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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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    Reviewed 3 January 2016

    My friend and I stayed in the double private ensuite for two nights the last week of December 2015. PROS: We had a private bathroom, which was clean, and the shower was decent. The sheets and towels were clean and the bed was comfortable enough...More

    Thank Debra S
    Response from JadeCPT, Manager at The BackpackResponded 5 January 2016

    Hi there. Thank you for taking the time to review us! We are so happy that you enjoyed your comfy bed, the ensuite toilet, the fact that there is always a guard on duty to make you feel safe, and the quick and easy way...More

    Reviewed 2 January 2016

    I have been in Cape Town for six weeks and have stayed at 4 different hotels. The Backpack is not only the best out of the four but also the best i have ever stayed at. \it clean, beautifully decorated, comfortable and spread out- many...More

    Thank Ashley B
    Response from JadeCPT, Manager at The BackpackResponded 3 January 2016

    Hey there. Thank you so much for this review! Wow, the best, we are simply blown away by this comment! We are so happy that your stay with us was a great success and that you were able to make some new memories with some...More

    Reviewed 29 December 2015

    First thing I noticed when I walked in the was warm colors and décor of the place! The rooms were so fitting and all themed differently. The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful in pointing out various tours, directions to Long Street, and any other...More

    Thank maya m
    Response from JadeCPT, Manager at The BackpackResponded 3 January 2016

    Hey there, thank you for taking the time to review us! We are so glad that your first impression of us was a good one, with our unique decor and friendly staff. And yes, what a way to wake up to a delicious breakfast and...More

    Reviewed 22 December 2015

    We had a group that ranged from 3-4 and stayed at this hostel for 10 days in March (2015). The check in was extremely easy, we had arranged for a shuttle to pick us up from the airport which was extremely easy and convenient. Once...More

    Thank Erin M
    Response from JadeCPT, Manager at The BackpackResponded 28 December 2015

    Hi there, thank you for taking the time to write us a review! We are so happy to hear that your stay with us was well worth it and that you enjoyed the added extras our hostel offers, such as the shared spaces, breakfast service...More

    Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

    This is simply the best backpackers. The staff are friendly and go out of their way to help you from check in to leaving. The decor is super cool. The apartment attic room for a family of four is perfect,with great views of table mountain...More

    Thank krugerandmore
    Response from JadeCPT, Manager at The BackpackResponded 15 December 2015

    Hey there and thank you for choosing to stay with us! We are so happy that you had a great time with us, enjoying the spacious attic room with the views, aircon and comfy bed! And of course, being able to wonder the city and...More

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    About
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    • 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$27 - US$112 (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
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    • 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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