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74 New Church Street, 8001 Cape Town, South Africa – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9/10! (score from 236 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at The Backpack.
|Basic Double Room|
|Family Room with Bathroom|
|Double or Twin Room with Shared Bathroom|
|Deluxe Double or Twin Room|
|Family Room with Shower|
|One-Bedroom Apartment (1-3 Adults)|
|Family Room with Private Bathroom|
|Single Room with Shared Bathroom|
|Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room|
|Single Room with Shower|
|Triple Room with Private Bathroom|
|Double or Twin Room with Private Bathroom|
|Double Room with Private Bathroom|
|Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory Room|
|Bed in 4-Bed Female Dormitory Room|
|Bed in 8-Bed Dormitory Room|
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Outdoor Pool (all year), Grounds, Terrace, Sun Deck
Food & Drink
Restaurant, Bar, Snack Bar
WiFi is available in all areas and charges apply.
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not possible).
Packed Lunches, Vending Machine (drinks), Vending Machine (snacks), Car Rental, Shuttle Service (surcharge), Airport Shuttle (surcharge), Currency Exchange, Tour Desk, Baggage Storage, ATM on site, Concierge Service, Lockers, Shared Lounge/TV Area, Laundry, Fax/Photocopying, Souvenir/Gift Shop
Paid WiFi, Safe, Non-smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Designated Smoking Area
KwikSpar (437yrd) Woolworths Food Store (437yrd)
GreenMarket Square (1.2miles) Pan African Market (1.1miles)
Arnolds (547yrd) Fat Cactus (219yrd) Hudson's The Burger Joint (437yrd)
Table Mountain (3.1miles)
Camps Bay (3.7miles)
From 2:00 PM
Until 10:00 AM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
All children or adults are charged 100 % of the room stay per night per 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 not allowed.
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Based on 236 reviews
Value for money
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Centrally located just a 5 minutes' walk to V&A Waterfront and Sea Point Promenade, The B.I.G Backpackers offers a choice of modern private room or dormitory room accommodation.
Score from 210 reviews Wonderful
Offering views of Table Mountain, Number5 Guesthouse is set in a historical building, located in a quiet street and just 2-minutes' walk from Kloof Street.
Score from 11 reviews Wonderful
Overlooking Table Mountain and Robben Island, Lagoon Beach Hotel offers direct beach access in Cape Town’s Milnerton suburb.
Score from 694 reviews Good
Big Blue Backpackers Lodge is set at the foot of Signal Hill in Green Point, Cape Town. The Victorian mansion features a free Wi-Fi connection, and it has an outdoor swimming pool.
Score from 203 reviews Good
The wifi was poor and the room was too cramped
Staff are great and very helpfull. 60R taxi to the waterfront but only a 2 minute walk to long street!
The appartement has a different location than the backpack. It's near the Company gardens, the view is superb. You have to pay for wifi, at the Backpack you can internet for free so that's a good option. Great swimmingpool in the complex and your own private secured parking spot. Thanx Toni
On my last day they never cleaned my room and told me they would clean it the next day,my day of departure!
It was a lovely place for a hostel. lots of smiling faces. my expectations were very low but it was a very nice experience. we had the room with the toilet. I would recommend to get that room.
Good location New facilities
Lacked atmosphere Too expensive Staff didn't seem interested Ants in room
We stayed in the appartments overlooking the company gardens. Awesome views, and good central location close to long and kloof strts. Good bed and appt nice and big.
Carpets are outdated and always feel dirty. Suggest to replace with parquet. Shower was bad, kept going cold.
The Backpack is beautiful and the staff are lovely. The views of the mountain are amazing and you're close to everything it seems if you stay here. It's near Camps Bay, the mountain, Lion's Head etc. I traveled with a friend and we loved everything about The Backpack. The wifi was also excellent, which was nice on Christmas when we all wanted to Skype our families.
everything and surroundings
The staff were fabulous and help with arranging seeing the sights was superb
I can't think of a thing that I was unhappy with
Comfortable bed, great location, best staff, good breakfast, great people, just an amazing place
all was perfect
I liked the warm welcome and friendliness of the staff, the chilled out vibe, the access to lots of information, the comfortable rooms and facilities. Most of all the ethos and owners vision to help wherever possible those less fortunate now that's an entrepreneurial spirit actions not just talk. Hats off to the Backpacker.
That I have to share this great place with the rest of the world which could make it trickier to book a place here in future as everyone will want to stay here I have been to a few backpackers but this one has something special about it! :)
They said that we had broken a Curtain window... think not true... and they ask us to pay for that
Beautiful location and place. Really clean and nice bathroom facilities
The wifi was extremely slow
I liked the view true the window, location was good too. All touristic attractions was close to the backpack.
Courtesy and a warm welcome from the gate to a pleasant goodbye at the reception area.
A harsh knock at the door for check out reminder...felt like a thief :(
Great staff, happy to help and always friendly. Great location. Great breakfast (not included) and bar. Cosy outdoor lounge area
We booked a transfer that never showed up at the airport. When we called the backpack nobody picked up as there is nobody at reception after 10pm. Very noisy at night especially from our room (attic above the main building). Also our room was pretty cramped as it was all low ceilings (my boyfriend could not stand up straight anywhere - he is a tall Dutch guy though..;-)
the incentive of contributing to the community fund by not claiming back the key deposit - a very smart and unobtrusive way of fundraising for a good cause - well done!!!
As the title suggests, the view is excellent and it's the first thing I noticed when we entered the studio. It's worth noting that the studio is not located on Church Street next to the hostel but instead it overlooks Company Gardens behind Long street which made for a fantastic location. Otherwise the room was clean and all the facilities you need are there including fridge and AC.
Paying for wifi is annoying in this day and age and there should really be proper blinds in the kitchen as sunlight entered the room early in the morning and woke me up.
Comfortable beds, great shower, good nights sleep, great community focus, good security, nice location
the ambient is nice
a lot of noise in the late night no personnel inside
I had a great time in "The backpack" - fantastic atmosphere in the hostel, clean rooms and close to long street. Would definitely use it again.
Wifi was very bad - but contrary to the information on "booking.com" it was free so can't complain too much...
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