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74 New Church Street, 8001 Cape Town, South Africa – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9/10! (score from 226 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
Safe, Non-smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Designated Smoking Area
From 2:00 PM
Until 10:00 AM
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 226 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 205 reviews Wonderful
Located in the suburb of Gardens, Amber Tree Lodge offers twin and dormitory accommodation. The hostel has a tour desk and is just 1 minutes’ walk from trendy Kloof Street.
Score from 60 reviews Wonderful
Conveniently located on the vibrant Long Street in the heart of Cape Town, Long Street Boutique Hotel offers en suite rooms, a restaurant and a bar.
Score from 111 reviews Very good
The rooftop splash pool and bar at modern Park Inn Foreshore offer panoramic Cape Town views towards Table Mountain. The V&A Waterfront and International Convention Centre are a 2-minute drive away.
Score from 230 reviews Very good
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...
I book a private apartment across the street from the company gardens. Great location and an amazing apartment. Private parking and laundry on site.
The apartment did not have Wifi.
Friendly employees, and nice atmosphere, for a quick snack they do well and also for bringing your own stuff it's well equipped. Breakfast selection is not huge but very good.
I left thousand of dollors in my room and when I called they had it and kept it for me.
very clean excellent mattress and bedding great shower individual lights good towel fantastic set-up with lots of nooks and crannies to chill, great lounge, lovely garden enthusiastic & friendly staff
the noise of some late-night arrivals and a guest having an endless loud Skype call right at the door of my room
very clean bathroom/kitchen/common area, no queue to use toilets/shower, very polite staff and always ready to help, internet works well, good breakfast although it is not free, very comfortable beds
Very close to Long Street, but to go anywhere else you need taxi, front desk does not work full time, none of the staff plp could help me to give the key back after front desk closed since I was going to leave very early in the morning, so I lost 50 Rands. Not expensive, but I should have been told about it.
Lovely spacious clean hostel with character and charm and close to Long Street. Plenty of hot water and nice little quiet corners around the place for relaxing. The staff were very helpful and friendly and we felt really at home here.
WiFi only in reception and public area near reception. There were nice little seating areas a lounge and nook and crannies where wifi didnt work which was annoying as you had to squash into a busy and mostly noisy lounge/dining area near reception to use WiFi. If they could extend the WiFi to all the hostel then I would give it 5 stars
Spectacular View of table mountain from deck. Easy walk to long street and quick drive to camps bay! Friendly drinks in lounge at end of day... Room small but met our needs perfectly.
Loved it..... Excellent value for money so no negative comments
- centrally located - very kind staff - small restaurant and bar
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