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Zebra Crossing Backpackers

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Standard Double Room | Terrace/patio
Living area
Room (5 single beds) | In-room safe, iron/ironing board, bed sheets

Overview of Zebra Crossing Backpackers

Zebra Crossing Backpackers

2.0 star property
No-frills hostel in Cape Town City Centre with bar/lounge

9.4/10 Exceptional

7 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Shared kitchen
  • Bar
82 New Church St, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8001

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Cape Town City Centre

Getting around

  • Cape Town (CPT-Cape Town Intl.) - 23 min drive
  • Cape Town Bellville Station - 19 min drive
  • Cape Town Station - 23 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Thali - 2 min walk
  • Charcoal Dining - 3 min walk
  • Unframed Ice Cream - 4 min walk
  • Mitico - 4 min walk
  • Hudsons - The Burger Joint - 4 min walk

About this property

Zebra Crossing Backpackers

Zebra Crossing Backpackers offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for ZAR 180 per person one-way. You can unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge, and English breakfast is available daily.


Afrikaans, English, German

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
The property is disinfected using an electrostatic spray
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 17 rooms


  • Check-in time from noon until 8 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 15
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 8 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 15


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • On-site self-parking (ZAR 25 per day)
  • On-site parking is limited


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • English breakfast (surcharge) each morning 6:30 AM–1 PM
  • Bar/lounge
  • BBQs
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Television in common areas


  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • German

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Portable fan
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • 7 bathrooms
  • Shower only
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Shared kitchen access
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishes and utensils


  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • English breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately ZAR 45 for adults and ZAR 45 for children
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 180 per person (one-way)

Children & extra beds

  • Airport shuttle for children between the ages of 10 and 18 costs ZAR 180 (one-way)


  • Self-parking costs ZAR 25 per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guest room doors are sealed after cleaning.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.


<p>This property does not have lifts.</p><p>Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit on site.</p> <p>This property accepts credit cards.</p>

Also known as

Zebra Crossing Backpackers Hostel Cape Town
Zebra Crossing Backpackers Cape Town
Zebra Crossing Backpackers Ca
Zebra Crossing Backpackers Cape Town
Zebra Crossing Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Frequently asked questions

Does Zebra Crossing Backpackers offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Zebra Crossing Backpackers does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Zebra Crossing Backpackers?
As of 9 Feb 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Zebra Crossing Backpackers on 19 Feb 2023 start from $15, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Zebra Crossing Backpackers?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Zebra Crossing Backpackers?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Zebra Crossing Backpackers?
Yes. Self-parking costs ZAR 25 per day. Parking spaces may be limited.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Zebra Crossing Backpackers?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is ZAR 180 per person one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Zebra Crossing Backpackers?
You can check in from noon - 8 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
Is there an on-site casino at Zebra Crossing Backpackers?
No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but GrandWest Casino & Entertainment World (24-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Zebra Crossing Backpackers and nearby?
Zebra Crossing Backpackers has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Zebra Crossing Backpackers?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Unframed Ice Cream (4-min walk), Mitico (4-min walk) and Hudsons - The Burger Joint (4-min walk).
What's the area around Zebra Crossing Backpackers like?
Zebra Crossing Backpackers is a short 6-minute walk from Long Street and 14 minutes' walk from South Africa Library.







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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Loved staying at this hostel. Very centrally located and the staff (Doniel , Brownyn and Arthur) were terrific and very helpful. Would definitely stay here during my next visit to Cape Town.
Kenneth Lydell, 5-night trip
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8/10 Very good

2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Location , friendly and value
Awesome staff and their so kindness friendly to the guest me and my friends really appreciate those staff (Doniel ,Katherin).... Ry nice location for all the activities and very calm and pleasent area.
Ilayaraja, 5-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Comfortable value
My second stay here. Very amienable staff who go out of their way to help. Very basic clean safe place so great value and the coffee shop is perfect.
Antony, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

alles hat mir an Zebra Crossing gefallen. Traf sehr nette und kompetente Menschen.
BernhardWolfgan, 19-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Tolle Atmosphäre durch die super hilfsbereiten Angestellten und leicht Kontakte zu anderen Gästen zu knüpfen. Es ist nicht das schickste Hostel, aber Preis und Leistung passen zusammen und das bei der top Lage. Möglichkeit sich zurückzuziehen oder am Hostelleben teilzunehmen je nach Stimmung. Mein 2. Besuch und sicher nicht der letzte! Danke für eine tolle Woche
5-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Le seul bémol est la fermeture du bureau d'accueil à 20h (donc impossible de récupérer ses objets de valeurs au coffre fort). Sinon c'était trop super ! Personnel très gentil et auberge de qualité.
alexis, 1-night romance trip
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