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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible7%
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Free Wifi
Breakfast Available
Non-Smoking Rooms
Airport Transportation
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Kitchenette
Laundry Service
2 Star Hotel
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All reviewslong streetsocial hostelbed dormtable mountaingood nights sleepbook toursa great stayplace to stayfree breakfastnight's sleepclean roomskloof streetthe location is perfectstayed here for nightscamps bayafricapartying
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Reviewed 19 October 2014

I had the best time atCape Town Backpackers!! The staff is amazing, really fun and extremely helpful!! They helped me with booking my tours and giving me directions. The place is in a good neighborhood and its close to bars and restaurants! It is also...More

1  Thank Lele R
Reviewed 24 September 2014 via mobile

Stayed at this hostel for 4 nights while in Cape Town and fully enjoyed it. Rooms are a bit drafty but you're provided with blankets and pillows. Plugins abound, and international converters are provided which is nice for those in need. Wifi is a bit...More

2  Thank Andrea S
Reviewed 4 September 2014

I stayed there in mid august and must confess the staff was friendly and always keen to help. The location was perfect right in the middle of action and close to Kloof street (with all nice eating joints) and Long street. This place is recommended.

1  Thank rahul w
Reviewed 3 September 2014

Undertechnologized: Extremely slow WiFi, excruciatingly slow, almost unuseable in rooms, not much better in public spaces. Connections routinely drop, VOIP calls were impossible, half the time I could not even open a simple email using just basic HTML. Routinely bumped off the WiFI every couple...More

2  Thank James S
Reviewed 30 August 2014

I stayed 3 days and I loved the location since I could walk anywhere but the beds were super squeaky and one night there were a bunch of loud screaming girls outside. You'll be able to hear cars drive by and if you're a light...More

1  Thank Victoria L
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Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar/Lounge
Hotel Amenities
Laundry Service
Airport Transportation
Breakfast Available
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Bar/Lounge
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Price range
US$19 - US$85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Kitchenette
Details
Price range
US$19 - US$85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Kitchenette
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Tsungai N
18 November 2016|
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Response from AndyCTBP | Property representative |
Hi, we're located in the city bowl. you would need a cab or drive to get the two oceans start. Ive done it a few times myself, I normally allow about 30 minutes to get parked in time.
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"Check out time is 10 AM, and keep this in mind during bookings."
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"I am not a smoker so would not be too close to smoking area."
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"Try and stay either on the lower ground level or extended building"
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"private rooms are very nice"
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