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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a good hostel to stay at while in Cape Town, it is pretty central and I didn't have any issues while I stayed there. It can get pretty loud on Fridays and Saturdays, like most hostels but otherwise it's average. I think this is one of the cheapest and I read some negative reviews about other hostels in... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly, efficient, excellent service. Beautiful decor. Nothing is too much trouble. Walking distance to restaurants and local hang-outs. Room was a 4 sleeper with on-suite bathroom and private garden. Lots of information on tours and sight-seeing in the area.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I experienced the place as dirty. It's as if the floors never get washed. The rubbish bin in our room was in days not emptied. The kitchen is also dirty and everything is chipped. My advice is to get someone with a very firm hand over the cleaning cause at the moment there's no hand at all!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cape Town Back Packers has a fantastic location, close to fantastic restaurants, pubs, coffee shops, all in walking distance, safe, under the Table mountain, superb views, friendly staff, great value for money and all anyone could ask for :) I will definitely visit again.Great WI-FI connection, no TV to distract (I didn't miss it at all). Spectacular place for single... More 

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Toowoomba, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When booking a place to stay in Cape Town it's hard not getting confused with the multitude of accommodation available. I decided to book with Cape Town Backpackers based on the reviews from various sites and I'm so glad I did. The people working here as well as the people staying really made the experience a lot better. It's a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Awesome stay at CPT Backpackers before moving to the City! Friendly staff that know the city backwards! Gave me awesome suggestions, especially the places to eat and have a good night out. Really safe and secure in a central part of Cape Town. Close to the mountain, Waterfront (shopping and food), Kloof Street (drinks and food) and the beach! Highly... More 

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Capetown Backpacker's is one of the best hostels I have ever stayed in. Very good price. The house is beautiful, in a perfect location: Quiet but really central, in walking distance to restaurants, bars, supermarkets and the city centre. Rooms are simple and nice, good beds, and also the dorms are very comfortable. The bar and the terrace are a... More 

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Jena, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The Cape Town Backpackers are located conveniently close to 2 smaller supermarkets, near the restaurant and bar district and just 25 minutes to the city centre. The area is a safe one but there is also a code and gate at the door and tiny safes or medium lockers in each room. The hostel has its own bar and also... More 

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Grenoble, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

An amazing experience in Cape Town Backpackers. The staff is really funny and helpful. You also can meet good other backpackers and it is a really good location (near public transports from airport, table mountain, long street...). If I come back to Cape Town i will pop by this hostel again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

Recommended by a friend. Arrived early evening and joined a party. Bar area and tented chill out area is where it all happens. Good atmosphere. Was in a big dorm. Was OK, but the people in the dorm were a bit messy. Good restaurants around the corner.

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