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Long Street Backpackers

209 Long Street, Cape Town Central 8000, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Ok first things first. I bar/hostel staff were extremely friendly and very nice people. The place itself is very cool with it bar and pool table and shared guest kitchen and balcony view of long street. The accommodation however wasn't good.... Sheets dirty....insects in rooms and bathrooms....private room and had to walk through dorm to bathroom which was very awkward....the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Im older than the back packing crowd, but the long street backpackers was actually very nice, its very kitch not what you would expect it has beautiful plants braai area,stunning balconies. When I first heard the word dorm room I was horrified but it was actually not the horror I thought it would be I had full privacy I had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Long-street backpackers is a superb hideaway in a big city to be able to meet other travellers and have a laugh over a few drinks. Set in the heart of CT, it is in a great location and the perfect base to explore the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

I've being staying at hostels for over 10 years and Long Street Backpackers is the coolest place I've ever visited. The atmosphere the staff (Lee, Marius, Emma, & Mike) provide to everyone is unlike anywhere else! From the moment I checked in all I saw was friendly faces and people having a good time. The bar, the bar, the bar... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Awesome place...nice people, very good common area and great location The room and bathroom are clean and the staff is very friendly... I've been there for 10 days and felt this hostel like my home in Cape Town!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

LSB was awesome! Right on the heart of Long Street and close to everything in Cape Town, it was an adventure in itself. Great staff, awesome prices, wonderful people, as well as safe and welcoming. I know that I'll be coming back to Cape Town sometime in my life, and Long Street Backpackers will be where I stay. Thanks for... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The hostel is super cute with its plants everywhere and different levels, nice common area and balconys. But if you want to sleep, don't book this hostel. Yes it is on long Street so it's loud in general. But I stayed a long time there and every (!!!) night there was a big party next to my room at the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Great Place to stay if you are looking for a backpack! Great Staff and interesting prices! Very interesting location 20 min walking distance from Victoria Harbour, 5 min walking distance from Bo Kaap, and quite close to green market.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

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 April 21, 2015

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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