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The 10 Best Hostels in Cape Town, South Africa

Some of the best backpacker spots in Cape Town

91 Loop Boutique Hostel

City Bowl, Cape Town

With minimalistic and modern design, the hostel offers en-suite private and dormitory rooms as well as a unique air-conditioned pod accommodation. Features include extra long beds, reading lights, electric plugs and lockable storage space. Linen and towels are provided. Excellent customer service! Good break first. Very clean room.

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9
Awesome
1,985 reviews

The B.I.G Backpackers

Green Point, Cape Town

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. It features a pool, braai facilities and free Wi-Fi and a free breakfast. The warm welcome, attention to detail, location, cleanliness, and most importantly the amazing staff.

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9.4
Awesome
807 reviews

Cat and Moose backpackers

City Bowl, Cape Town

Located in Cape Town and with Long Street reachable within 400 metres, Cat and Moose backpackers provides a tour desk, non-smoking rooms, a shared lounge, free WiFi and a garden. Featuring family rooms, this property also provides guests with a barbecue. The accommodation features a 24-hour front desk, a shared kitchen and luggage storage for guests. 1. Location - excellent : on long st(one of the famous streets in Capetown) 2. Safe - in centre of the city 3. Family - nicest place to stay with your family. Moreover, if you're alone then believe me nothing is better than this place, because at the end of the day you may have got a new family. 4 Amenities : Wifi, kithen, refrigerator, freezer and more hygienic and cleaner atmosphere. 5. Owner - The Great personality. : Thank you CAT AND MOOSE backpacks lodge. :

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8.5
Very Good
100 reviews

Urban Hive Backpackers

City Bowl, Cape Town

The hostel offers accommodation options from single, twin and double rooms to various types of dorm rooms, all fitted with sheets and towels upon request. All rooms have access to a shared bathroom, available on each floor. Owner was very nice and social. Bathrooms and beds were exceptionally clean and the overall vibe at the hostel is great as one stays right on Long Street with an amazing view.

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8.1
Very Good
512 reviews

Awesome Backpackers

Green Point, Cape Town

Boasting a garden, BBQ facilities and views of garden, Awesome Backpackers is situated in Cape Town, 2 km from V&A Waterfront. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a shared kitchen and a shared lounge, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The accommodation features evening entertainment and a tour desk.

The hostel offers a sun terrace. You can play billiards and darts at Awesome Backpackers, and the area is popular for cycling. Best hostel in Cape Town .locotion is amazing close to everywhere.but plus is atmosphere in the hostel is the best staff is amazing I don't know how many people work there but when u come there feel like home ...

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8.4
Very Good
153 reviews

Long Street Backpackers

City Bowl, Cape Town

Located on bustling Long Street in the Cape Town City Centre, Longstreet Backpackers features BBQ facilities and sun terrace. Free WiFi is available.

Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. You can play billiards at the hostel, car hire is available on site and an airport shuttle service is offered at a surcharge. It was very convenient to all attractions, and is situated in one of the main bar streets for night life

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8.2
Very Good
501 reviews

never@home Cape Town

Green Point, Cape Town

The property offers modern, private rooms or dormitory accommodation. Some of the rooms have an en-suite bathroom while others share a communal bathroom. Each room is air-conditioned and the dormitories are fitted with bunk beds, a compartment locker and reading lights on each bed. Everything! This might have been my best hostel experience yet!

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8.9
Excellent
952 reviews

Once in Cape Town

Gardens, Cape Town

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.

Once in Cape Town offers single beds in dorms with a shared bathroom or rooms with a private bathroom and TV. King rooms come with views of the mountains. An iPad is available upon request in the communal lounge area. For our honeymoon, my husband and I stayed in Once in Capetown's private room with an ensuite bathroom and a mountain view and absolutely loved our stay! The staff was super helpful, enthusiastic, and went out of their way to make our time there special. The room was quiet and separated from the nightlife with a card activated door, and the view was stunning when the sun rose the morning after we arrived. We loved the location and easily walked to long street and downtown multiple times during our stay. We also had good meals at the in-house facility as well as the neighboring restaurants and particularly enjoyed our meals at Arnold's right across the street. Highly recommend and would happily stay here again!

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8.5
Very Good
710 reviews

Atlantic Point Backpackers

Green Point, Cape Town

Atlantic Point Backpackers is situated in Green Point, Cape Town. It is located 600 metres from the Cape Town Stadium and a 10-minute walk to the V&A Waterfront. Free Wi-Fi and parking is available.

A range of different accommodation is offered ranging from dormitory rooms to private double rooms. Each room comes equipped with a reading light, heater, ceiling fan and private lockers or a safe. First, amazing location. Easy walking to V&A waterfront and getting to other places in an Uber was a breeze. Second, staff were amazing and helpful. Always willing to give advice and help for what to do. One even took a group of us on a sunrise hike up Lions Head which was incredible. Lots of activities for you to get involved in. Lastly, great rooms. So big, bed comfy and clean! Loved it

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8.9
Excellent
573 reviews

Big Blue Backpackers

Green Point, Cape Town

Big Blue Backpackers is located in Green Point and within 10 minutes' walk from the famous V&A Waterfront. The Victorian mansion offers free WiFi connection, and it has an outdoor swimming pool.

The lodge features dormitory rooms with a shared bathroom, and private rooms with a private bathroom. The rooms are bright and simply furnished with wooden floors. Staff was very helpful and good spirited

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8
Very Good
855 reviews

Hostels – what are they?

Hostels offer so much more than a cheap place to stay – they're also a fun way to travel and meet like-minded people. Common areas like shared kitchens and game rooms give you the chance to swap tips, tricks, and travel stories with backpackers from all over the world.

Hostels have come a long way since the first youth hostel opened back in 1912. Nowadays there's something for everyone, from budget "crash pads" to 5-star "poshtels." Whether you'd prefer a bed in a shared dorm or your own private room, you'll see that most hostels are cheaper than local hotels – and a lot more fun, too!

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