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Hout Bay Backpackers

Corner of Harbour and, Hout Bay 7806 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 09/03/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 09/03/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#3 of 35 Specialty lodging in Hout Bay
Hout Bay Backpackers offers quiet, comfortable accommodation on Hout Bay beach with spectacular sea & mountain views. All rooms are en suite, most with gorgeous sea views, spaceous bathrooms & balconies. The private rooms are ideal for couples, families & individuals offering queen bed, bunk bed, fridge & coffee station. The 4 & 6 bed dorms are ideal for discerning backpackers, students & volunteers wanting to make the most of Hout Bay's activities.
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Free parking
Paid wifi
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Flexi wairi wrote a review Jan 2020
Francistown, Botswana6 contributions
I stayed in December 2019. I planned to stay for 7 days. In 2018 i stayed in the same lodge for same season. In 2019 i felt the service was poor. Because of poor service i decided to cut short my holiday. Unfortunately the hotel manager charged me for extra days. I will consider going back to same hotel twice next time. Kirsten must improve her management skills. Even this note in the shared kitchen seems rude.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
Aj venter wrote a review Jun 2019
4 contributions
What a lovely place to spend some time always a great vibe . I would HIGHLY recommend you to use them wether its for one night or one month they are tops .. They are situated on a very beautiful place with some amazing views but also relatively close to everything that you need .. If you want to blow off some steam after your hard day no problem they are just hop skip and a jump from the beach where you can go for a nice walk
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
Response from HoutBayBackpackers, Manager at Hout Bay Backpackers
Responded Jun 12, 2019
Hi AJ Thank you so much for staying with us and making us tea. Hopefully we can see you again soon
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Nolan W wrote a review Sep 2018
23 contributions21 helpful votes
4 men broke in during the night!!!!! Were able to wander around several rooms around sleeping guests- stole computers , phones, clothing. Thank heavens no-one injured Staff even admitted there have been break-ins before and security fence/gates may have had alarm deactivated or were faulty NO ADEQUATE SECURITY AVOID THIS PLACE!!!!!!
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Date of stay: September 2018
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Mery indaworld wrote a review Sep 2018
Tenerife, Spain5 contributions
100% recommended. My partner and I spent four days and the experience was great. Good atmosphere, share opinions, breakfast, lunch, dinner with other travelers and people from the area. We reserve the private room which is very spacious, own bathroom, double bed and a small fridge. The living room has a fireplace where one night we made barbecue. It has a very complete common kitchen with refrigerators, freezers and many kitchen utensils.
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Traveled with friends
Shane C wrote a review Aug 2018
Cape Town Central, South Africa57 contributions12 helpful votes
Can relax here. No theft. Mostly Dutch and German young volunteer groups. Private room not worth it. Rather go stay in a B and B / guest house. Very functional and clean though. Just do not rent a private room. For R 300 more you can stay in a very nice room at a guest house in this suburb.
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Date of stay: September 2017
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Trip type: Traveled on business
$68 - $86 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaWestern CapeCape TownHout Bay
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hout Bay Backpackers
Which popular attractions are close to Hout Bay Backpackers?
Nearby attractions include Bay Harbour Market (0.10 miles), Hout Bay (0.2 miles), and Seal Island (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hout Bay Backpackers?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, laundry service, and paid wifi.
Is parking available at Hout Bay Backpackers?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hout Bay Backpackers?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cheyne's, Dario's Cafe, and Mariner's Wharf.
Is Hout Bay Backpackers located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Hout Bay.
Are pets allowed at Hout Bay Backpackers?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Hout Bay Backpackers?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Groot Constantia (4.4 miles).
Does Hout Bay Backpackers have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the bay view available here.