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“Solid hostel but a bit under construction” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Atlantic Point Backpackers
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Solid hostel but a bit under construction”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at Atlantic Point as our last stop in Cape Town, having tried out a few neighborhoods over the course of a week. Overall, it's a well run operation. Clean, comfortable, lots of hangout space, good breakfast (fresh fruit!) and decent location. Also they have loads of information for activities, restaurants, etc and put on gatherings at the hostel. It would be a great spot for solo travellers. A couple things on the downside - the girls at the front desk were a bit misinformed about things in the area and seemed most interested in partying (they were the biggest violators of the late night quiet rule). The building is undergoing some construction, and while the noise didn't bother us much, the lack of water one day and lack of hot water the next was a bummer. The owners were giving free night stays to anyone staying another night due to the water situation, but when we went to check out (we were flying out, not leaving because of the water situation) they didn't seem concerned with giving us any discount.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank cakeltz
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tlouw, Manager at Atlantic Point Backpackers, responded to this review, November 21, 2013
Thanks for your review and feedback.

You will be glad to know that the renovation of the kitchen is complete, i will post pictures on Facebook shortly. I do apologize again for the water situation, we were informed that it would take only a few hours to complete.

We pride ourselves on giving guests a really fresh breakfast.

Our staff are encouraged to get involved with entertaining guests. I do understand coming home late at night one may be unaware of the noise you can create. I will bring this up in our next meeting.

We trust you are well and hope that you will call again.

Take Care

Regards
Tim/ James
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Manila, Philippines
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2013

It was my first time at a backpackers place and I was apprehensive about the idea at first. By the time I left Atlantic Point after my 5 night stay realized it was a fantastic idea! I stayed in a 4 shared bed room. The rooms are clean, the staff are really friendly and helpful. I slept very well because the place is nice and quiet, plus I had loads of fun with the staff and other backpackers since they have these daily planned activities to make your stay a little more interesting :) Atlantic Point is nicely located in the beautiful Green Point district, near the V&A Waterfront.

Thanks Atlantic Point - I'll definitely be back!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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1 Thank PhillFullon
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tlouw, Manager at Atlantic Point Backpackers, responded to this review, December 2, 2013
Thanks Very much for your wonderful review!

The whole team is missing you! We wish you all the best!
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Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2013 via mobile

Stayed for 5 days with my gf in dbl room, and had great time. The setting of the hostel is really nice, staff is polite and professional,modern/minimal style of the interior. The neighborhood is close to waterfront, and is safe to walk around. There's nice places to eat/go out near Atlantic Point. Would definitely stay at the hostel the next time when we come to Cape Town.

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Gumi, South Korea
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2013

Atlantic Point is a great place to stay when in CT. I have stayed in many hostels around the world and Atlantic Point is certainly in the top 5! Well located, clean, comfortable, friendly and helpful staff and great hospitality!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank nia123
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tlouw, Manager at Atlantic Point Backpackers, responded to this review, November 7, 2013
Thank you for a FANTASTIC review! We aim to provide service quality and great nights stay!

Have a great remaining year

Take Care
AP
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San Ramon, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2013

I was super impressed with everything about the Atlantic Point, the staff was extremely helpful, rooms were clean, bedding was comfortable, fun activities, great location and excellent price to boot. I stayed with a friend as our first stop in Africa, and we hadn't planned much for our stay in Cape Town. The staff was very helpful in planning reasonable priced outings for us and the other guests were very friendly and we ended up linking up to do some sightseeing with them as well.

We stayed in a private room, and when a third person joined us after a few days they added another bed for a small fee. Breakfasts were delicious -- fresh muffins baked daily while we were there! And within easy walking distance of tons of restaurants and the V&A Waterfront. Short minibus or taxi ride to Kloof Street for going out, and easy to share a ride with other guests to save on $$ too.

Couldn't recommend it more!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jeanna A
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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

I have done a lot a travelling in my life and stayed in numerous backpackers all over the world.
Atlantic Point is by far the best that I have had the pleasure of staying in! Firstly, booking my accommodation was quick and easy and then they went out of their way to give me numerous transportation options from the airport to suit all budgets. The staff is extremely friendly and professional and the Backpackers is ideally located close to everything in Cape Town. The accommodation itself is clean and tidy, very modern and kitted out with all the extras that one would expect to have. The breakfast is fantastic and if you don’t want to eat in then there is the Waterfront and a host of other restaurants a stone’s throw away. The security in the complex is brilliant and I felt very safe and comfortable.
Don’t bother to look anywhere else in Cape Town for accommodation! Atlantic Point Backpackers is world class!

Room Tip: Go for the private ensuite rooms!
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Johnny1inch
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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31 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2013

Atlantic Point Backpackers was one of the best hostels i have ever stayed. Very good structure, very nice breakfast, very helpful staff, spacious room, awesome lockers! the owners are there in a daily basis and take very good care of everything. definitely recommended,worth it 100%

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Fabio N
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Property: Atlantic Point Backpackers
Address: 2 Cavalcade Road | Green Point, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 130 Specialty Lodging in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Atlantic Point Backpackers 4*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cape Town's most interactive backpackers lodge is designed with you in mind. Situated in trendy Green Point, Signal Hill is our garden. Atlantic Point Backpackers is perfectly positioned 1km from the waterfront and 750m from the new Green Point Stadium.We offer an accommodation experience for all travelers. From double en-suite rooms to co-ed dorms we have something for you. Our staff will assist you with your needs while in Cape Town. AP will hopefully be a highlight of your South African experience ... more   less 
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