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Seals Backpackers

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Full Stop | Private kitchenette | Fridge, microwave, electric kettle, cookware/dishes/utensils
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Backpackers | Balcony
Full Stop | Living area | TV

Overview of Seals Backpackers

Seals Backpackers

2-star property
Family-friendly hostel in Cape Saint Francis with golf course and outdoor pool

7,6/10 Good

4 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Bar
  • Spa
Da Gama Road, Cape Saint Francis, Eastern Cape, 6313

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Port Elizabeth (PLZ) - 86 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)


  • Rock Lily - 6 min walk
  • Cape St Francis Resort - 6 min walk
  • Port St Francis - 7 min drive
  • Christy's Catch - 8 min drive
  • Pedal & Spoke Cafe - 8 min drive

About this property

Seals Backpackers

A great choice for a stay in Cape Saint Francis, Seals Backpackers features a golf course and offers an airport shuttle (available on request) for ZAR 900 per person. You can grab a bite to eat at the coffee shop/cafe, or indulge in deep-tissue massages, facials, or mani/pedis. Other highlights include an outdoor pool, a bar/lounge, and a terrace.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 13 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 9 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 21
  • Check-out time is 10 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 7 AM - 7 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

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 21


  • Babysitting*


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport shuttle from 7 AM to 6 PM*


  • Area shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast each morning (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Barbecue grills
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared refrigerator
  • Room service (limited hours)

Traveling with children

  • Playground
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Grocery/convenience store

What to do

  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Horse riding/rentals
  • Beach nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Computer station


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Bicycle rentals


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas
  • Golf course on site
  • An outdoor pool
  • Spa services
  • Massage/treatment rooms


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television

Home comfort

  • Electric kettle

What to enjoy

  • Patio

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Cookware, dishes, and utensils


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. There are massage/treatment rooms available. Services include deep-tissue massages, sports massages, facials, and body scrubs.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between ZAR 75.00 and ZAR 130 for adults, and ZAR 50 and ZAR 65 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 900 per person (one-way)
  • Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Airport shuttle for children between the ages of 1 and 12 costs ZAR 450 (one-way)

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.


This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Seals Backpackers Hostel Cape Saint Francis
Seals Backpackers Hostel
Seals Backpackers Cape Saint Francis
Seals Backpackers Cape Saint Francis
Seals Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Seals 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.
How much does it cost to stay at Seals Backpackers?
As of 30 January 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Seals Backpackers on 31 January 2023 start from R745, 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.
Is there a pool at Seals Backpackers?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Seals Backpackers?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Seals Backpackers?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Seals Backpackers?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available from 7 AM to 6 PM on request. The charge is ZAR 900 per person one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Seals Backpackers?
You can check in from 2 PM - 9 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at Seals Backpackers and nearby?
Have fun with onsite activities like horseback riding, mountain biking, and hiking, and practice your swing at the golf course. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hostel's other amenities, which include spa services and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Seals Backpackers?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Rock Lily (6-min walk), Cape St Francis Resort (6-min walk), and Port St Francis (2.1 mi).
Does Seals Backpackers have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a patio.







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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Lindeka, 1-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Ok - but needs a facelift!
Peter, 2-night family trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Hot place
Hard place to find. No signs on the street. We were lucky we found it. We got in the reception by the wrong door and an old lady screamed at us. The place is pretty hot. No fan or AC. But we were travelling on a budget. Worth the price we paid.
Clarissa, 1-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

Cape st francis resort
Boendet är trångt och lite slitet,men rent.Fantastskt trevlig personal på resturangen och receptionen.Området är fint med superhärliga stränder.
thomas, 20-night romance trip
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