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

  • Sightseeing
  • Unique atmosphere
  • Relaxing
  • Socialising

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...


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Tue 11 Nov 2014