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    The Backpack

    74 New Church Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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    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

    Reviewed 17 November 2015

    The owner and her staff are a lovely and fun bunch who make an effort with each of their guests. The rooms are spacious and well-kept. Everyone is just always ready to assist and the owner is such a lovely lady who made an effort...More

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    Response from JadeCPT, Manager at The BackpackResponded 18 November 2015

    Hey there. It is so awesome to know that you had a great time with us at the Backpack and hopefully we will be seeing you again in the near future! Kind regards, Jade Calmeyer.

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    Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

    The highlight of my stay was the breakfast oatmeal. I loved the delicious and tasty healthy options they served (cucumbers, tomatoes, hard boiled eggs, yogurt, muffins, etc...). The staff was very helpful and friendly in recommendations and booking tours.More

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    Response from JadeCPT, Manager at The BackpackResponded 18 November 2015

    Hi there, thank you for taking the time to review us. We are also so excited with our healthy continental breakfast that is served every morning, to give you some energy for the exciting day of tours ahead! Hope to see you again soon. Kind...More

    Reviewed 13 November 2015

    The service was excellent from the moment i walked in with my one year old baby.I dare any company in South Africa to take their staff here if they want to train them on excellent service delivery.Fantastic friendly staff willing to help at any cost...More

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    Response from JadeCPT, Manager at The BackpackResponded 18 November 2015

    Hi there! Oh and it was such a pleasure getting to know you and of course, the baba! Thank you for all the inspiration chats and idea sharing sessions; we all thoroughly enjoyed it and most of all... the baby sitting! We hope that you...More

    Reviewed 10 November 2015

    One of the best hostels with awesome vibe that I have stayed in. Right in the central Cape Town with everyting that you could need. Clean, cosy, easy access, breakfest included, free wifi, plenty of common areas, swimming pool with the view of Table mountain,...More

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    Response from thebackpack, Owner at The BackpackResponded 13 November 2015

    Thank yo so much for taking the time to review us. All of us at The Backpack had an unforgettable time during your stay with us. We miss all the Red Bull Amaphiko graduates and mentors' energy! It was truly amazing! We hope to see...More

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    About
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Free Parking
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Breakfast included
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Shuttle Bus Service
    • Free Parking
    • Airport Transportation
    • Breakfast included
    • Laundry Service
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Bar/Lounge
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$29 - US$113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms ,
    • Smoking rooms available
    • Number of rooms
    • 38
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    • Location
    • South Africa >
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    • Cape Town Central >
    • City Bowl / Tamboerskloof
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    • The Backpack Hotel Cape Town Central ,
    • The Backpack Cape Town, South Africa
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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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    21 July 2015|
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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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    19 February 2015|
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    we do arrange airport transfers from R220
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