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    Cape Town Backpackers

    81 New Church Street | Tamboerskloof, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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    • Excellent60%
    • Very good25%
    • Average6%
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    • Terrible7%
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    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
    Reviewed 24 September 2014 via mobile

    Stayed at this hostel for 4 nights while in Cape Town and fully enjoyed it. Rooms are a bit drafty but you're provided with blankets and pillows. Plugins abound, and international converters are provided which is nice for those in need. Wifi is a bit...More

    2  Thank Andrea S
    Reviewed 4 September 2014

    I stayed there in mid august and must confess the staff was friendly and always keen to help. The location was perfect right in the middle of action and close to Kloof street (with all nice eating joints) and Long street. This place is recommended.

    1  Thank rahul w
    Reviewed 3 September 2014

    Undertechnologized: Extremely slow WiFi, excruciatingly slow, almost unuseable in rooms, not much better in public spaces. Connections routinely drop, VOIP calls were impossible, half the time I could not even open a simple email using just basic HTML. Routinely bumped off the WiFI every couple...More

    2  Thank James S
    Reviewed 30 August 2014

    I stayed 3 days and I loved the location since I could walk anywhere but the beds were super squeaky and one night there were a bunch of loud screaming girls outside. You'll be able to hear cars drive by and if you're a light...More

    1  Thank Victoria L
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    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Bar/Lounge
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    • Laundry Service
    • Airport Transportation
    • Concierge
    • Breakfast Available
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    • US$21 - US$98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Number of rooms
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    • City Bowl
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    Tsungai N
    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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