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Urban Hive Backpackers

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Front of property
Deluxe Double Room | In-room safe, free WiFi, bed sheets
Deluxe Double Room | In-room safe, free WiFi, bed sheets
6 Sleeper Dorm | In-room safe, free WiFi, bed sheets
Single Room | In-room safe, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Urban Hive Backpackers

Urban Hive Backpackers

2-star property
Victorian hostel in Cape Town City Centre with bar/lounge

7,8/10 Good

57 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Shared kitchen
  • Bar
  • 24/7 front desk
208 Long Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8001

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Cape Town City Centre

Getting around

  • Cape Town Intl. Airport (CPT) - 16 min drive
  • Cape Town Station - 15 min walk
  • Cape Town Bellville Station - 32 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Bacon on Bree - 3 min walk
  • Rcaffe - 3 min walk
  • Orphanage - 4 min walk
  • Kloof Street House - 5 min walk
  • Bean There - 5 min walk

About this property

Urban Hive Backpackers

Located near a train station, Urban Hive Backpackers is a great choice for a stay in Cape Town. Other highlights at this Victorian hostel include a bar/lounge and a terrace. The helpful staff and nice bathrooms get good marks from fellow travelers.


Afrikaans, English, French, Portuguese

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Property is disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Social distancing

Guest rooms kept vacant for 72 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

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

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 26 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 1 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • 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); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • 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
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free offsite parking nearby


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

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

What to do

  • Pool table


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


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


  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese

Room amenities

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 200 per vehicle (one way)
  • Kitchen/kitchenette use is available for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

The property is cleaned and disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer; 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.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

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.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

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

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

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

Frequently asked questions

Does Urban Hive Backpackers offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Urban Hive 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 Urban Hive Backpackers?
As of 27 January 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Urban Hive Backpackers on 28 January 2023 start from R438, 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 Urban Hive 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 Urban Hive Backpackers?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Urban Hive Backpackers?
No, unfortunately, but there's free parking nearby.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Urban Hive Backpackers?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is ZAR 200 per vehicle one way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Urban Hive Backpackers?
You can check in starting at 1 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
Is there an onsite casino at Urban Hive Backpackers?
No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but GrandWest Casino & Entertainment World (24-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Urban Hive Backpackers and nearby?
Urban Hive Backpackers has a picnic area.
Are there restaurants at or near Urban Hive Backpackers?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Bacon on Bree (3-min walk), Rcaffe (3-min walk), and Orphanage (4-min walk).
What's the area around Urban Hive Backpackers like?
Urban Hive Backpackers is in Cape Town City Centre, a short 1-minute walk from Long Street and 6 minutes' walk from South Africa Library. Travelers recommend the hostel for its quiet location.







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10/10 Exceptional

Bradley, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Good value single room
Very good rates for single (small) rooms in such a good location in Cape town! The old building was really charming. My room had a lovely view of the table mountain.
4-night trip
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6/10 Good

you get what you pay for
the hotel was very affordable-but the bar scene, on the streets outside-was very loud no air in room-was very hot
nancy, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

11-night trip
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2/10 Poor

6-night trip
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2/10 Poor

1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Located on a very popular tourist street - lots of clubs, bars and noise -especially on weekends. Ask for a rear room if noise bothers you
3-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nico, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

1-night business trip
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