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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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    2017-10-29 2017-10-30
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    Room & Suite (138)
    • Excellent66%
    • Very good27%
    • Average5%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible1%
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    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Airport Transportation
    Family Rooms
    Laundry Service
    Shuttle Bus Service
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    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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    Reviewed 16 May 2017

    This place is GREAT! Stay there! Pros: Easy walking distance to food, nightlife and downtown w/o all the noise of being downtown. The whole place is adorable, clean, and well done. Pool, lounge area, garden. It's beautiful! Amazing breakfast included in price. Private rooms are...More

    Thank Andrea T
    Response from Lee H, Owner at The BackpackResponded 18 May 2017

    Thank you so much for your glowing review we are so happy you loved our place and will continue to do more so come back. Thanks for pointing out our lack of utensils in the kitchen I will see that they get updated. Hope to...More

    Reviewed 7 May 2017

    Nice people, bedroom are very comfortable, the decoration is nice and colorfull, you have lot of choice for your breakfast, the view on the mountain specially table moutain is amazing. So I will go back without any doubt ! :)

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    Response from JadeBackpack, Manager at The BackpackResponded 8 May 2017

    Thank you for the compliments and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind Regards, The Backpack Team.

    Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

    My favourite backpackers by far. Slightly more expensive than some of the other places but worth every penny. My fiance and I stayed in the tent the first night which was really cool and then a double room the next and it was so much...More

    Thank Beans S
    Response from JadeBackpack, Manager at The BackpackResponded 8 May 2017

    Wow! Thanks for an awesome review. While we can't offer you a permanent room, we hope this means you will be back soon to visit us :) Kind Regards, The Backpac Team.

    Reviewed 28 April 2017

    I attended World Travel Market in Cape Town last week, and needed a place in the city to stay for the week. The Backpack was very conveniently located in the center of the city, making it possible for me to go back to freshen up...More

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    Response from JadeBackpack, Manager at The BackpackResponded 8 May 2017

    Hey Cindy! Thank you so much for coming to stay with us at our hostel and we are so pleased that you had a fun time with us and also a great WTM 2017! We hope to see you again. Kind Regards, The Backpack Team.

    Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

    My wife and I stayed for two nights. We had a private room with an en suite bathroom. The room is tidy but the bathroom smelled awful. The staff was great, the location was good. We are in our mid 30s and felt old here!!!...More

    Thank Jeff C
    Response from JadeBackpack, Manager at The BackpackResponded 8 May 2017

    Hi there, we would like to think we are suited to all ages; we have had young children with parents, student groups, young adults and even elderly grandparents stay with us! We do apologise for the smell; we sometimes experience drain or damp smells or...More

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    • 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
    • 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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    • Location
    • South Africa >
    • Western Cape >
    • Cape Town >
    • Cape Town Central >
    • City Bowl / Tamboerskloof
    • Also Known As
    • The Backpack Hotel Cape Town Central ,
    • The Backpack Cape Town, South Africa
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    Traveller (204)
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    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.
    Sioned J
    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.
    18 February 2015|
    Response from tembi1 | Property representative |
    we do arrange airport transfers from R220
    Room Tips
    "Rooms inside the main building are a little nicer and warmer than those located in the annexes."
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    "If you've booked a private room, ask if you can check the available options when you arrive. You may be..."
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    "4 bed dorm room is close to entry, could be loud but not sure. Most of the privates are near the back and..."
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    "Rooms along the back hallway are smoky."
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