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Observatory Backpackers

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The newest backpacker hostel in trendy Observatory, Cape Town! We offer a comfortable stay in an amazing, clean, and secure backpacker with a great atmosphere. We’re right on the doorstep of all the bars, restaurants, theater, and nightlife that make Obs a great place to stay. An up to the minute travel desk, makes Observatory Backpackers a great place to base yourself while exploring Cape Town.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free parking
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Non-smoking hotel
Shuttle Bus Service
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Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Great staff members, clean environment inside/outside, perfect internet connection, Great breakfast. No room for complaints really, I had a good time. Thank you Observatory Backpackers, keep up the good work.
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I traveled with my school group and we stayed in Observatory Backpackers for 5 days. As a large group we girls were put into the upstairs bunk bed room. Despite the fact that Cape Town is currently in a water crisis, the bathrooms were always nice. We checked in quickly and were
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Just wanna thank shaun(owner) ,lee-ann(manager) there team alice, porsha , papy, eve for always going over and beyond. Super helpfull, and attentive. Must say everything is always so tidy and clean bathrooms with fresh towls.. the moment we wake up either lee or alice has a
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I have stayed at alot of Backpackers and this one is by far the cleanest, nicest one I have stayed at. The staff are friendly, well mannered and very attentive. The garden is beautiful and it feels like home.
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A huge thank you to the staff at Observatory Backpackers, they are very helpful and friendly. The place is always clean and well maintained. My family really had a lovely holiday. We will be back soon.
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Our lovely private ensuite room
heheh this was my room and was awsum value for money
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Our Beautiful garden area
"All rooms were good"
"Upstairs Bunk Room has a balcony Upstairs Bunk Room's door does not lock"
"rooms in the back have better view of the mountain but rooms in the front have a porch"
"Rooms on the mountain side are quieter."
"Suites are amazing and wonderfully private!!!!"
$33 - $54 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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