Could do with secondary glazing or double glazing. This is only an observation not a complaint. I would stay at this hostel again and again, no problems.

    Reviewed July 09, 2019

    Hi Colin, Thank you for choosing Homebase Cape Town for your stay. We are happy that you enjoyed our hostel and yes being in the city center can make night time trial with the noise, however we do sell ear plugs at reception and that would have assisted. Happy to hear that you will return in any event, once again it was lovely to meet you and we wish you safe and happy travels. Dee and the Homebase team

    Responded July 10, 2019
    HomeBase Cape Town Backpackers
    8.4
    Excellent
    Tania from South Africa
    Solo traveler
    Standard Double Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in June 2019

    Becoming a backpacker”

    I was pleasantly surprise by the layout and facilities of the backpackers. Having never stayed at a backpackers, the rooms and environment provided was extremely cozy and inviting. As an extra bonus the rooftop garden and bar was lovely for just sitting outside and enjoying the view of my last night in Cape Town alone. Everything about the accommodation made me feel more comfortable and less alone that i expected if i was just cooped up in a hotel room. The staff was incredibly helpful and kind in every way possible, from making sure i receive my uber eats to informing me where everything is and even when checking out, they made it the most pleasant experience. I would definitely go out of my way to book a room there again and also for a longer period of time than just one night waiting to catch my early morning flight the next day.

    Reviewed June 25, 2019

    Hello Tania, We are very happy that you enjoyed our hostel and the facilities. It is a pity that you could only stay one night and missed out on all the sights of Cape Town. Backpacking is an amazing way to meet new people, especially if you are a solo traveler. There is a certain sense of belonging if you will that is a backpacker. Welcome to our world :) I will pass along you compliments to our staff an we all look forward to seeing you in our home again. Safe and happy travels Dee and the Homebase team

    Responded July 01, 2019
    HomeBase Cape Town Backpackers
    3.6
    Queen from South Africa
    Family with teens
    Standard Twin Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 3 nights in April 2019

    there was a dog in the leaving area, sitting on couches. the stentch of the dog .”

    In terms of Taurism standards I wonder if animals are allowed in the leaving areas with human beings. what was in the fotos and what was in the building I was sold lies. Changing of sheets it was over three days as I was told. it was a disappointing experience.

    Reviewed April 25, 2019

    Hello Queen, thank you for staying with us at Homebase Cape Town. I am sorry to hear that you were unhappy with the fact that we have a hostel dog and I believe that it is us to the owner and building owner as to whether a family pet may be kept on the premises and not tourism standards. Basey is a well loved part of our staff and cleaned regularly by her personal carer, but I guess some people are averse to animals and that's understandable. When guest are with us for only 3 days, because of the size of our hostel and the work load in terms of linen change, we are happy to accommodate guests with a change after a 3 day stay. You only stayed 3 days and had you come to reception, we would have been happy to accommodate you. I also believe that our photo's reflect the hostel in a true light. Safe and happy travels further The Homebase team

    Responded May 01, 2019
    HomeBase Cape Town Backpackers
    8.0
    Excellent
    Rahal
    Couple
    Luxury Double en-suite
    Stayed 4 nights in February 2019

    'Okay' level hotel/hostel”

    Well the pros are .... Excellent location (central to many places and lots of bars restaurants etc), Very friendly and helpful staff, somewhat good value for money. Negatives are.... No sound protection and its a nightmare to have a quality sleep without earbuds. The surroundings are very noisy and also some other guests also make noise in the night. The Wi-Fi didn't work/ reach our room most of the times. The elevator was out of service and we had to climb 4 stories few times a day.

    Reviewed February 17, 2019

    Hello Rahal, Thank you for staying with us at Homebase Cape town and for your review. We are very happy that our staff were complimented and I have passed this along to them. Yes being in the city center has it's ups and downs. The proximity to all the amenities such as walks, tours, beaches, restaurants and mountains is the plus. Sadly the building is not ours and we had to rely on the landlord to fix any issues building issues, and we are happy to report that on Tuesday afternoon the one was up and running. We do sell earplugs to guests for the street noise. The Wifi was an issue as well and that, happily is now also corrected. We trust that although there were some things that didn't make for a superb stay, the staff, hostel and other amenities made up for it. Kind regards, happy and safe travels The Homebase team

    Responded February 17, 2019
    HomeBase Cape Town Backpackers
    4.8
    Lesimole from South Africa
    Business traveler
    1 Person in 2-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

    Acceptable”

    The escalator wasn't working so we had to walk to the 6th floor,it wasn't enjoyable at all.

    Reviewed February 12, 2019

    Hello Lesimole, Thank you for staying with us at Homebase Cape Town and for your review. We apologise for the lift not working in the time that you stayed but unfortunately we are only tenants and have to rely on the landlord to fix building issues. We had been communicating with him on a daily basis regarding the lifts and to our joy and that of our in house guests on Tuesday, one lift was up and running. Safe and happy travels The Homebase team

    Responded February 17, 2019
    HomeBase Cape Town Backpackers
    8.0
    Excellent
    Sasha from South Africa
    Couple
    Standard Double En-Suite
    Stayed 1 night in June 2018

    mixed bag”

    pleasant, friendly and helpful staff. just don't expect much sleep.

    Reviewed June 28, 2018

    Hello Sasha, thank you for choosing our hostel to stay. I will let the staff know your compliments. Sadly being in the city centre, while having highlights of location and proximity to everything does come with city noise but we do give our guests earplugs if they are having trouble sleeping. Please feel free to approach reception and ask next time you are at Homebase. Safe and happy travels

    Responded January 10, 2019
    HomeBase Cape Town Backpackers
    8.8
    Excellent
    Mei from Singapore
    Couple
    Standard Double Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in June 2018

    Friendly staff and strategic location”

    The hotel located at Long Street where convenient for us to move around to visit those famous attraction place. The staff are friendly and helpful. However for light sleeper may need ear plug.

    Reviewed June 11, 2018
    8.4
    Excellent
    Henricus from Netherlands
    Couple
    Standard Double En-Suite
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2018

    Nice hostel”

    Situated in the centre of Cape Town and the parking garage and shopping mall with supermarket just acrossed the road. Fully equipped kitchen and friendly staffs at the check in counter and at the rooftop bar.

    Reviewed May 14, 2018
    7.6
    Very good
    Bomi from South Korea
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    Stayed 3 nights in March 2018

    lovely staffs and good location ”

    Overall, all is okay. Lovely staffs and easy to communicate. but only one thing is terrible. ‘dirty bath room’ If someone does not mind cleanliness, it will be okay. found small cockroach in bathroom.

    Reviewed April 02, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Marlon from Germany
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in March 2018

    Everything you need”

    Once you are aware about the high prices you will love homebase. It has friendly staff and literally all you need. The location is literally top notch. You are in the middle of everything.

    Reviewed March 26, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Marlon from Germany
    Business traveler
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 5 nights in March 2018

    Splendid place with amazing stuff in stunning location”

    Really great and friendly staff with a chef that cooks week days for 45rand which is great. Basic breakfast is included. Very large common area. WiFi works well. All good!

    Reviewed March 19, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Brittany from United States
    Group
    Twin En-suite
    Stayed 4 nights in February 2018

    Great hostel, highly recommend!”

    Loved my stay at HomeBase and would definitely recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed March 06, 2018
    8.0
    Excellent
    Valeria from Italy
    Solo traveler
    Luxury Double en-suite
    Stayed 3 nights in February 2018

    Fantastic staff”

    The staff is super kind and helpful, excellent vibe

    Reviewed February 12, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Haider from Qatar
    Couple
    Luxury Double en-suite
    Stayed 4 nights in February 2018

    Homely experience ”

    Even though I was on vacation the experience of the hotel was as if I am at home ... The room was super clean the staff was super friendly and helpful and guided and answered a lot of questions on daily basis. They helped us arrange tours, always smiling. Thanks to Dee, Sam and all the others for such an amazing stay. I would love to come visit again and stay with you guys.

    Reviewed February 09, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Tyler from United States
    Solo traveler
    Mixed Dormitory (Price Per Bed)
    Stayed 8 nights in December 2017

    Amazing hostel. Felt like a home away from home. Good vibes and the staff is top notch.”

    Pros: staff, location, food, rooftop bar and social area Cons: you have to eventually leave Excellent hostel with a very kind and friendly staff. Zozo made my trip 10/10 and was great with suggestions and helping me get the most out of my time in Cape Town. She is the secret to success for your stay. Laddy is a great bartender who always has a smile on his face. Linton cooks up a nice breakfast and a fantastic braai on Friday night that is a must. TK and Kenny were also always there to help me with absolutely anything. The whole staff made me feel like family and it was difficult to leave as you all become friends very fast if you hang around. Would not go anywhere else for my next trip to Cape Town.

    Reviewed January 08, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Sumeetkumar
    Group
    Triple Room
    Stayed 3 nights in December 2017

    Exceptional”

    its awesome. staff is very co-operative

    Reviewed December 28, 2017
    5.6
    Ka from Hong Kong
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    Stayed 4 nights in December 2017

    Above average”

    -Cockroach and messy stuff in the girls' room -No regular replenishment of tissue and hand soap in the toilet -Dirty carpet in the room -Not enough shower rooms -Not enough hooks in the shower rooms for hanging clothes +Nice staff, providing a lot of travel info.

    Reviewed December 14, 2017
    8.0
    Excellent
    Hammad from Oman
    Solo traveler
    Standard Double Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in December 2017

    Perfect place for backpackers”

    I stayed only for a night, the place in total was good and very suitable for backpackers, the only bad thing that I got allergy from the bug in the carpet, there was a festival and the noise was very loud till early morning however I was fine with that but if you cannot sleep in loud maybe you should consider that. In general you should visit it.

    Reviewed December 06, 2017
    9.6
    Exceptional
    atreyee from India
    Solo traveler
    Standard Double Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 6 nights in October 2017

    Best option at Cheap Price”

    For budget/low cost travels this place, I would say, is the best option locationwise and also in terms of cost effectiveness. Staffs deserve a special mention for their cordial, friendly, warm behavior and 'always there for you' attitude. Had a good time.

    Reviewed November 20, 2017
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Elaine from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    Standard Double Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 6 nights in October 2017

    Super awesome staff, central location, cheap”

    Cape Town is one of the most beautiful places I've ever been to so far. And if you're looking for a place to stay that's cheap and convenient then Homebase backpackers is the perfect place. I booked the single room which was very cozy, I loved it. I did a very stupid thing during my stay and I'm so fortunate that this hostel has the best staff ever. I'd like to thank Judy, Sam and Kenny for helping me out. Judy is such a lovely person. She is so cool and helpful. Sam helped me a lot my whole stay, she is so helpful and friendly. It's so great to know that there are still people like Judy and Sam that goes above and beyond their responsibilities to help out their clients. Thanks so much! :)

    Reviewed October 21, 2017
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