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Long Street Backpackers

209 Long Street, Cape Town Central 8000, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Located centrally on Long Street (close to shops, restaurants, bars and not too far from Cape Town Station), sporting clean and functional facilities and a friendly atmosphere for solo travelers and groups alike, this place is a solid choice for budget accommodation in Cape Town. The price is very good, the staff friendly and helpful and the building secure. Bar... More

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Lusaka
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Long street back packers is where i usually end up when i'm visiting cape town. i really like to have fun and eat and have a quiet or noisy drink in the bar in the evening and long street is close enough to most places i would like to hang out in. the back packer is fun, when you have... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You cannot ask for a better location on long street. We stayed here a couple of times and the location was great. The service was good and the courtyard is a nice place to relax. Wifi is a small charge and make sure you pick up a blanket before you go to your room as you may miss out otherwise.... More

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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Arriving in Cape Town without accommodation pre-booked on Boxing Day left us with facing a near knock-out string of knock backs from almost every hotel, guest house, and hostel in Cape Town. With spirits dragging along the pavement behind us, we rang what could well have been the last buzzer on Long Street, the aptly named, Long Street Backpackers. Gareth... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Clearly Long Street itself has such a history and is so well known that you could pretty much put anything on the site of this backpackers and it would be busy. The place was really old style backpackers where drinking and partying is the order of the day. The street is noisy but if you get out there into it,... More

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

Centrally located near many bars, restaurants and the waterfront within a 15 minute walk, Long Street Backpackers caters to the needs for all kinds of travellers. Excellent place to meet other, like-minded people. Good kitchen facilities and clean bathrooms. Wifi is R20 per day.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

+ great location + nice yard - no breakfast what so ever and my food in the fridge got stolen - wifi is 20 rand/day and not functioning very well - uncomfortable bunk beds without blankets - bedbugs...............

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

If you like mixing sport and parties in one the most amazing street of Africa, this place is for you! Indeed, Gareth is always ready to be challenged at Table Mountains Tennis in the amazing open roof court of the Hostel, and he looses often. You can also dance a lot there, no matter your style, as long as you... More

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4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Had a great time at LSB. It is a lively environment with young students to older couples. There are different areas to hangout in including a balcony, library, billiard room, courtyard, TV room and your own room. The 8 person dorm was nice because it was separated into 3 rooms all sharing a semi private bathroom, so you get a... More

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Was threatened by a local inside the hostel for no good reason. Turns out he stays there for free because he knows the operators. Too much bullcrap inside; way better hostels around for the same price.

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Address: 209 Long Street, Cape Town Central 8000, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
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