The Backpack - Hostel

74 New Church Street, 8001 Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
+27 214 234 530

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rate per night

8,7

Excellent
based on 1 102 reviews
The Backpack - Hostel - Cape Town, South Africa
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Expedia R466
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Orbitz R1 364
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Good to know

Distance to city centre 3,0 km
Location rating 9,1
Nearest airport Cape Town Intl
Distance to airport 18,5 km

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  • Good
    Mar 2020
    8,0

    Nice atmosphere

    Showers werent as clean..

  • Excellent
    Mar 2020
    9,6

    Great location with friendly staff.

  • Excellent
    Mar 2020
    10,0

    I stay at the Backpack for 2 weeks and I love it! The location is perfect, you're close to the Long street, supermarkets, table mountain, lions head, Champs bay and kap-boo. I slept in a four bed room for the last 2 weeks and I had a lot of great room mates. So book the backpack you would love it!

  • Good
    Mar 2020
    7,0

    Noise of other residents.

  • Excellent
    Feb 2020
    9,0

    Great location close to all important sights, good view of Table Mountain, refreshing salt water pool, pretty communal areas, good breakfast, friendly, helpful staff

    Tutu Room itself pretty dark and basic, shower (private room) didn’t work properly and had a strange smell sometimes

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Overview

With a stay at The Backpack - Hostel, you'll be centrally located in Cape Town, within a 5-minute walk of Long Street and Kloof Street. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.

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Features

Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Air conditioning

8,7 Excellent

based on 1 102 reviews

9,3

Vibe

9,2

Service

5,6

Comfort

5,3

Value

Things to know

  • Great view
  • Friendly service
  • Friendly atmosphere

Check in

14:00

Check out

10:00

Cancellation/pre-payment

Policies vary by room type and provider.

Amenities

Free Wi-Fi
Disabled access
ATM on-site
Car hire
Internet
Concierge service
Currency exchange on-site
Gift shop
Outdoor pool
Bar/Lounge
Air-conditioned
Safe
Airport shuttle (surcharge)
Pool table
Designated smoking area
Storage available
Non-smoking rooms available
Terrace/Patio
Library
Laundry facilities
Laundry service
Coffee shop
24-hour front desk
Pets not allowed
Parking (surcharge)
Grill

FAQs when booking at The Backpack - Hostel

Where is The Backpack - Hostel located?

The Backpack - Hostel is located at 74 New Church Street in Tamboerskloof, 3 km from the centre of Cape Town. Bo Kaap Museum is the closest landmark to The Backpack - Hostel.

When is check-in time and check-out time at The Backpack - Hostel?

Check-in time is 14:00 and check-out time is 10:00 at The Backpack - Hostel.

Does The Backpack - Hostel offer free Wi-Fi?

Yes, The Backpack - Hostel offers free Wi-Fi.

Does The Backpack - Hostel offer free parking?

No, The Backpack - Hostel does not offer free parking.

Does The Backpack - Hostel offer free airport shuttle service?

No, The Backpack - Hostel does not offer free airport shuttle service.

How far is The Backpack - Hostel from the airport?

The Backpack - Hostel is 18,5 km from Cape Town Intl.

Can you bring pets to The Backpack - Hostel?

No, pets are not allowed at The Backpack - Hostel.

Does The Backpack - Hostel have a pool?

Yes, The Backpack - Hostel has a pool on-site.

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Bedroom (9)
Pool (1)
Restaurant (1)
Balcony (1)

Location

Most popular landmarks

  • Bo Kaap Museum 0,8 km
  • Greenmarket Square 1 km
  • District Six Museum 1,2 km
  • Castle of Good Hope 1,6 km
  • V&A Waterfront 2,5 km
  • Green Point Stadium 2,5 km

Getting around

Cape Town Intl 18,5 km

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