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Seals Backpackers

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Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Backpackers | Balcony
Full Stop | Living area | TV

Overview of Seals Backpackers

Seals Backpackers

2.0 star property

3.8/5 Good

Top rated for eco-friendliness (5.0/5)

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
Da Gama Road, Cape Saint Francis, Eastern Cape, 6313

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSeal Point Lighthouse3 min drive
  • Popular LocationSt. Francis Bay Beach10 min drive
  • Popular LocationPort St. Francis12 min drive

Room options

About this area

Cape Saint Francis

Located in Cape Saint Francis, Seals Backpackers is near the beach. Seal Point Lighthouse is a local landmark, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at St. Francis Links and St. Francis Bay Golf Club.

What's nearby

  • Seal Point Lighthouse - 3 min drive
  • St. Francis Links - 8 min drive
  • St. Francis Bay Golf Club - 10 min drive
  • St. Francis Bay Beach - 10 min drive
  • Port St. Francis - 12 min drive

Getting around

  • Port Elizabeth (PLZ) - 86 min drive


  • Rock Lily - 6 min walk
  • Cape St Francis Resort - 6 min walk
  • Port St Francis - 7 min drive
  • Christy's Catch - 8 min drive
  • Pedal & Spoke Cafe - 8 min drive

About this property

Seals Backpackers

Family-friendly hostel
Consider a stay at Seals Backpackers and take advantage of a golf course, a roundtrip airport shuttle, and a grocery/convenience store. Treat yourself to spa services, such as a deep-tissue massage, a body scrub, or a facial. Enjoy onsite activities like hiking/biking and horseback riding. In addition to a terrace and a coffee shop/cafe, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • An outdoor pool
  • Free self parking
  • Full breakfast (surcharge), bike rentals, and an area shuttle
  • Wedding services, free newspapers, and a computer station
Room features
All guestrooms at Seals Backpackers include amenities such as free WiFi.
Other conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Patios, cookware/dishes/utensils, and electric kettles



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge) from 7 AM - 6 PM
  • Airport shuttle on request
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee daily 7:30 AM–10 AM: ZAR 75.00-130 for adults and ZAR 50-65 for children
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Bicycle rentals
  • Golf course
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Horse riding/rentals
  • Mountain biking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Playground
  • Spa services

Family friendly

  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Playground


  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Grocery/convenience store

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • Business center
  • Computer station
  • Meeting room


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Body scrubs
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - sports
  • Massage/treatment rooms


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • This property does not have elevators
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Designated smoking areas
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared refrigerator
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Free toiletries


  • TV

Food and drink

  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Electric kettle

Outdoor space

  • Patio

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Check-in from 2 PM - 9 PM
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 7 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Breakfast fee: between ZAR 75.00 and ZAR 130 for adults, ZAR 50 and ZAR 65 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: ZAR 900 per person (one-way)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: ZAR 450 (one-way), (from 1 to 12 years old)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Seals Backpackers Hostel Cape Saint Francis
Seals Backpackers Hostel
Seals Backpackers Cape Saint Francis
Seals Backpackers Cape Saint Francis
Seals Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Frequently asked questions

Does Seals Backpackers have a pool?

Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.

How much does it cost to stay at Seals Backpackers?

As of Sep 26, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Seals Backpackers on Sep 28, 2022 start from $33.43, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is Seals Backpackers pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much is parking at Seals Backpackers?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Seals Backpackers?

Check-in is from 2 PM - 9 PM. After-hours check-in is not available.

What time is check-out at Seals Backpackers?

Check-out is at 10 AM.

Does Seals Backpackers provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's an airport shuttle that runs 7 AM–6 PM on request. A fee of ZAR 900 per person applies.

Where is Seals Backpackers located?

This family-friendly Cape Saint Francis hostel is located near the beach, within 2 mi (3 km) of Seal Point Lighthouse and Port St. Francis. St. Francis Bay Beach and St. Francis Links are also within 6 mi (10 km).

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 1 out of 4 reviews
5 - Excellent 25%
Rating 4 - Good. 1 out of 4 reviews
4 - Good 25%
Rating 3 - Okay. 2 out of 4 reviews
3 - Okay 50%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 4 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 4 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities



5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2021

3/5 Okay

Traveled with family
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
Ok - but needs a facelift!
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2019

3/5 Okay

Liked: Property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Staff & service
Hot place
Hard place to find. No signs on the street. We were lucky we found it. We got in the reception by the wrong door and an old lady screamed at us. The place is pretty hot. No fan or AC. But we were travelling on a budget. Worth the price we paid.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2019

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Cape st francis resort
Boendet är trångt och lite slitet,men rent.Fantastskt trevlig personal på resturangen och receptionen.Området är fint med superhärliga stränder.
Stayed 20 nights in Feb 2018