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Cape Town -The Backpack

South Africa’s original, multi award-winning hostel and travel centre is simply Cape Town’s hottest, most social spot to stay. Centrally located within easy reach of all the attractions

93 %

  • Dorm
    From €22.12
  • Private
    From €56.31
10 or more people?

What travellers think

Travellers that stayed here think this hostel is best for

  • Sightseeing
  • Socialising
  • Sports & Activities
  • Unique atmosphere

Hostel rating (0)

93 %

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

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

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!!!!!!!!


Avatar for Alvaro


Sun 09 Mar 2014

Poor facilities for internet access! Speed of WiFi unacceptable.


Avatar for Henning


Tue 17 Dec 2013