The Backpack

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Average rate: $12 - Hotel class: 5 stars
74 New Church Street, Cape Town, South Africa

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Quality, Affordable Cape Town Accommodation Sep 11, 2013
The first thing to say about this hostel is that it is the best I have stayed in. Anywhere.

We arrived at 22:00 straight from the airport and the door security checked our group in and showed us to our room. We had a four person room with four single beds and it was very clean and had an en suite bathroom. I could see Table Mountain through the window whilst in bed.

The following day's light allowed for a better inspection of the place and also to speak to reception and book some excursions. The reception staff were very helpful and pleasant and arranged a fantastic trip for us around the Cape. We were picked up from outside the hostel.

There is a bar/cafe/restaurant at The Backpack and all the food we ordered was to a high standard. The drinks, both alcoholic and none alcoholic were very reasonably priced.

Location wise, it is 5 minutes walk from Long Street and right near the centre of Cape Town.

If you're looking for inexpensive and pleasant accommodation near to the heart of Cape Town then this is the place for you. The common area is extremely nice to chill out in and also has a pool table / swimming pool available. Free WiFi is also always a bonus!

Cafe / Bar
Common Area / View
Four bed room
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The Backpack Overview

Making a difference is more than just an initiative of The Backpack, it is the way we are, the way we work and the way we live. South Africa's original award-winning backpacker hostel and travel agency is simply the best place to make your travel arrangements, with all the facilities you can expect from a great hotel, such as stylishly decorated Afro-chic rooms offering superior comfort and quality, with shared or en-suite bathrooms, private electronic safes and in-house ATM. Stay in touch in our internet cafe or use WiFi throughout the hostel; swim in the pool with a stunning view of Table Mountain, or meet like-minded international travellers in our buzzing Cafe or Bar. This 5* Backpackers offer a variety of rooms, ranging from 8- and 4-bed dorms, to singles, twins, doubles and family rooms; communal kitchen and dining facilities; lots of sociable and chill-out spots to relax in. A night on the town in Long Street, gorgeous Clifton and Camps Bay beaches, Table Mountain, V&A Waterfront and the city centre is just a stone’s throw away. "One of the world's 10 coolest hostels" Guardian UK - 2010Winner of 2011 AA Quality Assured Accommodation Award Awarded Best Hostel in South Africa 2010, 2009 & 2008. This description is based on information provided by the specialty lodging.

The Backpack Amenities

  • High-speed Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Airport shuttle
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • ATM / Cash Machine
  • Garden
  • Desk
  • Facsimile
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • Shower
  • Pool Outdoor
  • Free Parking

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