The Backpack - Hostel

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

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8.8

Excellent
based on 1,099 reviews
The Backpack - Hostel - Cape Town, South Africa
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Good to know

Distance to city centre 3.0 km
Location rating 9.3
Nearest airport Cape Town Intl
Distance to airport 18.5 km

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bit overpriced in 7 reviews
cape town in 14 reviews
comfy beds in 9 reviews
double room in 83 reviews
friendly staff in 199 reviews
good breakfast in 142 reviews
great hostel in 74 reviews
great location in 102 reviews
hostel good in 63 reviews
kloof street in 3 reviews
loved the view in 14 reviews
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  • Excellent
    Sep 2019
    9.6

    Everything was perfect! Really nice staff. A good place to stay. Everything is nearby.

  • Excellent
    Sep 2019
    9.6

    The Backpack is in a fabulous location with great view of Table Mountain. The rooms are clean and adequately equipped. The whole place has loads of character, beautiful gardens and cute nooks for a coffee or to read a book. There is a well equipped kitchen and dining room. As a bonus the operators have a social conscience with recycling, sustaianability and community programs high on their priority list. Fantastic place!

  • Excellent
    Aug 2019
    10.0

    The owner was quite the woman, she is eager to take her hostel to the next level and that is amazing to see as a guest. The hostel is very clean and rather sociable. I think this hostel is going to continue to get better and better and look forward to my next experience there

  • Excellent
    Aug 2019
    8.3

    The breakfast was fantastic, the location even better. Pretty close to all good spots and places to see in Cape town.

  • Excellent
    Aug 2019
    9.2

    Very comfort Very good for big groups ( we were 13 people) Breakfast was very good

    The amount of bathrooms was low

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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 on request), 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

8.8 Excellent

based on 1,099 reviews

9.3

Location

9.2

Breakfast

8.2

WiFi

7.0

Room

Things to know

  • Great view
  • Clean rooms
  • Friendly atmosphere

Check in

14:00

Check out

10:00

Cancellation/pre-payment

Policies vary by room type and provider.

AMENITIES

Free Wi-Fi
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 service
Coffee shop
24-hour front desk
Pets not allowed
Parking (surcharge)
Grill
Laundry facilities
Restaurant

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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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