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Hout Bay Backpackers

8 Edward Road, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here during our wedding in South Africa and thought that 'back packers' sounded quite basic and were not expecting too much but my goodness we were so pleasantly surprised, the place was lovely, clean and so very friendly, we are booking again for our next trip back (my husband is South African) and can't wait to go back... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great affordable accommodation in CapeTown. Bathrooms on the dorm rooms are not 100% private, but the Hostel is in a good location, not far from CT center, restaurants and beaches close by. Its a great choice particularly if you have a car. Beds where comfortable, rooms where clean and the common area is quite spacious. Would go back.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I brought a group of 13 North Americans to South Africa to teach a little basketball and take in cultural experiences and I'm incredibly grateful that I selected this place for half of our trip. We will definitely be back. Sarah and Becky are angels, some of the most hospitable people I've ever met. We had such a great stay.... More

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Sarah G, Manager at Hout Bay Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Chad, thank you so much to all your students, they were very well behaved and it was a pleasure to have you all here in what I call my home and you are welcome back anytime. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our stay was lovely and affordable. We will definitely visit again and would recommend it to anyone visiting the area. It is very close to a variety of restaurants and walking distance from the harbour and beach. The double room is private and very spacious with a shared balcony with views of the harbour and sea and surrounded by mountains.

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Berlin, Germany
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

Nice Hostel with big private double-rooms and a big bathroom. Unfortunately with mold. Nice view from the room to the beach. Kitchen is too small for the amount of rooms and People. Very full in the morning, no chance for making breakfast. Very wafer-thin. But all in one for a hostel very good for 1-2 nights (if you searching a... More

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Sarah G, Manager at Hout Bay Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi, we are really sorry that you had a few spots of mold in the bathroom and we have eradicated the problem, the kitchen is a little small but is fully equipped for all cooking needs, thank you for your feedback. More

Hout Bay, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I have had the privilege of spending almost 20 nights at the Hout bay backpackers, and it has been wonderful. Sarah and her staff have only been friendly and helpful. They have an intimate knowledge of everything Cape Town, and Hout Bay. The rooms and bathrooms are always spick and span - Home away from home. The views right around... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

We spend two wonderful nights here. The owner and staff was very friendly, and helpful with good advice. We had a wonderful huge room, with a very nice and big bathroom with a big bathtub. The room and communal area was nice, and very clean. Location can't be beaten if Hout Bay is where you want to stay. For what... More

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Perth, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Given the very reasonable cost, the accommodation was above expectations. With it being a backpackers, we were a little nervous about staying there as a family, but there was actually no need to worry, as we had a room with an on-suite bathroom, and the room was clean and comfortable. The communal kitchen is a little small, but was well... More

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Hout Bay. It was definitely more like a lodge than a backpackers - which we were very grateful for being a family. It was clean and quiet. Sarah was super accommodating. Overall a really great experience and highly recommended.

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Hayes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay at Houtbay backpackers.All the staff were very friendly and could not help you enough.My kids really enjoyed our stay and the fact that it is situated close to the shops and right across from the beach made it all so more special.Perfect location and spacious and good value for money.I know where I will be... More

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Also Known As:
Hout Bay Backpackers Cape Town, South Africa
Address: 8 Edward Road, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Hout Bay
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites
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Ranked #2 of 17 Specialty lodging in Hout Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hout Bay Backpacker Lodge is situated a stone’s throw away from Hout Bay Beach with uninterrupted views of beach, habour and the majestic Chapman’s Peak. The Lodge is quiet and comfortable, just 20 minutes from Cape Town and on the public transport route. Our hostel suits budget travelers wanting to experience Hout Bay (restaurants, harbour, beach, Seal Island, World of Birds, etc), discerning backpackers requiring a base from which to hike Table Mountain National Park, bike Chapman’s Peak, surf Llandudno and travelers interested in township tours and meeting volunteers working on community development projects.The dormitories all have en-suite bathrooms, sleeping a maximum of 6 people per dorm, we also have 4 en suite private rooms and the communal lounge area has DSTV and a large fireplace. Knowledgable staff are on hand to advise and assist in planning a vast range of activities for you, including: surfing, fishing, diving, sailing, kayaking, hiking trails, top restaurants, wine and township tours, pubs and if that’s not enough, there’s loads of live entertainment!Loc al volunteer and language courses are also available. Dune’s Lodge, Hout Bayis a 3 star lodge run together with Hout Bay Backpackers and comprises of 4 luxury en-suite rooms with DSTV and tea and coffee making facilities. All rooms lead out on to a private wooden deck with views of Hout Bay beach, habour and the majestic Chapman’s Peak. ... more   less 
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