Seals Backpackers

2.0 star property
Family-friendly hostel with golf course and spa services

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Seals Backpackers

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Property amenity
Backpackers Fam | Front of property
Backpackers Fam | Free WiFi
Children's play area - outdoor

Overview of Seals Backpackers



Popular amenities

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

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSeal Point Lighthouse3 min drive
  • Popular LocationPort St. Francis12 min drive
  • Popular LocationSt. Francis Bay Beach14 min drive

Room options

Backpackers Fam

  • 753 sq ft
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Double Bed OR 2 Twin Beds


  • 376 sq ft
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Double Bed OR 2 Twin Beds

About this area

Cape Saint Francis

Located in Cape Saint Francis, Seals Backpackers is near the beach. St. Francis Links and St. Francis Bay Golf Club are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore St. Francis Bay Beach and Jeffreys Bay Beach. Traveling with kids? Consider Dolphin Beach, or check out an event or a game at Play in JBay Adventure Centre Day Trips.

What's nearby

  • Seal Point Lighthouse - 3 min drive
  • St. Francis Links - 8 min drive
  • St. Francis Bay Golf Club - 10 min drive
  • Port St. Francis - 12 min drive
  • St. Francis Bay Beach - 14 min drive

Getting around

  • Port Elizabeth (PLZ) - 100 min drive


  • St Francis Brewing Company - 8 min drive
  • Chokka Block Restaurant - 6 min drive
  • Big Time Taverna - 11 min drive
  • Off The Menu - 9 min drive
  • Rambling Rose - 9 min drive

About this property

Seals Backpackers

Family-friendly hostel
You can look forward to a golf course, a grocery/convenience store, and a terrace at Seals Backpackers. Treat yourself to spa services, such as a facial, a massage, or a body scrub. Enjoy onsite activities like mountain biking and horseback riding. In addition to a coffee shop/cafe and a garden, 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 a roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Babysitting (surcharge), 1 meeting room, and a gift shop
Room features
All 13 rooms 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

  • Roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge) during limited hours on request
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Free self parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Daily full breakfast available for a fee: ZAR 75–130 for adults and ZAR 50–65 for children
  • A bar/lounge
  • A coffee shop/cafe
  • A restaurant

Things to do

  • Bicycle rentals
  • Golf course
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Horseback riding/rentals
  • Mountain biking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Playground
  • TV in common areas

Family friendly

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


  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Laundry facilities
  • Limited-hour front desk
  • Luggage storage
  • Safe at front desk
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared refrigerator

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Tour and ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • Business center
  • Computer station
  • Meeting room


  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Body scrubs
  • Deep-tissue massages
  • Facials
  • Manicures/pedicures
  • Spa treatment rooms
  • Sports massages


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • No elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Designated smoking areas
  • Fireplace in lobby

Room amenities


  • Free toiletries
  • Towels


  • TV

Food and drink

  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Electric kettle
  • Limited room service

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

  • Fee for full breakfast: approximately ZAR 75.00–130 for adults, and ZAR 50–65 for children
  • 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

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 30, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Seals Backpackers on Oct 7, 2023 start from $34.12, 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).




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