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The Backpack - Hostel

74 New Church Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8001, South Africa

Suburban hostel with outdoor pool, near Long Street
  • Free WiFi
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From 829 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Location
Great location
Breakfast
Tasty breakfast
Vibe
Awesome vibe
Service
Fantastic service

The Backpack - Hostel

from ZAR 675
  • Basic Twin Room
  • Double Room, 1 Double Bed, Private Bathroom
  • Family Room, Private Bathroom
  • Single Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Twin Room, Private Bathroom
  • Twin Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Studio, 2 Twin Beds (Self Catering)
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only, Private Bathroom
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Shared Bathroom (4 Bed)
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Shared Bathroom (8 Bed)
  • Tent

What’s around The Backpack - Hostel

Landmarks

  • In Cape Town City Centre
  • South African National Gallery - 13 min walk
  • Greenmarket Square - 16 min walk
  • Cape Town International Convention Centre - 25 min walk
  • Castle of Good Hope - 26 min walk
  • Two Oceans Aquarium - 40 min walk
  • Cape Town Stadium - 40 min walk
  • Victoria and Alfred Waterfront - 45 min walk

Getting around

  • Cape Town (CPT-Cape Town Intl.) - 17 min drive
  • Cape Town Station - 23 min walk
  • Cape Town Bellville Station - 19 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Size

  • 35 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • 24-hour check-in
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
Airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements. Due to drought conditions, water restrictions may apply at this property until further notice. For more details, please contact the property using the number provided on the booking confirmation email.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transport

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available on request) *

Parking

  • Self parking *

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Billiards or pool table
Services
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Luggage storage
Facilities
  • ATM/banking
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
Accessibility
  • Disabled parking
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel

In the room

Home comforts
  • Iron/ironing board
Freshen up
  • Partially open bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
More
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Fair Trade Tourism, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

The Backpack - Hostel’s small print

Also known as

  • Backpack Cape Town
  • The Backpack - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • The Backpack - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Cape Town
  • The Backpack Hostel
  • Backpack Hostel Cape Town
  • The Backpack Hostel Cape Town
  • The Backpack - Hostel Cape Town

Policies

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of 50 percent of room rate (subject to availability)

Self parking costs ZAR 50 per night

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 80 for adults and ZAR 60 for children (approximately)

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 280 per person (one way)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Fabulous 8,8 From 51 reviews

Exceptional 10,0
Fabulous friendly hostel
Fabulous friendly hostel across three converted neighbouring houses in the safe and walkable Gardens area of Cape Town, and worthy of their reviews and awards. Great location for bars, restaurants, supermarkets (KwikSpar and Woolworths 5min walk away on Kloof Street) and transport to the popular tourist spots. Friendly staff, who are able to recommend and arrange tours and car rentals for you. Affordably priced bar spread across an indoor and exterior covered terrace with TVs for sport, and pool tables. Private rooms are well appointed and away from the bar so noise is not an issue. Water cuts are not a problem and they have solar panels so you won't be affected by any power outages either.
Christopher, gbRomance trip
Good 6,0
Good central hostel
This is a good hostel in a central location. Pros: fair trade, with a social mission; spacious room (I had a private single); close to restaurants and bars; clean Cons: wifi didn't work several times, including once overnight; close to busy road (noise); noisy guests; hostel itself doesn't organize social events
Laura, usOther trip
Exceptional 10,0
Absolutely amazing place... the owner, staff, ideology and layout make this better than other hostels i’ve stayed at that seem to have higher ratings... by far a much better experience!! Book directly with The Backpack to save some money and help give a bigger percentage back to the community!
Alexander, caOther trip
Exceptional 10,0
Best backpackers ever!
Spacious room, very great atmosphere in communal areas, *amazing* breakfast, helpful and friendly staff, can't recommend this place enough.
Yasaman, gb2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
My Stay
Very comfortable
joseph, gbOther trip

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