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    The Backpack

    74 New Church Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
    011 27 21 423 4530
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    11 - 15 of 587 reviews

    Reviewed 17 August 2017

    Great place to stay in Cape Town! Good location (downtown and near the touristic sites). Very nice people and great service. The room was really beautiful and comfortable ! Nice bar with a fire place. Good breakfast.

    Thank linerelisieux
    Response from JadeBackpack, Manager at The BackpackResponded 21 August 2017

    Hi there! Thank you for choosing to stay with us. We are happy to know that you had a pleasant time. Kind Regards, The Backpack Team.

    Reviewed 15 August 2017

    The backpack is situated in a great location. Not to far from the waterfront and just a short walk to long street. It also has a great view of Table Mountain which is pretty amazing. The only thing that got to me was reception, there...More

    Thank KlaraMunnik
    Response from JadeBackpack, Manager at The BackpackResponded 21 August 2017

    Hi Klara, thank you for taking the time to review us! We are so glad you had a pleasant stay with us and took notice of all our hard work to make a difference. We do apologise about the unfriendly staff member and we will...More

    Reviewed 14 August 2017

    cant really fault this place. its not a party hostel but it is sociable...the party hostels are on Long st but then you can make friends here then come back here to rest! location is great, walkable to long street and other places of interest....More

    Thank Louise e
    Response from JadeBackpack, Manager at The BackpackResponded 21 August 2017

    Hi there, thank you for the review. We are so happy that you enjoyed our vibe, breakfast and the gorgeous view of Table Mountain. We love it all too! See you in the near future. Kind Regards, The Backpack Team

    Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

    I love this place; it was a really nice and safe place to stay-- free wifi, a good kitchen, a bar, free breakfast, and resident pets (a dog and a cat!). It is really conscious of being a part of the community and strives to...More

    Thank Allison H
    Response from Lee H, Owner at The BackpackResponded 7 August 2017

    thanks Allison for the great review so glad you loved our hostel, the projects we are involved in, in our hostel and amongst our community. the dog and cat love being here and getting so much attention from our guests they must be the most...More

    Reviewed 29 July 2017

    We stayed at the Backpack for 6 nights. The rooms were spacious and clean. The hostel included wifi and breakfast. Great location-- can walk to several great restaurants and shops. It is secure, with security guards and a keypad lock to enter. A beautiful view...More

    Thank ClancK
    Response from Lee H, Owner at The BackpackResponded 7 August 2017

    thank you so much for going to the community programme i hope that you too have many warm memories as i know the children always do from having the chance to connect to people from other continents. Please come back when the weather is warm...More

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    About
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Free Parking
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Breakfast included
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Shuttle Bus Service
    • Free Parking
    • Airport Transportation
    • Breakfast included
    • Laundry Service
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Bar/Lounge
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    • Price range
    • US$27 - US$115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms ,
    • Smoking rooms available
    • Number of rooms
    • 38
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    • Cape Town Central >
    • City Bowl / Tamboerskloof
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    • The Backpack Hotel Cape Town Central ,
    • The Backpack Cape Town, South Africa
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    echomurmur
    26 January 2016|
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    Response from JaneMangnall | Reviewed this property |
    Not sure but you can do better with Uber and get wifi at the airport.
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    20 July 2015|
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    our prices do change from time to time seasonally and we also run specials so please watch our web page for exciting specials.
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    18 February 2015|
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    we do arrange airport transfers from R220
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