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    The Backpack

    74 New Church Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
    011 27 21 423 4530
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    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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    • Excellent66%
    • Very good27%
    • Average5%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible1%
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    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Non-Smoking Rooms
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    Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

    We were three friends staying at The Backpack for approximately one week and are more than satisfied with the service and atmosphere! Very flexible and friendly staff who helped us arrange tours and gave us handy travelling tips. The room was cosy, clean and fresh,...More

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    Response from JadeCPT, Manager at The BackpackResponded 14 March 2016

    Hey there, thanks for taking the time to review The Backpack! We are so happy to know that yourself and your two friends were satisfied with your stay and that the staff were able to help you out as much as possible. Hopefully the people...More

    Reviewed 12 March 2016

    Excellent. Really loved the atmosphere here...the most social hostel we have stayed in so far and really laid back. Kitchen and living room available and a really nice pool area. Breakfast is just amazing..so enjoyable. There is a communal area to eat and everyone chats...More

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    Response from JadeCPT, Manager at The BackpackResponded 14 March 2016

    Hey there. So glad that you enjoyed the vibe here with us, and especially the social setting in the mornings around breakfast time. This is when you can really branch out and make new friends to explore Cape Town with for the day. Our prices...More

    Reviewed 9 March 2016

    Nice hostel, great breakfast, in the center of cape town, friedly reception, always clean, a lot of nice people, mixed publicum, safe, you can can find calm places but also "have party", I stayed there two times,

    1  Thank Tabea-Felicia
    Response from JadeCPT, Manager at The BackpackResponded 14 March 2016

    Hi there. Well it is awesome to know that you stayed with us more than once because you loved the diverse atmosphere that we provided. We hope that soon it will become a 3rd stay with us! Kind Regards, Jade Calmeyer

    Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

    The Hostel is great! It is clean and not to loud. The rooms are small but that's ok. You just need to sleep there. Breakfast is included and ok. You can see Table Mountain while having breakfast. The staff is friendly and help you out...More

    1  Thank Judith G
    Response from JadeCPT, Manager at The BackpackResponded 7 March 2016

    Hi there, thanks for writing us this awesome review. We are thrilled to know you enjoyed your stay with us. Of course, we also just love the view of Table Mountain that we are treated to every day! Kind Regards, Jade Calmeyer

    Reviewed 2 March 2016

    We stayed here as a couple, meeting up with other friends for three nights from 10th Feb 2016. The place is easy to find (using sat-nav) and check in was friendly and helpful. We were given the Madiba room that had a king bed and...More

    1  Thank JasonEHB
    Response from JadeCPT, Manager at The BackpackResponded 7 March 2016

    Wow! Thanks for this great review. We are so glad that everything ran smoothly for you during your trip and that you had a fabulous time in our hostel and around Cape Town. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards, Jade Calmeyer

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    • City Bowl / Tamboerskloof
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    26 January 2016|
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    Response from JaneMangnall | Reviewed this property |
    Not sure but you can do better with Uber and get wifi at the airport.
    Sioned J
    21 July 2015|
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    Response from tembi1 | Property representative |
    our prices do change from time to time seasonally and we also run specials so please watch our web page for exciting specials.
    19 February 2015|
    Response from tembi1 | Property representative |
    we do arrange airport transfers from R220
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    "4 bed dorm room is close to entry, could be loud but not sure. Most of the privates are near the back and..."
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