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Two Oceans Backpackers

47 Long Street, Cape Town Central 8001 South Africa
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#67 of 161 Speciality lodging in Cape Town Central
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Non-smoking hotel
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VanteGreeves wrote a review Apr 2019
1 contribution
A truly great place to stay! Wonderful friendly staff willing and eager to help and treat you like part of the family. Good hot showers, clean and neat kitchen. Close to the waterfront and amenities in the city center and bars and nightclubs in long street. I enjoyed the view from the balcony and I had an all round wonderful experience!!! Thanks to the two oceans team keep up the excellent work!!
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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MichelleTatjana wrote a review Dec 2018
4 contributions2 helpful votes
We were a group of 7 girls who booked a 8 person dorm for a few nights. We ended up in a 12 persons mixed dorm room. That was okay, but when we Came home the last night, we discovered someone had went through our stuff. They had even broken one of the bags, by cutting away the zipper which was locked with a padlock. When we told the staff, they were more concerned about telling us their residents didn’t do it, because they had been here for a long time and they trusted them. They also told us that they could not refund us when we said we didn’t want to stay because of safety issues, and if we said these things because we wanted to go somewhere nicer we should just say so.
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Hugo A wrote a review Aug 2018
3 contributions
The backpacker is very simple, in June they were updating the place, so it's on the right path. There is no breakfast but the kitchen is very nice and was always very clean. Same thing for the rooms, everyday they cleaned it. It's very well situated, you could walk easily to the Water Front as to any Bar/Club at Long St. I also walked to Lions Head and Table Mountain from there, it's not that close, but if you are into walking... It's doable! The best part of the backpackers is the staff, they are extremely friendly, other travelers and I went parting with them couple times.
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
phenning2347 wrote a review Jul 2018
Dnipro, Ukraine85 contributions46 helpful votes
The building is currently getting renovated and so certain rooms are inaccessible. On the website where I booked, they advertise 'airport transfers' and a 'tours/travel desk' - this is no longer offered by the new management. One of the staff did help me arrange some travel around South Africa and Cape Town, but I felt like management frowned on him for it! In general, the staff is not very friendly and helpful. Frequently there was no staff to be found. Anywhere is extremely helpful and professional. He always greeted everyone with a big friendly smile and hello whereas the other staff looked angry and unapproachable. On my last day, there was a new staff member who was also friendlier but a bit timid. The location is great - restaurants, markets, tour organisers all within a few minutes walk, but the night crowd makes it unpleasant for going out - many beggars, prostitutes and pickpockets along the streets after dark. The property has a lot of potential and the renovations should be a great improvement. However, the management and staff would benefit from some hospitality and service training.
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Date of stay: June 2018
Trip type: Travelled solo
Daniel K wrote a review May 2018
1 contribution
I’ll recommend this place for all the people! You can sit at the balcony, right in the middle of Cape Town! There’ll be music all the time and Carol is going to entertain you with jokes, conversations or dance moves. He is definitely the most brilliant receptionist/owner - what ever! Enjoy your stay, go and get a beer with carol. You're going to have the best time of your life, for sure! :) thank you so much for the time we spent with you, the german boys!
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Date of stay: March 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
US$120 - US$167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaWestern CapeCape TownCape Town Central
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Frequently Asked Questions about Two Oceans Backpackers
Which popular attractions are close to Two Oceans Backpackers?
Nearby attractions include Gate69 (0.2 km), Prins & Prins (0.1 km), and Inverdoorn Private Game Reserve (0.3 km).
What are some restaurants close to Two Oceans Backpackers?
Conveniently located restaurants include FYN, Burger & Lobster, and Chefs Warehouse.
Is Two Oceans Backpackers located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Cape Town Central.
Are there any historical sites close to Two Oceans Backpackers?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Iziko Slave Lodge (0.4 km), City Hall (1.4 km), and Irma Stern Museum (5.7 km).