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Paris, France
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great place to stay in Cape Town: everyone is very welcoming, helpful, great recommendation about the activities to do around, amazing atmosphere, very easy to meet new people when you are travelling on your own!

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Port Douglas, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having been a backpacker before we started work in the bush in Kenya we decided to book a hostel for our holiday in Cape Town. We were looking to meet travellers while staying in a vibrant part of town. Unfortunately, the majority of people staying at 33 South seemed to be students and workers that chose to stay in a... More 

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Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Great Location. Friendly staff at your service. They will always tidy up your room everyday! free Muffins and tea for breakfast. however, there are only 4 toilets for the whole people staying there. wishing there was more toilets and showers. if they added Laundry service, it eould be a big help too. But overall, this is a lovely place to... More 

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Cape Town
1 review
Reviewed 15 October 2016

33 South Backpackers was an excellent experience. I would recommend staying there for anyone on a budget because you get great value for money and delicious comfort. I truly enjoyed my stay. Keep doing what you're doing 33 South!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Lovely stay beautiful service THANK YOU dorms were nice and I enjoyed the warm welcome I received. I have no complaints at all the location was great and lots of restaurants around and very easily accessible.

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Cape Town
1 review
Reviewed 14 September 2016

The location was nereby the house of my friends, That was perfect. It was no problem to come during the night. The staff was very friendly. Nevertheless they were not good informed about our reserveration. The man on the reception did´nt know that we booked one room with a double bed an extra bed. It took a little bit. but... More 

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Crew_33South, Manager at 33 South Boutique Backpackers, responded to this review

Hey Yolandeh thank you for taking your time and writing a review. We're very sorry for the inconvinience and that it took longer than it should have taken. We are always giving our best to improve wherever we can and this is definitely going to be on the list! We're glad that the rest of your stay went well and... More 

Glenwood, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

I used to go to 33 South Backpackers when I first started backpacking, but sadly, it appears to be under new management, this has brought their overall service down immensely. The staff are rude and uncaring (the cleaning staff are still friendly though) and the rooms are disorganized, with people who are not even in your room leaving their things... More 

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Western Cape, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 13 August 2016

33 South has an excellent service. The staff was very friendly and very helpful. The atmosphere makes you feel relaxed like you are at home, everyone is treated equally like a family. 33 South has many activities that a person can engage in & the staff helps you to pick the best activities that Cape Town has to offer. 33... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 8 August 2016

I am happy with service and cleanliness of the place. Staff is friendly, free wifi is always a plus. Some guest are a bit creepy, but that's not your fault. The issue of booking before-hand and upon arrival rooms have been allocated to someone else is not on. We almost cancelled because of that. Overnight parking with security at Spa... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 29 July 2016

33 South is an old house repurposed as backpacker accommodation. Although the house is sound, it is run down and could use a lot of restoration. Nevertheless, it's clean and comfortable. The staff were all exceptionally friendly and helpful (special thanks to Maletuka and Laura, and to the gentleman who unflinchingly unblocked the toilet). The front gate can be opened... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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Additional Information about 33 South Boutique Backpackers

Address: 48 Trill Road, Observatory 7925, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Observatory
Price Range: RM76 - RM213 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — 33 South Boutique Backpackers 4*
Number of rooms: 26
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“Rooms are quieter and have access to Internet”
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“Room choices are limited, so book early.”
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“everything is on one floor including a disabled bathroom so it is wheelchair user friendly, all the rooms have a unique touch.”
 of 5 bubbles 10monthsoftraveling, 25 Feb 2016 | Read review
“They organize the rooms into decorated "districts", all fun! Hostel is on quiet street so no worries about noise.”
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