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

Best for

  • Relaxing
  • Sightseeing
  • Unique atmosphere
  • Shopping

Green rating



Yes, I highly recommend staying at "The Backpack" You will get your monies worth - good vibes, friendly backpackers, safe and most of all fun place to stay. Also, everything is centrally located - long street, only 5 min walk. Secure car parking is available as well. Book and stay here, you won't regret it! My bed view was Table Mountain...


Avatar for Mehul


Tue 11 Nov 2014

Une petite surprise désagréable à l'arrivée de 200 euros supplémentaires par rapport au prix annoncé. Erreur réparée quand je suis revenu contester. Sinon rien à redire à cette auberge très bien organisée avec un personnel très agréable.


Avatar for Jean-Jacques


Wed 29 Oct 2014