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Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular landmarks
Book Lounge 30 m
Dorp 30 m
MyCiti Bus Service Roeland Bus Stop 70 m
Rust En Vreugd 80 m
Perseverance Tavern 120 m
Museum of Cape Town 140 m
Hip Hop East City Corridor 170 m
Catholic Cathedral 190 m
Department of Home Affairs 190 m
District Six Museum 270 m
Nearby landmarks
Signal Hill 2.15 km
Lion's Head 2.15 km
Two Oceans Aquarium 2.39 km
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront 2.86 km
Table Mountain 2.91 km
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden 6.69 km
Robben Island Museum 15.1 km
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony 29.96 km
Cape Point Nature Reserve 47.25 km
Cape of Good Hope 47.82 km
Kimberley Backpackers

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Kimberley Backpackers

Cnr Roeland Street and Buitenkant Street, Cape Town, Cape Town City Center, Cape Town, South Africa, 8000 - See map
  • 60 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Currency exchange

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Daily housekeeping

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Value for money7.8
Distance to city center1km
Location rating8.5
Nearest airportCape Town International Airport (CPT)
Distance to airport17.3 km

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    Frequently asked questions

    What time is check-in and check-out at Kimberley Backpackers?

    Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 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. The front desk is always open, day or night.

    How do I get to Kimberley Backpackers?

    Kimberley 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 35 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 Kimberley 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, Kimberley Backpackers has a car park that's close to the hostel. Parking is available for an additional charge. 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 Kimberley Backpackers?

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

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    Overall rating:
    7.8
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    25 reviews
    Cleanliness
    7.3
    Facilities
    7.1
    Location
    8.5
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    More about Kimberley Backpackers

    More about Kimberley Backpackers

    Conveniently located in Cape Town, Kimbo Lodge Backpackers is a great base from which to explore this vibrant city. The city center is merely 1km away and the airport can be reached within 10 minutes. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

    Kimbo Lodge Backpackers also offers many facilities to enrich your stay in Cape Town. To name a few of the hotel's facilities, there are free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, convenience store, daily housekeeping, laundromat.

    Hotel accommodations have been carefully appointed to the highest degree of comfort and convenience. In some of the rooms, guests can find television LCD/plasma screen, free welcome drink, linens, locker, mirror. The hotel offers fantastic facilities, including boats, canoe, hiking trails, snorkeling, surfing lessons, to help you unwind after an action-packed day in the city. Enjoy unparalleled services and a truly prestigious address at the Kimbo Lodge Backpackers.

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    7.8
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    Cleanliness7.3
    Facilities7.1
    Location8.5
    Service8.2
    Value for money7.8
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    8.0
    Excellent
    Darren from United States
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 4 nights in December 2016

    Historic landmark that has a new life”

    From the airport, the best way to go is by taxi as it is nearly the same price as shared transport to this location. It is from 240 to 260 Rand. You can get it prebooked online via bookings @ sport24hrs.co.za which is the service I used back to the airport. I used the service at the arrivals hall counter on the way in, but I think just to the taxi stand might be the same. Pre-book is best but ask for the big red car if you have lots of baggage. Now to the Kimbo. check-in was easy even at the late night arrival I had. There was a welcome drink in the bar area. This was not punch but rather a drink with a punch if you know what I mean (wink). Speaking of the bar, the locals and visitors like to mingle and relax together and drink into the early morning. The room was fine (I got the 3-bed dorm) and he wifi also worked well. This location is central to get where you need to be. What I really likes was the breakfast and the dinner. the dinner is not free, but well worth the price. The portions are large and tasty. I had the bangers and mash several times. There is no elevator so if you are mobility challenged or just hate stairs, you might want to skip this place. For everyone else, this is a perfect place to hang your hat for several days while checking out Capetown.

    Reviewed December 18, 2016
    7.6
    Very good
    John from South Africa
    Family with young children
    Family Room
    Stayed 5 nights in March 2016

    Mostly good, some kinks needs ironing out”

    It was a nice setting, nice room, very friendly helpful staff. Few things they should be more upfront with on Agoda, spesifically like the parking issue, (There is no free parking on premises, parking is on the street, government parking attendants charge in the week and half days saturdays.) And wifi does not extend to top rooms only second and public areas, so it would be more appropriate to advertise as wifi in public areas. But will definitely recommend this backpackers!

    Reviewed March 30, 2016
    10.0
    Exceptional
    JAVED from Pakistan
    Solo traveler
    Twin Room
    Stayed 6 nights in March 2017

    Value for money.”

    The hotel is located in downtown just minutes away from all necessities of life. The hotel has an inhouse bar ATM. laundry and restsurant. The breakfast was delicious and fresh . Staff is attentive and cooperative. Mr Grant, the Manager ( perhaps owner too ) is a very kind and gentelman. His exceptional care for guests is praiseworthy. At least, I will always remember him and his hotel. Thank you sir.

    Reviewed March 27, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Erica from South Africa
    Family with teens
    Twin Room
    Stayed 1 night in August 2019

    Pleasant Surprise”

    We're in between moving and relocating, so I wasn't too phased about the place we chose, as it wasn't really for a holiday. I was bowled over by the friendliness of the reception staff and all other staff I came into contact with while there. The hotel is super clean, there's an ATM, a free breakfast and arrival drinks voucher.... that wasn't expected. So incredible value for money and a great stay. Thanks guys!!! I'll definitely recommend...

    Reviewed September 02, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Clinton from South Africa
    Solo traveler
    Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in November 2020

    Kimberley Is Great”

    Great Hotel. Took me back in ytime.

    Reviewed November 08, 2020
    6.4
    Good
    Bertus from South Africa
    Group
    Tripple Room
    Stayed 7 nights in December 2018

    Good”

    Friendly staff. Sub par cleaning and had rats in our room every night.

    Reviewed January 05, 2019
    7.6
    Very good
    Hafeez from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Twin Room
    Stayed 4 nights in January 2018

    Fantastic Staff”

    You won't meet a friendlier lot. Dave at the desk is a fab guy.

    Reviewed March 14, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    Musawenkosi from South Africa
    Solo traveler
    Eight-bed Dormitory
    Stayed 6 nights in January 2021

    Fantastic”

    I lovrd

    Reviewed February 01, 2021
    6.0
    tolo from South Africa
    Couple
    Twin Room
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

    Hjf”

    Nothing much I can say but I only know that u will go back to stay thr

    Reviewed December 20, 2018
    2.0
    Cyrus from South Korea
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in February 2017

    booked it but was refused entry without a reason”

    I booked it but there was no one to see me at the gate and it was above a bar and the barman had a list which I wasn't on and he refused to do anything about it and I had to find another place late at night.

    Reviewed October 12, 2017
    8.8
    Excellent
    Welmarie from South Africa
    Solo traveler
    Eight-bed Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in April 2021

    Nice stay”

    The vibe was awesome, Lance is such a sweetheart, making my stay worth while!

    Reviewed April 30, 2021
    2.8
    Natala from Germany
    Couple
    Twin Room
    Stayed 3 nights in May 2016

    Horror Backpacker! Schlaflose Nächte und Ekel! ”

    Wir hatten nach der positiven Bewertung bzgl. Lage und Preis-Leistung uns für 3 Nächte in der Lodge entschieden und im Voraus bezahlt. Nach einer ganzen Nacht haben wir uns bereits für die Abreise entschieden. Die Zimmer sind schrecklich dunkel (Airbrush-Planeten-Wände aus den 80ger aus schwarz-lila Farben), verdreckt und stinken. Bewusst keine Bilder davon im Internet gezeigt, verständlich bei dem Zustand!! Am Besten die Schuhe nicht ausziehen, Teppich klebt und kratzt! Betten müffeln nach sehr alten Bettzeug, wir haben es nur mit Kleidung getraut reinzulegen. Das Frühstück war das einzig Positive, allerdings erfolgt das auch nur neben an in einem seperatem Restaurant (2 Sorten zur Auswahl). Wir hatten in Kapstadt für das gleiche Geld bessere Lodges erhalten, sogar mit eigenem Bad! Im Kimbo haben wir uns für eine Sammeldusche entschieden, generell ist das auch kein Problem für uns, aber hier war alles dreckig, defekt und das Wasser ist immer übergelaufen. Das Fenster war stets geöffnet und jeder Nachbar durfte zuschauen. Klopapier wurde selten nachgefüllt und Sauberkeit ist ein absolutes Fremdwort! Das Schlimmste ist allerdings die Lautstärke in der Nacht! Man bekommt kein Auge zu, die ganze Nacht ist durch und durch Lärm (Hotelgäste in den Gängen (sehr hellhörig), Bar-Besucher unten im Pub (gehört zum Hotel) und die Straße ist sehr stark befahren. Als wir ausgecheckt haben kam keine Frage warum und das Geld haben wir auch nicht zurück erhalten, obwohl man das aus Kulanz sehr wohl hätte anbieten können (es waren viele Zimmer zu diesem Zeitraum frei, also wir haben keine anderen Gäste gehindert mit unserer Belegung!). Nie wieder in dieser Lodge - für das Geld gibt es saubere, schöne Lodges für Backpacker auch im Zentrum von Kapstadt! Die Straße ist Nachts nicht für Touristen geeigent und man kann sein Auto in einer Tiefgarage sicher parken zahlt aber auch noch dafür extra! W-Lan-Verbindung ist sehr schlecht in den Zimmern!

    Reviewed May 25, 2016
    7.6
    Very good
    Rodrigo from Brazil
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 8 nights in December 2017

    Quarto fedido”

    O quarto que peguei era de 4 camas, ficava acima do pub e tinha um odor forte de cigarro oque atrapalhou meu sono durante as noites, fora isso o café da manha é ótimo, e é ao lado de um ponto pdo My city bus. Obs: O Pub abaixo do hotel é bem bacana.

    Reviewed December 28, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    MITSUTOSHI from Japan
    Solo traveler
    Eight-bed Dormitory
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2017

    中心地の安くお洒落な宿。”

    ケープタウン駅徒歩10分。宿の周辺には沢山の店・小売店、駅前には大型スーパーが。 遊び・買い物共に便利。 スタッフ一同親切です。

    Reviewed August 27, 2017
    8.4
    Excellent
    Milena
    Couple
    Double Room
    Stayed 4 nights in January 2019

    Excellent”

    Super lokalita. Krásná atmosféra hotelu. Personál velmi přívětivý,snídaně bohaté. Doporučuji hlavně pro ruksak turisty.

    Reviewed January 12, 2019
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