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  • Excellent67%
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  • Average5%
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Free Wifi
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Breakfast included
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Special Price: 10% off direct booking
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Special Price: 10% off direct booking
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All reviewslong streetfair tradetable mountainprivate bathroombed dormtownship tourcommon areasrooms are cleanenjoyed my stayfelt very safethe location is perfectkloof streetstayed here for nightsstay in cape townsouth africahome away from homehostel
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Reviewed 3 July 2016

Staying at the backpack was a highlight of my recent trip to South Africa. The staff were wonderful and really helpful for booking tours without any high pressure sales technique. The hostel is wonderfully located in the tourist centre being on a couple of minutes...More

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Response from JadeCPT, Manager at The BackpackResponded 4 July 2016

Hey, thanks for choosing to stay with us and taking the time to write this review! Very pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and, despite it being chilly and a bit quiet in low season, you were still able to meet...More

Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

The Backpack was awesome! Suzie at the bar was friendly even as the people at the check-in. Met some great people and I wish I could have stayed longer. I had a single room with bedroom. The room was clean and nice. It was a...More

Thank Robin S
Response from JadeCPT, Manager at The BackpackResponded 4 July 2016

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to review us. We agree that Suzie is awesome and glad you thought the rest of the staff was too. Hope you will come back to visit us again some time in the future. Kind Regards, The...More

Reviewed 17 June 2016

Had a great experience at The Backpack! Got a single room, shared bathroom! Both bedroom and bathroom spotless! But the best thing about it is the staff! They were very welcoming, friendly and helped me with everything I needed!

Thank André R
Response from JadeCPT, Manager at The BackpackResponded 20 June 2016

Hey there, thanks for staying with us and we are glad that our staff took good care of you to make sure you were able to do everything that you wanted to in Cape Town. Kind Regards, The Backpack Team

Reviewed 16 June 2016

Cape Town is full of the backpackers to choose from, but if you want the best, The Backpack is it. Is sits at the bottom of Table Mountain and is a 2 minute walk from Long/ Kloof Street. They can organize anything activity you want,...More

Thank Venetia B
Response from JadeCPT, Manager at The BackpackResponded 20 June 2016

Hi there, it was such a pleasure to host you and we are so excited to get such a great review! We do put in much effort to make sure the standard of the hostel is maintained and so each one of our guests has...More

Reviewed 15 June 2016

I booked a single room with a shared bath. It was cozy with a comfortable bed. The bathrooms were kept clean. What really makes The Backpack a special place, though, is the sense of family there. The staff is incredibly friendly and welcoming, always happy...More

Thank Craig S
Response from JadeCPT, Manager at The BackpackResponded 20 June 2016

Hi, thanks for this awesome review! It was great to get to know you during your stay with us and we always love it when guests join staff on their local adventures as we are so proud of our home. We are excited for the...More

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Pool
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
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Shuttle Bus Service
Free Parking
Airport Transportation
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
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Pool
Bar/Lounge
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Price range
US$32 - US$143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Smoking rooms available
Details
Price range
US$32 - US$143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Smoking rooms available
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echomurmur
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.
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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.
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MicheleTravel23
19 February 2015|
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we do arrange airport transfers from R220
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"surrounded by 2 main streets, so noisy anyway..."
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"discuss location of the room in relation to the common areas before booking if you desire a quiet, smoke free..."
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"No AC prepare yourself!"
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"Rooms away from the entrance are quieter and somewhat cooler."
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