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74 New Church Street, 8001 Cape Town, South Africa – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9/10! (score from 202 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at The Backpack.
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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 private 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 202 reviews
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Located on the vibrant Kloof Street, Once in Cape Town features a bar and garden. Offering free Wi-Fi, it is 500 metres from De Waal Park and 2 km from the Castle of Good Hope.
Score from 93 reviews Very good
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 39 reviews Wonderful
Within walking distance of the V&A Waterfront and the Cape Town central business district, this hotel offers luxurious rooms with free Wi-Fi. It features an outdoor pool and a fitness center.
Score from 69 reviews Very good
The Amalfi Suites is nestled among Cape Town’s Signal Hill and the Atlantic Ocean, in Sea Point's trendy Regent Road. Free Wi-Fi is available and each studio has a balcony.
Score from 512 reviews Good
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
Heating is not working, Very noisy cause of the wooden floor and the street. parking places restricted
The staff, facility, and beds were great. Can't wait to stay again!
Nice atmosphere, close to long street. Didn't try the pool though.
Clean and confortable rooms. Beautiful house very well located. Great bar and common areas. Very easy to meet other travellers. The front desk works pretty good, there are many activities to choose. The staff in general is pretty nice.
The price in the hostel and the bar is a bit high in my opinion even that services are very good. WiFi works better in the common areas than in the rooms
close to the road, too noisy, can't sleep well.
The rooms were big and no bunks. The bar area with free wifi made it as great social meeting place. Helpful staff.
No system for early check out so no room deposit returned!! Then a tip was needed for the security guards so I said take the room deposit the guard seemed to think it would not be possible. The bathroom in our room was dated and the door didn't close.
For the price you would expect breakfast to be included.