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Cape Town Backpackers
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Reviewed December 8, 2013 via mobile

Wow, we had an amazing time at this backpackers. The room was clean, the views great, the staff friendly and the bar is fantastic! Make sure you visit cape town backpackers the next time you are in cape town!

Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
1  Thank Mary W
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Reviewed December 3, 2013

Old Victorian home, 8 person dorm (off season we had it to ourselves), central to everything. Food was quite good and the rest was just good value for the money. Staff is very helpful and seemingly know the right suggestions for what to see/do.

Room Tip: Dorms are fine, especially in off season. Here with sister.
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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 20, 2013

I stayed at the Backpack with a group of 3 friends in September this year, the service was so outstanding that I referred others to join us and we had a group of 10 of our friends staying by the end of our week long stay.

The staff at the hotel were great they organised a fantastic wine tour for us, arranged a braai at our request and even booked us tickets and transport to the rugby along with some staff who we're attending the game. The hostel itself is clean and lovely, the beds comfortable and the happy hour good value for money.

Definitely the best hostel I have ever stayed in and much friendlier staff than Cape Town backpackers and the zebra crossing down the road! Thanks guys for helping us have such a great time in CT!

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank AngelaB8
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AndyCTBP, Manager of review posting, so that we dont post things on the wrong sites and look like idiots. at Cape Town Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2013

Hi

We organised a braai and took guests to the rugby with us. But we are the backpackers you dont seem to like. I guess the backpack which you stayed at made such an impression on you that you forgot what it looked like and posted this to our wall.

Anyway, as we are not nice as you said I have to go now as I'm going to put sand in the guests beds and use all the loo roll.

Enjoy staying somewhere else if your ever back in CT.

Cheers then :)

Andy

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Reviewed October 30, 2013

Central - clean - great bar and food. What a bargain. Will definately be returning in 2014. We stayed in teh Bp for over a week. We had a large family room, and my 6 year old boy loved the room with a view of Table Mountain. Incredible value for the fraction of the cost of many hotels. Indeed it was better than many hotels I have stayed in, in South Africa. Andy who runs the place is a lovely chap and will share with you all of his wise and insightful opinoins on things to do - he also get great discounts on trips and tourist stuff.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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Thank FranJones73
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AndyCTBP, Customer Experience and Satisfaction Management officer (west region) at Cape Town Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2013

Hi. Thanks for the review, You should come again soon :) Andy

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Reviewed October 24, 2013

Great location and seriously helpful staff members.
free wifi and dangerously cheap bar.
Showers are also fantastic.
Really friendly staff and loads of opportunity to do all manner of things
Stay here!

  • Stayed: October 2013
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Thank grubbyclaude
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AndyCTBP, Director of Hot Beverage Distribution at Cape Town Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2013

Hi, We like to be cheap in the bar. In fact Ive been cheap in lots of bars. :) See you next time. Andy

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Reviewed October 1, 2013

Stayed here twice during my month-long stay in South Africa. This place is very clean and quiet. The neighborhood is safe and the rooms are fine. Only had breakfast there, but it was fine and reasonably priced.

Room Tip: Room 24 has 3 beds and a private patio with a table and chairs.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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AndyCTBP, General Labourer at Cape Town Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2013

Hi, Thanks for the review, and for the room tip! I just have to remember to keep that garden in room 24 watered! See you next time. Andy

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Reviewed September 30, 2013

We stayed in the Backpackers for a week, originally planned to stay for 2 nights and extended because the hostel is so friendly and well located. Staff were so helpful with booking tours and giving advice. They even cooked a braai for us when we mentioned we'd really like to use the BBQ. The hostel is also really well located for all the sights!

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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AndyCTBP, Director of Sales at Cape Town Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2013

Hi Kimberley. Thanks for giving us a review. The BBQ was no problem, :) Andy

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Additional Information about Cape Town Backpackers

Address: 81 New Church Street | Tamboerskloof, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central > City Bowl
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 129 Specialty Lodging in Cape Town Central
Price Range: $23 - $87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Cape Town Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 12
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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