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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Pool
Non-Smoking Rooms
Airport Transportation
Family Rooms
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Offers from The Backpack
Special Price: 10% off direct booking
Offers from The Backpack
Special Price: 10% off direct booking
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All reviewslong streetcommunity projecttable mountainprivate bathroomsingle roomcommon areasrooms are cleanenjoyed my stayfelt very safestay in cape townkloof streetsouth africahome away from homehosteldormsafespros
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Backpack is a traveller's perfect place to stay in Cape Town. Remarkably located near nightlife and hiking options, the hostel and its friendly and helpful staff have much to offer, including great common areas and insightful guidance to make the most of your visit....More

Thank clocksworth
Response from Lee H, Owner at The BackpackResponded yesterday

Wow we love your review. Thank you so much for taking the time to review us we really appreciate it. I know Sonny Boy is going to be over the moon with a shoutout! The Backpack Team

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The backpack is a spotlessly clean, cool little place with a great bar and really nice vibe. All the staff are lovely and will do anything for you. Had great chats with Andrew, a friendly mountain of a man and was looked after by Sonny...More

Thank TheMancTraveller
Response from Lee H, Owner at The BackpackResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your review. We loved meeting you too and so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. The Backpack Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Traveling solo through South Africa for the first time, the backpack was my introduction to the beautiful country, and what a lovely introduction it was! Beautiful, clean facilities, friendly staff and customers, and excellent location close to Kloof and Long St. The Backpack went above...More

Thank Will K
Response from BackpackTeam, General Manager at The BackpackResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your great review, Will! We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at The Backpack, and would love to host you any time! Hope to see you soon! The Backpack Team

Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

The Backpack was an exciting accommodation that catered to your needs while also being s catalyst for a great time. Had a blast! The staff was exceptional and the place itself was in a great location.

1  Thank hunterapteker
Response from Lee H, Owner at The BackpackResponded 16 July 2018

We are so pleased you had a blast thank you so much for reviewing us. The Backpack Team

Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

My daughter arrived in the morning and was attacked outside of the backpack while returning from purchasing food it's her first day and is traumatized, it is a dangerous place for visitors. She told the front and it was treated as routine occurrence, I made...More

1  Thank sheilaramkelawan
Response from Lee H, Owner at The BackpackResponded 13 July 2018

I am truly sorry about what happened to your daughter. Its not our area that is unsafe by any means it was a random act and one that could happen in any area. We were on it right away as I personally sent the footage...More

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Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Pool
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Shuttle Bus Service
Free Parking
Airport Transportation
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Things to do
Pool
Bar/Lounge
Details
Price range
US$28 - US$99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Smoking rooms available
Details
Price range
US$28 - US$99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Smoking rooms available
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echomurmur
26 January 2016|
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Response from JaneMangnall | Reviewed this property |
Not sure but you can do better with Uber and get wifi at the airport.
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Sioned J
20 July 2015|
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Response from tembi1 | Property representative |
our prices do change from time to time seasonally and we also run specials so please watch our web page for exciting specials.
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MicheleTravel23
18 February 2015|
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Response from tembi1 | Property representative |
we do arrange airport transfers from R220
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Room Tips
"surrounded by 2 main streets, so noisy anyway..."
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"discuss location of the room in relation to the common areas before booking if you desire a quiet, smoke free..."
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"No AC prepare yourself!"
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"Rooms away from the entrance are quieter and somewhat cooler."
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