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“Best hostel in Cape Town (Seriously, Ive stayed in some of the others...)” 5 of 5 stars
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Atlantic Point Backpackers
4.0 of 5 Hostel   |   2 Cavalcade Road | Green Point, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa   |  
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Brisbane, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
354 helpful votes 354 helpful votes
“Best hostel in Cape Town (Seriously, Ive stayed in some of the others...)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Now, where to start?....

The staff were all fantastic (desk and support staff). They always went out out of their way to be helpful and their advice was brilliant about the local area and even further afield around the Western Cape. Nothing was too much trouble for any of them. They are really awesome.

The hostel is within walking distance of everywhere (stadium, transport, waterfront, restaurants and 2 local supermarkets and another 3 a bit further along). Also only 10-15 min walk into the main part of Cape Town. Despite it being handy to everything it was still in a quiet location.

The room was great (esp for a dorm room) and was serviced daily (towels and beds made). There was also a large safe/locker for valuables with punch code combination into get into the room. If some thing was a tiny bit out of order, the staff jumped and had it rectified.

The breakfast provided as part of the tariff was excellent (Props to the staff again).

There is also a bar (with very reasonable prices), free unlimited wifi, computer access (with broadband internet), a pool and a 5 hole mini golf course-
- but this is still a hostel!

And Braai Night is worth booking in for too (awesome feed, great value and get to meet pretty much everyone in the hostel).

Book here, you wont regret it... I will be back again very soon. :-)

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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tlouw, Manager at Atlantic Point Backpackers, responded to this review, February 3, 2014
HUGE thanks for the WOW review!

I will certainly pass the kind words onto all staff!

We truly hope to see you back at AP!!

Take care
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Munich, Germany
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Lovely hostel with a very comfortable double room, perfectly clean and nice. Staff was friendly and helpful, breakfast is quite basic with fruit, cereals, toast and instant coffee.
There's a well lovely and well designed cooking and eating area. The V&A waterfront is within walking distance, even Long street can be reached by foot, however its always easily possible to call a cab which will bring you anywhere you want within short time.

So for that we would come back...

BUT during our first stay we hade made a reservation for another night (right before the flight home) at AP after traveling SA and unfortunately the reservation had been "forgotten" and now the hostel was booked out. The staff organised another hostel for us (which was ok as well) but these are not the things one enjoys being hungry and tired at 11pm after a 6h bus ride and it leaves a little unprofessional touch to this otherwise quite good hostel.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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tlouw, Manager at Atlantic Point Backpackers, responded to this review, February 3, 2014
Hi, thanks for you review.

We appreciate that you broke it down so we know where we might improve and know where we meeting expectations. I will look into the "lost" reservation. This certainly is not the normal, we strive to provide 100% bookings.

We are really happy that you liked the new kitchen area we feel it best serves our guests.

All the best
Tim

If you return to Cape Town please contact me directly
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Urunga, Australia
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

My brother and I shared a double room for a three night stay. The hostel is within walking distance of the waterfront, restaurants and a small supermarket. Despite it being handy to everything it was still in a quiet location.

The staff were all fantastic. They went out out of there way to be helpful and friendly and their advice was always spot on. Nothing was too much trouble for any of them. They are a real asset to the business.

The room was brand new - it still smelt of fresh paint. It was nicely put together and was serviced daily. Towels and soap were also provided. There was also a safe for valuables. There is punch code combination to get into the room. The lock was too heavy for the door and will probably soon need repair.

The breakfast provided as part of the tariff was excellent. There was also free wifi, internet, a tiny pool and a putting green.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Valparaiso, Chile
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

My husband and I had a great stay at this hostel. Private room we were in (yellow room I think) was a great size and the facilities throughout the hostel were brilliant. Staff are really helpful and its a great social hostel to meet many other travelers. Breakfast was very good. Braai night was excellent. Also a very good location, close to the waterfront and the main city centre. Would recommend you to stay here.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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tlouw, Manager at Atlantic Point Backpackers, responded to this review, January 17, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review us. We really enjoy having the braai nights for everyone, it really brings people together and you get a super delicious meal :)

Really happy you enjoyed your stay, take care.

The AP team
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Canberra
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Myself and my partner just spent a week exploring Cape Town and stayed at Atlantic Point. We were instantly made to feel at home and Celine was extremely helpful in working out what we should do and when etc. My recommendations would be not to miss the braai night as they put on a great spread, and you get to relax and meet fellow travellers!

The location is great and it is super easy to get taxi's around the corner in front of the cape royal hotel. A great stay in Cape Town, and if we aren't too old when we come back we will be staying here again!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Erlangen, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Good hostel downtown. Just 15 min the waterfront.

If you ask, you get a lot of recommendations at the frontdesk for activities, dinner and everything else. We stayed in a two bed room with shower and toilet.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Seoul, South Korea
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64 reviews 64 reviews
27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

This is ideal backpacker's place for everyone. The place is very clean, everything you expect from good backpackers' are there, and it's close to the harbour where all the nightlife are happening. I stayed only one night though as they were fully booked ahead of time in January. I guess that is only downside, you have to book quick if you want to stay here. But after my visit, I can understand why it's so popular. It is a bit pricey for a backpacker's, but it's where you want to base yourself if you decide to spend time in Cape Town.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 2 Cavalcade Road | Green Point, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 102 Specialty Lodging in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Atlantic Point Backpackers 4*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cape Town's most interactive backpackers lodge is designed with you in mind. Situated in trendy Green Point, Signal Hill is our garden. Atlantic Point Backpackers is perfectly positioned 1km from the waterfront and 750m from the new Green Point Stadium.We offer an accommodation experience for all travelers. From double en-suite rooms to co-ed dorms we have something for you. Our staff will assist you with your needs while in Cape Town. AP will hopefully be a highlight of your South African experience ... more   less 
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