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Blue Mountain Backpackers

208 Long Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014
ManuKaiser Tuttlingen, Germany
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Tuttlingen, Germany
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

It's an older building like many other backpackers. I stayed in a 4 bed dorm room with shared ablution facilities. The room was quite chilly during winter because the wind came through from outside. The stuff is very friendly and helpful additionally there is a security guard watching out all night. All facilities are ok and there is a little... More

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Due to an overbooking at another hostel, we ended up at Blue Mountain. Before check-in, the reception lady showed us the dorm, which wasn't particularly clean (sticky floor and dirty walls) but looked okay for one night. After the check-in and payment we were given the key to a different room than the one shown. When asked, the lady told... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

I had work in Cape Town on this particular Thursday. The regular backpackers I use were fully booked (Penthouse on Long) I came to the backpackers at 10 in the morning to pay my bill and collect a key. Took me about 15 minutes to complete the process. I was not shown to my room, but just told the number.... More

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Vienna, Austria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

this hostel looks very pretty from the outside, only average from the inside and doesnt have the typical hostel vibe. in a hostel that accomodates at leat 100 people (that was booked out when i stayed there) and has nice common areas youd expect some get togethers with other travelers and meeting new people - but for some reason there... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

I stayed here 4 times in the last 3 years and I have to give props to the staff which made my stay amazing - they helped me with all my tour and general Cape Town information. They helpful and very professional. The rooms are cosy and neat, I was told when checking in to place my belongings in the... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013 via mobile

I will preface this review by saying that if you are wanting to party on Long Street and don't care much for where you lay your head at night, this is a great place to stay. But if you have even semi-decent standards for your accommodation, this place is not it. I have been travelling in South Africa for 2... More

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Jozi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

good times we had her place is safe and close to parties. WE stay in the dorm and had great nights out in the long street. The hostel has Tv room and balcony with nice people staying there. Our dorm room had only 4 beds in so it was great not to share with too many other people and get... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

The place wasn't bad but it is very unsafe for your belongings, it is the staff not the guests who are stealing as we had a private room and it was locked the whole time. We had different currencies stolen and we didn't realise it until we left Cape Town as they did it so sneakily, not even touching the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Don't stay here! We had a private room and the staff stole $700USD and they didn't even try to help! They did it so strategically and didn't touch the laptops and it was obviously somebody with a key, also with all the signs around about theft it obviously occurs often. I don't recommend this place at all plus it's so... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

I stayed here for a couple of weeks and the service was excellent. The staff were very friendly (Candice and Sandy). They assist you quite well and are quite accommodative! Would for sure stay with them when I return to CT! The location is perfect as its on Long street. The best part is the balcony and in the evenings... More

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Address: 208 Long Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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