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Cape Town Backpackers

81 New Church Street | Tamboerskloof, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The location is excellent, being only a few blocks away from long street and also MyCity bus service runs past the hostel. The hostel is a beautiful building with old Cape Dutch Architecture and the kitchen was very nice and well equipped. But that's where it ends, I was firstly disgusted at how racist and ignorant the manager was against... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

this place was amazing from the moment we stepped in the staff were friendly and very helpful. The rooms were comfy and convenient. The bar was an excellent place to meet people and all in all it was a great time we spent there. Would definitely recommend it!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The most respect less and dirty hostel I've ever stayed in. As a world travel with many hostel visits under my belt I found that this was the most terrible experience I've ever had! It's only saving grace is its location and parking facilities. I would highly recommend that you avoid it like the plague!!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I had an amazing time in Capetown but my Hostel 'capetown backpackers' was very bad! It is dirty, unhygenic and everything needs to get renovated. On The webside they tell you that they have a kitchen. But in real they dont have a cooker!!!! Only 2 plates which get heated with a plug!!!!!! We wanted to cook pasta but the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Coming to Capetown for the first time, Capetown Backpackers gave me a welcoming day of my life. The staff are amazing, friendly and really helfpul. The things i planned to do were the things i did. Here is the list of my activities that they booked for me; Day1: I did the Table Mountains top view and i went to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I had the best time atCape Town Backpackers!! The staff is amazing, really fun and extremely helpful!! They helped me with booking my tours and giving me directions. The place is in a good neighborhood and its close to bars and restaurants! It is also very clean! And a great place to meet new people and party!! Good wifi reception... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Stayed at this hostel for 4 nights while in Cape Town and fully enjoyed it. Rooms are a bit drafty but you're provided with blankets and pillows. Plugins abound, and international converters are provided which is nice for those in need. Wifi is a bit sketchy...don't expect to be sending pictures home, but at least they have it! Showers are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

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 September 3, 2014

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

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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Address: 81 New Church Street | Tamboerskloof, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central > City Bowl
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 25
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