Seals Backpackers

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Overview of Seals Backpackers

Seals Backpackers

2 out of 5
Guests rated this property 3.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
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

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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
  • Joe Fish — 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 with golf course and restaurant
Along with a golf course, this hostel has a restaurant and an outdoor pool. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a bar/lounge, a coffee shop/café, and massage/treatment rooms. All 13 rooms provide free WiFi, patios, and TVs. Room service, electric kettles, and free toiletries are among the other amenities available to guests.
Seals Backpackers offers 13 accommodations with complimentary toiletries. Rooms open to patios. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided daily.
Recreational amenities at the hostel include a golf course and an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. There are massage/treatment rooms available. Services include deep-tissue massages, sports massages, facials, and body scrubs.

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


  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • No elevators

Guest services

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

Languages spoken

  • English

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.
  • 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

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 7 PM
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

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

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • 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 Visa and Mastercard

We should mention

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
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

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Overall score and ratings

Rating 5 - Excellent. 0 out of 3 reviews
5 - Excellent 0%
Rating 4 - Good. 1 out of 3 reviews
4 - Good 33%
Rating 3 - Okay. 2 out of 3 reviews
3 - Okay 67%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 3 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 3 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

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