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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Stayed here because it had a BazBus pickup in the morning and was pleasantly surprised by the friendliness of the staff and the cleanliness of the room...would recommend for a cheap option right in the heart of Cape Town.

Thank Josh K
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We started our trip of South Africa in Long Street and was happy with our stay in Long Street Backpackers. We enjoyed the communal areas and kitchen and the free pool table. Not too pleased with our double room though as it smelt very bad of smoke and maybe because of the old bra under the bed! The are the... More 

Thank stevooo34
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016

My experience at Longstreet Backpackers started on a Saturday morning after three hours of sleep. It was the third hostel at which I required for a bed and I was happy when I had to search no further. Also I was welcomed with a warm hug. Hoping for a long night of deep sleep, I was probably the first in... More 

Thank Roos_de_bimbo
209LSB, General Manager at Long Street Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi there I would like to thank you for your feedback and apologize for any inconvenience that was caused. Since then we have attained a new laundry company and also the staff member involved has been dismissed. We hope that it will not deter any future visits for you and that the rest of your travels were enjoyable. Many Thanks... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

I stayed at LSB for about 10 days last year and i have to say, it is my favorite place on earth. the vibes, the people, and even the crazy cat were all pieces of this perfect puzzle. I wouldnt consider staying anywhere else in CT and neither should you!

Thank askeltz
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

I spent about a week or so at this place and it never got boring. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to visit Cape Town. The backpackers is situated in the middle of Longstreet. So you will find perfectly everything you need within walking distance. They got nice balconies where you can watch the crowded streets and enjoy... More 

Thank Constantin S
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

This has been one of the best hostels i have stayed at. It is great for travellers especially if you are travelling solo as it has a relaxed party atmosphere making it easy to meet new people. The staff are very friendly and helpful and will help book trips that you want to do during your stay. Its location is... More 

Thank 2015BlairS95
Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

This place is the best place to stay if you are young in heart, looking to meet new people and party (a lot)! Located in the center of Long street close to all the bars and clubs. Love the staff ! they are the a friendly and crazy team, Thank you all for making my stay so awesome :)

Thank krembo_01
Bamberg, Germany
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

This was the best hostel I have ever been to - and I have seen many. Perfect for people who want to party, meet new people and have a good time. The atmosphere is really familiar and the rooms have everything you need.

Thank lenamirjam
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

I had read some decent reviews on this place, and at first glance it was ok, the bigger guy was nice and helpful, but I had to place my things in storage and when I came back that night, an idiot took over. This blond jerk was rude, not at all helpful. The room was supposed to be a private... More 

Thank Yvan H
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

Big thanks to all the staff here for making me feel so welcome, I had am awesome second time here, the backpackers is full of most excellent people. The beer is cheap and the vibe and music is sick there's beer pong every night but also the backpackers is so big that you can get away from the party if... More 

Thank Alistair J
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  • Free Parking
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Free Parking
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
For the Cheapest beer on Long Street & a Unforgettable Experience, you've found the right place!! 'If Long Street is the heart of Cape Town, then Long Street Backpackers is the soul, overflowing with creative energy and positive vibes.' - Coast to Coast Backpackers' Guide. We were established in 1993, the first hostel on Long Street. Ever since then it has been our pleasure to offer a sociable, fun atmosphere to our guests. Our free vegetable potjie (traditional stew), every Sunday evening, should not be missed. We have a large, self service kitchen, poolroom, bar, TV room with satellite TV and two big balconies to watch the world go by. Our dorms range from two beds to a maximum of 10 beds. We also have single, double or twin rooms. We can arrange all day tours,garden route tours, adventure tours, safari's, overland trips, car rental, Baz Bus tickets and much much more from our travel desk ... more   less 

Additional Information about Long Street Backpackers

Address: 209 Long Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Price Range: $14 - $36 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 74
Also Known As:
Long Street Backpackers Hotel Cape Town Central
Long Street Backpackers Cape Town, South Africa
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