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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2014

I absolutely loved staying at Cape Town Backpackers! Awesome location, wonderful, clean rooms and amenities, very social environment without being a party hostel, free wifi, affordable/delicious breakfast and not to mention the best of the best staff. The place just has such a cool vibe and I would not hesitate in recommending this place to anybody visiting Cape Town.

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

Hi, Thanks for the review.. come back next time your escaping the cold in Canada :) More 

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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2014

I had such a great time here at Cape Town Backpackers! I gotta say that the staff here are the best! Not only were they very helpful with bookings, directions, making sure that your stay was comfortable, but they always had time for a beer and a chat! To me, they didn't feel like staff, more like new found friends.... More 

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AndyCTBP, Owner at Cape Town Backpackers, responded to this review

Hey.. thanks for taking the time to review us, and thanks for staying with us. hope to see you next time you're in town :) More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 30 January 2014

Hi CTBP, I like your hostel a lot, when still in CT and I keep visiting the place. They have the cutest toilet paper I have ever seen (it has puppies on it) :) The rooms are clean, the only minor in my dorm (6) is the cupboard space was a little small, just 2 closets for 6 people isn't... More 

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AndyCTBP, Public Relations Manager at Cape Town Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for the review... the puppies will be here next time waiting in the toilet for you. See you again. Andy More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 24 January 2014 via mobile

We had an awesome stay. The only issues I had with the place was perhaps the cost per person for a shared double room. I will however give it the benefit of the doubt since it was during peak season (and for some reason South Africa is somewhat expensive in terms of budget travel). But in light of that I... More 

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Thank Ruthi23
AndyCTBP, Director of Sales at Cape Town Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for taking the time to give us a review. The team here all love reading positive things about what we do. I'm sorry you felt the cost was high, our dorm beds work out to be around $9 or £5 a night and for central Cape Town we think that's pretty good! Enjoy your travels and we hope... More 

Courtenay
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Reviewed 24 January 2014

So convenient...super staff...nice breakfasts. Loads of knowledge about Cape Town. A rocking bar with everything being offered. The hostel is a funky place a block from long street and loads of shopping and great eating places of all types.

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AndyCTBP, Public Relations Manager at Cape Town Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for taking the time to review us. It was great having you guys stay with us and we hope you will come again. Andy More 

Roodepoort, Gauteng, South Africa
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23 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2014

The style of the establishment is well suited to back packing; these guys know what they're doing when it comes to creating the appropriate atmosphere. I've only been here for 30 minutes and I have decided that it would have been really cool if my fire SA had joined me because the bar and lounges are really cool.

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AndyCTBP, Front Office Manager at Cape Town Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for saying nice things ! It was great having you stay, come back next time! Andy More 

Lucerne, Switzerland
2 reviews
Reviewed 8 January 2014

its a very friendly staff, clean room and its super located ! the backpackers is very central ( in the city bowl but altough very safe! every night for example there is a guard there walking around, not that it would be nessecary but it gave me a very save feeling at night! next time again. they helped me with... More 

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

Hey, thanks for the review and I'm glad you enjoyed the wine tour :) And next time when your legs work ;) Andy More 

Perth, Australia
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 21 December 2013 via mobile

We found Cape Town backpackers to be very convenient with a rental car. Staff were very helpful in suggesting activities and private rooms were well equipped though noisy at times due to the creaky floor boards. Close enough to Long Street and Table Mountain.

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

Hi, Thanks for the review, the team all appreciate it when guests take the time out to give us feedback. And sorry about the creaky floor in that room, I know.. I had the floor sealed so its a bit better, I just cant bring myself to cover up the Victorian floor boards with laminate, maybe one day :(. Regards... More 

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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114 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2013

We stayed here 2 nights. It was very vacant-I only know of 2 other people staying. The bar had fare drink prices, but not a lot of people. The staff was friendly, the rooms and bathrooms clean. We had a room above the bar-If you stay here, insist on a room AWAY from the bar, as we couldn't sleep because... More 

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AndyCTBP, Owner at Cape Town Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi, Why bother putting silly snide reviews like this on trip advisor? I remember talking to you when you said you left stuff on the bed when you checked out. You left a, as you said, worthless id card and if i remember a couple of old batteries on the bed. We immediately checked your room with you however the... More 

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Reviewed 16 December 2013 via mobile

The backpacker is a nice place to stay,which is quite safe. The stuffs are quite friendly and helpful,and location is also ealiy to reach, which is only a few minutes walk to the long street. And all the taxi driver knows the location. The only bad thing is the noise from the street, and the door of the dom.

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

Hi, thanks for the review. Sorry if your dorm was noisy, you can always give us a shout at reception of your room mates are making to much noise, we are staffed 24 hours a day. Andy More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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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: €17 - €108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Cape Town Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 25
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