We stayed at CT Backpackers following on from a safari trip just outside Kruger.
First problem occured after we had pre-booked an aiport pickup. The guy was about 20 minutes late (admittidly not the end of the world) but then tried to make us stay in the airport (it was 10.45pm) for another hour to wait for a later flight to arrive with some other guests to save him two trips! After arguing he eventually took us to the hostel but still a pain and not what you want after a long day travelling.
Second problem occured when we arrived and the guy checking us in was completely wasted. Appreciate it was late and that it is a fun backpacker hostel but still he tried to make us pay for a room twice and seemed more concerned in pushing a Mexican evening then actually getting us to our room. We then found a note on our door the next morning asking us to make sure we paid for the room before we left. I then went down to talk to them about this, spoke to the same guy as who had checked me in the night before and who then basically denied any knowledge of him checking us in (presumably because he couldn't remember doing it). A much more helpful member of staff eventually found my fully paid receipt stuffed behind the bar. I got no apology from the drunk one at all.
All being said the room was decent and tidy and you can't knock the place for the location. I would presume our stay would have been much more enjoyable if not for the above issues.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The perfect location in Cape Town! The area is safe, and only a short walk away from bars, restaurants and some of the city's most popular attractions. We’re a 10 minute hop by cab or bus to the V&A Waterfront, Table Mountain Cable Station and only 15 minutes by cab or bus from the city's most beautiful beaches! Cape Town Backpackers is a bright and friendly backpackers with plenty of comfort and style. Located in the heart of Cape Town's hip & happening shopping and cafe district, our place has a lot to offer! StreetSmart- StreetWise5 Breakfast available - Health Pot with rolled oats, wheat flakes, barley flakes, sesame seeds topped with yoghurt and a choice of Nescafe or tea. Protein packed to sustain your energy levels! FREE Wi-Fi! and FREE luggage storage, and your FREE bed safe or locker. From dorms to double en suites, our rooms are incredibly clean and comfortable, and all of your linen and towels are supplied. With a large, well stocked, funky bar and lots of chill out space, there's no better way to spend your time! Enjoy a delicious breakfast before heading out to explore beautiful Cape Town! Evenings in the bar often result in one of our infamous Hat Parties and braais (BBQ's) are a regular occurrence when the weather is right! We offer a comprehensive travel desk able to assist with all of your traveling needs, including excellent car hire rates and great deals and advice and bookings for in and around Cape Town, South Africa and throughout southern Africa. Our super friendly, enthusiastic staff are on hand 24 hours a day and bravely promise to give you a big smile and great service. ... more less
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- Cape Town Backpackers South Africa