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“My Cape Town Home”

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African Heart Backpackers
israel
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“My Cape Town Home”
Reviewed February 1, 2013

this lovely place has the perfect vibe and location in cape town!
arriving there as my first south african spot made my trip. it is located in the heart of Observatory - the best place to see in Cape Town, walking distance from public transport and the local night life street.
The place has a feeling of home, with wooden floors and big and bright kitchen, with a great mountain view.
The staff is friendly and helpful. the vibe is chilled and cousy
Its my perfect Cape Town spot and thats why I came back there for a long stay after half a year :)

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 24, 2013

I loved location, staff, rooms, obz! The whole staff being like a small family, showing guests around and helping them to make this amazing experiences unique!! Cant wait to come back to you, guys! ;-)

  • Stayed April 2012
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 3, 2013

I stayed at African Heart for a longer period and I had the best time! The staff is very friendly and they help you out with everything. The atmosphere is like "home" and that's also how you feel when you're there!

  • Stayed October 2012
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2 Thank Dililia
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Presidente Prudente, SP
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed December 11, 2012

African Heart is amazing! Beautiful and charming backpacker. Very friendly and helpful staff! Good kitchen which has a great communal table. The rooms are beautifully finished, decorated with cool ournaments and with lovely beds. Observatory is though a nice area with shops and restaurants near by. "

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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2 Thank Monica P
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Hannover, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed December 4, 2012

I kept returning to the heart during my stay in Cape Town. The place really got character and the very moment I entered the building I felt at home. Amazing people, nice and very helpful staff and clean rooms. This is the backpackers to choose if you want to get to know nice people and different cultures, to be able to get to the city centre easily and to have a cosy and save housing. I will definitely be coming back.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
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utrecht the netherland
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Reviewed November 30, 2012

First of all, you gotta dig this location. Hid away in the wonderful area of Observatory, this hostel has a very relaxed atmosphere that reflects the nature of its student area surroundings. The staff are absolutely wonderful and helpful. They offer wonderful trips, advice and very important: some pretty decent meals. it'll be hard not to feel at home at African Heart's. Go check it out.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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Zinkwazi Beach, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 29, 2012

This place really rocks. the staff are great and friendly. African Heart is well maintained and always clean. The homely feel as such is always really appreciated. Its a great location with easy access to areas in the City.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
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Additional Information about African Heart Backpackers

Property: African Heart Backpackers
Address: 27 Station Road, Observatory 7925, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Observatory
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 10 Specialty Lodging in Observatory
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — African Heart Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
African Heart is a backpackers lodge with a difference. Vibrant colors, retro furniture, original artworks, spotless modern bathrooms and ultra-comfy beds. We are a small lodge offering a high quality standard of backpackers accommodation and facilities. We also offer superior guest service from our Reception, taking care of anything you need, from booking adventures and onward travels, to where to find the best local music, entertainment and food. ... more   less 
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