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    The Backpack

    74 New Church Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
    011 27 21 423 4530
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    Overview
    • Excellent66%
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    • Average5%
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    Free Wifi
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    Breakfast included
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    1 - 5 of 587 reviews

    Reviewed 4 days ago

    Really nice place clean, friendly, safe and fantastic breakfast. This is the second time I have stayed and love it. The only disadvantage is the noisey road at the side ask to be put on the otherside.

    Thank JaneMangnall
    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 4 days ago

    I had a really lovely time staying at The Backpack, everything was really well organized, from airport pickup to check-in, recommendations on things to do, etc. Staff was so friendly and welcoming, and the place itself is really nice too with a bar/breakfast area to...More

    Thank resicialize
    Reviewed 6 days ago

    This is an AMAZING backpack. Best location in Cape Town between Table Mountain and Lions head and only a few steps away from vibrant Kloof Street. BEST EVER BREAKFAST!!! Very friendly stuff. Bathrooms always clean. Very well equipped kitchen. And possible to book day trips...More

    Thank Irene R
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Why spend big money on a hotel when you can share the social experience of staying at a Backpackers hostel. Dont get hung up on 'hostel' - this is a cool place full of traveller type people who are by their nature, sociable and interesting....More

    Thank Billy W
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Free Parking
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Breakfast included
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Shuttle Bus Service
    • Free Parking
    • Airport Transportation
    • Breakfast included
    • Laundry Service
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Bar/Lounge
    Details
    • Price range
    • $27 - $116 (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 >
    • Cape Town >
    • Cape Town Central >
    • City Bowl / Tamboerskloof
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    • 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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    "Rooms inside the main building are a little nicer and warmer than those located in the annexes."
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    "4 bed dorm room is close to entry, could be loud but not sure. Most of the privates are near the back and..."
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