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Cape Town Backpackers

81 New Church Street | Tamboerskloof, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Rome, Italy
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52 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

Beijing, China
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

In September 2015 we had an amazing trip in South Africa and Namibia. That probably would not happened without the help and assistance of the Cape town backpackers team. It was a very last minute decision to have our honeymoon in Southern Africa, so we were not well prepared in terms of what to visit or do. Not only Cape... More 

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

Hi, We're glad you had a great time and trip. It was a genuine pleasure having you stay and we would love to have you back. Thanks again, Andy More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Stayed here 2 nights in a 6-bed dorm. Great staff, convenient location, and a great place to meet fellow travellers and get advice about seeing the sights of Cape Town and the wider area. The room was clean and basic, but cozy, and the facilities are en par with other hostels, but the best part is definitely the feel of... More 

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Thank Jessica C
AndyCTBP, General Manager at Cape Town Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks Jessica, if we can be like Lusaka BP we aren't doing to badly. Sorry I missed you on this trip. Thanks Andy More 

Tromso, Norway
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67 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

I stayed here for over a week. I absolutely recommend CT Backpackers. Convenient location. Great staff. They were always helpful. Tours are organized as well which you can book a day before at the reception.

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Thank Lance_Kerwin
AndyCTBP, Director of Sales at Cape Town Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for the review, it was great having you stay and glad you enjoyed the tours. Thanks Andy More 

sacremento
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84 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

I spend 5 night in this place everything was perfect,great for solo traveler,best price and l also like about this hostel great bathroom,there are many bars and restaurants on the long street it's just 3 minutes walking and ATM,laundry,market only less one minute walking and if you like hiking ,you can hiking from hostel to the table mountain it's only... More 

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

Hey, thanks for the review. Ive never walked from the hostel to table mountain, you are making me feel very lazy :( next week.. promise... ;) Andy More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

Good room great shower on suite balcony in the shadows of table mountain and a short drive to the water front Great local advice and can plan your stay and do all your bookings and adventures from there. Great social and warm friendly place. We recommend the water front for food and sight seeing , wine route , the beach... More 

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1 Thank Dylan C
AndyCTBP, Public Relations Manager at Cape Town Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Dylan, thanks for the review. I'm sure we could organise shark diving without the cage, it would be cheaper as you wouldn't need the bus back ;) See you next time, Andy More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

I came here not knowing what to expect from the city and the hostel and now it's become my home away from home. Great for single travellers! Value for money, accommodating staff, fun yet homey atmosphere. In the safe area with lots of bars, restaurants and cute coffee shops. Def recommended!!!

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Thank Rosmary48
AndyCTBP, Director of Sales at Cape Town Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Rosemary. thanks for the taking the time to review us, and for making it a good one. See you next time. Andy More 

Munich, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

We stayed at this backpackers for 6 days and fully enjoyed it. Awesome vibe created by the staff and the lovely building! The location is perfect, basically just some minutes away from Long Street. Moreover, the staff is very helpful when it comes to plan trips or call a taxi. Breakfast was very good (Thank you Mpumi!). Definitely recommended!

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Thank LeonGermany1996
AndyCTBP, Front Office Manager at Cape Town Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Leon. thanks for the review, I'll let Mpumi know you liked the breakfast ;) Andy More 

Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Awesome atmosphere created by staff and guests alike! It's been a great time having great talks with everyone, making you feel as comfortable as possible. Very good area as there are a lot of bars and restaurants around, and the staff was always willing to give me advice where to go and what to do best (and they were right)!... More 

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Windhoek, Namibia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

A nice and social environment to meet new people and have a great time! Super friendly people and really accommodating. Thumbs up to the staff!!! You guys are amazing and thank you that you made my stay so awesome!

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