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Cape Town Backpackers

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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
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Jena, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here for 4 nights. The hostel boasts a good location, lovely hot showers and a big self catering kitchen which all came in very handy! The wifi didnt work over the weekend i was there and i felt some of the staff didnt enjoy working there and they werent very enthusiastic or helpful. I dont feel this hostel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Definitely a must for touring groups! Awesome vibe, look, reception, service and home like feel with beautiful old architecture! Great location for a capetown based tour or holiday. Would definitely recommend.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 via mobile

I was planning on staying here two nights then moving on but fell into the crowd/family feel of this place. That said I stayed for over a week just socialising and having a good time. The bathrooms are nice and the staff are super helpful and friendly. Also, the mattresses are rad, I slept like the dead. If you're in... More 

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Ko Tao, Thailand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

Great location, good vibes, awesome roommates and fantastic service! 😃 Thank you for helping me book my tours, and making my capetown experience epic. Can't wait to visit again. It's been rad!!!!! ✌️

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Galway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Had a great stay with these guys, the staff are all very friendly and helpful. The facilities are top notch with a really nice kitchen and a well stocked bar and a fun atmosphere. It's in a great location. Would certainly recommend!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Great hostel! If you find yourself in Cape Town, and not sure where to sleep, then go there. The hostel is nice and clean, and close to Longstreet. The people who work there is really nice and helpful. If you want to do activities they can book it for you. +

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

I loved it here. As a person who travels on her own this place is awesome. With friendly and fun-loving staff, a bar and communal area where you can meet people and a location that is close enough to go for a night out on Long Street, but far enough away to get a good nights sleep, it's the perfect... More 

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