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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 22 March 2016

It was a last minute decision to stay at the backpackers, but it has been an amazing experience. The backpackers has an unusual layout which adds to its charm. The whole vibe is very friendly and people easily start a conversation with you and I have made very good friends here. The staff is very friendly all round. Very helpful...

Thank Emile111
AndyCTBP, Manager at Cape Town Backpackers, responded to this review

Come back soon .. :)

New York City, New York
Reviewed 9 March 2016

Me and my husband stayed for 1 week in a private en suite for the entire time that we were in Cape Town the room was spacious and clean, value for money if you are on a budget, the staff was very helpful and friendly in organizing our day trips without any fuss, they even organized airport transfers to and...

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Reviewed 9 March 2016

The place has changed a lot in the last year as we stayed their in January 2015 and returned in March this year.. rooms are tidy, bathrooms are very clean and rooms are great. safe secure parking up the road. Staff was very friendly and helpful with all the stuff we needed for our stay. All the tours was booked...

Thank ldelport
Joinville, SC
Reviewed 6 March 2016

From the check-in time on, it was such a nightmare to us. By reaching the backpacker, there were no safe parking alongside. Then we asked to the recepcionist for a safe place to park our car, but he was totally drunk and couldn't even talk to us normally. The result was that we parked right in front of the backpacker,...

Thank Hendrixlp
Ocean City, Maryland
Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

This was our first visit to Cape Town, and our stay was cozy and comfortable. We had a private room with a spacious bathroom, and our own little veranda complete with table and chairs. The staff was so helpful. They helped us our arrange shark diving adventure, knew the best spots for dinner, and helped us with directions all over...

2Thank Autumn R
Rome, Italy
Reviewed 28 January 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately can't give this hostel a good rating even though it seemed like a nice hostel. Upon arrival at about 10pm we were told we absolutely needed cash for the key deposit and told we must go to an ATM. Not instructed that it would be unsafe. We dropped off our bags and within 10 steps outside we were approached...

Thank ashley218
AndyCTBP, Guest Relations Manager at Cape Town Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi, I'm really sorry this happened to you, as you know the area we are in the restaurant and hip bar area and its busy. This was one of those random wrong place at wrong time moments. As you note from the guard being there we do take security seriously, we have security guards, 24 hour reception, CCTV systems etc......

Beijing, China
Reviewed 17 December 2015

In September 2015 we had an amazing trip in South Africa and Namibia. That probably would not happened without the help and assistance of the Cape town backpackers team. It was a very last minute decision to have our honeymoon in Southern Africa, so we were not well prepared in terms of what to visit or do. Not only Cape...

1Thank BrechtPaul
AndyCTBP, Manager at Cape Town Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi, We're glad you had a great time and trip. It was a genuine pleasure having you stay and we would love to have you back. Thanks again, Andy

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 December 2015

Stayed here 2 nights in a 6-bed dorm. Great staff, convenient location, and a great place to meet fellow travellers and get advice about seeing the sights of Cape Town and the wider area. The room was clean and basic, but cozy, and the facilities are en par with other hostels, but the best part is definitely the feel of...

Thank Jessica C
AndyCTBP, General Manager at Cape Town Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks Jessica, if we can be like Lusaka BP we aren't doing to badly. Sorry I missed you on this trip. Thanks Andy

Tromso, Norway
Reviewed 9 December 2015

I stayed here for over a week. I absolutely recommend CT Backpackers. Convenient location. Great staff. They were always helpful. Tours are organized as well which you can book a day before at the reception.

Thank Lance_Kerwin
AndyCTBP, Director of Sales at Cape Town Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for the review, it was great having you stay and glad you enjoyed the tours. Thanks Andy

Sacramento, California
Reviewed 6 December 2015

I spend 5 night in this place everything was perfect,great for solo traveler,best price and l also like about this hostel great bathroom,there are many bars and restaurants on the long street it's just 3 minutes walking and ATM,laundry,market only less one minute walking and if you like hiking ,you can hiking from hostel to the table mountain it's only...

Thank Mytravelworld35
AndyCTBP, General Manager at Cape Town Backpackers, responded to this review

Hey, thanks for the review. Ive never walked from the hostel to table mountain, you are making me feel very lazy :( next week.. promise... ;) Andy

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Cape Town Backpackers has a fantastic atmosphere and plenty of style. Its has all of the facilities you would expect from a top quality backpackers including WiFi, and internet access, café and a self-catering kitchen, a comprehensive travel desk, and a great bar to meet fellow travellers. Located in the City Bowl, close to all the main attractions, it offers affordable accommodation – from dorms to deluxe double en suite rooms – and a fun, friendly atmosphere. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cape Town Backpackers

Address: 81 New Church Street | Tamboerskloof, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central > City Bowl
Price Range: €13 - €101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Cape Town Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 25
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“Try and stay either on the lower ground level or extended building”
 of 5 bubbles Emile111, 22 Mar 2016 | Read review
“private rooms are very nice”
 of 5 bubbles theresa123478, 9 Mar 2016 | Read review
“The dorm rooms are great but if u want quietness take a private room”
 of 5 bubbles ldelport, 9 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Stay room 14”
 of 5 bubbles Mytravelworld35, 6 Dec 2015 | Read review
“I was just lucky to get one.....”
 of 5 bubbles SafariM, 13 Sep 2015 | Read review
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