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    The Backpack

    74 New Church Street | Tamboerskloof, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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    Overview
    • Excellent66%
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    • Average5%
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    Breakfast included
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    Reviewed 28 November 2015

    Felt @home, wonderful place! Sustainable approach (supporting communities), good breakfast, perfect room (Madiba room) and very friendly and helpful staff. + location (walking distance nice places to eat (amongst others: Jerry's burgerbar, Kloof street House and also: Chalk and Cork) + possibility to cook yourself...More

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    Response from JadeCPT, Manager at The BackpackResponded 1 December 2015

    Hey there. Thank you for this compliment! This puts huge smiles on our faces to know that you think we are the best. We do try our hardest to give our guests quality service and experiences and we are glad that this was the case...More

    Reviewed 28 November 2015 via mobile

    this hostel is located at the kloof area of cape town, where you can easily find many restaurants and shops by foot. It has a private car park as well. every morning breakfast is served fresh and with lots of varieties. The staff is always...More

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    Response from JadeCPT, Manager at The BackpackResponded 1 December 2015

    Hi there. Thank you for choosing to stay with us. We are glad that you had a pleasant stay and hopefully this means you will come back and stay with us again. Kind Regards, Jade Calmeyer

    Reviewed 27 November 2015

    I had a great stay in this place for three nights in a 8 bed dorm. Very friendly, committed and organized staff, big rooms and other chillout areas, very good breakfast, enough and very clean bathrooms. Definetely worth the price!

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    Response from JadeCPT, Manager at The BackpackResponded 1 December 2015

    Hey there. Thanks for choosing to stay with us, and it is great that you found our hostel clean and the breakfasts delicious. Kind Regards, Jade Calmeyer

    Reviewed 26 November 2015

    Myself and my partner are currently staying at the Backpack and are incredibly impressed with the hostel. We are staying in the Nelson Mandela Suite (Madiba) which is clean, comfortable and stylish in it's decor. The service we have received was excellent and the staff...More

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    Response from JadeCPT, Manager at The BackpackResponded 1 December 2015

    Hi there. Thank you for reviewing The Backpack. We are so pleased that you had a fun stay with us and enjoyed the breakfast and the pool area, despite it being a little chilly! We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards, Jade Calmeyer

    Reviewed 23 November 2015

    We spend some great days in The Backpack! The history and the current projects are awesome - not a "normal" hostel at all! Place to sleep for people who care! Design of the rooms is inspiring! Thank you @The Backpack TeamMore

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    Response from JadeCPT, Manager at The BackpackResponded 1 December 2015

    Hey there and thanks for the review of our hostel. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and got the chance to hear more about the work we do in the communities. Your stay has made a difference. Hope to see you again...More

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    About
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Breakfast included
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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    • Shuttle Bus Service
    • Free Parking
    • Airport Transportation
    • Breakfast included
    • Laundry Service
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Bar/Lounge
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$29 - US$107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Room types
    • Family Rooms ,
    • Smoking rooms available ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 38
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    • Location
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    • City Bowl / Tamboerskloof
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    • The Backpack Hotel Cape Town Central ,
    • The Backpack Cape Town, South Africa
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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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    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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    we do arrange airport transfers from R220
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