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    The Backpack

    74 New Church Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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    • Excellent66%
    • Very good27%
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    Free Wifi
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    Breakfast included
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    141 - 145 of 578 reviews

    Reviewed January 15, 2016

    Stayed here for 6 nights and had a very mixed experience: Positives: room clean, bed comfortable. Lovely decor in the rooms, and the hostel itself is clean and nicely decorated with lots of plants and little corners to curl up with a good book. The...More

    Thank KMB_London
    Response from tembi1, Owner at The BackpackResponded January 16, 2016

    I am sorry that you do not like our wifi set up however it only takes a second to log on. Unfortunately we do occasionally have to reboot our system, like most systems I have encountered during my travels. I am sorry that you were...More

    Reviewed January 13, 2016 via mobile

    We landed during the peak season and it seemed everyone is Cape Town was after money and tips. That did spoil our experience. Even the backpack felt the same. Some staff were but the lady we met the night was brusque and rude almost. They...More

    Thank Aparna S
    Response from tembi1, Owner at The BackpackResponded January 16, 2016

    I am so sorry that you found some of our staff to be rude. We will be addressing this at our next meeting on Monday. I am sorry about your loosing your champagne this is not a common occurrence at all and I can only...More

    Reviewed January 13, 2016 via mobile

    We stayed for 4 nights. CONS Deposit for keys was paid, we lost our tiny slip and gave the keys back, they would not refund our money even though we gave the keys back so we argued until we were paid.... Majority of the reception...More

    Thank Michelle D
    Response from tembi1, Owner at The BackpackResponded January 16, 2016

    We usually make quite a big thing on check in of imploring our guests to keep their slip and hand it back to us on check out. I am sorry if you were not pre-warned about this. I am also gutted that our Reception staff...More

    Reviewed January 4, 2016

    We recently visited here with family and landed in the presidential suite. The room itself was so comfortable that it made a nice restful place during our breaks in travel. But the hostel itself is amazing. The decor is fantastic, the staff are super friendly,...More

    Thank Andy F
    Response from JadeCPT, Manager at The BackpackResponded January 11, 2016

    Hi there. Thank you so much for coming to stay with us, we are so pleased that you enjoyed the Presidential Suite, the decor and the free continental breakfasts served every morning. We hope to see you again in the future. Kind Regards, Jade Calmeyer.

    Reviewed January 4, 2016

    One of the best backpackers I have ever been at! The staff is always friendly and helpful. I have been here four times as will book again if I am ever in Capetown again. The one regret I have from this trip is that I...More

    Thank CarlisleLori
    Response from JadeCPT, Manager at The BackpackResponded January 11, 2016

    Hey there, thank you for this review. Oh wow, this is great news that you keep on coming back to stay with us! We do also love our community shop and how it can support the community in many ways. It is awesome that you...More

    Hippo Boutique Hotel
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    #52 of 109 hotels in Cape Town Central
     
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    999 reviews
    #8 of 109 hotels in Cape Town Central
     
    Derwent House Boutique Hotel
    1,407 reviews
    #5 of 109 hotels in Cape Town Central
     
    Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel
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    #9 of 109 hotels in Cape Town Central
     
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    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
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    • Shuttle Bus Service
    • Free Parking
    • Airport Transportation
    • Breakfast included
    • Laundry Service
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    • Pool
    • Bar/Lounge
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    • 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 >
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    • 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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    Room Tips
    "If you've booked a private room, ask if you can check the available options when you arrive. You may be..."
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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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    "Rooms along the back hallway are smoky."
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    "Book early, it fills up fast."
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