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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 15 June 2014

My brother and i had an amazing time in Cape Town, and it all started with this amazing backpackers! :D They had great people and gave great vibes. Thank you for a great stay :D I would 110% recommend this backpackers :)

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Melj234, Owner at Bohemian Lofts Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi there Thank you so much for your lovely comments - you and your brother definately brought some great vibes here too!! We look forward to seeing you again in the future! Warm Regards Mel

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 12 June 2014

I had a great three days there, the staff were very welcoming and extremely easy to talk to. I loved the main bathroom with a really high skylight, the beds were great, very comfortable. I would stay there again. Oh and Braai night was awesome with everybody on the balcony over looking lower main road sharing friendly conversation. Thank you...

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Melj234, Owner at Bohemian Lofts Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi there Thank you for your review, we really appreciate your comments. We are glad you enjoyed the braai with us, our Thursday braai nights have proven very popular with our guests. We look forward to hosting you again in the future! Warm Regards Mel

Reviewed 24 February 2014 via mobile

We had a great week in Cape Town and every day we were tired out and HAPPY to get back to our Beautiful funky Backpackers. The team is lovely and does everything to make your stay very comfy. Even when we aske for another room.. No problem! thanks for a really really great stay !!!

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Melj234, Owner at Bohemian Lofts Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi there Thank you so much for your lovely review and your wonderful comments on our staff and funky African decor. We loved having you stay and look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Warm Regards Mel

Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 8 January 2014

Spent two nights here in Constantia, a large room with a big bed and an ensuite bathroom. The staff was friendly and the reception was open for 24 hours, but I found it extremely difficult to sleep due to the heat (there is no ceiling fan, only one small window) and the noise coming in from the busy street outside...

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Melj234, Owner at Bohemian Lofts Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi there Thank you for taking the time to review our backpackers and I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay with us. To address the points raised: - We do admit that there can be noise some nights, but its a small price to pay for being right in the hub of Observatory, and a...

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 24 December 2013

I have lived most of my life in Cape Town and found myself these past few weeks re-visiting Cape Town and eventually found Bohemian Lofts and felt so much at home. The staff are just the best and wear constant sunny smiles and made me feel always welcome and cared for. Great dorm beds super comfy and wide and nice...

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Melj234, Owner at Bohemian Lofts Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi there :) Thank you so much for your lovely review! We loved having you stay and we are so glad you felt so at home, that is what we aim to create here. Looking forward to welcoming you back again soon! Warm Regards Mel

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 19 December 2013

Spent 3 nights in total at this backpackers and I absolutely loved it! The staff are beyond friendly and great to hang out with and the hostel itself is great, comfortable, affordable and with a great cost! My friend and I stayed in Constantia - a massive room with ensuite and huge comfortable bed while my other friends stayed in...

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Melj234, Owner at Bohemian Lofts Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi there Thank you for your review. We really appreciate your lovely comments about our staff, we do go out of our way to make our guests feel at home during their stay here. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Warm Regards Mel

London
Reviewed 3 November 2013 via mobile

We stayed for one night in a dorm room which was fine.  There was 1 shower for up to 7 people but there was only 4 of us there that night so it was fine.  The shower was very good and the bathroom was large. The bed was very comfortable with an expensive looking thick comfy mattress cover.   The...

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Melj234, Owner at Bohemian Lofts Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi there! Thank you for your review and we are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We now have 2 showers for the dorm room (it was busy being built whilst you were here) so no more waiting for the bathroom :) We look forward to welcoming you to Observatory again in the near future!...

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 6 October 2013 via mobile

Would definitely recommend. We were made to feel like family. Nothing like chilling on the balcony with a beer and some mates, watching the people of Obs do their thing. If you're hungry, there's a fantastic pizza place downstairs that does wonders with cheese and dough... Not to mention the delights of the Lower Main restaurant strip! Thanks to Mel,...

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Melj234, Owner at Bohemian Lofts Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi there Thank you for your lovely review and yes, we agree, there's not much better things in life than watching the world go by on our balcony with a cold one in hand!! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Warm Regards Mel

Pittsburgh, PA
Reviewed 24 August 2013

First, kudos to the manager to inviting us to stay for 2 days, after our initial reservation was lost in computer-never-land (may have actually been an issue with bookings.com, its not really clear). So they helped us find another place, and insisted on giving us 2 free nights later in the trip without us even asking/requesting/threatening. Great service! I was...

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Melj234, Owner at Bohemian Lofts Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi there Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. We are so glad that you managed to come back and stay with us, and it seems that you really took the time to explore Obs and discovered all our quirky stores and exciting cafes and nightlife. We admit it can get a little noisy sometimes but...

Reviewed 16 June 2013

We had a great stay at Bohemian. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. The beds were the cleanest and most comfortable beds that we have sleep in at a backpackers. It is located in a cool part of town, with a good night life and 2 minutes from the train station and supermarket. Free wifi/computer and tea and coffee....

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Melj234, Owner at Bohemian Lofts Backpackers, responded to this review

Hey there Thanks so much for leaving us a TripAdvisor review. I am so excited that you enjoyed your stay with us and made use of our free wifi which we offer all of our guests. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future!! Warm Regards Mel

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Bohemian Lofts Backpackers overlooks OBS Lower Main Road, and from the balcony, you can sit and people-watch, or just soak up the hustle and bustle of this eclectic artsy neighbourhood. Each room is artistically themed after a different neighbourhood in Cape Town, and offers all the amenities you need for a great stay. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bohemian Lofts Backpackers

Address: 41 Trill Road, Observatory 7925, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Observatory
Price Range: $15 - $32 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Constantia room is spacious with a nice bathroom”
 of 5 bubbles jonesem92, 20 Jun 2016 | Read review
“I guess the rooms towards the busy street Lower Main are more noisy, but we never had any problems falling asleep/waking up by noise.”
 of 5 bubbles , 14 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Get a room upstairs! The heat is much less up there. Also, a balcony room is WORTH it.”
 of 5 bubbles 838laurenv, 11 Mar 2016 | Read review
“My favourite rooms are Constantia as it quite spacious with a king size bed and Camps Bay with the beachy theme.”
 of 5 bubbles Perfection_Hunter, 6 Jan 2016 | Read review
“get a room on the balconies and pop down the stairs in the mornings to the Honey Bun Cafe for a cheap, delicious bacon breakfast....”
 of 5 bubbles 223alfredm, 24 Dec 2014 | Read review
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