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The Backpack

74 New Church Street

Highlights

  • Free Breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Swimming Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transfers

Important Information

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 30 day cancellation policy with the following terms

· If cancelled up to 30 +days - no fee

· If cancelled 7-29 days prior to arrival 50%

· If cancelled 6 days or less prior to arrival 100%

This applies to the balances that are due to the hostel on the confirmed booking notice

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Excellent 91%
From $17

Welcome to Cape Town’s hippest urban hostel! We’ve got everything you need: from dorms to deluxe doubles, and obviously a cool Café & bar, free WiFi and a swimming pool with views of Table Mountain!

The Backpack is perfectly situated in the heart of Cape Town. We are within walking distance of many bars, restaurants and popular attractions like Green Market Square, Company’s Gardens and the Bo-Kaap. We’re a 5 minute taxi or bus ride from V&A Waterfront, and 10 minutes from the Table Mountain Cable Car Station.

We have it all: dorms, doubles and singles, with shared or private bathroom facilities. All our rooms are individually designed in a funky and fresh style, and bedding is supplied (just bring a towel). All rooms have a safe and free WiFi, and there is parking with 24-hour security available. A meet & greet airport shuttle is available at an additional cost. Children are welcome in private rooms.

Our Café and bar will keep you fed and watered (or whatever else tickles your fancy – we’re fully licensed), and we also have a fully equipped self-catering kitchen, a pool table, swimming pool and a cool shop. And, even though we’d all rather not do chores, we’ve got a laundry, luggage storage and an ATM.

Our Travel Centre will help you make the most of your stay in Cape Town and beyond. Want to sip wine Cape winelands style? Cycle through a township? Visit historic and cultural sites? Go paragliding? Or even volunteer some of your time to a community project? We’ve got it covered!

The Backpack is not just the hippest hostel in town; we also work hard to make a positive difference through the way we work, the way we live and the way we are. Whether you get involved actively in one of our projects, or just support us by being our guest, your visit will contribute to making South Africa a better place for everyone.

Our awards include:

2014 1st Place Best Hostel in Africa Hostelworld.com

2014 1st Place Best Hostel South Africa Hostelworld.com

Lonely Planet Top 10 Best Value Stays for 2014

‘Not too laid back, not too loud—guests love The Backpack and it's easy to see why. For years it has stayed ahead of the crowd by constantly adapting, yet always offering top notch accommodation for the price and wonderfully clued-up service from its desk.’ – Lonely Planet

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Important Information

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 30 day cancellation policy with the following terms

· If cancelled up to 30 +days - no fee

· If cancelled 7-29 days prior to arrival 50%

· If cancelled 6 days or less prior to arrival 100%

This applies to the balances that are due to the hostel on the confirmed booking notice

Welcome to Cape Town’s hippest urban hostel! We’ve got everything you need: from dorms to deluxe doubles, and obviously a cool Café & bar, free WiFi and a swimming pool with views of Table Mountain!

The Backpack is perfectly situated in the heart of Cape Town. We are within walking distance of many bars, restaurants and popular attractions like Green Market Square, Company’s Gardens and the Bo-Kaap. We’re a 5 minute taxi or bus ride from V&A Waterfront, and 10 minutes from the Table Mountain Cable Car Station.

We have it all: dorms, doubles and singles, with shared or private bathroom facilities. All our rooms are individually designed in a funky and fresh style, and bedding is supplied (just bring a towel). All rooms have a safe and free WiFi, and there is parking with 24-hour security available. A meet & greet airport shuttle is available at an additional cost. Children are welcome in private rooms.

Our Café and bar will keep you fed and watered (or whatever else tickles your fancy – we’re fully licensed), and we also have a fully equipped self-catering kitchen, a pool table, swimming pool and a cool shop. And, even though we’d all rather not do chores, we’ve got a laundry, luggage storage and an ATM.

Our Travel Centre will help you make the most of your stay in Cape Town and beyond. Want to sip wine Cape winelands style? Cycle through a township? Visit historic and cultural sites? Go paragliding? Or even volunteer some of your time to a community project? We’ve got it covered!

The Backpack is not just the hippest hostel in town; we also work hard to make a positive difference through the way we work, the way we live and the way we are. Whether you get involved actively in one of our projects, or just support us by being our guest, your visit will contribute to making South Africa a better place for everyone.

Our awards include:

2014 1st Place Best Hostel in Africa Hostelworld.com

2014 1st Place Best Hostel South Africa Hostelworld.com

Lonely Planet Top 10 Best Value Stays for 2014

‘Not too laid back, not too loud—guests love The Backpack and it's easy to see why. For years it has stayed ahead of the crowd by constantly adapting, yet always offering top notch accommodation for the price and wonderfully clued-up service from its desk.’ – Lonely Planet

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Perfect location & room for family (presidents suite )
Friendly staff.

Overall
5
Location
5
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
5
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Our stay was splendid. The crew was very helpful and friendly, the rooms were very clean and there was a lot of space and our beds were made every morning. The breakfast was very good, try the breakfast in a bowl for sure!

Overall
5
Location
5
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
5
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

The hostel has good facilities and is in a convenient location for Long Street. There is a decent cafe bar on site if you don't want to cook. Staff are helpful and can book and advise on tours.

Overall
4
Location
4
Cleanliness
5
Value
3
Facilities
4
Service
3

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

I really enjoyed my stay at the backpacker and would recommend it to someone who is looking to experience cape town and meet other people on there travels. I was very impressed with the hostels location, atmosphere and the service I received.

Overall
5
Location
5
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
5
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

My first trip to Cape Town. I was very impressed with The Backpackers. The staff were friendly and especially helpful with travel advice about the city. The rooms were large and comfortable. The food was good and the weekly BBQ delicious, the dining room with a roaring fire in the evening a very pleasant place to have a drink. My only comment, as a none smoker, I think smoking should be banned in the alfresco dinning area, it is only a small area and as soon as there is one smoker out there it becomes unpleasant for diners. Perhaps smokers could be accommodated out near the pool.

Overall
5
Location
5
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
5
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

had a fab time!

Overall
5
Location
5
Cleanliness
4
Value
5
Facilities
5
Service
5

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Hotel Amenities

  • 24 hour reception
  • ATM
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Airport Transfers
  • BBQ
  • Bar
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Included
  • Café
  • Common Room
  • Currency Exchange
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Hairdryers
  • Hairdryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Kitchen
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Meeting Room
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Included
  • Vending Machines

general

  • 24 Hour Security
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Towels for Hire

laundry

  • Washing Machine

communications

  • Fax Service
  • Postal Service

parking

  • Free Parking

entertainment

  • Board Games

inroom facilities

  • Ceiling Fan
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities

sport& leisure

  • Cable TV
  • Pool Table
  • Map
  • Streetview
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