Hostel The Backpack, Cape Town

74 New Church St, Tamboerskloof, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa (show on map)

Expert reviews

Lonely Planet review:

“This Fair Trade in Tourism–accredited operation offers affordable style, a buzzing vibe and fantastic staff. Its dorms may not be Cape Town’s cheapest but they’re among its best, while the private rooms and self-catering apartments are charmingly decorated.”

Guest rating

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4.4 out of 5.0

Ranked 13th in Cape Town


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All you need to know

Located on 74 New Church Street, the Backpack Hostel offers visitors in the city of Cape Town the very best of accommodation options in the best location and within stylish and elegant rooms. The hostel is the proud recipient of several hospitality awards and a Fair Trade accredited backpacker; both indications of the quality services offered by the hostel to its guests.

The hostel is an investor in people; helping them derive maximum satisfaction is the goal while keeping them comfortable throughout their stay in a friendly environment is how the hostel sets out on its goal. The hostel is perfectly located to some of the most famous attractions in the city of Cape Town; the fascinating V&A Waterfront is just a 5-minute walk away from the hostel while the popular Table Mountain is also located within a 5-minute walk distance of the hostel.

The hostel offers the very best in hospitality facilities, services, and amenities. Features such as free Wi-Fi, full air conditioning, and a flat-screen TV can be found in the hostel rooms. The hostel offers a wide range of room options such as private en-suites and social dormitories.

The hostel offers a breakfast buffet containing well-served meals from dining options that include bread, croissants, and jams. The hostel bar stays open until late every night ensuring that guests who enter late can still have a good time before going to bed on their comfy bed.

The hostel also offers facilities such as an outdoor pool, a garden, and luggage storage.


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