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Observatory Backpackers

235 Lower Main Road, Observatory 7925, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Uberlandia, MG
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I was there last september and liked the structure with kitchen, clean bedrooms and toilets. The staff was very helpful and it's near to restaurants, bars and supermarkets. The bus stop is a little bit far, but the area is very cool.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Loved it.... great garden and really clean. Cheap shark dive tours. .. really decent bakery on the doorstep. Observatory is a mix of students and travellers... bars and restaurants. .. some parts a bit dodge

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Bonn, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Fantastic place to stay, I stayed at Observatory Backpackers with my partner and it was a fantastic change from the other backpackers we had stayed with in Cape Town, Observatory Backpackers was much cleaner, our room,the bathrooms and communal areas were very well maintained, They also offer a laundry service which is convenient. The staff were very helpful and knowledgeable... More

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Brussels, Belgium
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I stayed at the Obs Backpackers two weeks and eventually I had to leave before the end of my booking period. I am not familiar with other backpackers in Cape Town but I frequently stay in hostels in Europe. This place was just too noisy all the time and I never managed to rest properly. Sometimes noise came from the... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Overall great place to stay for a few days or a few months. Convenient location, safe and comfortable, clean, helpful and friendly staff, good kitchen and tv/couch areas, good sleeping quarters, laundry in the hostel. This was a fantastic base of operations, where I could feel like I truly had a home away from home, with staff that made a... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The hostel is located in Observatory very close to a train stain for getting around. Good nightlife in the area, but not close to Long Street if you are looking to be downtown. Helpful staff and decent dorms at best. The dorms are close to the road and you will hear traffic and people in the evenings. Free wifi and... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

A very comfortable, hospitable place! We stayed in a double room, en suite. The room had a large window for natural light, a closet and a table for a desk and our stuff. The whole place was squeaky clean, kept that way by a diligent, motherly lady and her partners. The garden was large with plenty of seating and greenery.... More

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Maun, Botswana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

Coming to cape town I was first of all so happy I chose observatory. A bit out of the center, coasy, kreative and down to earth. The location of this bp is great, at the end of the lower main, it is safe and very clean, a lot of space in the dorms and bathroom, a big and comfortable comunity... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

I am very impressed by this backpackers. Arrived for check in at 9pm. The check in process was fast and painless. The hostel is very secure, nice and large, with good furnishings and plenty of bathrooms. The dorms and bathrooms were exceptionally clean. The wifi is nice and fast, with reception through out the hostel. I have been to a... More

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Mousehole, United Kingdom
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28 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

From arrival to check out, a pleasant and enjoyable experience. Caring and well informed reception staff, an owner who is really interested in his customers and spotless dorm, bathroom and communal areas. Add a lovely garden area, fast wifi, a good tv lounge and a laid back though comfortable standard of decor and fittings throughout. A further plus is the... More

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Address: 235 Lower Main Road, Observatory 7925, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Observatory
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 11 Specialty Lodging in Observatory
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The newest backpacker hostel in trendy Observatory, Cape Town! We offer a comfortable stay in an amazing, clean, and secure backpacker with a great atmosphere. We’re right on the doorstep of all the bars, restaurants, theater, and nightlife that make Obs a great place to stay. An up to the minute travel desk, makes Observatory Backpackers a great place to base yourself while exploring Cape Town. ... more   less 
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