Long Street Backpackers
Our famous hostel is situated right in the middle of the CBD in the entertainment precinct of Cape Town. We have been described as 'The Soul of Long Street' (Lonely Planet) - and we hope that's a good thing!!?? Our hostel is a lovely old building at the top end of the street with a sunny and leafy courtyard, fantastic balconies with views onto signal hill and the busy streets. We are an 'old-school' hostel and differentiate ourselves from the new generation of 'poshtels'. We are all about communalism and laid back fun and adventure. We share meals and outings together, we party together (often!!!) and we treat guests and staff alike as part of our weird and wonderful family. It is a large hostel sleeping up to 80 guests and there is never a dull moment or a day without adventure. Dormitory, Single, Twin and Double rooms are all on offer as are communal kitchen, balconies, TV room and pool room. We have literally THOUSANDS of eating, drinking and entertainment options right on our doorstep (and we are neighbors of BEERHOUSE and SGT PEPPERS), so come prepared for fund and ADVENTURE. Remember to bring your passport with you! we take the safety and security of our guests very seriously and for that reason we must insist on ALL guests presenting valid passports to check in.
**Please note only guests with valid passports and or HISA membership cards will be allowed to check in**
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- Age Restriction
- Airport Transfers
- Bicycle hire
- Board Games
- Book Exchange
- Cable TV
- Card Phones
- Common Room
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Telephone/Fax Facilities
- Free City Maps
- Free Internet Access
- Free WiFi
- Games Room
- Hot Showers
- House Keeping
- Self-Catering Facilities
- Late check-out
- Linen Included
- Security Lockers
- Luggage Storage
- Outdoor Terrace
- Pool Table
- Reception (limited hours)
- Safe Deposit Box
- Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
- Tours/Travel Desk
- Towels Included
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
Must-Read Hostel InfoThis property has specific Terms & Conditions.
All guests must produce a valid passport to check-in.
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You'll find us at the intersection of Long Street and Pepper Street.
We are opposite a large, colourful restaurant called Mama Africa - you can't miss it!
Ring the bell at the blue gate at street level, and our receptionists will let you in.
Located directly in the centre of world famous Long Street. We are:
A 10 minute drive to Table Mountain, Lions Head, Signal Hill, Camps Bay and Cape Town's best beaches
Minute's walk to all the top bars, restaurants, and clubs in Cape Town
A 20 minute walk to the V&A Waterfront shopping and dining precinct, including the Aquarium
Around the corner from the Company Gardens, the Iziko Museum and National Gallery
Walking distance to the historic and colourful Bo Kaap neighbourhood