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    Cape Town Backpackers

    81 New Church Street | Tamboerskloof, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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    02/07/2017 03/07/2017
    1 room
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      2 adults
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        0 children
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          US$71
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          Overview
          • Excellent60%
          • Very good25%
          • Average6%
          • Poor2%
          • Terrible7%
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          “long street” (38 reviews)
          “bed dorm” (5 reviews)
          Free Wifi
          Free Parking
          Breakfast Available
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          678 reviews
          #4 of 125 Speciality lodging in Cape Town Central
           
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          #9 of 125 Speciality lodging in Cape Town Central
           
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          142 reviews
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          639 reviews
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          Reviewed 5 January 2015

          this place was amazing from the moment we stepped in the staff were friendly and very helpful. The rooms were comfy and convenient. The bar was an excellent place to meet people and all in all it was a great time we spent there. Would...More

          2  Thank jones_production12
          Reviewed 30 December 2014 via mobile

          The most respect less and dirty hostel I've ever stayed in. As a world travel with many hostel visits under my belt I found that this was the most terrible experience I've ever had! It's only saving grace is its location and parking facilities. I...More

          Thank Paul V
          Reviewed 11 December 2014 via mobile

          I had an amazing time in Capetown but my Hostel 'capetown backpackers' was very bad! It is dirty, unhygenic and everything needs to get renovated. On The webside they tell you that they have a kitchen. But in real they dont have a cooker!!!! Only...More

          2  Thank Bea2805
          Reviewed 8 November 2014 via mobile

          Coming to Capetown for the first time, Capetown Backpackers gave me a welcoming day of my life. The staff are amazing, friendly and really helfpul. The things i planned to do were the things i did. Here is the list of my activities that they...More

          1  Thank Ernestine M
          Reviewed 19 October 2014

          I had the best time atCape Town Backpackers!! The staff is amazing, really fun and extremely helpful!! They helped me with booking my tours and giving me directions. The place is in a good neighborhood and its close to bars and restaurants! It is also...More

          1  Thank Lele R
          The Backpack
          678 reviews
          #4 of 125 Speciality lodging in Cape Town Central
           
          Once in Cape Town
          502 reviews
          #9 of 125 Speciality lodging in Cape Town Central
           
          Long Street Backpackers
          142 reviews
          #35 of 125 Speciality lodging in Cape Town Central
           
          Atlantic Point Backpackers
          639 reviews
          #3 of 125 Speciality lodging in Cape Town Central
           
          About
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          Amenities
          • Top amenities
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Free Parking
          • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
          • Hotel Amenities
          • Shuttle Bus Service
          • Free Parking
          • Airport Transportation
          • Laundry Service
          • Concierge
          • Breakfast Available
          • Things to do
          • Bar/Lounge
          Details
          • Price range
          • US$17 - US$93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
          • Hotel class
          • Room types
          • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
          • Kitchenette ,
          • Family Rooms
          • Number of rooms
          • 12
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          • Location
          • South Africa >
          • Western Cape >
          • Cape Town >
          • Cape Town Central >
          • City Bowl
          • Also Known As
          • Cape Town Backpackers South Africa
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          Tsungai N
          Good Afternoon How far are you guys from the Two Oceans start and finish line? Would be keen to keep you guys as an option. Kind Regards Tsungi
          18 November 2016|
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          Response from AndyCTBP | Property representative |
          Hi, we're located in the city bowl. you would need a cab or drive to get the two oceans start. Ive done it a few times myself, I normally allow about 30 minutes to get parked in time.
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          "Try and stay either on the lower ground level or extended building"
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          "private rooms are very nice"
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          "The dorm rooms are great but if u want quietness take a private room"
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          "Stay room 14"
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