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The Backpack

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

Rating: 93% from 9 reviews

  • 93%Atmosphere
  • 95%Staff
  • 95%Security
  • 95%Cleanliness
  • 93%Location
  • 86%Value for money
  • 93%Facilities

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  • 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
  • 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
  • My stay was great. Staff was exceptionally helpful. Only concerns- the cabinets in the lion room were all broken, none of te locks actually worked. That ro also had a bit of a bad smell.
  • 89%
  • 12 Jun 2014 Anonymous USA
  • My only complaint would be the Internet facilities which were very slow. The rest was excellent.
  • 89%
  • 05 Mar 2014 Anonymous South Africa
  • Shops and restaurants are close by, the centre and the waterfront not. But you need a car, taxi or bus anyway to get around in capetown. Great place to stay!
  • 97%
  • 16 Feb 2014 Julia Germany
  • What a great hostel! Every night seemed like a party. Open bar, dining and lounge area to meet and to make friends. The staff is absolutely AMAZING!!! The housekeepers are always at work to ensure a clean environment. The kitchen staff make the BEST spinach & feta omelets and fruit in a glass (and even served me birthday cake for my birthday...thanks Portia!) The receptionists are not only pretty but extremely helpful. I woud definitely stay again. And congrats on your recent award!
  • 100%
  • 12 Feb 2014 Marcus USA
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