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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
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed there in mid august and must confess the staff was friendly and always keen to help. The location was perfect right in the middle of action and close to Kloof street (with all nice eating joints) and Long street. This place is recommended.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Undertechnologized: Extremely slow WiFi, excruciatingly slow, almost unuseable in rooms, not much better in public spaces. Connections routinely drop, VOIP calls were impossible, half the time I could not even open a simple email using just basic HTML. Routinely bumped off the WiFI every couple hours, and of course this can occur, say while you’re buying airline tickets. Continuous password... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed 3 days and I loved the location since I could walk anywhere but the beds were super squeaky and one night there were a bunch of loud screaming girls outside. You'll be able to hear cars drive by and if you're a light sleeper, it'll be an issue. I'm easy going so it was all fine but wifi... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The hostel is modern and clean, and the staff are very friendly. However, noise travels very easily throughout the place. In the 5 days that we stayed there I didn't manage to get a single good nights sleep due the parties which carried on in the kitchen and communal areas until very late in the morning (the party only finished... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

I stayed here for 4 nights, and it is the nicest hostel, situated only a 2 minute walk from long street! Absolutely perfect for getting around town, with lovely staff! A friend and I got in at 3 in the morning and the one member of staff offered to make us a sandwich and some tea - we didn't even... More

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Portland, Oregon
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I transferred here from Amber Tree Lodge for a few days at the end of my stay in Cape Town. When I entered to store my bags in the luggage room in the basement, I could feel that the Cape Town Backpackers (CTB) feel was very different from the clean, quiet, and relaxed environment of Amber Tree Lodge. CTB is... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Nice facilities and above all, great and kind stuff! Safe, secure, nice location. Everything you ask for a place to stay is here in this place. 100% recommendable. Definitely go for it! Greetings from Argentina!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

so friendly and helpful and comfortable and a perfect location. love the high ceilings and many levels. great character. helped with all my extreme sports bookings immediately and sorted everything perfectly

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We stayed here in a dorm for a couple of nights- good facilities, friendly place. Staff were really helpful in terms of tourist things to do and directions, etc. Good location for public transport and shops. It had a nice social element to it- centred around the communal kitchen which had good space for chatting, eating, etc. The kitchen was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

This was my first time at a backpackers. I loved this place, it didn't take itself too seriously, but at the same time remained professional throughout. It was clean and secure and the staff offered really helpful advice, honest and not sales-pushy. I'll definitely stay there again.. In fact I'm off to the sister establishment in Zambia next at the... More

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Address: 81 New Church Street | Tamboerskloof, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central > City Bowl
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Number of rooms: 25
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