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The Backpack

74 New Church Street, Cape Town, South Africa, Distance from city centre: 0.8km

Rating: 93% from 11 reviews

  • 96%Atmosphere
  • 94%Staff
  • 94%Security
  • 94%Cleanliness
  • 90%Location
  • 92%Value for money
  • 92%Facilities

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  • great staff: really helpfull, gave us ideas on how to make the most of each day the breakfast was amazing!!
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  • 07 Aug 2015 Justine France
  • Wonderful, roomy hostel 5 minutes from Long Street. Enormous free breakfast buffet added recently. Quiet and classy with a great friendly staff. Highly recommended
  • 100%
  • 15 May 2015 Anonymous USA
  • I was in a group of 8; we all loved the atmosphere that the Backpacker had. The staff where very friendly and efficient. The rooms where very clean and presentable. I would stay here again. Infact we stayed the week after as well! and this was our first experience of a hostel.
  • 86%
  • 18 Feb 2015 Anonymous England
  • Wonderful hostel, very helpful staff.
  • 97%
  • 24 Jan 2015 Madeleine Sweden
  • A great hostel! Nice place to meet new people, it´s very organized and the staff is always helpful.The rooms are really confie as well. Only problem was that the rooms didn´t have air conditioner or fans, and sometimes in summer it can get really hot. But it was a great experience!
  • 94%
  • 23 Jan 2015 Ana Paula Brazil
  • Was a perfect place for my first days in Cape Town, and in whole South Africa actually. If i had the money i would have stayed there as my long term accommodation, as you can really feel home, and quickly ! :) Didn't get to do the tours, but heard they were good. Keep going !
  • 86%
  • 22 Jan 2015 Valérie France
  • Staff is extremely friendly and you feel very safe.
  • 100%
  • 11 Jan 2015 suttle USA
  • The experience I had at The Backpack was extraordinary. Unbelievably helpful staff (huge thank you to Jade, Melanie and Thomas), super well-maintained and chic decor, welcoming vibe and genuinely down-to-earth atmosphere. Great mix of guest there too; quiet when you need it but lively engaging center space for having plenty of fun too. No one wants to leave--many of us just keep extending our stay :) I will for sure encourage it to anyone going to Cape Town as a must stay!
  • 100%
  • 22 Dec 2014 Anonymous USA
  • Nice hostel with swimming pool and restaurant. Easy walk into centre of town. Perhaps a little expensive.
  • 83%
  • 29 Nov 2014 Anonymous Scotland
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