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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 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
2 reviews
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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32 hotel reviews
163 helpful votes 163 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
2 reviews
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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Kampala Uganda
16 reviews 16 reviews
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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Pretoria, South Africa
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

I recommended this backpackers to my friend for her stay in Cape town, so we made an online reservation for her. While booking in, the girl at the counter (a foreigner) asked for her passport, to which my friend replied: I have my South African ID document and drivers license. The girl then said that, that won't work, as it... More

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Rooms are good, beds a are good and comfy. First time staying at a backpackers and the experience was better than I thought it would be. staff super friendly, everyone greets you and even people staying there all say hi when they see you, If you just want to sleep, best get a room at the back away from the... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Great chill vibe with friendly and helpful staff, clean and comfy rooms, cozy bar and lovely garden all in the centre of Long St. and the rest of Cape Town. Highly recommended and glad to have taken the recommendation of a fellow backpacker.

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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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Long Street Backpackers Hotel Cape Town Central
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