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Saltycrax Backpackers
Saltycrax Backpackers
Saltycrax Backpackers
Saltycrax Backpackers
Saltycrax Backpackers
Saltycrax Backpackers
Saltycrax Backpackers

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8.1

Excellent

35 reviews

35 reviews

Breakfast1
Beach1
Housekeeping1
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9

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - 590 meters to the beach
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Robben Island Museum 10.5 km
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront 10.7 km
Two Oceans Aquarium 11.4 km
Lion's Head 13.1 km
Signal Hill 13.1 km
Table Mountain 16.0 km
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden 19.2 km
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony 41.7 km
Cape Point Nature Reserve 58.9 km
Cape of Good Hope 59.6 km
Nearby landmarks
Blouberg Dental 360 m
Kwik Spar 420 m
BRT Station (Bayside Centre) 550 m
Brander Road Park Playground 560 m
Blouberg Beach 590 m
Porterfield Road Park 620 m
Brander Road Park 620 m
Bayside Mall 640 m
Table View Mall 720 m
Medi-Cross Pharmacy 840 m

Saltycrax Backpackers

20 Briza Road, Bloubergstrand, Cape Town, South Africa, 7441 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Bloubergstrand part of Cape Town, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Table Mountain. Rated with 5 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage, hot tub and spa on-site.

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Highlights

550 meters to public transportation

Airport transfer

590 meters to the beach

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Hot tub

Hygiene Plus
This property has self-selected and self-certified the following hygiene measures.Learn more
Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Health and Medical
First aid kit

Facilities

Airport transfer

Car park

Shuttle service

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Hot tub

Tennis court

Bicycles

BBQ facilities

This property is in high demand!

3 travelers have booked today.

Value for money8.1
Distance to city center18.2 km
Location rating9.0
Nearest airportCape Town International Airport (CPT)
Distance to airport20.0 km

Rooms available at Saltycrax Backpackers

Very good
Room comfort & quality

8

Dormitory 10 Sleeper
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 bunk bed & 1 single bed
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Quadruple Room
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  • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed and 1 bunk bed
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Double Room
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  • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 double bed
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Multi En-Suite Room(Double/Triple/4 Sleeper)
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed and 1 bunk bed
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Double Room with Bunk Bed
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  • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 bunk beds and 1 double be...
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Luxury Double Room
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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Triple Standard Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed
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Multi Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed and 1 bunk bed
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Luxury Double en-suite
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Separate shower/bathtub
  • 1 double bed
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Standard Double Room with Bunk Bed and Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Saltycrax 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.

How do I get to Saltycrax Backpackers?

Saltycrax 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 350 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 Saltycrax 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, Saltycrax Backpackers has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is free for guests. Self-parking is conveniently available at the hostel. 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 Saltycrax Backpackers?

Saltycrax Backpackers does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Saltycrax Backpackers?

The closest train, metro, or bus station is BRT Station (Bayside Centre), 540 m away from Saltycrax Backpackers.

What restaurants are nearby Saltycrax Backpackers?

Saltycrax Backpackers is located in Bloubergstrand, famous for good restaurants such as News Cafe, Malibu Spur and Forneria Italia.

What are popular attractions near Saltycrax Backpackers?

Saltycrax Backpackers is located in Bloubergstrand area, which is famous for attractions such as Brander Road Park Playground, Porterfield Road Park and Brander Road Park.

What popular beaches are close to Saltycrax Backpackers?

Saltycrax Backpackers is located in the Bloubergstrand area, which includes Bloubergstrand Beach and Blouberg Beach.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Saltycrax Backpackers?

Saltycrax Backpackers is located within Bloubergstrand, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Sanccob Western Cape - Penguin Rehabilitation Center, Table View Nature Reserve - Rietvlei Wetlands and Bokkombaai.

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What people love about Saltycrax Backpackers

  • 9.6

    Exceptional
    Location

    "A top notch layout and extremely spacious dwelling or layover location for any need."

    Louis

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    August 10, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Staff were friendly, facilities kept clean and an all round relaxed atmosphere."

    Mickey

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    April 12, 2022

  • 8.4

    Excellent

    "Nice setting and a good environment."

    Curtleigh

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    February 13, 2022

Property ranking|Compared to 3,270 Cape Town properties
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Cheapest price score
Room comfort score
8/10
Location score
9/10
Service score
8.5/10
Better than
99
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Better than
98
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of Cape Town properties
Better than
97
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of Cape Town properties
Better than
96
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Overall rating:

8.1

Excellent
35 reviews
Cleanliness
7.9
Facilities
8.1
Location
9.0
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More about Saltycrax Backpackers

More about Saltycrax Backpackers

Saltycrax Backpackers

When you are looking for comfortable and convenient accommodations in Cape Town, make Saltycrax Backpackers your home away from home. A stay at Saltycrax Backpackers ensures an easy access to the lively city and all of its wonders.
Travelers are guaranteed to have a hassle-free stay with all the amenities and services provided by Saltycrax Backpackers. Stay connected throughout your stay with free internet access provided. To help pre-arrange your arrival and departure, airport transfer services can be booked before you even check in. Your explorations of Cape Town can be assisted with taxi, car hire and shuttle services available.
Parking is provided free of charge for guests. You'll have no problem planning out your days and transportation needs with front desk services including concierge service, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. The hostel's ticket service and tours can even help you book tickets and reservations for entertainment and explorations. While lodging at this wonderful hostel, a charming and cozy on-site fireplace will keep you warm on cold days and nights.
Wear your favorite outfits again and again thanks to the dry cleaning service and laundry service offered at Saltycrax Backpackers. The hostel's daily housekeeping will make staying in a great choice. The hostel is entirely non-smoking. Smoking may only take place in restricted designated areas.
Rooms at Saltycrax Backpackers are designed with the guest in mind. To enhance your stay, some rooms at the hostel come with linen service. The specially-designed rooms at Saltycrax Backpackers offer a layout option like a separate living room. Some rooms have television to keep guests entertained.
You may be assured to know that a refrigerator, instant coffee and instant tea are available in some select rooms. You can stay fresh and clean with towels provided in some guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

What's better than a good cup of coffee? Start every vacation day at the hostel with an energizing cup of quality coffee. Vending machines are on 24 hours a day, so you can grab a snack at any time of day or night. The hostel even has in-house cooking amenities such as BBQ facilities and shared kitchen for its most selective guests.
Whether you're looking for an adventure or are just looking for a way to unwind after a hard day, Saltycrax Backpackers has a range of activities that will meet your needs. Warm up at the end of the day with a visit to the massage, hot tub and spa. Stay wet and wild with fun family water activities like fishing, snorkeling, surfing, diving and wind surfing. You won't need to go far to play some water sports, with the convenience of canoes and water park provided.
Stay active in holiday style with sporty activities including horse riding. Test your skills! Get competitive with your travel group or other guests, at the hostel's yoga room, tennis court, hiking trails and bowling alley. No need to go anywhere after dinner -- play with friends or family at the shared lounge and TV area.


Dining and things to do

What's better than a good cup of coffee? Start every vacation day at the hostel with an energizing cup of quality coffee. Vending machines are on 24 hours a day, so you can grab a snack at any time of day or night. The hostel even has in-house cooking amenities such as BBQ facilities and shared kitchen for its most selective guests.
Whether you're looking for an adventure or are just looking for a way to unwind after a hard day, Saltycrax Backpackers has a range of activities that will meet your needs. Warm up at the end of the day with a visit to the massage, hot tub and spa. Stay wet and wild with fun family water activities like fishing, snorkeling, surfing, diving and wind surfing. You won't need to go far to play some water sports, with the convenience of canoes and water park provided.
Stay active in holiday style with sporty activities including horse riding. Test your skills! Get competitive with your travel group or other guests, at the hostel's yoga room, tennis court, hiking trails and bowling alley. No need to go anywhere after dinner -- play with friends or family at the shared lounge and TV area.


Around the property

Venture outside the hostel and explore Cape Town. Victoria & Alfred Waterfront is located just 10.7 km away, and is a place where you can see the ocean and local boats in the marina.


Reasons to stay here

Spend less here on rooms than you would at 99% of other accommodations in the city.
Travelers who stayed here really appreciated the location, scoring it better than 97% of the city's other options.
This accommodation beats more than 97% of competition in the city on room comfort.

Amenities and facilities
Excellent
Facilities

8.1

Most talked about facilities

Breakfast

1 mention

Internet

1 mention

Languages spoken

  • English

Outdoor

  • Bicycles

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Bowling alley
  • Canoeing
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Game room
  • Garden
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Hot tub
  • Massage
  • Nightclub
  • On-site entertainment
  • Outdoor recreational features
  • Pub crawl
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa
  • Surfing lessons
  • Tennis court
  • Ticket services
  • Tours
  • Water park
  • Wind surfing
  • Yoga room

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Body thermometer
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Professional-grade sanitizing services
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Alternative meal arrangement
  • BBQ facilities
  • Coffee shop
  • Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
  • Vending machine

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Fireplace
  • Food delivery
  • Heating in public area
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace

For the kids

  • Family room

Access

  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Bicycle parking
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Rental car
  • Shuttle service
  • Taxi service

Available in all rooms

  • Complimentary tea
  • Fan
  • Free bottled water
  • Free instant coffee
  • Refrigerator
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • Continental
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
Location
20 Briza Road, Bloubergstrand, Cape Town, South Africa, 7441
Excellent
Location

9

Public transportation

  • BRT Station (Bayside Centre)
    550 m
  • Chempet
    6.2 km

Airports

  • Cape Town International Airport (CPT)
    20.0 km

Hospital or clinic

  • Blouberg Dental
    360 m

Shopping

  • Canal Walk Shopping Centre
    8.6 km

Convenience store

  • 7 Eleven
    520 m

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    410 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Robben Island Museum
    10.5 km
  • Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
    10.7 km
  • Two Oceans Aquarium
    11.4 km
  • Lion's Head
    13.1 km
  • Signal Hill
    13.1 km
  • Table Mountain
    16.0 km
  • Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
    19.2 km
  • Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
    41.7 km
  • Cape Point Nature Reserve
    58.9 km
  • Cape of Good Hope
    59.6 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Blouberg Dental
    360 m
  • Kwik Spar
    420 m
  • BRT Station (Bayside Centre)
    550 m
  • Brander Road Park Playground
    560 m
  • Blouberg Beach
    590 m
  • Porterfield Road Park
    620 m
  • Brander Road Park
    620 m
  • Bayside Mall
    640 m
  • Table View Mall
    720 m
  • Medi-Cross Pharmacy
    840 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

Minimum age of guests is: 18 year(s).

Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-out until11:00
  • Reception open until23:00

Getting around

  • Airport transfer fee350 ZAR
  • Distance from city center18.2 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)39

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
  • Number of rooms 7

Reviews of Saltycrax Backpackers from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
8.1
/
10
Excellent
Cleanliness7.9
Facilities8.1
Location9.0
Room comfort and quality8.0
Service8.5
Value for money8.1
High score for Cape Town
Rating
9+ Exceptional (6)
8-9 Excellent (3)
7-8 Very Good (0)
6-7 Good (1)
<6 Below Expectation (1)
Time of the year
Mar - May (4)
Jun - Aug (1)
Sep - Nov (3)
Dec - Feb (3)
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8.8
Excellent
Zephyr from France
Business traveler
Dormitory 10 Sleeper
Stayed 2 nights in February 2017

Nice place ! ”

Very nice place ! People are open to discussions anytime of the day. Close to the beach. Wifi, breakfast, shower, toilets, are perfect. It is a nice place to be when you are a young traveller. Lot of young girls working for the Save Fundation.

Reviewed February 14, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
LANCE from South Africa
Solo traveler
Dormitory 10 Sleeper
Stayed 1 night in October 2020

Exceptional”

Needed a place for a friend everything was perfect didn’t expect such an awesome place for low rates. Well done!

Reviewed October 31, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
COLEEN from South Africa
Family with teens
Quadruple Room
Stayed 4 nights in October 2020

Out of this world Backpackers”

What a pleasant surprise!!! Absolutely stunning place, awesome people and totally exceeded my expectations.

Reviewed October 17, 2020

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5.2
Elijah from South Africa
Business traveler
Multi Room
Stayed 1 night in March 2017

Bad room ”

The room was bad poor bed

Reviewed March 04, 2017

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9.2
Exceptional
Thomas from South Africa
Group
Dormitory 10 Sleeper
Stayed 2 nights in January 2017

..”

..

Reviewed January 06, 2017

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6.8
Good
Kagisho
Family with young children
Multi Room
Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

Good”

I am happy

Reviewed April 02, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Louis from South Africa
Business traveler
Dormitory 10 Sleeper
Stayed 1 night in August 2022

a Múst TRY ”

A top notch layout and extremely spacious dwelling or layover location for any need. Could definetly ease certain pre-planned events or anticipated family events as few compadre's could all be together from the morning instead of .. Great atmosphere and facilitie/resource's

Reviewed August 10, 2022

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9.6
Exceptional
Precious from South Africa
Solo traveler
Double Room
Stayed 2 nights in April 2022

Exceptional”

Great backpackers had an amazing time there .

Reviewed April 19, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Mickey from South Africa
Solo traveler
Dormitory 10 Sleeper
Stayed 3 nights in March 2022

Exceptional”

Had a great stay at Saltycrax. Staff were friendly, facilities kept clean and an all round relaxed atmosphere. Will definitely be staying here again when I need to travel to Capetown

Reviewed April 13, 2022

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8.4
Excellent
Curtleigh from South Africa
Couple
Luxury Double Room
Stayed 1 night in February 2022

Review”

Nice setting and a good environment. More light needed at the back for those who want to braai but other then that, very nice relaxing place. Great staff

Reviewed February 13, 2022

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8.7
Excellent
Andreas from Namibia
Business traveler
Multi En-Suite Room(Double/Triple/4 Sleeper)
Stayed 2 nights in October 2015

happy”

price, people,
Reviewed February 29, 2016

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