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#2 of 12 Specialty lodging in Observatory
Certificate of Excellence
33 South Backpackers is the best way to stay in Cape Town, a true home away from home. We're situated in the heart of Cape Town's vibrant atmosphere, where you're able to enjoy all the Mother City has to offer, in the cleanest and most affordable of way. This is what backpacking is all about, providing the adventure of hostel residence with the luxury of a hotel. Our outside lounging areas, braai facilities and on-site bar, will have you wanting to spend your day having fun with the friendly staff, our local visitors from the vibrant Observatory (fondly known as Obz) neighbourhood, and fellow guests. Our rooms and dormitories are named after famed Cape Town neighbourhoods, so that you can experience the diversity Cape Town has to offer, without leaving the front gate!
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Free parking
Airport transportation
Laundry Service
Non-smoking hotel
Wheelchair access
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Non-smoking rooms
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I highly recommend this place, great staff willing to help for a safe experience in Cape Town. The rooms have lockers and everything is very clean and organized, you can use the kitchen and make your own food, they have events like hiking, cinema, walking tours and barbecues. It
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33 South is honestly a home for me, the staff treat you like they've known you forever and they are so interested in what your planning to do while staying with them, they even provide you with options to help you decide on what cool things to do. The place is vintagy and
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Everything about this place makes it feel like 'home.' From the people to the environment to Observatory as a whole. It's purely amazing! Very clean! Sheets changed daily, light breakfast provided and they're smoker friendly! Love it! 33 South Backpackers are your favourite
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Great vibe, the staff are wonderful and welcoming, they give a lot of good advice on what to do and see in Cape Town and are always there if you need them. It's also very well located close to shops and bars and not too far from the centre. It's quite a small backpackers, so if
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33 South Backpackers in Observatory, Cape Town, is the first backpackers I’ve come across that is wheelchair-friendly. It’s refreshing to meet fellow travellers who are happy to help and accommodate ALL South Africans. 33 South Backpackers understand the heart of service and
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Response from Crew_33South, Manager at 33 South Backpackers
Responded Feb 21, 2018
It was an absolute pleasure to be at your service. Thank you so much for the kind words and we wish you all the best. Warmest Regards KG Monamodi Manager: 33 South Back Packers
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Tygerberg - Private Room using Shared Bathroom, which can also be split into two single beds
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Jouge - 8 Bed Dorm
hoofing it up table mountain-incredible views!
The Bokaap private room
"This is one of very few backpackers in South Africa that is wheelchair-friendly."
"The two double rooms are lovely and the dorm in the front has lots of sun but is near the street."
"Double rooms are more private but if you are 4 people travelling together the 4 bed dorm is great aswell"
"All the rooms are have a unique feel, there is a lovely outside double room that would be a bit more quiet."
"Rooms are quieter and have access to Internet"
$20 - $46 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
33 South Boutique Backpackers
South AfricaWestern CapeCape TownObservatory
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