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    Forty8 Backpackers Hotel

    48 Hout Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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    Overview
    • Excellent25%
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    “long street” (11 reviews)
    Free Wifi
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    1 - 5 of 89 reviews

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    Very beautiful place love the deco, cleanliness and the painting. The stuff was very friendly. It would be nice is the rooms had showers or bathtubs inside the rooms than to go outside to take a bath.

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    Response from Al-Jay D, General Manager at Forty8 Backpackers HotelResponded 2 weeks ago

    Thank you for your valued review it's highly appreciated and you are always welcome at forty8backpackers sincere thanks Forty8backpackers

    Reviewed 15 June 2017

    I had an excellent stay t Forty8 friendly staff , nice and clean environment . For a backpacker it was quiet no noise friendly guest staying at this backpacker its more like family than strangers . I recommend this backpacker even for a family with...More

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    Response from Al-Jay D, Manager at Forty8 Backpackers HotelResponded 14 August 2017

    Thank you for your valued, review it's truly highly appreciated. forty8backpackers.com

    Reviewed 19 April 2017

    Excellent stay, Staff helpful its close to a very busy street for those who like the city night life . Forty 8 backpackers guest rocks its more of a family vibe I enjoyed the party they had on the Saturday night . Thank you Forty...More

    1  Thank jadenelouw041
    Response from Al-Jay D, Manager at Forty8 Backpackers HotelResponded 14 August 2017

    Thank you Jadene You are always welcome and do not forget that you always have a home at forty8backpackers. forty8backpackers

    Reviewed 13 April 2017

    it was my First time staying in a backpacker in the CBD , I must say that i am very surprised about the cleanliness and different backpacker. Its close to long street and not as noisy as I expected I have been to weird backpackers...More

    1  Thank nicole48winksdaniels
    Reviewed 13 April 2017

    Its my third time visiting this hostel. I had a great experience since day one. If one really want to experience the night life of Cape Town , This is the best place to view. Prices affordable and the staff very helpful its home away...More

    1  Thank azolaletticia
    Response from Al-Jay D, General Manager at Forty8 Backpackers HotelResponded 16 April 2017

    Hi Ms Letticia Thank you for you valued review, We at forty8backpackers would like to tahnk you very much and it's our primary aim to keep our guest feeling comfortable by sharing that "At home feeling" furthermore we can't wait to see you and the...More

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    • Top amenities
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Airport Transportation
    • Shuttle Bus Service
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Things to do
    • Bar/Lounge
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    • Price range
    • US$18 - US$50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 11
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    • Western Cape >
    • Cape Town >
    • Cape Town Central
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    • Forty8 Backpackers Hotel Cape Town, South Africa
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    "family room if you alone dormitory room"
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