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    The Backpack

    74 New Church Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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    Overview
    • Excellent66%
    • Very good27%
    • Average5%
    • Poor1%
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    Free Wifi
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    Breakfast included
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    Reviewed yesterday

    The backpack is situated in a great location. Not to far from the waterfront and just a short walk to long street. It also has a great view of Table Mountain which is pretty amazing. The only thing that got to me was reception, there...More

    Thank KlaraMunnik
    Property's Favorite Review
    Reviewed February 20, 2017

    We had the pleasure of staying at The Backpack for two weeks and felt at home in friendly and comfortable spaces! Environmental sustainability is embraced and awareness raised in all common areas of the hostel, which makes it stand out and setting an example. Traditional...More

    Thank Beatrice T
    Response from JadeCPT, Manager at The BackpackResponded March 7, 2017

    Hi there and thank you so much for this great review! We are smiling from ear to ear and of course, we love you too! See you soon. Kind Regards, The Backpack Team.

    Reviewed 2 days ago

    cant really fault this place. its not a party hostel but it is sociable...the party hostels are on Long st but then you can make friends here then come back here to rest! location is great, walkable to long street and other places of interest....More

    Thank Louise e
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    I love this place; it was a really nice and safe place to stay-- free wifi, a good kitchen, a bar, free breakfast, and resident pets (a dog and a cat!). It is really conscious of being a part of the community and strives to...More

    Thank Allison H
    Response from Lee H, Owner at The BackpackResponded 1 week ago

    thanks Allison for the great review so glad you loved our hostel, the projects we are involved in, in our hostel and amongst our community. the dog and cat love being here and getting so much attention from our guests they must be the most...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    We stayed at the Backpack for 6 nights. The rooms were spacious and clean. The hostel included wifi and breakfast. Great location-- can walk to several great restaurants and shops. It is secure, with security guards and a keypad lock to enter. A beautiful view...More

    Thank ClancK
    Response from Lee H, Owner at The BackpackResponded 1 week ago

    thank you so much for going to the community programme i hope that you too have many warm memories as i know the children always do from having the chance to connect to people from other continents. Please come back when the weather is warm...More

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    About
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Shuttle Bus Service
    • Free Parking
    • Airport Transportation
    • Breakfast included
    • Laundry Service
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Bar/Lounge
    Details
    • Price range
    • $28 - $109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms ,
    • Smoking rooms available
    • Number of rooms
    • 38
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    • Location
    • South Africa >
    • Western Cape >
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    • Cape Town Central >
    • City Bowl / Tamboerskloof
    • Also Known As
    • The Backpack Hotel Cape Town Central ,
    • The Backpack Cape Town, South Africa
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    echomurmur
    January 26, 2016|
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    Response from JaneMangnall | Reviewed this property |
    Not sure but you can do better with Uber and get wifi at the airport.
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    Sioned J
    July 20, 2015|
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    Response from tembi1 | Property representative |
    our prices do change from time to time seasonally and we also run specials so please watch our web page for exciting specials.
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    MicheleTravel23
    February 18, 2015|
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    Response from tembi1 | Property representative |
    we do arrange airport transfers from R220
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