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Cape Town Backpackers

81 New Church Street | Tamboerskloof, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa (City Bowl)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Khartoum, Sudan
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Another brilliant stay, can't resist coming back here! Staff are awesome, the hostel is constantly being revamped and updated but keeps its natural charm. What a beauty! Great being so close to Table Mountain with the changeable weather...means you can look out the window and see if it's clear then get up to the cable car in 15 minutes! Thanks... More

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LONDON
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was travelling alone and enjoyed my time here so much I kept adding a few more days.i was impressed with the very friendly caring staff -and their efficiency.locatiom is perfect-every where walkable-onward travel help given .An easy place fora single middly aged female traveller to stay!

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Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Next to Long Street, this hostel has a helpul staff that put you on the best CT atractions. Friendly guests from all around the world also helps you with precisious information. This is an informal, but well-threaten place. Nice stay !

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AndyCTBP, Manager at Cape Town Backpackers, responded to this review

Hey Romulo, thanks for the review, it was great having you stay. Good luck with the cycling, Namibia isn't that far!!! Please let us know how the journey goes. Andy More

Sydney
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

A plus - facilities are well maintained and the staff friendly. Everyone seems genuinely happy. Good value for money. Recommend to anyone. Really good location close to shopping restaurants and short walk to waterfront. Safe area.

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AndyCTBP, Front Office Manager at Cape Town Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Laura, thank you for taking the time to review us. :) More

Mossel Bay, South Africa
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I left the backpackers after staying there for about 2 weeks. I asked them to lock my massive travellers suitcase in the storeroom and that I would pick it up at a later date as I was travelling around Cape Town and didn't want to lug this massive bag around. Upon my return to collect my life's belongings which were... More

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AndyCTBP, Manager at Cape Town Backpackers, responded to this review

WOOOOOOWWW.. First thing. Yes we offer free luggage storage. This is indented for guests to leave luggage during the day after checkout and before they fly. Yes we have a policy clearly posted on the door of the luggage room and indicated on the sign in sheet when you book in that if you leave luggage without arrangement for more... More

Windhoek, Namibia
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We stayed here as a group of seven people from Namibia and the place is just great! As the leader of the group i had to make sure that all are safe and comfortable and Cape Town Backpackers is just that place!!! The staff are just fantastic and genuinely interested in your well being. We walked anywhere and everywhere in... More

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AndyCTBP, Manager at Cape Town Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi, It was great having you guys stay. I hope you found the exhibition useful and you come again next year. I'll make sure I come and see you next time I'm in the Kaprivi, sorry Zambezi area ;) ! Thanks again. Andy More

New York City, New York
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

I stayed here as a single woman travelling alone in late February 2014. The best thing about this place is the staff. They are super friendly and helpful with travel plans. The front desk is open all night so you can feel more comfortable coming home late, not that I did. The place is clean and in a quiet location... More

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AndyCTBP, Owner at Cape Town Backpackers, responded to this review

Hey, Thanks for the review, and super thanks for the comments about the staff! I'll let them know, its great when someone takes the time to notice what a good job they actually do. Thank you. Andy :) More

's-Gravenzande, The Netherlands
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Cape Town Backpackers is at a great location near Long Street and Kloof Street, and not at the noice of Long Street itself. The staff is great and helps with everything, like tours, bookings, advice, etc. I had a good twin room. Cleaning of the room and change of linnen was forgotten, but I asked for it and it was... More

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AndyCTBP, Owner at Cape Town Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Arno. Thanks for the review, it was great having you stay, I know Mark really enjoyed chatting with you. See you next time. Andy More

Stuttgart
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014 via mobile

I was booked into another hostel, which forgot my booking, leaving me stranded, offering no apology or advice on other places. Not a good start. I Googled accommodation and came across this place. It made up for all the frustration and effort. I take a private a room, which was affordable, but modern. I spent ages just reading on the... More

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AndyCTBP, Director of Sales at Cape Town Backpackers, responded to this review

Hey.. thanks for the review, How could we ever forget you ;) Glad you enjoyed the shark dive, see you next time. Andy More

Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

I had a great time staying at Cape Town Backpackers! The staff was so helpful with everything, including getting us situated in our room and helping us book tours and excursions. Everything was clean and well kept. The free wifi was great and worked at a relatively fast rate. The overall vibe of the place was great! I would definitely... More

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AndyCTBP, fish egg insemination specialist at Cape Town Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi. thanks for the good review. We always like goods reviews, not so much on the bad reviews. If anyone else is reading this and wants to give us a review do nice one like this :) Hopefully we'll see you again next time your in Cape Town. Thanks Andy More

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Additional Information about Cape Town Backpackers

Also Known As:
Cape Town Backpackers South Africa
Address: 81 New Church Street | Tamboerskloof, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central > City Bowl
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #35 of 159 Specialty lodging in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cape Town Backpackers has a fantastic atmosphere and plenty of style. Its has all of the facilities you would expect from a top quality backpackers including WiFi, and internet access, café and a self-catering kitchen, a comprehensive travel desk, and a great bar to meet fellow travellers. Located in the City Bowl, close to all the main attractions, it offers affordable accommodation – from dorms to deluxe double en suite rooms – and a fun, friendly atmosphere. ... more   less 
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