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African Heart Backpackers

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Room & Suite (8)
Dining (5)
Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
African Heart is a backpackers lodge with a difference. Vibrant colors, retro furniture, original artworks, spotless modern bathrooms and ultra-comfy beds. We are a small lodge offering a high quality standard of backpackers accommodation and facilities. We also offer superior guest service from our Reception, taking care of anything you need, from booking adventures and onward travels, to where to find the best local music, entertainment and food.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Airport transportation
Non-smoking hotel
Shuttle Bus Service
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Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Excellent service and staff were really friendly, hostel felt more like a 2nd home and was very welcoming, they made our stay that much better and were very helpful organising trips and showing us around. 5 stars. Extra thanks to Ria and Gert, already planning next trip back.
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· Very disorganised. Felt uncomfortable, felt like we were staying in a student commune and were in their space. The kitchen was not very clean including the crockery and utensils which I had to re-clean before using.On the first morning I went to make breakfast and the bread
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Value bumps up every Category by 1 point. It really makes a difference. It was really a great find in a crisis. Location also makes it really convenient really close to both M5 and N2 getting anywhere in Capetown is a breeze. Staff=🌟👍Really enjoyed my stay.BlessingsJohn Smith
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very nice place to stay in Cape Town! Nice things to do in OBS! There are a lot new nice places to have somting to drink and to eat. The people of the backpackers are very helpfull, they know a lot of all the things you could do in Cape Town
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We had a great time in this hostel. Overall more than expected. The hostel was clean, good location (for 2 friends on vacation) and the room was big enough. We felt very welcome and would definitely recommend this hostel.
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Photo provided by managementAfrican Heart Backpackers
TreeTop Ensuite
Ensuite Bedroom
One of the two showers
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Photo provided by managementAfrican Heart Backpackers
View of Table Mountain from upstairs
"none or whatsoever"
"Mama or Pink Leopard"
"all there rooms are nice"
"Loved the Pink Leopard"
"We sometimes woke up early in the morning from people passing on the street, chatting loud. If there are rooms NOT on the street side its quieter."
$36 - $59 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaWestern CapeCape TownObservatory
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