Cape Town cheap hotels

3 Best Cheap Hotels In Cape Town, South Africa

Updated: March 26, 2024

Cape Town, one of the oldest and largest cities in South Africa, has everything that any adventurist would love. The Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is great for the nature lover, the V&A Waterfront offers over 80 restaurants and 500 retail stores for the foodie and shopping enthusiast, and the Table Mountain Cableway offers a unique way to see Cape Town for those seeking excitement. There is literally something for everyone.

Cape Town has many affordable hotels that are centrally located. Here we will talk about three different hotels, one centrally located in the historical downtown, one located close to a beach, and the other near great markets and art galleries. Some hotels are adults only, while others are family-friendly. However, all hotels here are affordable and classy.


Blackbrick Cape Town

BlackBrick Cape Town

BlackBrick Cape Town is a sleek hotel in the heart of Cape Town, which is within walking distance of many main attractions. This hotel is for adults only and is great for solo travelers or couples.

The hotel offers a restaurant and bar on-site. It also provides a continental breakfast each morning, which includes vegetarian and vegan options. Guests can relax at night near the outdoor fireplace located on the terrace and garden.

Some of the amenities include 24-hour front desk security and concierge, a wellness center, and free Wi-fi in all rooms. All rooms are non-smoking and include one double bed.

Not only is this hotel a great modern hotel, but it is also within walking distance to so many great attractions which include art galleries and shopping centers. In addition, the popular V&A Waterfront and Mouille Point Beach are just over a mile away. Many other main attractions that are a bit farther can easily be reached by the Cape Town Train Station, which is conveniently located right next to the BlackBrick Cape Town Hotel.

Recent guests have rated it high for its value, cleanliness, and friendliness of staff.

Hotel details

8 Saint Georges Mall, Cape Town CBD, 8001 Cape Town, South Africa.

Guest rating:
4.5 out of 5

Price per night:
From $50

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Atlantic Affair Cape Town

Atlantic Affair Boutique Hotel

If you want to get away from the city center and stay closer to the beach, then Atlantic Affair Boutique Hotel is just for you! This hotel is in the heart of Sea Point, and a very short walk to beautiful beaches.

The rooms in this boutique hotel are decorated in modern elegant decor. All rooms come with a kitchenette and offer two twin beds or one king-size bed. The Atlantic Affair Boutique Hotel is a child-free hotel, but perfect for couples or solo travelers.

Some of the amenities that guests will enjoy are free Wi-fi in public areas, a business facility with faxing and photocopying capabilities, and front desk services such as a concierge and a tour desk. There is also an airport shuttle available for an additional charge.

Nearby, guests can enjoy the beach, restaurants, and shopping. Broken Bath Beach, Sunset Beach, Milton Beach, and many more are just a few steps away. In addition, there is Mojo Market and Sea Point Pavilion Swimming right next door. Getting to top attractions like V&A Waterfront or Table Mountain is a quick taxi or metro ride away.

Recent guests have loved the area and the comfy bed. This is the perfect hotel for a romantic getaway in Cape Town!

Hotel details

9 Clarens Road, Sea Point, 8005 Cape Town, South Africa.

Guest rating:
4.3 out of 5

Price per night:
From $48

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Onomo Cape Town

ONOMO Hotel Inn on The Square

ONOMO Hotel Inn on The Square is conveniently located on the historic Greenmarket Square. This is a great hotel for everyone. Solo travelers will enjoy the single twin bedroom, couples can enjoy the room with two twin beds or one full bed, and families can enjoy the rooms with two twin beds and one full bed.

All rooms are modern and fully equipped with free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, and tea and coffee makers. Each room also includes a private bathroom.

Guests can enjoy a daily buffet breakfast at the on-site restaurant, ONOMOtaste, which also serves South African cuisine. The hotel offers a heated rooftop pool and a workout facility.

Many guests enjoy the location for the shopping, restaurants, and art galleries nearby. The hotel is located on Greenmarket Square, and The African Portrait Art Gallery and Atlantic Art Gallery are just steps away. Many beaches are within two miles, and V&A Waterfront is about a twenty-minute walk away.

Recent guests of ONOMO Hotel Cape Town have enjoyed the location and the family-friendly environment of the hotel.

Hotel details

Greenmarket Square, Cape Town CBD, 8001 Cape Town, South Africa.

Guest rating:
4.2 out of 5

Price per night:
From $43

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About our budget hotel recommendations in Cape Town

We are a travel research company. Our team helps you discover the best cheap hotels in Cape Town by researching the internet for you. We have also visited some of these places. Hence, it’s not just our opinion, it’s the opinion of thousands of travelers who have been there before you. We make it easy for you to find out about the best budget hotels in the city.

Please note, we only list hotels that have an aggregated guest review rating of at least 4.0 out of 5. We aggregate all reviews from different booking sites and other unbiased review websites. Any hotel listed here should have a price of $100 or less per night. Hence, you can be certain all hotels listed above offer you a great and affordable stay in Cape Town.


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Top 3 budget hotels in Cape Town

Let’s summarize this affordable travel guide. Based on thousands of guest reviews, these are the best budget hotels in Cape Town:


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