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Long Street Backpackers

209 Long Street, Cape Town Central 8000, South Africa
Long Street Backpackers
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for a great backpacking hostel, this is the one. Staff is great, both in terms of helping with planning any activities or trips and hanging out with the guests and having a good time. The location is right in the heart of long street, surrounded by bars and restaurants central to night life. Guests were from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were only in Cape Town for three days, and LSB was the perfect place to stay. Right in the middle of long street, but also very possible to escape that part of town. The staff at LSB is incredibly welcoming and helpful, and tours booked through reception are not marked up. Definitely a party hostel, but also a wonderful... More 

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Kampala, Uganda
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Long Street Backpackers prides itself on being a party venue in the centre of Long Street. they have beer pong and games set up and people will come for that reason. The staff are very helpful and were happy to organise tours for my friends and I and even for friends who were staying at a different location. Good value... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Great location for somewhere to crash after a big night on Long street! Wouldn't stay there if you are looking to be productive in the mornings and explore what Cape Town has to offer. Hostel isn't linked up to Hostel World although on the website so you will pay an unnecessary deposit. Also they charge R20 a day for wifi...

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Gaborone, Botswana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Had the best time in LSB, Great staff and all good spots within reach. i enjoyed my short stay in the Cape. The place is really safe with codes to get in, keys to the dorms and lockers/safe. With it being in the middle of Long Street, bars and restaurants are just outside the door

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Binham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

If you are looking for glam, luxury and fine dining, you are in the wrong place. The Long Street Backpackers is ideal for anyone who is looking for fun, excellent hospitality and a great time. There is an overwhelming feeling of a hangover however. I would advise anyone who is back packing to stay here, it was one of the... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Had the best time in LSB! Love the location and the beer pong games every night in the courtyard. The receptionists are lovely! Claudia is really nice and will help u out with everything you need. Lee and Marios are also so cool. The staff is good in general!! Tho...the internet should be for free (as everybody share the password... More 

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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This place has got everything you need with being a tourist in Cape Town. Somewhere comfortable to get your head down, great staff who are really friendly/helpful and it is right in the middle of where you want to be. The place is really safe with codes to get in, keys to the dorms and lockers/safe. With it being in... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Staying in Long Street Backpackers was one of the highlights of my trip to Cape Town, South Africa. The Backpackers is centrally located and in walking distance from a number of attractions, restaurants and numerous bars and places to party. The two balconies look out onto Long Street which has a vibrant and exciting night life. There are two city... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Excellent location in the heart of Cape Town, walking distance from everything. Staff is wonderful and there is a good vibe among guests. Be aware that it gets loud at night, definitely not for light sleepers, but if you want fun this is the place. Be wary of Marius, he's a menace in beer pong.

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