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1 room, 2 adults

African Heart Backpackers

3-star3 stars
27 Station Road, Observatory, Cape Town, Western Cape, 7925, South Africa

3-star hostel, convenient to University of Cape Town
  • Free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
Best value for money
Great location
Could use a good cleaning
Breakfast can be improved

African Heart Backpackers

from ZAR 580
  • En-suites (3)
  • Twin 4
  • Family 5

What’s around African Heart Backpackers


  • University of Cape Town - 35 min walk
  • Cape Town Science Centre - 4 min walk
  • Groote Schuur Hospital - 7 min walk
  • Table Mountain National Park - 10 min walk
  • South African Astronomical Observatory - 15 min walk
  • Old Biscuit Mill - 21 min walk
  • Cape Town City Ballet - 29 min walk
  • District 6 - 31 min walk

Getting around

  • Cape Town (CPT-Cape Town Intl.) - 15 min drive
  • Cape Town Station - 5 min drive
  • Cape Town Bellville Station - 29 min drive
  • Observatory Station - 6 min walk
  • Salt River Station - 18 min walk
  • Mowbray Station - 20 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 7 rooms


  • Check-in time 1 PM-10 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 11 PM. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Free self parking

  • Free nearby parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Multilingual staff
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby
Languages Spoken
  • Dutch
  • English

In the room

Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • In-room safe

African Heart Backpackers’s small print

Also known as

  • African Heart Backpackers Hostel Observatory
  • African Heart Backpackers Hostel
  • African Heart Backpackers Observatory
  • African Heart Backpackers
  • African Heart Backpackers Observatory, Cape Town
  • African Heart Backpackers Hostel Cape Town
  • African Heart Backpackers Cape Town
  • African Heart Backpackers Cape Town
  • African Heart Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation


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

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 200 per vehicle (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.

FAQs for African Heart Backpackers

  • Are pets allowed at African Heart Backpackers?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • Is parking offered at African Heart Backpackers?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by African Heart Backpackers?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is ZAR 200 per vehicle one-way.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at African Heart Backpackers?
    You can check in from 1 PM to 10 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.

African Heart Backpackers

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