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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed April 17, 2016

I am a black Zambian lady in my early twos and went to this place for accomodation,its my first time in Capetown and am meeting my friend ,also black. Well I never thought that this would be the place that would make me feel the most worthless than I ever have in my life..Sorry about grammar and all Im typing...

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Raamsdonksveer, The Netherlands
Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

It was my first time in a hostel, leaving my 3 kids and boyfriend in the Netherlands. I loved it!! Sleeping in the mixed dorm, the locals in the hostel who treat me so well and makes me feel at home. Jeremiah and Cherity are so lovely. It was totaly safe to leave your phone in the charger, when I...

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Erlangen, Germany
Reviewed January 8, 2016 via mobile

Omg, that was definitely the worst place I have ever stayed at. I only looked for something for one night, as another cool place had a double booking and it was one of the closest places. And that is the only positive thing about this place, it's location. Everything else is horrable. In the kitchen was a huge hole in...

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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed December 23, 2015

Castle is extremely cheap and there for not much is to be expected. Its run down and looks like no maintenance is done. Our bedroom door would not close so I didnt feel safe leaving the backpackers. The staff were very friendly but i would not recommend it to anyone

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed November 21, 2015

As per any place that you stay at,it always starts off great! Sadly i found my stay at Castle street Backpackers great in the evenings when the owner isnt there as she just makes you feel unwanted. Im not sure if she is aware that her back packers is the most run down establishment out of the lot or what...

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Norway
Reviewed October 12, 2015

The title just about sums it up. It's dirt cheap, and it's located at the very heart of the city, just off Long street. The place is just really run down. I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone, but if you do go here, you're probably going to have a great time. It's just that there are so many better...

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
Reviewed March 16, 2015

We stayed here for two nights. The place is a bit rundown, but in a very good location and it has everything you need, so no complaints there. The thing is, it could be much better if the staff were more professional and friendly, and not drunk or smoking weed all the time. They had overbooked, and had to put...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed June 24, 2014

I would just like to give a very big thank you to the management at castle street backpackers(house keeping too). While in Cape Town,I was lucky enough to experience the hospitality 4 different backpackers. Based on my stay at the different hostels, i found castle backpackers to be the most welcoming. The service was great, If i ever needed anything...

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Reviewed September 22, 2013

Well, I stayed a few nights. First impression, the dirtiest place ever been to. Needs complete make over but so will the tariff. Staff polite. Can list a while lot of things that are bad, the silver lining is that the location is so ideal and central. Noise from Long Street and inside is not as bad as other hostels....

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Kathmandu, Nepal
Reviewed November 20, 2012

I stayed here back in October and the staff were absolutely terrible. The reception area had no-one in it for most of the day, so if you wanted to ask any questions, like where are the towels etc, you had to wait a long time...on 2 days I could not find a single staff member, I came back every couple...

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Address: 57 Castle Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Price Range: $15 - $29 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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Castle Street Backpackers Cape Town, South Africa
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“It doesn't cost anything to take a look...so I'd recommend you check it out yourself. The outdoor balcony is quite good...if this is more important to you.”
 of 5 bubbles LouS740, Nov 20, 2012 | Read review
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