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Reviewed 19 January 2017

This one of the best ever! After i struggled and struggled to find a place for me and my kids, * phew * finally got this beautiful and amazing place to stay in. My kids and i loved this place so much. We so much wished they accommodated us for all the days we wanted to stay, unfortunately they were...

Thank natefo K
Mossel Bay, South Africa
Reviewed 19 November 2016

Was there for leisure with my tourism group, and we had a blast. It was my first time at a backpacker facility but it was great the people and the atmosphere and it's close to the shops and pubs, and very close to the City. I will definitely come back. Happy Customer

Thank kimpetersen381
Upper Bavaria, Germany
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

We just stayed one night. As we had to leave to the airport very early the next morning it was very convenient due to its location. Bathroom was okay. Its just a five minute walk to the supermarket and restaurants but at night its a little bit scary.

Thank Ricksy88
Newark, Delaware
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Friendly and informative staff, nice kitchen and you get to use kitchen stuff to cook things... I got there in winter and the bed was so nicely tucked in i didn't realize until the 3rd night there was an extra blanket/comforter in addition to the one I was using, so that was my bad for not realizing. I liked how...

Thank Eli_Baca
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend and I stayed in the Obs for four nights. The place was really well kept. The staff were pleasant however they didn't recommend the best places. Found ourselves in a really cold food court after asking for tips to a nice restaurant. As it was winter it was about 18 degrees outside however the hostel room felt really...

Thank Darren K
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 19 July 2016

friendly staff, felt safe, awesome backyard!! clean and comfortable rooms and bathrooms, especially so awesome how they reserved excursions for us and got us deals. great kitchen stocking- easy to feel at home

Thank mccall2016
Clarendon Hills, Illinois
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

I stayed there for a month, and there was so much that I wanted to do. The people working there were ridiculously kind and went above and beyond in helping us. They helped us book multiple excursions at discounted rates, had fantastic advice on things to do and places to see, and were very accommodating to our group. I would...

Thank EllieMalek
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 9 June 2016

A big thanks once again to Leanne and staff, love this place. Wifi works, 24hr security which you don't find at many hostels in SA. Alice and co clean the rooms with a smile on their faces. Kitchen is always clean, and like the mix of people staying here. Certainly has something special going on. Will be back next time...

Thank b0bkr
Port Elizabeth
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

Not to bad backpackers but would not stay here again did not feel safe at all here! Was to scared to leave anything in dorm and reception was not helpfull at all ... really needs some TLC here ended up moving to a other backpackers the next day! Alot of random locals hanging around as well..

Thank Armand G
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 April 2016

So it's been a month since I left but I'm reviewing it now because I don't think I can escape the fact that I'm suffering withdrawal symptoms from this place. Stayed here for a month in one of the private rooms upstairs. The staff are excellent, helpful, knowledgeable especially when it comes to shops/restaurants in the area and tour packages...

Thank Louie Z

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The newest backpacker hostel in trendy Observatory, Cape Town! We offer a comfortable stay in an amazing, clean, and secure backpacker with a great atmosphere. We’re right on the doorstep of all the bars, restaurants, theater, and nightlife that make Obs a great place to stay. An up to the minute travel desk, makes Observatory Backpackers a great place to base yourself while exploring Cape Town. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Observatory Backpackers

Address: 235 Lower Main Road, Observatory 7925, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Observatory
Price Range: €16 - €49 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“rooms in the back have better view of the mountain but rooms in the front have a porch”
 of 5 bubbles mccall2016, 19 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the mountain side are quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles louiez398, 1 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Suites are amazing and wonderfully private!!!!”
  • heheh this was my room and was awsum value for money
 of 5 bubbles 841ramonl, 29 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Choose the mountain side rooms for better views and they're quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles JaimsArt, 8 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Private ensuite double room”
 of 5 bubbles aliceg626, 21 Oct 2015 | Read review
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