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Blue Mountain Backpackers

208 Long Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015
Fanele23 Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Found in The heart of Capetown... amazing friendly and clean. Was early for my check in so they offered a place to leave my stuff until i can check in.. the place is nice and all lol even loved the bathroom humor... Drinks cheap too and close to all the places clubs and restaurant. noise? of course we are here... More 

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Krakow, Poland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We have spent a week in Blue Mountain, paid in advance. The room wasnt very nice, but ok. It could be cleaner tho. We had a room facing bars and night clubs so it was very very noisy at night, the music would only stop around 5am. I usually fall asleep easily so it wasnt such a problem for me... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Staff and place is alright, but it's as loud as a club until 4am. From 7am it's bright daylight in the room. So between 4ish am and 7ish am is the 3h of sleep you can get. Maybe just my room but keep it in mind, would definitely not recommend - plenty of other nice places in Cape Town.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

If you want to be in action ,close to restaurants and clubs then this is place for you .The balcony is pretty cool as you can get view of table mountain too ! Was a great place to stay and quite chilled .the staff were friendly and went out of their way to assist us which was really wonderful .the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 via mobile

Amazing location. You can see table mountain from the balcony and all the best clubs and restaurants are just across the street. The staff (sandy and carlvin) are very nice and accommodating. Very clean. A great place to stay. Highly recommended.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Blue Mountain is classic, old and Victorian, just the way I like it :) It’s a backpackers in the heart of Long Street, so it’s the best location! Since it is in the centre of a busy road, it does get really loud, but they provide free earplugs at reception. It’s a chilled out environment, with friendly staff and a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Beautiful old Victorian building right in the heart of Long St. I found the place overall very nice. The rooms and bathrooms were clean and there is always hot water for showers. Nice vibe from everyone and it's a great place to meet others who are traveling alone. While I was there the staff even invited myself and some other... More 

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Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The title sums it up already. It is a backpackers and for that reason there is of course nothing big to expect, but it is loud throughout the whole night because of the music from Long Street. We yould not close the window in our room, because it was broken. The first floor bathroom is alright, but the second floor... More 

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Tuttlingen, Germany
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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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