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    The Backpack

    74 New Church Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
    011 27 21 423 4530
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    • Excellent67%
    • Very good26%
    • Average5%
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    Breakfast included
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    Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

    I've been staying several times in Cape Town in different backpackers....And this was the best stay so far. At The Backpack they have a very personal approach, they support local communities, the breakfast is amazing and they have the best view on Table Mountain. I'll...More

    Thank Lieve C
    Response from Lee H, Owner at The BackpackResponded yesterday

    Thank you so much Lieve and your delightful family and we look forward to your next trip.All the best for 2018 The Backpack Team

    Property's Favourite Review
    Reviewed 20 February 2017

    We had the pleasure of staying at The Backpack for two weeks and felt at home in friendly and comfortable spaces! Environmental sustainability is embraced and awareness raised in all common areas of the hostel, which makes it stand out and setting an example. Traditional...More

    Thank Beatrice T
    Response from JadeCPT, Manager at The BackpackResponded 7 March 2017

    Hi there and thank you so much for this great review! We are smiling from ear to ear and of course, we love you too! See you soon. Kind Regards, The Backpack Team.

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    I've never felt at home away from home. best hostel, amazing staff, cool facilities plus fun activities like BBQ night, Game night, Movie night and many more... This place caters for everyone, all age groups. The view of Tablemountain by the pool side just put...More

    Thank jabulanif
    Response from Lee H, Owner at The BackpackResponded 5 days ago

    Thanks so much Jabulani for your awesome review. We are so happy you enjoyed staying with us and made use of our many activities and facilities. See you next time you are in the Mother City The Backpack Team

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    We were one week at the backpack hostel and we really liked it! Stuff were so friendly and made our feeling comfortable! Breakfast was best ever! So much delicious food to eat... Thank you all! Great week in backpack hostel :)

    Thank Lassi V
    Response from Lee H, Owner at The BackpackResponded 2 weeks ago

    We were delighted to host you and thrilled you enjoyed our inclusive buffet breakfast. Thank you and all the best for 2018

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    One of the best hostels I’ve stayed at. Really good for the adult single traveler as well as families. Awesome service at the front desk, really clean and a great breakfast. Add the view and the location and it doesn’t get any better!

    Thank Camilla J
    Response from Lee H, Owner at The BackpackResponded 4 weeks ago

    Thank you Camilla for your kind words for us that doesn't get any better too! Wishing you a wonderful Festive Season and hopefully a return visit The Backpack Team

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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Free Parking
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Breakfast included
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Shuttle Bus Service
    • Free Parking
    • Airport Transportation
    • Breakfast included
    • Laundry Service
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Bar/Lounge
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$33 - US$138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms ,
    • Smoking rooms available
    • Number of rooms
    • 38
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    • Location
    • South Africa >
    • Western Cape >
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    • Cape Town Central >
    • City Bowl / Tamboerskloof
    • Also Known As
    • The Backpack Hotel Cape Town Central ,
    • The Backpack Cape Town, South Africa
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    echomurmur
    26 January 2016|
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    Response from JaneMangnall | Reviewed this property |
    Not sure but you can do better with Uber and get wifi at the airport.
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    20 July 2015|
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    Response from tembi1 | Property representative |
    our prices do change from time to time seasonally and we also run specials so please watch our web page for exciting specials.
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    18 February 2015|
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    Response from tembi1 | Property representative |
    we do arrange airport transfers from R220
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