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    The Backpack

    74 New Church Street, Cape Town 8001, South Africa
    011 27 21 423 4530
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    Overview
    • Excellent66%
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    Free Wifi
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    Breakfast included
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    1 - 5 of 592 reviews

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    We really enjoyed our stay at the BackPack. The staff were friendly and helpful and the rooms were clean and sufficient. We stayed in a lovely room for the first 3 nights which had a great space with two twin beds and a lovely en...More

    Thank Helen S
    Property's Favourite Review
    Reviewed 20 February 2017

    We had the pleasure of staying at The Backpack for two weeks and felt at home in friendly and comfortable spaces! Environmental sustainability is embraced and awareness raised in all common areas of the hostel, which makes it stand out and setting an example. Traditional...More

    Thank Beatrice T
    Response from JadeCPT, Manager at The BackpackResponded 7 March 2017

    Hi there and thank you so much for this great review! We are smiling from ear to ear and of course, we love you too! See you soon. Kind Regards, The Backpack Team.

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    My first impression entering The Backpack was positive. My first night was a little average, I had a shared bathroom and by the time it was time for my shower it dripped out the tap and it was only cold water. Then that night my...More

    Thank shereer516
    Response from JadeBackpack, Manager at The BackpackResponded 2 weeks ago

    Hi there and thank you so much for the generous 5 star rating due to our ability to make your stay more comfortable after a rocky start. We are so pleased that you ended up having a good stay and that the first night did...More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    Really enjoying our stay here at this hostel, friendly people, good breakfast included, rooms are good, nice swimming pool with a few beds, close to the center (about a 5 minute walk). Definitely a recommendation for backpackers who start their journey in Capetown!

    Thank Bas J
    Response from JadeBackpack, Manager at The BackpackResponded 2 weeks ago

    Hey there Bas! Thank you for the compliments and we are so happy to know that you had a good stay with us! Kind Regards, The Backpack Team.

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    The best part of this hostel is the atmosphere, the great view of table mountain and nice breakfast. It was easy to meet other travellors from around the world, and the hostel has its own bar and nice lounge areas. The hostel is located near...More

    Thank SSamuel1988
    Response from JadeBackpack, Manager at The BackpackResponded 2 weeks ago

    Hi there, it is a shame that we have received a poor rating because of location; something that you would have been aware of when making the booking with us. There are other hostel or hotel options closer to the Waterfront, should you want to...More

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    About
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    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
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Bar/Lounge
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$26 - US$112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms ,
    • Smoking rooms available
    • Number of rooms
    • 38
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    • Location
    • South Africa >
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    • City Bowl / Tamboerskloof
    • Also Known As
    • The Backpack Hotel Cape Town Central
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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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    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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    18 February 2015|
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    we do arrange airport transfers from R220
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