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    The Backpack

    74 New Church Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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    • Excellent66%
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    Breakfast included
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    Reviewed 10 December 2015 via mobile

    The Backpack is very great located!! The staff is extremly friendly and very helpful!!!! We hade a room for two with private shower and toilet. Towels were provided. Room was clean and spascious. Breakfast was nothing special... But ok. There are a few comun aereas...More

    Thank ValenciaZuerich
    Response from JadeCPT, Manager at The BackpackResponded 14 December 2015

    Hello, thank you for taking the time to review The Backpack. We are very chuffed that you thought our service was up to standard and that the staff could help as much as possible. And it is especially great that you were able to meet...More

    Reviewed 7 December 2015

    i just loved to come back again and again to the hostel and see all this beautiful people , felt trully at home and safe. it doesn't matter in which room you stay, all are good. very good location to recover Cape Town, i only...More

    Thank Caroline W
    Response from JadeCPT, Manager at The BackpackResponded 14 December 2015

    Hey there, thank you for the review of The Backpack. It is great that you had an awesome time and this means that you will just keep coming back to stay with us! Kind regards, Jade Calmeyer.

    Reviewed 6 December 2015

    We didn't stay at The Backpack, but at an apartment which is rented out through The Backpack. A studio apartment opposite Company's Gardens, was perfect for our stay in Cape Town. The apartment was immaculate and the view of Table Mountain was great. If you...More

    1  Thank CloverUK123
    Response from JadeCPT, Manager at The BackpackResponded 14 December 2015

    Hey there. Great choice to stay at our off-site studio apartment and of course to try out Mama Africa's tasty food! Thank you for bringing these issues to our attention - we will definitely look into these things so that it will not happen again....More

    Reviewed 1 December 2015

    Breakfast is exceptionally good! You´ll get the variety of foods like in a 4 star hotel. Quiet and relaxing , fantastic location, yet just a few steps away from the parts of the town, where everything happens.

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    Thank MissMilou
    Response from JadeCPT, Manager at The BackpackResponded 14 December 2015

    Hi there. It is fantastic that our breakfast is so well received! Thank you for choosing to stay with us and we hope that you will come back again soon with family and friends. Kind Regards, Jade Calmeyer

    Reviewed 28 November 2015

    Stayed there for 5 days in Cape Town along with my husband. We chose a double room with a private bathroom. The room is great and it gets cleaned everyday. The hostel is in a great location, walking distance from the city center, and a...More

    Thank Hend E
    Response from JadeCPT, Manager at The BackpackResponded 1 December 2015

    Hi there. We like to be that home away from home for our guests. It's brilliant that you took a walk through town, to see all the cool things that Cape Town has to offer. We hope you will come back to spend some more...More

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    About
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Shuttle Bus Service
    • Free Parking
    • Airport Transportation
    • Breakfast included
    • Laundry Service
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Bar/Lounge
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$28 - US$109 (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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    • Location
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    • 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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    Response from tembi1 | Property representative |
    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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