Offering a communal kitchen, garden and travel desk, Riverlodge Backpackers is conveniently located just a 12-minute drive from the Cape Town city centre and a 10-minute drive from Cape Town International Airport.

The rooms all come with linen, and include access to a shared bathroom and toilet. Each dormitory room bed has a private locker and lamp.

Guests can enjoy the shared lounge area, which includes a flat-screen TV. Riverlodge Backpackers also hosts weekly BBQs, and the travel desk can help arrange tours and excursions to local attractions.

Kirstenbosch Gardens Two Oceans Aquarium are both situated 6.2 miles from the hostel. The Victoria & Albert Waterfront is 7.5 miles away and Table Mountain is 9.3 miles away.

Riverlodge Backpackers has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 1 Oct 2013.

Currency exchange: Need local currency? This property offers currency exchange on site.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.2)

Free private parking available on-site


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  • The staff speak English
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Property surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
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What's nearby
  • Vincent Pallotti Hospital
    0.3 miles
  • Mowbray Golf Club
    0.6 miles
  • The River Club Observatory
    0.9 miles
  • Rondebosch Common
    1.2 miles
  • Cape Town Science Centre
    1.5 miles
  • Irma Stern Museum
    1.5 miles
  • Groote Schuur
    1.5 miles
  • The Heart of Cape Town Museum
    1.6 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Know Thy Farmer
    0 miles
  • Restaurant Magica Roma Reataurant
    0.5 miles
  • Restaurant Mr Fish
    0.5 miles
Top attractions
  • V&A Waterfront
    4.7 miles
  • Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
    4.7 miles
  • Table Mountain
    5 miles
  • Groot Constantia
    7.4 miles
  • World of Birds
    9.1 miles
Natural beauty
  • Mountain Table Mountain
    7.5 miles
  • Sea/ocean Atlantic Ocean
    9.3 miles
  • Sea/ocean False Bay
    15.5 miles
Beaches in the neighbourhood
  • Lagoon Beach
    2.8 miles
  • Milnerton Beach
    3.4 miles
  • Sunset Beach
    5 miles
  • Mouille Point Beach
    5 miles
  • Three Anchor Bay Beach
    6 miles
Public transport
  • Train Mowbray Railway Station
    1 miles
  • Train Rosebank Railway Station
    1.4 miles
Closest airports
  • Cape Town International Airport
    6.4 miles
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Facilities of Riverlodge Backpackers
Outdoors
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • BBQ facilities
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
Activities
  • Snorkelling Off-site Additional charge
  • Horse riding Off-site Additional charge
  • Diving Off-site Additional charge
  • Hiking Off-site Additional charge
  • Canoeing Off-site Additional charge
  • Table tennis
  • Billiards Additional charge
  • Golf course (within 3 km) Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Bar
Internet
No internet access available.
Parking
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Street parking
Reception services
  • Lockers
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Currency exchange
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning services
  • Ironing service Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Safety deposit box
General
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Car hire
  • Family rooms
  • Airport shuttle
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages spoken
  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • French
  • Xhosa
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House rules Riverlodge Backpackers takes special requests - add in the next step!

Check-in

14:00 - 22:00

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in

Check-out

06:00 - 10:00

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Refundable damage deposit

A damage deposit of ZAR 100 is required on arrival. That's about 5.13GBP. This will be collected as a cash payment. You should be reimbursed on check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full in cash, subject to an inspection of the property.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children aged 3 years and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

There is no capacity for cots at this property.

There is no capacity for extra beds at this property.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa Riverlodge Backpackers accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note a refundable key deposit fee is required upon check in.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), please ensure that you are only booking this property following the local government guidelines of the destination, including but not limited to the purpose of travel, and maximum allowed group size.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property can only accept bookings from essential workers/permitted travellers, during dates where such guidelines exist. Reasonable evidence must be provided on arrival. If it isn't provided, your booking will be cancelled on arrival.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service operating hours.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Please inform Riverlodge Backpackers in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

Payment before arrival via bank transfer is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions.

Dear Visitor, this region is currently experiencing drought conditions. Please be aware that certain properties are subject to comply with local water usage restrictions.

A damage deposit of ZAR 100 is required on arrival. That's about 5.13GBP. This will be collected as a cash payment. You should be reimbursed on check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full in cash, subject to an inspection of the property.

FAQs about Riverlodge Backpackers

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Riverlodge Backpackers by:

    • Airport shuttle (arranged by property) 15min

  • Riverlodge Backpackers offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Hiking
    • Billiards
    • Snorkelling
    • Diving
    • Table tennis
    • Canoeing
    • Golf course (within 3 km)
    • Horse riding

  • Riverlodge Backpackers is 3.7 miles from the centre of Cape Town.

  • The prices at Riverlodge Backpackers may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Check-in at Riverlodge Backpackers is from 14:00, and check-out is until 10:00.