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Cape Town
Reviewed 15 February 2016

Located a couple of miles from the CBD and waterfront AHB is a small, homely backpackers. The local area is an eclectic mix of cultures and has a supermarket, with several bars and restaurants close by. The staff are friendly and very helpful should you need recommendations or help booking trips. I stayed in Treetops. A double bed and my...

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Jamie-African, Owner at African Heart Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank-you for the lovely review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to host you again.

Cape Town
Reviewed 10 January 2016

Had an awesome stay at African Heart. Friendly staff and met awesome people. I absolutely love art effect of the entire house. My room was excellent and so grateful for the fan in the room. The entire house is very funky, young and pleasant. Extremely friendly staff which is a big bonus including the helper, she's very sweet. Thank you...

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Jamie-African, Owner at African Heart Backpackers, responded to this review

You are most welcome, thanks for reviewing us :)

Reviewed 30 November 2015

The place is in a good location close to shops and cafe's. The area is busy, but also safe to walk around. it is really multi-cultural.The staff were great and very helpful. my Friends and I have a great time during our stay. Thank you Gert, for the hospitality. looking forward to our visit next time.

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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 26 October 2015

I had a fun 6 night stay at African Heart. Met amazing people and had a great time. It is an affordable place to stay and provides the best value for money in the area. It is walking distance from the Groote Schuur Hospital which is where I worked during the time. Expect lower end accommodation and a true backpackers...

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Cape Town
Reviewed 17 October 2015

Very friendly staff that greeted us on arrival but the room was quaint. The bathroom was on top of everything and the shower and toilet were on opposite side of the room that was only down part. The room was beautifully painted.

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Cape Town
Reviewed 4 September 2015

We loved staying at this place. We had a really nice and clean room. Access to a light breakfast and a big kitchen. Whenever we needed advice for a tour or trip we received great help from staff. It's definitely a place I would recommend to young people traveling (it might get noisy at night especially on weekends, but I...

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El Cajon, California
Reviewed 5 July 2015

this is a great option if you are young and are on a budget. there are lots of local shops, restaurants, bars for entertainment. my only problem was that there was no heater in the room. the winter time it gets pretty cold compared to what i am used to in california

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Cape Town
Reviewed 11 June 2015

I stayed with African Heart for 2 nights! The service was amazing, everybody were always really helpful and nice to me. I met some incredible people during my stay! Its really easy to get to the centre of Cape Town with the minibus or you can also go with a cab. Great experience!

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lyon
Reviewed 13 May 2015

Just a good stay. We are nearly the center of the city, only 7 minutes with a car. Staff very friendly. Perhaps the room was a little bit small with two kids. Thé kitchen is large with all you need...

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 24 April 2015

loved our stay at African Heart. The place is in a good location close to shops and restaurants, and we enjoyed using public transport to access the city's sights, mostly by train. The area is busy, lots of students, quirky cafes and really cool to see how multi-cultural it is, much more than anywhere else we saw in SA. The...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
African Heart is a backpackers lodge with a difference. Vibrant colors, retro furniture, original artworks, spotless modern bathrooms and ultra-comfy beds. We are a small lodge offering a high quality standard of backpackers accommodation and facilities. We also offer superior guest service from our Reception, taking care of anything you need, from booking adventures and onward travels, to where to find the best local music, entertainment and food. ... more   less 

Additional Information about African Heart Backpackers

Address: 27 Station Road, Observatory 7925, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Observatory
Price Range: $43 - $86 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — African Heart Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 7
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“We sometimes woke up early in the morning from people passing on the street, chatting loud. If there are rooms NOT on the street side its quieter.”
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“I enjoyed the Pink Leopard room for my family myself and husband slept on the dubble bed and two young kids slept on the bunk bed. I also liked having the shower in the room, made it more comfortable for the kids.”
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