Choose dates to view prices

Hostel 21

Photo gallery for Hostel 21

Free WiFi
Free WiFi
Free WiFi
Free WiFi
Free WiFi

Overview of Hostel 21

Hostel 21

2.0 star property
Cape Town hostel in city center

5 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Shared kitchen
  • 24/7 front desk
21 Wale Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8001

Room options

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 - 11 min walk
  • Cape Town Bellville Station - 31 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Mink & Trout - 3 min walk
  • Dear Me - 3 min walk
  • Tjing Tjing - 3 min walk
  • Bombay Brasserie - 3 min walk
  • Motherland Coffee Company - 3 min walk

About this property

Hostel 21

Located in the entertainment district, Hostel 21 is a great choice for a stay in Cape Town.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 7 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 4 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • Children (2 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Onsite self parking (ZAR 13 per day)


  • Airport shuttle during limited hours*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)


  • 24-hour front desk

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Digital TV channels

Freshen up

  • Shared bathroom

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 800 per vehicle (roundtrip)


  • Self parking costs ZAR 13 per day

Also known as

Hostel 21 Cape Town
21 Cape Town
Hostel 21 Cape Town
Hostel 21 Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Hostel 21 Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Cape Town

Frequently asked questions

Are pets allowed at Hostel 21?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Hostel 21?
Yes. Self parking costs ZAR 13 per day.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Hostel 21?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is ZAR 800 per vehicle roundtrip.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hostel 21?
You can check in from 2 PM - 4 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
Is there an onsite casino at Hostel 21?
No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but GrandWest Casino & Entertainment World (22-min drive) is nearby.
Are there restaurants at or near Hostel 21?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Bombay Brasserie (3-min walk), Motherland Coffee Company (3-min walk), and Kamili Coffee Shop (3-min walk).
What's the area around Hostel 21 like?
Hostel 21 is in Cape Town City Centre, a short 1-minute walk from Long Street and 15 minutes' walk from Cape Town International Convention Centre.

Overall score and ratings





Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

2/10 Poor

Not so good.
Verified guest review

2/10 Poor

A horrible hostel run by dishonest people
I reserved a room for ten nights through When I arrived, I was told that the website made a mistake and the room that I had reserved was not available, and they had another room available for only one night but at a higher price; then they told me to cancel my reservation with the Expedia. Since they could not provide the service that I had ordered, I thought it would be a simple case that they would give me a full refund. Next morning, with an Expedia agent on the line, the hotel staff promised me and Expedia agent he would give authorization to issue a full refund after having talked with hotel owner. But they have failed to keep their promise, and I have to dispute the charge through by credit card company. I really don't think you can trust these people – think about someone cannot provide the service but yet wants to keep your money, and therefore do not recommend anyone to stay at this hostel.
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

right next to Long Street
the room was comfortable considering the price and the fact that it's a hostel/backpackers. I was placed in a room with the dryer though and I have no privacy or complete security with my things since the staff use it in the morning. the common bathroom is filthy with molds on the wall and cockroaches. the place is noisy. the office is just outside my door and Wale Street and Long Street are always busy. I didn't mind the noise because of the great accessibility of the location. Lastly they had no information on my booking. They said they were not informed and it took an hour before they found the email from Expedia. they asked me to give them proof of payment. The next day another guest had the same problem. So if you're on a budget and you don't mind the noise and some inconveniences this hostel is still ok. make sure though that you confirm with the hostel even if you had already booked and paid online.
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

friendly and cosy
lovely and friendly people.
Verified guest review

2/10 Poor

Chambre et literie très sale et inconfortable. 1 seul drap déchiré sale déjà utilisé comme la couette sale .salle de bain sale et gros cafards terrasse et accueil bordélique 1 seule table pour tout l'établissement les chaises font pitié trouées et pas une les mêmes. Le réceptionniste était embarrassé de nous demander 180 ZAR de plus sur la réservation déjà réglée.Le patron antipathique malhonnête irrespectueux . Bref un seul mot pour résumer A EVITER
Verified guest review