Located in Cape Town city centre, The Backpack features a café and an outdoor pool with panoramic Table Mountain views.

The hostel provides stylishly decorated Afro-chic rooms offering superior comfort and quality, with shared or en-suite bathrooms, private electronic lockers, in-house ATM and unlimited free Wi-Fi. Some rooms have in-room tea and coffee facilities. The on-site souvenir shop features locally made handicraft as well as artworks.

The shops of Long Street and Kloof Street are just a 10-minute walk away. The Backpack is 5 km away from the beachside activities at Camps Bay. In addition, you can also enjoy V&A Waterfront which is famous for its spectacular views, the buzz of a working harbour and world-class restaurants. Staff can recommend you city tours and outdoor excursions, such as paragliding and shark-cage diving.

What travellers think...

Green rating



Probably the best I ve ever been ( and i am a Long term customer9 Everything is absolutely perfect. only the bereakfast is a Little overprized compared to other places in CT 1! But Location and staff awesome!!!!!!!!


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Sun 09 Mar 2014

Poor facilities for internet access! Speed of WiFi unacceptable.


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Tue 17 Dec 2013