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4.4 of 5 guest rating
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Family Room, Private Bathroom
Room with view
4 Twin Beds
Room sleeps 4 guests
(up to 3 children)
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Other room types
Single Room, Shared Bathroom
1 Twin Bed
Room sleeps 1 guest
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Twin Room, Private Bathroom
2 Twin Beds
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 1 child)
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Double Room, 1 Double Bed, Private Bathroom
1 Double Bed
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 1 child)
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Basic Twin Room
1 Twin Bunk Bed
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 1 child)
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Shared Dormitory, Women only, Private Bathroom
1 Twin Bed
Room sleeps 1 guest
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Tent
2 Twin Beds
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 1 child)
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Twin Room, Shared Bathroom
2 Twin Beds
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 1 child)
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Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Shared Bathroom (8 Bed)
Room with view
4 Twin Bunk Beds
Room sleeps 1 guest
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Studio, 2 Twin Beds (Self Catering)
Room with view
2 Twin Beds
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 1 child)
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Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Shared Bathroom (4 Bed)
4 Twin Beds
Room sleeps 1 guest
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Get an overview of this hotel
Eco-friendly Cape Town hostel in Cape Town City Centre, walk to Long Street

Popular property highlights

Free WiFi
Outdoor pool
24-hour front desk
Concierge services

Location

Located in Cape Town City Centre, this eco-friendly hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Long Street and Kloof Street. South African National Gallery and Greenmarket Square are also within 1 mi (2 km). Cape Town Station is 23 minutes by foot.

Property Features

This hostel features an outdoor pool, a bar/lounge, and a coffee shop/café. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include self parking, concierge services, and dry cleaning.

Room Amenities

All 35 rooms offer free WiFi, safes, and showers.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The hostel offers a coffee shop/café. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Public areas are equipped with complimentary wireless Internet access. For a surcharge, a roundtrip airport shuttle (available on request) is offered to guests. This eco-friendly hostel also offers an outdoor pool, a library, and a terrace. Onsite parking is available (surcharge).

The Backpack - Hostel has designated areas for smoking.

  • Barbecue grill(s)
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • ATM/banking
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Concierge services
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • Designated smoking areas
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Billiards or pool table
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Total number of rooms - 35
  • Coffee shop or café
  • Television in common areas
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free WiFi
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Airport transportation (surcharge)
  • Outdoor pool
  • Garden

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Xhosa
  • Greek
  • Afrikaans

Parking

Self parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

The Backpack - Hostel offers 35 accommodations with safes and irons/ironing boards. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Rooms have partially open bathrooms. Bathrooms include showers. Housekeeping is offered daily and hair dryers can be requested.

  • Iron/ironing board
  • In-room safe
  • Free WiFi
  • Number of bathrooms - 1
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shower only
  • Partially open bathroom

Where to Eat

Continental breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning between 7:30 AM and 10:00 AM.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hostel include an outdoor pool.

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

  • Safari nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair accessible parking

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-out

Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

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 are 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. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

No cribs (infant beds) available

24-hour check-in

Fees

Optional extras

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

  • Fee for continental breakfast: ZAR 80 for adults and ZAR 60 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: ZAR 280 per person (one way)
  • Self parking fee: ZAR 50 per night
  • Late check-out fee: 50 percent of room rate (subject to availability)

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

Hotel Names

  • Backpack Cape Town
  • The Backpack Hostel
  • Backpack Hostel Cape Town
  • The Backpack Hostel Cape Town
  • The Backpack - Hostel Cape Town
  • The Backpack - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • The Backpack - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Cape Town

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.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Fair Trade Tourism, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

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