"Loved my stay at HomeBase and would definitely recommend to..."
March 6, 2018
370 meters to public transportation
Located in heart of Cape Town
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
|Value for money||8.6|
|Distance to city center||0 km|
|Nearest airport||Cape Town International Airport (CPT)|
|Distance to airport||17.1 km|
"Pleasant, friendly and helpful staff."
June 28, 2018
"Staff is very helpful to find places to eat and things to do, and there are guards on every corner when you walk outside."
April 21, 2017
June 28, 2017
"Lovely staffs and easy to communicate."
April 2, 2018
HomeBase Cape Town Backpackers, located in Cape Town City Center, Cape Town, is a popular choice for travelers. Only 0 km from the city center, the hotel's strategic location ensures that guests can quickly and easily reach many local points of interest. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.
HomeBase Cape Town Backpackers offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to invigorate travelers. To name a few of the hotel's facilities, there are free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, laundromat, taxi service, kitchen.
In addition, all guestrooms feature a variety of comforts. Many rooms even provide linens, locker, mirror, sofa, towels to please the most discerning guest. Whether you're a fitness enthusiast or are just looking for a way to unwind after a hard day, you will be entertained by top-class recreational facilities such as dart board, games room. HomeBase Cape Town Backpackers is a smart choice for travelers to Cape Town, offering a relaxed and hassle-free stay every time.
"Really great and friendly staff with a chef that cooks week..."
March 19, 2018
Children and extra beds
Minimum age of guests is: 0 year(s).
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Infant 0-2 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 3-12 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
Extra beds may be requested directly from the property; additional charges may apply
Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
Extra beds may be requested directly from the property; additional charges may apply
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please ask the property for more details.
HomeBase Cape Town Backpackers
Cape Town City Center
Cape Town City Center
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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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
'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.
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
The escalator wasn't working so we had to walk to the 6th floor,it wasn't enjoyable at all.
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
pleasant, friendly and helpful staff. just don't expect much sleep.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Great hostel, highly recommend!”
Loved my stay at HomeBase and would definitely recommend to anyone.
The staff is super kind and helpful, excellent vibe
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.
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.
its awesome. staff is very co-operative
-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.
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.
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.
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! :)