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“Relaxed, human approach to guests”
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Stoked Backpackers
Reviewed April 19, 2013

I loved staying at the Stoked backpackers. The rooms are tidy, the showers good, the food in the café on the ground floor handmade and fresh but most of all the service and helping hands that they provide are awesome. They took care of all the questions I had and arranged a lot for me. I felt comfortable around the reception. They even let me take a shower and eat lunch there after I came back from a day of horse riding, even though I was leaving that day and didn't really check out yet. But no extra charges whatsoever. A really relaxed, human approach to everything and they trust you in your actions. Hope it stays this way!

The hostel is located right next to the Muizenberg train station, you can literally crawl to the station and still be on time.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 17, 2013

Love going to Stoked Backpackers, people are really friendly plus an awesome cafe with GREAT coffee! There are also great views over Muizenberg beach from the balcony.. Staff will help you with any local queries, helping with bookings and travel :)

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 16, 2013

Really great atmosphere, super clean, nice décor! Love the percale linen, what an unexpected luxury! The view from the deck is fantastic. The deluxe dorms are really nice. Close to the train station, close to the shops, and just down the road from all the great restaurants and night spots in Kalk Bay. Also, the best home-made cookies! And thanks for all the info we needed for planning our day trips. I'll be back, for sure! (I accidently put swimming pool, they don't have one, but who needs one, when the ocean is in your backyard!)

Room Tip: Room 5 is awesome - it's actually a 3-bedroomed apartment. So lots of privacy for a dorm.
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 15, 2013

Clean. Best spot in Muizenberg looking over the amazing surf spot of Surfer's Corner. Very convenient base to explore the Peninsula and it's many surf spots. A easy, pretty walk away from amazing Kalk Bay. It is safe and an easy going backpacker in a safe and easy going town.

Good vibes... amazing coffee and cake too!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 11, 2013

We run an adventure company and often have our staff and guides stay at Stoked Backpackers in Muizenberg. It is situated in the most perfect place right next to the beach and close to shops and train station.
It is one of the neatest Backpackers I have ever come across. Rooms are spacious and white linen provided. Ablutions neat and tidy.
There is a small dining room/breakfast area as you enter the front door, where you can grab a freshly made snack before you head on out for the day!
Staff are incredibly helpful, informative and friendly.
If you do come to Cape Town ........This is the place to Stay!

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed April 10, 2013

The moment I walked into the cafe, I wished I had discovered this place a lot sooner. I was so impressed by the cheerful, laid-back atmosphere, the cleanliness, the awesome staff and the awesome visitors who are drawn to it. I really, really enjoyed my time there, and couldn't recommend it highly enough. Stay there!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

We stayed at Stoked for two nights and wish we could have stayed longer. The hostel is conveniently located if you want to surf - the beach is a couple minutes away and there are plenty of places to rent boards or do a lesson. You can even safely store your board at the hostel.

Tara and Graeme were very helpful. Through them, we booked a surf lesson, and Graeme recommended a couple good restaurants in Kalk Bay, which is a short drive down the main street (and has more dining options than Muizenberg).

There's free wifi, which isn't accessible in all the rooms, but you can use it in the cafe and kitchen/patio area. The cafe is a great place to grab breakfast, too. They also have a parking lot, which is monitored by a guard overnight.

Room Tip: The double room with the ensuite and balcony has a nice view of the beach and you can hear the ocean...
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Stoked Backpackers

Address: 175 Main Road | Surfers' Corner, Muizenberg 7945, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Muizenberg
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 10 Specialty Lodging in Muizenberg
Price Range: $26 - $106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Stoked Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Looking for a great backpackers or hostel in Muizenberg? You’ve come to the right place! Stoked Backpackers is literally a stone’s throw away from Surfers’ Corner in Muizenberg, Cape Town. This popular swimming beach is a blue flag beach, which means it gets top marks for safety, cleanliness and amenities. The beach break produces great waves, making it a hot spot for surfers. In fact, Muizenberg is one of the World’s Best Surf Towns, according to National Geographic, who say, "A great surf town is the nearly magical sum of consistent waves, inviting accommodation, friendly locals, fun nightlife, delicious food, and plenty of activities should the ocean go flat." ... more   less 
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