Get an overview of this hotelSuburban Cape Town hostel in Blaauwberg Coast with free parking


Located in Blaauwberg Coast, this hostel is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Kite Beach and within 3 mi (5 km) of Dolphin Beach and Big Bay. Sunset Beach and Milnerton Medi-Clinic are also within 6 mi (10 km).

Property Features

Along with an outdoor pool, this hostel has coffee/tea in a common area and a seasonal outdoor pool. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, tour/ticket assistance, a garden, and barbecue grills are onsite.

Room Amenities

All 9 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and minibars. For a bit of entertainment, flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can also appreciate conveniences like microwaves and coffee makers.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The Surf Shack - Backpacker features an outdoor pool, tour/ticket assistance, and barbecue grills. Public areas are equipped with complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access. For a surcharge, the property provides a roundtrip airport shuttle (available on request) and a beach shuttle. This Art Deco hostel also offers gift shops/newsstands, a garden, and coffee/tea in a common area. Limited complimentary onsite parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. A total renovation of this property was completed in August 2013.

The Surf Shack - Backpacker has designated areas for smoking.

  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Total number of rooms - 9 
  • Number of floors - 3 
  • Barbecue grill(s) 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Front desk (limited hours) 
  • Shopping center shuttle (surcharge) 
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge) 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply) 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Billiards or pool table 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Parking (limited spaces) 
  • Garden 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Free self parking 
  • Pool sun loungers 
  • Area shuttle (surcharge) 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Outdoor seasonal pool 


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking, Parking (limited spaces)

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Microwave 
  • Minibar 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer (on request) 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Individually furnished 
  • Individually decorated 
  • Shared/communal kitchen 

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.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby 
  • Water skiing nearby 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Skydiving nearby 
  • Parasailing nearby 
  • Ecotours nearby 
  • Safari nearby 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Check-in time ends at 5 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after 5 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.
Airport shuttle service is available on request during limited hours. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.
The property is located on the corner of Stirling and Watsonia Road in Westbeach, Blouberg. Guests driving to the property should contact this property in advance to ensure they have driving directions. Please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.


Check-out time is 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children 12 and younger are not allowed at this property. All guests older than 12 are welcome.


  • 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 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.

  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Debit cards not accepted

No cribs (infant beds) available


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Airport shuttle fee: ZAR 400 per vehicle (one way)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: ZAR 400 (one-way), (from 12 to 18 years old)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Surf Shack B&B
  • Surf Shack B&B Cape Town
  • Surf Shack Cape Town
  • Surf Shack Backpacker Hostel Cape Town
  • Surf Shack Backpacker Hostel
  • Surf Shack Backpacker Cape Town

We should mention

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties. This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Children 12 years old and younger are not permitted at this property. Alcohol is not served at this property.

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