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Cape Town Backpackers

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Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

One of the larger backpackers. Well positioned to trendy bars and restaurants, old Victorian building with all amenities, well priced and we'll equipped for tours. Comfortable mixed dorms, only drawback has been no hot water after trying twice today. Overall, GOOD and we'll priced.

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1 Thank Oliver C
AndyCTBP, Guest Relations Manager at Cape Town Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Oliver. Thanks for the review, apologies about the water issue, we had a new system fitted. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Andy More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

Very nice,social,clean homely enviroment.I enjoyed the view and the friendly neighborhood .The locals were very nice.The weather was also fantastic.Situated right in the middle of the action,what more could you ask for.

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Thank Carlis O
AndyCTBP, Guest Relations Manager at Cape Town Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Carlis, thanks for taking the time to review us, see you next time :) More 

Myre, Norway
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17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

Super friendly and hjelpfull staff. On their time of, they socialize with the customers. Feels like they are one of us. Bar/ Reception/ Hangout -areas is nice. Good kitchen facilities. Hostel have an good position in the city. Feels safe inside. To get more rating, they should do some general painting, and upgrade the shower/toilets rooms, and add more outlets... More 

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Thank Navitas
AndyCTBP, Guest Relations Manager at Cape Town Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi, We are always very busy through the high season, this past year even busier than normal. Some things took a battering and we're actually in the middle of a refit now! Next time you come we'll be all shiney and new. Thanks for the review, Andy More 

Varese, Italy
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

The hostel is so nice ,quiet and clean , room are quite big and most of them have a balcony. There is a nice smoking area outside with sofas and chair where during the night you can have a drink (there is a really cheap bar in the hostel) and chat with the other people .. Staff is so friendly... More 

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Thank martina a
AndyCTBP, Guest Relations Manager at Cape Town Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Martina, we think we're the best in town as well :) More 

Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

It was a last minute decision to stay at the backpackers, but it has been an amazing experience. The backpackers has an unusual layout which adds to its charm. The whole vibe is very friendly and people easily start a conversation with you and I have made very good friends here. The staff is very friendly all round. Very helpful... More 

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Thank Emile111
AndyCTBP, Manager at Cape Town Backpackers, responded to this review

Come back soon .. :) More 

New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

Me and my husband stayed for 1 week in a private en suite for the entire time that we were in Cape Town the room was spacious and clean, value for money if you are on a budget, the staff was very helpful and friendly in organizing our day trips without any fuss, they even organized airport transfers to and... More 

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Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

The place has changed a lot in the last year as we stayed their in January 2015 and returned in March this year.. rooms are tidy, bathrooms are very clean and rooms are great. safe secure parking up the road. Staff was very friendly and helpful with all the stuff we needed for our stay. All the tours was booked... More 

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Joinville, SC
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

From the check-in time on, it was such a nightmare to us. By reaching the backpacker, there were no safe parking alongside. Then we asked to the recepcionist for a safe place to park our car, but he was totally drunk and couldn't even talk to us normally. The result was that we parked right in front of the backpacker,... More 

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Ocean City, Maryland
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21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016 via mobile

This was our first visit to Cape Town, and our stay was cozy and comfortable. We had a private room with a spacious bathroom, and our own little veranda complete with table and chairs. The staff was so helpful. They helped us our arrange shark diving adventure, knew the best spots for dinner, and helped us with directions all over... More 

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Rome, Italy
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52 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately can't give this hostel a good rating even though it seemed like a nice hostel. Upon arrival at about 10pm we were told we absolutely needed cash for the key deposit and told we must go to an ATM. Not instructed that it would be unsafe. We dropped off our bags and within 10 steps outside we were approached... More 

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Thank ashley218
AndyCTBP, Guest Relations Manager at Cape Town Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi, I'm really sorry this happened to you, as you know the area we are in the restaurant and hip bar area and its busy. This was one of those random wrong place at wrong time moments. As you note from the guard being there we do take security seriously, we have security guards, 24 hour reception, CCTV systems etc...... More 

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Cape Town Backpackers has a fantastic atmosphere and plenty of style. Its has all of the facilities you would expect from a top quality backpackers including WiFi, and internet access, café and a self-catering kitchen, a comprehensive travel desk, and a great bar to meet fellow travellers. Located in the City Bowl, close to all the main attractions, it offers affordable accommodation – from dorms to deluxe double en suite rooms – and a fun, friendly atmosphere. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cape Town Backpackers

Address: 81 New Church Street | Tamboerskloof, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central > City Bowl
Price Range: $19 - $109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Cape Town Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 25
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