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1 room, 2 adults

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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  • Location is handy to restaurants the scape is chilled, and they have “quieter”…Mar 3, 2020
  • The staff members are very welcoming and accommodating. Did not feel left out. They made…Feb 4, 2020

Green Elephant Backpackers

  • Comfort Room, 1 Bedroom ( En-Suite Double Bed Private Room)
  • Standard Shared Dormitory, 1 Bedroom (Dorm Bed in 6 Bed Mixed Dorm)
  • Standard Room, 1 Bedroom (Private Room)
  • Standard Triple Room, Multiple Beds
  • Comfort Room, 1 Bedroom (En-Suite Twin Bed Private Room)
  • Standard Shared Dormitory, 1 Bedroom (Dorm Bed in 6 Sleeper Female Dorm)

What’s around Green Elephant Backpackers


  • University of Cape Town - 37 min walk
  • Cape Town Science Centre - 2 min walk
  • Groote Schuur Hospital - 7 min walk
  • Table Mountain National Park - 11 min walk
  • South African Astronomical Observatory - 18 min walk
  • Old Biscuit Mill - 20 min walk
  • District 6 - 26 min walk
  • Cape Town City Ballet - 31 min walk

Getting around

  • Cape Town Intl. Airport (CPT) - 15 min drive
  • Cape Town Station - 5 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
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be 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 Hotel
  • Green Elephant Backpackers Cape Town
  • Green Elephant Backpackers Hostel Cape Town
  • Green Elephant Backpackers Hostel Cape Town
  • Green Elephant Backpackers Hostel
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  • Green Elephant Backpackers Cape Town


  • 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.

    FAQs for Green Elephant Backpackers

    • Is parking offered at Green Elephant Backpackers?
      Yes, there's free self parking.
    • Is there a pool at Green Elephant Backpackers?
      Yes, there's a seasonal outdoor pool. Guests have 24-hour pool access.
    • Are pets allowed at Green Elephant Backpackers?
      Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
    • What are the check-in and check-out times at Green Elephant Backpackers?
      You can check in starting at 1 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
    • Is airport shuttle service offered by Green Elephant Backpackers?
      Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is ZAR 360 per vehicle one-way.

    Recent reviews

    Fabulous 8,8 From 8 reviews

    Very good 8,0
    Nice enough hostel
    The double/twin rooms were nice. We saw 2 rooms which were different in quality but the same price. The kitchen areas were lovely but hanging/pool space wasn't the best. The staff were helpful and allowed our friends to leave their bags in our rooms while they waited for a flight.
    Pet, gb1 night trip with friends

    Green Elephant Backpackers

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