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Overview of Long Street Backpackers

Long Street Backpackers

2.0 star property
Cape Town adults-only hostel with bar/lounge

7,2/10 Good

18 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Shared kitchen
  • Bar
  • Laundry facilities
The price is R892
Price available on 2022/12/05
209 Long street, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8001

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Cape Town City Centre
  • Table Mountain - 13 min drive
  • Camps Bay Beach - 12 min drive

Getting around

  • Cape Town Intl. Airport (CPT) - 23 min drive
  • Cape Town Station - 13 min walk
  • Cape Town Bellville Station - 33 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Lolas - 2 min walk
  • Mojito - 2 min walk
  • Rcaffe - 2 min walk
  • Royale Eatery - 2 min walk
  • South China Dim Sum Bar - 3 min walk

About this property

Long Street Backpackers

A great choice for a stay in Cape Town, Long Street Backpackers offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours). Free perks include WiFi and self parking. Other features include a bar/lounge and a terrace.


Afrikaans, Dutch, English, Portuguese, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 20 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - midnight
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - midnight
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • All guests must show a valid passport. This is the only form of identification that is accepted at this property.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas
  • Caters to adults only

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Bar/lounge
  • Barbecue grills
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared refrigerator

What to do

  • Evening entertainment
  • Table tennis


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • 1 building/tower
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas


  • Afrikaans
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 300 per vehicle

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit on site.

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

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Long Street Backpackers Hostel Cape Town
Long Street Backpackers Hostel
Long Street Backpackers Cape Town
Long Street Backpackers
Long Backpackers Cape Town
Long Street Backpackers Cape Town
Long Street Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Frequently asked questions

Does Long Street Backpackers offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Long Street Backpackers does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Long Street Backpackers?
As of 03 December 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Long Street Backpackers on 05 December 2022 start from R892, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Long Street Backpackers?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Long Street Backpackers?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Long Street Backpackers?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Long Street Backpackers?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is ZAR 300 per vehicle.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Long Street Backpackers?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
Is there an onsite casino at Long Street Backpackers?
No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but GrandWest Casino & Entertainment World (23-min drive) is nearby.
Are there restaurants at or near Long Street Backpackers?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include French Toast Wine (3-min walk), Addis in Cape (4-min walk), and Bean There (4-min walk).
What's the area around Long Street Backpackers like?
Long Street Backpackers is located on the Strip in Cape Town City Centre, a short 1-minute walk from Long Street and 18 minutes' walk from Cape Town International Convention Centre.

Overall score and ratings






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Property conditions & facilities



2/10 Poor

Anathi, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Mushligal, 1-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

The interior courtyard was very unique and cute; lots of plants and stringed lights. This is a good place if you want to be in a central location, and if you like socializing/partying with new people. It's not the quietest place, due mostly to the bars open late along Long Street. I stayed in January, and the room got fairly warm even with a window open (no AC or fans). The staff was friendly and helped me out with early check-in, as well as checking-out when I wasn't able to do so in-person before 12pm (I had to be out of the hostel before the office opened in the morning, and the staff were very accommodating in relocating my packed luggage to the storage room).
8-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Stay was amazing, vibrant atmosphere filled with a beautiful setting. Would stay there next time without a doubt!
Wessel, 1-night business trip
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2/10 Poor

Staff terrible. Really dirty. Bugs. SUPER NOISY. Dangerous area. STAY AWAY!!!
5-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Lodewikus, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

catalina, 7-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

It was a excellent experience
Nico, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

In the City, no Taxis required to get around and very friendly staff!
2-night family trip
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2/10 Poor

I didn't sleep there, I decided to leave with family immediately. The was no place to sleep there, even the Staff Member who was showing me the place said its full but we will make a plan. I fill robbed by Guys .....however till I got my money back I rest.
1-night family trip
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