The Backpack - Hostel

74 New Church Street, 8001 Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
+27 214 234 530

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rate per night

8.7

Excellent
based on 1,118 reviews
The Backpack - Hostel - Cape Town, South Africa
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Hotels.com S$ 103
Orbitz S$ 106
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Good to know

Distance to city centre 3.0 km
Location rating 9.4
Nearest airport Cape Town Intl
Distance to airport 18.5 km

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  • Good
    Jan 2020
    7.0

    The room accommodations were of great value for the money. The location was great, and the other guests were mostly very friendly and welcoming. Breakfast was simple but filled us enough. They were also helpful in arranging excursions and the staff at the front desk (other travelers) were very helpful and friendly. Loved the social justice theme and how each room is after a SA advocate.

    The facility had some issues with loadshedding, which worked out after a few days. The room was supposed to have WiFi but it only worked if you stood right next to the door. There were a few frustrating things like they only will exchange your money if you have notes of $50 or higher but the ATM wasn't working and there was no power, so that left us in a bind. One of the owners was super friendly and the other spoke pretty rudely to employees on multiple occassions, which went against the espoused vibe of the place.

  • Excellent
    Jan 2020
    10.0

    Good location, close to restaurants / bars and supermarkets. Staff was very friendly. Bed was comfortable and there were sockets and a lamp next to every bed Facilities are clean, also the common area like garden and swimming pool are well maintained.

  • Good
    Jan 2020
    8.0

    The location if very good and the beds are very comfortable.

    Smoking in the partially covered common area was seriously off-putting.

  • Excellent
    Dec 2019
    10.0

    everything . location. room. staff. all was perfect. very safe also.

    I think only the breakfast could be better.

  • Excellent
    Dec 2019
    9.0

    Awesome view of Table Mountain from the pool! Easy to walk to good restaurants, grocery stores. Good common spaces as well, and enjoyed breakfast.

    The staff we interacted with were not helpful. They were not friendly and did not seem interested at all in providing us with information on the area.

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Overview

With a stay at The Backpack - Hostel, you'll be centrally located in Cape Town, within a 5-minute walk of Long Street and Kloof Street. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.

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Features

Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Spa

8.7 Excellent

based on 1,118 reviews

9.4

Location

9.2

Vibe

5.8

Value

5.7

Comfort

Things to know

  • Great view
  • Friendly service
  • Friendly atmosphere

Check in

14:00

Check out

10:00

Cancellation/pre-payment

Policies vary by room type and provider.

AMENITIES

Free Wi-Fi
Disabled access
ATM on-site
Car hire
Internet
Concierge service
Currency exchange on-site
Gift shop
Outdoor pool
Bar/Lounge
Air-conditioned
Safe
Airport shuttle (surcharge)
Pool table
Designated smoking area
Storage available
Non-smoking rooms available
Terrace/Patio
Library
Laundry facilities
Laundry service
Coffee shop
24-hour front desk
Pets not allowed
Parking (surcharge)
Grill
Restaurant

FAQs when booking at The Backpack - Hostel

Where is The Backpack - Hostel located?

The Backpack - Hostel is located at 74 New Church Street in Tamboerskloof, 3 km from the centre of Cape Town. Bo Kaap Museum is the closest landmark to The Backpack - Hostel.

When is check-in time and check-out time at The Backpack - Hostel?

Check-in time is 14:00 and check-out time is 10:00 at The Backpack - Hostel.

Does The Backpack - Hostel offer free Wi-Fi?

Yes, The Backpack - Hostel offers free Wi-Fi.

Does The Backpack - Hostel offer free parking?

No, The Backpack - Hostel does not offer free parking.

Does The Backpack - Hostel offer free airport shuttle service?

No, The Backpack - Hostel does not offer free airport shuttle service.

How far is The Backpack - Hostel from the airport?

The Backpack - Hostel is 18.5 km from Cape Town Intl.

Can you bring pets to The Backpack - Hostel?

No, pets are not allowed at The Backpack - Hostel.

Does The Backpack - Hostel have a pool?

Yes, The Backpack - Hostel has a pool on-site.

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Location

Most popular landmarks

  • Bo Kaap Museum 0.8 km
  • Greenmarket Square 1 km
  • District Six Museum 1.2 km
  • Castle of Good Hope 1.6 km
  • V&A Waterfront 2.5 km
  • Green Point Stadium 2.5 km

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