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The Backpack

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

Rating: 92% from 7 reviews

  • 91%Atmosphere
  • 97%Staff
  • 94%Security
  • 94%Cleanliness
  • 91%Location
  • 82%Value for money
  • 94%Facilities

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  • 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
  • Beautiful hostel, great atmosphere and the staff were incredibly helpful.
  • 100%
  • 28 Dec 2013 sarah Australia
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