We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

33 South Boutique Backpackers

Certificate of Excellence
07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
Professional photos
33 South Boutique Backpackers
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

185 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for 33 South Boutique Backpackers
See the most recent reviews
Showing 167: English reviews
Dusseldorf, Germany
Reviewed 25 February 2016

This Hostel is really one of the best places I have ever been. The staff is awesome and fun together with the great other guests the vibe was on the point. The atmosphere is very 'homely' so everyone gets to know everyone immediately and no one is left out when it comes to going for beer or food on lower...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank 10monthsoftraveling
Crew_33South, Public Relations Manager at 33 South Boutique Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear 10monthsoftraveling, Thanks so much for your lovely recommendation! We are happy to hear that you liked our comfy beds as well as the muffins at breakfast, which are freshly made every early morning from our team members. We hope to see you again some time and wish you all the best! Lena and the 33 South Backpackers Team

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 February 2016

Brilliant value for money. Staff were really friendly and helpful about calling taxis etc. The other guests were all really nice and didn't make kitchen encounters awkward like you sometimes get in other hostels.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank aj162016
Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 15 February 2016

Good services, friendly staff and overall a warm and homely environment. I stayed here on my own and i felt part of the family right away. It was clean and affordable, definitely worth it! Thanks 33 South Backpackers!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank tina992016
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 15 February 2016

From the time we got there to the time we left we had peace of mind, our belonging were safe and the people were friendly and accommodating. For the breakfast it would have been nice for a change of muffins as well as having people that clean after you not just the rooms and also offering washing machines and ironing...

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank luyanda_bujela
Germany
Reviewed 5 February 2016

I was here on my own and everybody was really nice. it is a perfect hostel to get to know nice new people! also- the staff is really helpful and always in a good mood, in addition, it was very clean and everybody was interested in getting to know me. I felt really save and i would recommend it to...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Z5095NLmaria
Cape Town
Reviewed 29 January 2016

this place has excellent service, conviviently located to transport and shops. even a newcomer would feel very welcome and find it easy to get around. its in a safe neighbourhood also! the breakfast service is awesome too!!!! very clean and organised back packers! they have a lot of information on places to go and see in cape town and all...

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank goitse263
Knysna, South Africa
Reviewed 27 January 2016

I had been staying in a previous backpackers for about a week and had to move, due to them being full, so they reccomended 33 South. I arrived and immediately was welcomed by happy staff and smiles and i felt more like I was at a friends house then a backpackers. It had a very social atmosphere most places lack...

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank jeremya200
Cape Town
Reviewed 26 January 2016

The place is cool and had Exellent facilities but looks like the generalize all visitors to be students .the first day was unfriendly with the desk man ,breakfast is scanty ,But I got adjusted too soon .the bathrooms are spacious and good ,fewer power sockets in the rooms for self use ,each bed should have a plugging unit to charge...

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
1Thank chimz1972
Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

It's really a nice place to stay. Nice accommodation, very nice staff, a lot of things to do. I had a wonderfull time here and if I come back to CPT i'll definitely stay here again. Thank you for the great time!

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Nicole V
Crew_33South, Public Relations Manager at 33 South Boutique Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear Nicole, Thank you very much for your time and effort to write a review. We are really glad that you liked your stay in our hostel and would be happy to welcome you again at any time! Wish you all the best, Lena and the 33 South Backpackers Team

Cape Town
Reviewed 21 January 2016

Feel at home atmosphere with classic room furniture.You can easily find the place above all its near the train station. i enjoyed the hospitality at large,friendly staff members, activities and many more

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank 700gabrieln

39 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (30)
Viewed
Room/Suite (4)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (4)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (3)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Viewed
Other (16)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (9)
Viewed
Room/Suite (1)
Viewed
Other (8)
07/05/2017 08/05/2017
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Observatory
Green Elephant
#2 of 10 in Observatory
144 reviews
Observatory Backpackers
#3 of 10 in Observatory
53 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
City Bowl
The Backpack
The Backpack
#4 of 125 in Cape Town Central
669 reviews
The Backpackers in Green Point
#1 of 125 in Cape Town Central
484 reviews
City Bowl
Cape Town Backpackers
Cape Town Backpackers
#27 of 125 in Cape Town Central
241 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking

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: RM53 - RM203 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — 33 South Boutique Backpackers 4*
Number of rooms: 26
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Orbitz, Hotwire, Agoda, Priceline, HostelWorld and Travelocity so you can book your 33 South Boutique Backpackers reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from 33 South Boutique Backpackers staff and other travellers.
2 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from 33 South Boutique Backpackers staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“All the rooms are have a unique feel, there is a lovely outside double room that would be a bit more quiet.”
WildLubanzi, 20 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Rooms are quieter and have access to Internet”
Anele_Dlamini, 12 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Room choices are limited, so book early.”
matthewsB3634GS, 28 Jul 2016 | Read review
“everything is on one floor including a disabled bathroom so it is wheelchair user friendly, all the rooms have a unique touch.”
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.”
taylorl295, 24 Sep 2015 | Read review
5 of 5
No availability for your dates from these sites
Expedia.com
* /night
View Deal
Booking.com
Hotwire.com
Priceline
View all 9 deals
*Disclaimer
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Change dates