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Urban Hive Backpackers

2-star2 stars
208 Long Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8001, South Africa

Victorian hostel with bar/lounge, near South African National Gallery
  • Free WiFi
From 54 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

  • Friendly French Guy checked us in. Room appeared to be clean , on closer inspection it…Aug 26, 2019
  • I did not stay there. 2 am in the morning and full volume disco on the go... Area did not…Jan 31, 2019

Urban Hive Backpackers

from ZAR 357
  • 6 Sleeper Dorm
  • 6 Sleeper Female Dorm
  • 9 Sleeper Dorm
  • Single Room
  • Twin Room
  • Double Room
  • Deluxe Double Room
  • Triple Room, Mixed Dorm

What’s around Urban Hive Backpackers


  • In Cape Town City Centre
  • South African National Gallery - 7 min walk
  • Greenmarket Square - 7 min walk
  • Castle of Good Hope - 18 min walk
  • Cape Town International Convention Centre - 18 min walk
  • Two Oceans Aquarium - 36 min walk
  • Cape Town Stadium - 38 min walk
  • Victoria and Alfred Waterfront - 43 min walk

Getting around

  • Cape Town (CPT-Cape Town Intl.) - 16 min drive
  • Cape Town Station - 15 min walk
  • Cape Town Bellville Station - 29 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 26 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 1 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • No parking

  • Free nearby parking

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Bar/lounge
  • Barbecue grills
  • Microwave in a common area
Things to do
  • Billiards or pool table
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese

In the room

Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Housekeeping - once per stay
  • In-room safe

Urban Hive Backpackers’s small print

Also known as

  • Urban Hive Backpackers Hostel Cape Town
  • Urban Hive Backpackers Hostel
  • Urban Hive Backpackers Cape Town
  • Urban Hive Backpackers Cape Town
  • Urban Hive Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Urban Hive Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Cape Town


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

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

For transfers, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Kitchen/kitchenette use is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 200 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

Good 7,8 From 40 reviews

Exceptional 10,0
You the best
It was so wonderful I really enjoyed my stay and the staff was so awesome and for the entire staff ' keep the good work you doing guys and high five for you. Just the bed that was bit tired could feel the springs.but besides everything was spot on.and the area rocks .
Itumeleng, za2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
A cool spot and great people.
cliff, za3 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
Great place
Very nice place! Just poor wifi connection, but everything else was absolutely great.
zaTrip with friends
Poor 2,0
Private Room Differed from Picture/Description
The listed information (photos and description) is not accurate. I mentioned this to the hostel, and they didn't care or accept responsibility. The bed was extremely uncomfortable and the linens weren't very clean. There's also no a/c or fan, so in the summer I can imagine the rooms get excessively warm. Additionally, an undisclosed 100 Rand deposit is immediately required at check-in in order to receive your key. For the private rooms, no toiletries and no towel are provided. I would absolutely not recommend this hostel.
usOther trip
Exceptional 10,0
Chill Spot
UH is in a great location near bars and restaurants. The staff is genuinely nice and the vibe is friendly. At night, people tend to gather on the balcony or in the tea room, so it's easy to meet others. My only complaint is that there's only one shower and toilet for each floor. There definitely needs to be more.
Kimberly, us1 night trip

Urban Hive Backpackers

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