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    The Backpack

    74 New Church Street | Tamboerskloof, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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    Overview
    • Excellent66%
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    • Average5%
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    Free Wifi
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    Breakfast included
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    Special Offer: 4th night free
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    Reviewed 6 August 2015

    The trouble with such high reviews is it creates high expectations. This place becomes extremely noisy well before dawn with various overlander crews stomping around hauling gear to and from, banging walls etc, not to mention the kitchen crew-- who are a bit more quiet,...More

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    Response from JadeCPT, Duty Manager at The BackpackResponded 10 August 2015

    Hi there. We have high reviews because we are here to give the guests a great experience, a memorable stay, and with efforts from all staff we are able to achieve this. Your review does not sound like it was meant for us - we...More

    Reviewed 29 July 2015

    Cape Town was the end of a 5 month overland journey that began in Cairo. After months of camping and a spectrum of hostels and hotels, it was a sheer delight to end here. Hip, spacious, and clean with great wifi, communal spaces, safes, and...More

    1  Thank ChaeAmando
    Response from JadeCPT, Duty Manager at The BackpackResponded 10 August 2015

    Hi there and thank you for the review of The Backpack. Wow, aren't you so lucky to have done such an incredible Africa Trip and we are so happy that your last stop was with us. We are so glad that you had a great...More

    Reviewed 29 July 2015

    I did a fair amount of research when I booked my stay at The Back Pack in Cape Town and I have to say that I'm very happy with the results. Firstly, the staff are incredibly friendly and helpful, second, this is one of the...More

    1  Thank GK L
    Response from JadeCPT, Duty Manager at The BackpackResponded 10 August 2015

    Hey, thanks for the awesome review! We are so pleased that The Backpack gave you a space to make new friends with staff and travelers, so you could wonder into the city centre to try out the restaurants and clubs. We only provide a free...More

    Reviewed 23 July 2015

    My partner and I stayed here for 5 nights at the start of the month. Really nice hostel. Staff are very good- we had a problem with cold water in our shower and they were very apologetic and got it sorted straight away! Room was...More

    Thank SuzannaVa
    Response from JadeCPT, Duty Manager at The BackpackResponded 30 July 2015

    Hi there and thank you for taking the time to review us! We are so glad that you enjoyed your cold winter stay with us and that the efforts the staff made to make you warmer and happier went a long way. We do apologise...More

    Reviewed 22 July 2015

    It was a nice simple room (I had a single). The bed was comfy. It had a wardrobe with a safe inside. There was also a bench and a bedside lamp. The heater is slow to heat up the room but get's there eventually. It's...More

    Thank kd0g2
    Response from JadeCPT, Duty Manager at The BackpackResponded 30 July 2015

    Hey, thanks for the awesome review! It is great to hear that you had a brilliant stay with us and that the breakfast was well received! The closer you are to the WiFi router the better the signal is and unfortunately there are some dead...More

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    About
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Breakfast included
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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    • Shuttle Bus Service
    • Free Parking
    • Airport Transportation
    • Breakfast included
    • Laundry Service
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Bar/Lounge
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$29 - US$107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Room types
    • Family Rooms ,
    • Smoking rooms available ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 38
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    • Location
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    • City Bowl / Tamboerskloof
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    • The Backpack Hotel Cape Town Central ,
    • The Backpack Cape Town, South Africa
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    echomurmur
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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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    we do arrange airport transfers from R220
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