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Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Myself and my friend have just stayed here for 10 days to start the beginning of our trip up to Joburg, and we loved staying here. As this is the first hostel we have ever stayed in we really enjoyed it. The location is perfect for resturants/cafes etc and 5 min walk from Long St, is also extremely close to...

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Aarhus, Denmark
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Cape Town Backpackers, is the best! I stayed at Cape Town backpackers for 18 days, and it was amazing! The staff and the maids were some of the sweetest people I’ve ever met. I travelled to Cape Town alone, but I never felt alone, as there was always someone to hang out with, at the hostel. Everyone who was working...

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Stuttgart, Germany
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff, clean rooms and everything you need! You can book tours, drink beer in the hostel bar, cook your own food or order breakfast from the hostel chef. Also the hostel is close to the crowded "long street".

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Krakow, Poland
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Great localization! If you are from abroad and you keep hearing how dangerous is South Africa then this hostel is something for you. Very easy, convenient location, you can travel everywhere using either hop on hop off MyCity. The bar downstairs and the storage of the luggage, helpful staff... very good!

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Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

One of the larger backpackers. Well positioned to trendy bars and restaurants, old Victorian building with all amenities, well priced and we'll equipped for tours. Comfortable mixed dorms, only drawback has been no hot water after trying twice today. Overall, GOOD and we'll priced.

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AndyCTBP, Guest Relations Manager at Cape Town Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Oliver. Thanks for the review, apologies about the water issue, we had a new system fitted. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Andy

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 19 April 2016

Very nice,social,clean homely enviroment.I enjoyed the view and the friendly neighborhood .The locals were very nice.The weather was also fantastic.Situated right in the middle of the action,what more could you ask for.

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AndyCTBP, Guest Relations Manager at Cape Town Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Carlis, thanks for taking the time to review us, see you next time :)

Myre, Norway
Reviewed 17 April 2016

Super friendly and hjelpfull staff. On their time of, they socialize with the customers. Feels like they are one of us. Bar/ Reception/ Hangout -areas is nice. Good kitchen facilities. Hostel have an good position in the city. Feels safe inside. To get more rating, they should do some general painting, and upgrade the shower/toilets rooms, and add more outlets...

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AndyCTBP, Guest Relations Manager at Cape Town Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi, We are always very busy through the high season, this past year even busier than normal. Some things took a battering and we're actually in the middle of a refit now! Next time you come we'll be all shiney and new. Thanks for the review, Andy

Varese, Italy
Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

The hostel is so nice ,quiet and clean , room are quite big and most of them have a balcony. There is a nice smoking area outside with sofas and chair where during the night you can have a drink (there is a really cheap bar in the hostel) and chat with the other people .. Staff is so friendly...

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AndyCTBP, Guest Relations Manager at Cape Town Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Martina, we think we're the best in town as well :)

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 22 March 2016

It was a last minute decision to stay at the backpackers, but it has been an amazing experience. The backpackers has an unusual layout which adds to its charm. The whole vibe is very friendly and people easily start a conversation with you and I have made very good friends here. The staff is very friendly all round. Very helpful...

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AndyCTBP, Manager at Cape Town Backpackers, responded to this review

Come back soon .. :)

New York City, New York
Reviewed 9 March 2016

Me and my husband stayed for 1 week in a private en suite for the entire time that we were in Cape Town the room was spacious and clean, value for money if you are on a budget, the staff was very helpful and friendly in organizing our day trips without any fuss, they even organized airport transfers to and...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Cape Town Backpackers has a fantastic atmosphere and plenty of style. Its has all of the facilities you would expect from a top quality backpackers including WiFi, and internet access, café and a self-catering kitchen, a comprehensive travel desk, and a great bar to meet fellow travellers. Located in the City Bowl, close to all the main attractions, it offers affordable accommodation – from dorms to deluxe double en suite rooms – and a fun, friendly atmosphere. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cape Town Backpackers

Address: 81 New Church Street | Tamboerskloof, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central > City Bowl
Price Range: $24 - $152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Cape Town Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 25
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“Try and stay either on the lower ground level or extended building”
 of 5 bubbles Emile111, 22 Mar 2016 | Read review
“private rooms are very nice”
 of 5 bubbles theresa123478, 9 Mar 2016 | Read review
“The dorm rooms are great but if u want quietness take a private room”
 of 5 bubbles ldelport, 9 Mar 2016 | Read review
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