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Afrique du Sud Backpackers

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Room & Suite (2)
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible26%
  • 09 Aug 2018
    “Avoid it like the Black Plague. Drug addicts, prostitutes, shady people at not a cheap rate then pull in here”
  • 08 Nov 2016
    “Good Location...Bad everything else”
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Airport Transportation
Family Rooms
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Reviewed 9 August 2018

Take a private room and you will still feel the energy here. Backpackers always dodgy, but this one is really not cool. Not dirty, in a brilliant location, BUT BUT BUT beware. I would suggest you avoid this place like the Black Plague

Thank ShaneC2294
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Booked a three night stay with the establishment. On arrival I was told that the room I booked was not available (it was given to someone else, even though I paid). Seeing the I only had a few days in CT, I didn't want to...More

3  Thank Zaheer1209
Reviewed 19 April 2016

We made a reservation to stay at this backpackers roughly 8 months in advance. I was travelling from the UK to East London and then driving down to Cape Town with my parents. We arrived quite late in the evening and luckily we just caught...More

2  Thank Dale H
Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

We had great time. On our arrival we didn't struggle although we didn't secure the room.Everyone was friendly ,the staff the visitors. We didn't fill out of place. We slept peaceful without any noise. I lyk the fact that there were no cockroaches. This place...More

Thank Khosana
Reviewed 8 January 2016

My mother and i were travelling from Pietermaritzburg (KZN) to Cape Town to spend a lovely Christmas holiday with my sister. What a nightmare..... On arrival (after travelling 22 hours) we were greeted by a dishevelled looking lady who had absolutely NO idea of our...More

3  Thank annekevanD
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Afrique du Sud is the best-positioned Atlantic sea board seaside lodge in Cape Town. It nestles comfortably between the Atlantic Ocean and Lion's Head and is close to the city and the Waterfront on one More side and the blue flag beaches of Camps Bay and Clifton on the other. All these attractions are easily accessible by buses, mini-taxi and MyCiTi buses. An Olympic-sized seawater swimming pool and an abundance of banks, shops, supermarkets, cafes, bars and restaurants are in close proximity. Wi-Fi is available too. You will always find a peaceful spot to chill out after a hectic day or night out on the town. The self catering kitchen is big enough for everyone to cook. Less
Hotel Amenities
Breakfast included
Airport Transportation
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Shuttle Bus Service
Room types
Family Rooms, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
Room types
Family Rooms, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Room types
Family Rooms, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Traveller (16)
Room & Suite (2)
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"do not book into this place!!!"
19 Apr 2016
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"look elsewhere"
08 Jan 2016
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"The room with the shower and basin is super convenient"
14 Nov 2015
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"The rooms furthest from the balcony are less noisy in the morning but during the night anyway the traffic..."
26 Feb 2014
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