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Green Elephant Backpackers

3-starQuality Graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organization.
57 Milton Road, Observatory, Cape Town, Western Cape, 7925, South Africa

3-star hostel with bar/lounge, near University of Cape Town
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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From 167 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

  • I advised them, by email, I was in the Hospital and my stay was delayed. Their only…Mar 16, 2017
  • My stay at Green Elephant was a pleasant one. The room was clean, the bed was comfy, and…Nov 24, 2016

Green Elephant Backpackers

from ZAR 653
  • Comfort Room, 1 Bedroom ( En-Suite Double Bed Private Room)
  • Standard Room, 1 Bedroom (Dorm Bed in 6 Bed Mixed Dorm)
  • Comfort Room, 1 Bedroom (Private Room)
  • Standard Room, 1 Bedroom (Standard Single Room)
  • Comfort Room, 1 Bedroom (En-Suite Twin Bed Private Room)
  • Standard Room, 1 Bedroom (Dorm Bed in 6 Sleeper Female Dorm)

What’s around Green Elephant Backpackers


  • Cape Town Science Centre - 2 min walk
  • Groote Schuur Hospital - 8 min walk
  • Table Mountain National Park - 11 min walk
  • South African Astronomical Observatory - 18 min walk
  • Old Biscuit Mill - 20 min walk
  • What If The World - 24 min walk
  • District 6 - 26 min walk
  • Newlands Stadium - 2.6 mi / 4.2 km

Getting around

  • Cape Town (CPT-Cape Town Intl.) - 11 min drive
  • Cape Town Station - 13 min drive
  • Cape Town Bellville Station - 17 min drive
  • Observatory Station - 9 min walk
  • Salt River Station - 17 min walk
  • Mowbray Station - 22 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 22 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 1 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details.

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 (12 years old and younger) not allowed


  • 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

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Free breakfast
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Outdoor seasonal pool
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 5
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Garden

In the room

Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • In-room safe

Green Elephant Backpackers’s small print

Also known as

  • Green Elephant Backpackers Hotel Cape Town
  • Green Elephant Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
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  • Green Elephant Backpackers Hostel Cape Town
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  • The seasonal pool is open from November to April.
  • Optional extras

    Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 360 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.

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    Recent reviews

    Very good 8,0 From 8 reviews

    Very good 8,0
    Convenient and up to my expectations
    it is a descent place , almost in the city center ,quiet and safe . nice and helpful staff .
    gb4 night business trip

    Green Elephant Backpackers

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