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33 South Boutique Backpackers

48 Trill Road, Observatory, Cape Town, South Africa

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Overall Rating 82%

From 1 Review

Hostel rating (1)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 100%
Cleanliness 80%
Location 80%
Security 80%
Service 80%
Comfort 70%
Green rating 70%

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Cape Town Hostel

Hostel Cape Town

Welcome to our hostel

Situated in 'OBZ' (Observatory) the bohemian student neighborhood of Cape Town, 33 South is in the center of everything hot and happening!

Jam-packed with quaint bars, vibey restaurants of all sizes, atmospheres and flavors, live music venues, pool bars and so much more; as well as a stones throw from the train line, Obz really is the place to be., 33 South is in a quiet street, about a 30 second walk away from all the hustle and bustle of the lower main road. 33 South is a 'BOUTIQUE BACKPACKERS' - a place where independent travelers can live in a backpacker-style accommodation, while still enjoying the luxuries of a boutique hotel or guesthouse. Breakfast included? Yes. Hotel quality percale linen? Definitely. Attentive and knowledgeable staff? 'Fo Sho!'
With each room themed after a neighborhood in Cape Town, you really don't need to travel far to get a taste of Cape Town and it's rich cultural diversity. However, should you decide (and we certainly recommend it!) to spend your days out and about, our travel center can supply you with a wealth of knowledge - from overland trips, to local road trips, to where the best surf is, to VIP and free entrance to clubs and even underground trance parties!
In effort to 'Green' ourselves, we have the following inplace:
1.) Recycling
2.) A Worm Farm, where all our compost is digested into useable fertilizer by worms
3.) Solar powere showers, and timers to save electricity
4.) We use only energy-saving lightbulbs
5.) Our washing machines are energy efficient, and we use 'Bio-washballs' instead of commercial detergent.
'Flashpackers' and Adventure Travelers - Welcome to Cape Town, and 33 South!

Prices

Prices are non-member prices

Dorms - Per guest per night

Beds

Private - Per room per night

Rooms

Important info

  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout

Facilities

Facilities

Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Garden
  • TV room

Accessibility

  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Cafe/Bistro
  • Licenced Bar/Pub
  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Free
  • Wifi - Free
  • Internet Cafe Nearby - Less than 500 m

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Basic Shop
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Lockers Available - In Room
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
  • Smoking Area
Opening times

Opening times


Reception:
Check-in:

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. (+27) 21 447 24 23

info@33southbackpackers.com

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Township Tour (5 to 10km)

See the full list of attractions

Reviews

Reviews

I stayed in the private room in the back and really liked it. 33 South is funky, so perhaps not for the high-end traveler looking for a Hilton-like experience, but the vibe is great and the staff is friendly and helpful. It was quiet at night when I was there (coming on to winter), but it might be more rowdy in high season. Oh, and the neighborhood is really cool. Definitely enjoyed my stay.

97%

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Mateo,

Sun 22 May 2016

I suggest you improve your online booking system for the fact we didn't even stay with you as although we paid the deposit and then got told we had no booking so were transferred to 2 different hostels and that a transfers from the airport on our day of arrival would be sorted for us- however this was very untrue. Communication was exceptionally poor and seen as you were rated highly within the hosteling international site, I would highly hope you sort this matter.

20%

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Laura,

Mon 09 Mar 2015

A VER, ERA MEDIO DESPROLIJO EL TEMA DE LAS VACANTES Y DEMAS PERO EL AMBIENTE ERA MUY BUENO Y LA GENTE QUE ATENDIA ERA ESTUPENDA. BUENA RELACION PRECIO- CALIDAD Y ESTAS CERCA DE LA CIUDAD. A 15 MIN DE TABLE MOUNTAIN Y 10 MINUTOS EN TREN A LAS PLAYAS.

90%

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claus,

Tue 25 Feb 2014

Top Location I highly recommend it.

97%

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Tassilo,

Sat 06 Apr 2013

don't book it

20%

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Jianghui,

Mon 25 Feb 2013

Location

Location
Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach
  • City Centre
  • Hiking / Walking trails
  • Local market (2 to 3km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries
  • Nightlife
  • Parks / Green Area
  • Restaurants (At or next to the hostel)
  • River / Harbour / Lake
  • Shopping area / Mall (2 to 3km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (Less than 500 m)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Airport
14km to Cape Town International Airport
Bus
From the bus terminal on Adderley Street it is a 2 minute walk to the train station right next to it. Take the train towards Simons Town and get off at the Observatory stop. This should take about 15 minutes. Come out of the train station and go left on Florence Ave and first right up Trill Road and look for number 48, the bright orange building on your left.
Ferry/Boat
The easiest route is to take a 15 minute taxi ride to the backpackers.
Underground/Metro
N/A
Alternate Transport
Situated in 'OBZ' (Observatory) the bohemian student neighborhood of Cape Town, 33 South is in the center of everything hot and happening! Jam-packed with quaint bars, vibey restaurants of all sizes, atmospheres and flavors, live music venues, pool bars and so much more; as well as a stones throw from the train line that takes you straight to the city centre or out into the country, Obz really is the place to be., Street parking is available
Car
Street parking is available
Rail
From Cape Town station, take train to Simons Town, get off at Observatory station. 2min walk to hostel
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Rock Climbing
  • Surfing
  • Whale Watching

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