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The Backpack - Hostel, Cape Town

74 New Church StreetCape TownWestern CApe8001South Africa
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Excellent4.3 / 5
Room
Room is all right
Location
Great location
Breakfast
Tasty breakfast
Service
Fantastic service
42See all 42 Hotels.com reviews
From 633 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

The Backpack - Hostel, Cape Town

from $16
  • Tent
  • Family Room (4 Person)
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Single Beds, Private Bathroom
  • Family Room, Private Bathroom (Self Catering)
  • Single Room
  • Double Room, Private Bathroom
  • Double Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Twin Room, Private Bathroom
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Shared Bathroom (4 Bed)
  • Single Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Shared Bathroom (8 Bed)
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Private Bathroom (4 Bed)
  • Family Room, 3 Single Beds, Private Bathroom
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only, Shared Bathroom (3 Bed)
  • Studio, 1 Double Bed (Self Catering)
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only, Private Bathroom (4 Bed)
  • Twin Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Studio, 2 Single Beds (Self Catering)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 35 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-11:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
Airport shuttle service is available on request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transportation

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available on request) *

Parking

  • Free self parking (limited)

Also known as

  • Backpack Cape Town
  • Backpack Hostel
  • Backpack Hostel Cape Town

Policies

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for an additional charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Billiards or pool table
Services
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
Facilities
  • ATM/banking
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
Accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom

In the room

Home comforts
  • Iron/ironing board
Freshen up
  • Partially open bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
More
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Fair Trade Tourism, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

The Backpack - Hostel, Cape Town’s small print

Also known as

  • Backpack Cape Town
  • Backpack Hostel
  • Backpack Hostel Cape Town

Policies

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for an additional charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Recent reviews

Excellent 4.3 /5 from 42 reviews

The Backpack - Hostel, Cape Town
Good3.0 / 5
It will do.
Main staff could be nicer, they consistently seemed put out any question I had and sometimes even my mere presence. Not the most welcoming of feelings. Room was clean and fine although it didn't look like the photos. Neighbors were quite noisy even late but that can't be helped - it's a hostel. Overall not the worst one I have stayed in but also not the best, but certainly works if you just need a place to stay for a bit on your travels.
3 night trip
The Backpack - Hostel, Cape Town
Excellent4.0 / 5
A good stay at The Backpack
We enjoyed our stat The Backpack. Great location, clean rooms and common areas, and the place does a lot for the community. The gift shop is nice to pick up small gifts for those back home. We would stay here again!
1 night romance trip
The Backpack - Hostel, Cape Town
Excellent4.0 / 5
This is a best place to meet and make friend with
Overall, it is very good.
7 night trip
The Backpack - Hostel, Cape Town
Poor1.0 / 5
Weird place
Very weird staff and tenants. Also felt very unsafe in the area of the hostel and would not recommend walking anywhere.
4 night family trip
The Backpack - Hostel, Cape Town
Good3.0 / 5
Average
Nice communal area. Noisy at night from other guests which is of course variable but also noisy from trucks going by on the road as the windows don't shut. No aircon. Room smelt damp. Good staff service behind reception. Limited space for parking but you just have to block in. Average for price.
3 night romance trip

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The Backpack - Hostel, Cape Town

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