We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Hout Bay Backpackers

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Hout Bay
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Management photos
Hout Bay Backpackers
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers","shims"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","shims":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'shims'))"}},"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

132 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 122: English reviews
Zurich, Switzerland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

I felt really comfortable and was happy that I've chosen this backpackers. It's a small backpackers but it feels like being in a family because everybody knows each other. I always had really nice conversations with the other people in the lounge. Everything is really clean and I never had something to complain about. I would recommend this backpackers to... More 

Helpful?
Thank mtrenner96
Sarah G, Manager at Hout Bay Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks Maike for your review, hope you visit us again! More 

Oudtshoorn
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

We stayed in the family room for one night,including granny and niece and we were all very impressed with the high standard of this hostel.Even though the wind howled outside everything inside was perfect.I definately recommend this hostel to anyone wanting to stay in the area

Helpful?
Thank MariusWilken
Sarah G, Manager at Hout Bay Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you Marius and family, hope you stay a bit longer next time! and thank you for lovely review. More 

Tranas, Sweden
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

I stayed for 3 weeks and had a great time here. Perfect location, nearby everything you need in Hout Bay and also obviously at a comfortably short distance to Cape Town. Friendly staff, good facilities and a nice atmosphere overall. Beautiful view of the bay with the beach and the surrounding mountains. Awesome to be able to park my rental... More 

Helpful?
Thank lindenjohan
Sarah G, Manager at Hout Bay Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Johan, Thank you for your review and we hope to see you back here soon! Cheers Sarah More 

Monster, The Netherlands
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

We stayed with our two sons, 7 and 13 years old and had a super time! 4 nights was too short! Location super, market, hop on hop off bus nearby, harbour, Staff very helpful and friendly!! Excellent room, clean, comfortable and spacious and trendy. Safe place, The best place we have been staying in in South Africa!!

Helpful?
Thank francis_schinkel
Sarah G, Manager at Hout Bay Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you back again soon, Molly will be waiting for you with her ball! More 

Level Contributor
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

The place was very nice, everything prepared and they even did our laundry that was so great. Will definetly visit the place soon. The view was spectacular and the fact that its closer to the beach. It's also secured and we felt safe. It's really a place to go and enjoy some time away from the rush of the city.

Helpful?
Thank Tulisa M
Robertson, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Hout Bay Backpackers is super comfy with lovely luxury linens and excellent facilities. Beautiful location and very convenient withing walking distance from beach, lovely restaurants, etc. Thank you Sarah for your wonderful hospitality and also helping us out when our vehicle broke down - definitely going the extra mile... We will definitely be back!

Helpful?
1 Thank Marie1357
Hoedspruit, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

Had a great stay here! Stayed with my parents who came to visit me in SA. It was very clean! We had quite a bit of a sandstorm when we were there and we were surprised every day how good they cleaned our room and tried to get most of the sand out. We felt at home here. The communal... More 

Helpful?
Thank Amy880211
Brakpan, South Africa
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

What a surprise this was . We booked the family with the double bed and two bunk beds . This room was spacious with a wonderful view over houtbay . This room has its own spacious bathroom . I will recommend this place to anyone . The staff is very helpful and friendly.

Helpful?
Thank stephanus777
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016

Three of us stayed for two nights in one of the 4 bunk bedrooms. The beds were comfortable, towels and bedding were provided. All was neat and clean. The room had an ensuite bathroom and the cupboards were equipped with clothes hangers.The room was a bit stuffy at night even though a fan was provided. It did help when the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Cheryl968
Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

The enterprise is well run.The staff are very friendly and helpful.Rooms are clean and well serviced well worth a visit.Literally on the beach with easy access to amenities and the vibrant Hout Bay Harbour.

Helpful?
Thank francois208
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

40 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (31)
Viewed
View from Room (5)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (2)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (4)
Viewed
Room/Suite (3)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Other (14)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (9)
Viewed
Room/Suite (1)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Other (6)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Hout Bay
0.7 mi away
Chapmans Peak Beach Hotel
1.7 mi away
Tintswalo Atlantic
Tintswalo Atlantic
#1 of 4 in Hout Bay
5.0 of 5 stars 342 reviews
6.5 mi away
The Last Word Long Beach
The Last Word Long Beach
#1 of 1 in Kommetjie
5.0 of 5 stars 176 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.2 mi away
Beach House Guest House
Beach House Guest House
#12 of 61 in Hout Bay
4.0 of 5 stars 113 reviews
0.6 mi away
Poseidon Guest House
Poseidon Guest House
#10 of 61 in Hout Bay
5.0 of 5 stars 29 reviews
0.2 mi away
Seacliffe Lodge
Seacliffe Lodge
#21 of 61 in Hout Bay
4.5 of 5 stars 64 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hout Bay Backpacker Lodge is situated a stone's throw away from Hout Bay Beach with uninterrupted views of beach, habour and the majestic Chapman's Peak. The Lodge is quiet and comfortable, just 20 minutes from Cape Town and on the public transport route. Our hostel suits budget travelers wanting to experience Hout Bay (restaurants, harbour, beach, Seal Island, World of Birds, etc), discerning backpackers requiring a base from which to hike Table Mountain National Park, bike Chapman's Peak, surf Llandudno and travelers interested in township tours and meeting volunteers working on community development projects.The dormitories all have en-suite bathrooms, sleeping a maximum of 6 people per dorm, we also have 4 en suite private rooms and the communal lounge area has DSTV and a large fireplace. Knowledgable staff are on hand to advise and assist in planning a vast range of activities for you, including: surfing, fishing, diving, sailing, hiking trails, top restaurants, wine and township tours, pubs and if that's not enough, there's loads of live entertainment!Loc al volunteer and language courses are also available. Dune's Lodge, Hout Bayis a 3 star lodge run together with Hout Bay Backpackers and comprises of 4 luxury en-suite rooms with DSTV and tea and coffee making facilities. All rooms lead out on to a private wooden deck with views of Hout Bay beach, habour and the majestic Chapman's Peak. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hout Bay Backpackers

Address: Corner of Harbour and, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Hout Bay
Price Range: $51 - $51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Hout Bay Backpackers Cape Town, South Africa
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing