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18 Thornhill Road, Green Point, Green Point, 8005 Cape Town, South Africa – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.2/10! (score from 225 reviews)
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
One child or adult is charged 100 % of the room stay per night and person when using existing beds.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.
When booking for more than 6 people, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Based on 225 reviews
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In Cape Town city center, The Backpack was the first backpackers in South African and features a café and an outdoor pool with panoramic Table Mountain views.
Score from 264 reviews Excellent
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In the center of the city of Cape Town, Cape Town Lodge Hotel features a deck with rooftop pool, bar and fitness center. Table Mountain and the popular V&A Waterfront is within 3 miles of the...
Score from 981 reviews Very good
Cape Finest Guesthouse offers luxury accommodation in a modern setting in the heart of Cape Town.
Score from 78 reviews Wonderful
May 12, 2015
Breakfast was basic but you can also cook your own food so not a big deal breaker
The people who run the hostel organize everything for you and make it easy for you to see the best of Capetown. They have all of the small detail down and a lot of fun too
May 8, 2015
This place is amazing. The rooms, breakfast and location are brilliant but most of all, it's the staff. Never did I expect somewhere to be so friendly and so, so helpful. ALL the staff feel like friends and I miss them already!
May 6, 2015
The staff was absolutely great, helpful and trying to accommodate requests. always cheerful and making you feel at home and cosy also organising activities.
May 3, 2015
The way that they go out of their way to make you feel like you and your needs are important to them. It's not just about making money out of you. It's knowing you and caring about whether or not you get the most from your time in Cape Town.
April 30, 2015
Amy wouldn't marry me.
The staff bent over backwards to help everyone B.I.G backpacers has something for everyone. Thanks for buying dinner Ivor
April 30, 2015
Breakfast was very good
April 29, 2015
Staff and other guests were super friendly and helpful. Felt at home from the minute I walked in.
April 18, 2015
nice beds and pillows go a long way to making me feel comfortable. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable about the area. Good coffee at breakfast also goes a long way. All in all one of the best backpackers I have stayed at
April 12, 2015
A bit to far to walk to the waterfront, 20 minutes walking
Good and clean bedroom and bathroom, very good wifi and breakfast! Nice and quiet neighborhood with a lot of restaurants close by! Perfect for both families and young travelers! Staff were very nice and polite
April 8, 2015
serviabilité du personnel deco petit dejeuner
April 7, 2015
Can't think of any bad experience at all.
I liked the welcome I received and being familiarized with the venue. Your place is very warm and homely.
March 22, 2015
Fantastic place. Had the most amazing time. Greta location and stylish interior. What makes this place is the staff. So friendly and helpful. They literally bend over backwards to help you organise trips and tours and everything else including postage, dinner reservations and general advise! Amazing stay x
March 21, 2015
Everything. The staff are amazing from the cleaners to the front desk staff (Hi Jess, Amy, Ivor, Gemma!) Breakfast was amazing, other guests were fun, beds and rooms were spacious and some even have their own private balcony. Recommended for solo travellers or small groups of friends. The staff really help you explore CT and help make your excursion bookings. Great location, steps from V&A and Green Point is alive at night.
March 21, 2015
The staff was phenomenal. They book anything for you, they know everyone's names and what they're up to. Also appear to genuinely love their jobs. I travelled with my dad and unlike him I've stayed in hostels in Europe and this doesn't even compare. You have all the comforts of home. Beds are comfy and room is clean. The place is quiet at night for sleeping but there's always fun people staying there. I met many South Africans and internationals :) I wish I could go back tomorrow!
March 17, 2015
The helpful and friendly staff, cleanliness, the good energy from everyone both staff and backpackers. By far the best hostel have ever stayed at I would highly recommend it to everyone.
March 13, 2015
The super helpful staff, the location, walking distance to everything. The great breakfast. Highly recommend.
March 13, 2015
I was not comfortable with those dogs
Friendliness of staff and every other things
March 12, 2015
The staff was amazing, the location was great. Thanks for a fab week
March 11, 2015
Milou was VERY FRIENDLY but next day girl was OFFISH almost rude
Convenient for our cape town cycle toure BUT VERY HILLY LOCATION HEE HEE!!
March 7, 2015
February 19, 2015
The staff most of all
February 12, 2015
I liked everything.
Fantastic staff who were extremely helpful and friendly. Clean spacious room. Great location downtown 15 minute walk from the waterfront and close to restaurants and cafes.
January 12, 2015
Great stay from start to finish staff were so so lovely, full of helpful advice Good location with easy access to the beach and to town
January 7, 2015
That we weren't staying longer and didn't get the chance to see more recommended live music :(
The staff were amazing- very friendly and knowledgable, gave excellent recommendations for live music, restaurants, etc and kept us entertained during our stay. Great breakfasts, common spaces and nicely designed rooms. Comfy beds. Pretty much everything was fantastic, loved the hostel, the staff there and Cape Town in general
December 30, 2014
Not really cheap, but good quality comes with a price.
This was by far the best backpackers hostel I have ever stayed in. Very clean rooms, nice beds, free wifi, convenient location within walking distance of the V&A Waterfront and other attractions. Very helpful and friendly staff, they will help you with everything, even with starting the braai if you are not too experienced with that... They are always ready to help you if you have a question or a problem.
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