Best Hotels, B&B's and Hostels in Cape Town

We list the best hotels, hostels, B&Bs and guesthouses in Cape Town as recommended by travel experts from CNN, Lonely Planet, Frommer’s, Fodor’s, New York Times and more. All hotel recommendations have been referenced with customer reviews and we only listed places that have at least a 4 out of 5-star customer review rating.  
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Lodge Tintswalo Atlantic, Cape Town

Reccomended by:

Lonely Planet, Fodors, Telegraph

4.8
622 euro 552 gbp 768 usd 81408 jpy 599 cad 599 aud 6013 hkd 1013 sgd 721 chf 4876 cny 6336 sek 4638 dkk 5982 nok

Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town

Reccomended by:

Fodors, CNN, Telegraph

4.8
427 euro 380 gbp 528 usd 55968 jpy 411 cad 411 aud 4134 hkd 696 sgd 496 chf 3352 cny 4356 sek 3189 dkk 4113 nok

Hotel Ellerman House, Cape Town

Reccomended by:

Frommers, Fodors, Telegraph

4.8
538 euro 478 gbp 665 usd 70490 jpy 518 cad 518 aud 5206 hkd 877 sgd 625 chf 4222 cny 5486 sek 4016 dkk 5180 nok

Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa, Cape Town

Reccomended by:

Frommers, Fodors, Telegraph

4.5
299 euro 266 gbp 370 usd 39220 jpy 288 cad 288 aud 2897 hkd 488 sgd 347 chf 2349 cny 3052 sek 2234 dkk 2882 nok

One&Only Hotel, Cape Town

Reccomended by:

CNN, Telegraph

4.6
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Cape View Clifton Hotel, Cape Town

Reccomended by:

New York Times, Telegraph

4.8
330 euro 293 gbp 408 usd 43248 jpy 318 cad 318 aud 3194 hkd 538 sgd 383 chf 2590 cny 3366 sek 2464 dkk 3178 nok

Cape Heritage Hotel, Cape Town

Reccomended by:

New York Times, Telegraph

4.7
118 euro 105 gbp 146 usd 15476 jpy 113 cad 113 aud 1143 hkd 192 sgd 137 chf 927 cny 1204 sek 881 dkk 1137 nok

Steenberg Hotel Tokai, Cape Town

Reccomended by:

CNN, Telegraph

4.8
187 euro 167 gbp 232 usd 24592 jpy 180 cad 180 aud 1816 hkd 306 sgd 218 chf 1473 cny 1914 sek 1401 dkk 1807 nok

MannaBay Fine Boutique Hotel, Cape Town

Reccomended by:

Lonely Planet, Telegraph

4.9
470 euro 418 gbp 581 usd 61586 jpy 453 cad 453 aud 4549 hkd 766 sgd 546 chf 3689 cny 4793 sek 3509 dkk 4525 nok

The Silo Hotel, Cape Town

Reccomended by:

CN Traveler, Telegraph

4.7
797 euro 708 gbp 984 usd 104304 jpy 767 cad 767 aud 7704 hkd 1298 sgd 924 chf 6248 cny 8118 sek 5943 dkk 7665 nok

The B.I.G Backpackers Hostel, Cape Town

Reccomended by:

Telegraph

4.6
17 euro 15 gbp 22 usd 2332 jpy 17 cad 17 aud 172 hkd 29 sgd 20 chf 139 cny 181 sek 132 dkk 171 nok

Hotel The Grand Daddy Airstream Trailer Park, Cape Town

Reccomended by:

CNN

4.3
129 euro 115 gbp 160 usd 16960 jpy 124 cad 124 aud 1252 hkd 211 sgd 150 chf 1016 cny 1320 sek 966 dkk 1246 nok

Hostel The Backpack, Cape Town

Reccomended by:

Lonely Planet

4.4
26 euro 23 gbp 33 usd 3498 jpy 25 cad 25 aud 258 hkd 43 sgd 31 chf 209 cny 272 sek 199 dkk 257 nok

Guesthouse La Grenadine, Cape Town

Reccomended by:

Lonely Planet

4.7
133 euro 118 gbp 165 usd 17490 jpy 128 cad 128 aud 1291 hkd 217 sgd 155 chf 1047 cny 1361 sek 996 dkk 1285 nok

FAQ

What are the best neighborhoods to stay Cape Town?

Cape Town is a port city on the southwestern coast of South Africa that is home to natural and architectural wonders including the Table Mountain, Robben Island, Cape of Good Hope, Boulders Beach, to name just a few. Some of the best neighborhoods in Cape Town are:

Bo-Kaap
Bo-Kaap is among the oldest neighborhoods of the port city and is famous for its rows of flat-roofed buildings. The neighborhood is the home to a wide numbers of tourist hotspots including centuries-old mosques, museum, restaurants, hotels, and guest houses. It also has a shopping mall.

Victoria and Alfred Waterfront
Victoria and Alfred Waterfront is among the most popular neighborhoods of Cape Town. The area is home to shopping malls, food market, watershed, design and souvenir stores that offer a wide array of crafts, fashion, and local design. The area also boasts of an aquarium, high-end apartments, and other cultural attractions.

Camps Bay
Camps Bay is a suburban neighborhood in the city that is renowned for its upmarket mansions and palm-tree lined beach overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The area is home to a wide range of hotels, shops, restaurants, and sea-side bars that transform into nightclubs at the breaking of dusk.

Hout Bay
Hout Bay is a neighborhood with natural beauty, heritage, and unique location that give the area the charm and spectacular views. The area is also home to Mariner’s Wharf, Bay Harbour Market, Chapman’s Peak, among other tourist attractions. The neighborhood is replete with curio shops, seafood restaurants where local goods, food, and live music can be found under one place.

Gardens
Gardens is a suburban neighborhood that offers a plenty of art galleries, shops, pubs, and restaurants. The neighborhood is home to the Labia Theatre that is located on Orange Street.

Also check out our travel guide about the best areas to stay in Cape Town.

How much does it cost to stay in a Cape Town hotel?

For a 3-star hotel in Cape Town you pay $85 per night on average. If you're looking for a 4-star hotel then you would need to spend around $120 per night, or if you're after a luxury 5-star hotel then you would have to spend approximately $250 per night.

What is the best budget hotel in Cape Town?

If you're looking for a cheap hotel in Cape Town, then try Cape Heritage Hotel. It's an excellent budget hotel offering great value for money. It's in a good location, it's been recommended by travel experts and the hotel has excellent customer reviews.

What is the best boutique hotel in Cape Town?

Not a fan of big chain hotels? No problem. If you want to stay in a boutique hotel in Cape Town, then you should book MannaBay Fine Boutique Hotel. The hotel has been rated highly by previous guests for its boutique style. It has also been recommended by influential travel journalists.

What is the best luxury hotel in Cape Town?

If money isn't a problem and you're looking for a luxury hotel in Cape Town, then go for Lodge Tintswalo Atlantic. The hotel offers excellent service, it's in a top location, it has been rated very highly by previous guests and renowned travel critics have recommended it.

What is the best hostel in Cape Town?

If you're looking for a great hostel in Cape Town, then you should check out B.I.G Backpackers Hostel. The hostel has magnificent reviews by backpackers, it has been recommended by well-known travel experts and it's in a good location.

Which Cape Town hotels offer great views?

If you're looking for hotels with great views of Cape Town, then try the Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa, Cape View Clifton Hotel or the One&Only Hotel. All those hotels have excellent customer review ratings for their amazing views.

Which Cape Town hotels serve a great breakfast?

Looking for a hotel that offer a good start to the day? Try the Cape Heritage Hotel, it has some excellent customer review ratings for their breakfast buffet. Hostel The Backpack also offers nice breakfast.

Which Cape Town hotel has the best rooftop bar?

If you're looking for a hotel with an excellent rooftop bar, then try Hotel The Grand Daddy Airstream Trailer Park. It's also a very funky place to stay.

What are the best things to do in Cape Town?

Table Mountain Cable Car Ticket & Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Combo. See the best of Cape Town with this combined Table Mountain return cable car ticket, Cape Town hop-on hop-off bus ticket and, free walking tour. Use the bus to be dropped at the door of the Cableway station. Price: $41.

Full-Day Cape Point & Cape Peninsula Sightseeing Tour from Cape Town. Visit Boulders Beach, Cape Fur, and Cape Point Nature Reserve, and see a penguin colony as well as other wildlife. Price: $62.

Robben Island: Ferry Ticket and Tour. Secure a ticket for the ferry to Robben Island and visit the prison where Nelson Mandela was kept during Apartheid. Learn about the dramatic history of South Africa through the voice of one of the former prisoners. Price: $65.

More things to do in Cape Town

About Cape Town

Cape Town is a coastal city in South Africa and also the capital city of the Western Province. Cape Town is also the primate city of the Western Cape Province. The city is the seat of the Parliament of South Africa which makes it the legislative capital of the country. Cape Town is famous worldwide for its elegant designs, natural setting and its harbor which makes it one of the most visited places in the world. The city also has beautiful and scenic landmarks that include the famous Table Mountain and Cape Point.

Cape Town is one of the most multicultural cities in the world which shows that the city is a major migration destination in the continent of Africa. Further reflections of the attractiveness of the city are the city being named the World Design Capital for 2014 as well as named the best place to visit by both The New York Times and The Daily Telegraph, also in 2014.

Cape Town is a popular international tourist destination in Africa due to its favorable mild climates, well-developed infrastructures, and natural setting. Notable features such as Table Mountain also make the city well-known throughout the world.

We recommend that you read our guide about where to stay in Cape Town. It gives you an excellent overview of the most popular areas, highlighting the main attractions and hotel recommendations for each area. If you like our list of best hotels and hostels in Cape Town, then you should also check out our selection of recommended hotels in Marrakech or the best hotels in Fez.