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Reasonable accommodation in Cape Town - boarding houses?

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1. Posted by SEAsia.Mon (Budding Member 4 posts) 7y


We arrive in Cape Town late January and want to stay in reaonably cheap temporary accommodation until we find something permanent (we are relocating there for the meantime). Does anyone have any recommendations or help or advice for us?

Also, has anyone stayed at the YHA youth hostels in Cape Town and would you recommend them?


2. Posted by andyuk2010 (Budding Member 45 posts) 7y

I have stayed at the Ashanti Lodge in March2009 and it was cheap, friendly and good location.
A friend that worked at the capetown backpackers also recomends.

3. Posted by Strider (Budding Member 34 posts) 7y


Best backpackers in Cape Town are The Backpackers and the Cape Town Backpackers. Both are within easy walking distance of Long Street (restaurants and bars) and a short drive to any of the major locations (Waterfront, Table Mountain, Simons Town, Cape Peninsula etc). The Backpackers is pricier but is very well located and boasts a very good activity centre where you can book literally anything under the sun, they offer private en suite rooms for R400 p/p/s. The Cape Town Backpackers is R400 for a private en suite room, rooms are just as good as above but it is not as well located.

Another suggestions is to look into the Bazbus which offers very affordable travel options up and down the coast.

If you need any further information, just give me a shout!


[ Edit: Sorry, no promos please. ]

4. Posted by SEAsia.Mon (Budding Member 4 posts) 7y

Thanks for all the suggestions, I really appreciate it! However, I am not going to be touring CT but rather looking to settle there (I am a southern African) and so would prefer suggestions for places that charge weekly rates as I may well need a place for a month or so before I can find and move into a permanent rented flat/accommodation, and so would rather not be paying a premium (a daily rate). Any suggestions would be really appreciated.