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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Capetown backpackers has fantastic, crazy vibes with the best staff and perfect location!! If you are an open minded person that is up to built a nice community with funny people you'r on the right place. If you are a boring, fussy, light sleeper that will complain about everything, i suggest you to go to a 5 star hotel please.... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Comparatively speaking, price wise Cape Town Backpackers is much the same as any other in the city. What sets this fascinating place apart (aside from the brilliant central location) is a little thing called atmosphere. By all means, this is a backpackers, and not a five star hotel. So don't expect breakfast in bed and and a butt kissing receptionist... More 

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

Loved my stay at CTBP while traveling to CT for the first time from Durban. From the airport the staff at CTBP booked us a transfer and when we checked in we were given a map with all the hot spots around tour and sites to see as well as what tours we could book through the backpackers. We stayed... More 

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Taoyuan, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the best stay ever! The staff were great and basically set us up with everything we needed for the trip. They booked all our tours and recommended some great trips and even got us a cheap car rental (do the shark cage dive and skydive ... coz WOW !!! and do the wine tour coz... well... wine!). They... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very centrall, clean, friendly staff, offering tours, event like braii, and local food, a good way to meet people from other countries. Also close to long street, capetown backpacker is definitely the place to stay in town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I stayed in and out of CTBP during my stay in SA. I got to know the place pretty well and stayed in almost every room. I must say, the owner, Andy is very correct with an odd sense of humor at times. I perpetually love their breakfast, lots of options at a fair price, there is even a vegetarian... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I've been in cape town for three weeks now, and have stayed here for the last two...I keep extending my stay here! Really great hostel, the staff are really friendly and treat you like a friend, which is particularly good when you're a lone traveller new to the city. They are very helpful and always try and help out with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Andy, Jarryd, Dayan and the gang made me feel so welcome I went back for another 4 weeks there! Had a very rememberable Xmas there cooking a traditional (ish) xmas dinner for everyone. Amazing time, couldn't recommend it 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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