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Castle Street Backpackers

57 Castle St, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I would just like to give a very big thank you to the management at castle street backpackers(house keeping too). While in Cape Town,I was lucky enough to experience the hospitality 4 different backpackers. Based on my stay at the different hostels, i found castle backpackers to be the most welcoming. The service was great, If i ever needed anything... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Well, I stayed a few nights. First impression, the dirtiest place ever been to. Needs complete make over but so will the tariff. Staff polite. Can list a while lot of things that are bad, the silver lining is that the location is so ideal and central. Noise from Long Street and inside is not as bad as other hostels.... More

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

I stayed here back in October and the staff were absolutely terrible. The reception area had no-one in it for most of the day, so if you wanted to ask any questions, like where are the towels etc, you had to wait a long time...on 2 days I could not find a single staff member, I came back every couple... More

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Sudbury, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

The Castle Street backpackers were clean, staff friendly, to a point! It’s a very noisy place as all window view on to Long St, the night life of the capital, there are fans but you still need the window open to try and stay cool. They boast CCTV cameras everywhere, however they don’t tell you it not recorded! All the... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2012

I stayed in this hostel over the busy christmas period and was our last choice! on arrival we had to pay the balance i cant quite remember the total, but they double charged us, and as i was travelling for a further few months i found it disgusting they wouldnt give us back our money as we would need it... More

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london
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9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2012

I was horrified to be told the night before arrival that they had double booked our room (having booked three months prior) but thankfully they had a 'cancellation' after multiple attempts via email and phone to clear up the situation. The double room was £25 per night, which considering it's proximity to the backpacker nightlife of Long Street seemed reasonable... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2010

I stayed here during the world cup for several days and got eaten alive by bed bugs!!! Do not stay here...much better and cleaner options in Cape Town!

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Sunnyvale, California
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2010

I've traveled quite a bit to various countries and lived in hostels and I can safely say Castle Street Backpackers was the worst stay ever. Its the ugliest, most tiny, unclean and claustrophobic room one could stay in. As soon as we saw the room we knew our experience in Cape town was ruined and unfortunately there were no other... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2010

Booked 4 nights over the phone 3 days before my visit. Were specifically asked to inform time of arrival, which we didn't know for sure at that time. When we got to know exact time, we phoned again to let them know we would be arriving at 7pm. "OK" they said. Upon arrival there's a sign that states "For afterhours... More

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Krakow, Poland
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23 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2010

During my stay there everything was OK :) Clean, nice, fine balcony.

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Address: 57 Castle St, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Hotel Style:
Ranked #90 of 100 Specialty Lodging in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
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