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The Backpack

74 New Church Street

Description

The Backpack accommodates 100 people in 16 room types which are all individually styled. We have all the facilities you can expect from an urban hip hostel. We offer free continental breakfasts & Fibre Optic WiFi throughout the hostel. We offer our guests excellent service and support through a wide range of tour operators; offering our guests the opportunity to practice responsible tourism in Cape Town and South Africa.

Facilities

  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Airport Transfers
  • ATM
  • Bar
  • BBQ
  • Board games
  • Breakfast Included
  • Cable TV
  • Cafe
  • Ceiling fan
  • Common Room
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fax Service
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hairdryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Ironing board
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Pool Table
  • Postal Service
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Utensils
  • Vending Machines

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Reviews

Traveler Reviews

“Fine but noisy”

Rating: 3 Reviewed on August 20, 2019

The Backpack is a nice place to stay. It’s a only 5-10 minutes walk to longstreet. The room and private bathroom are fine. Also the breakfast is fine. But we had a room where the wind was very loud...


“Anthropologists”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on August 19, 2019

Stayed a few nights after returning from a dig in Namaquland. Wonderful stay, fantastic breakfast, lovely staff. Table Mountain is visible from the cafe area on sunny days and you can't beat that...


“Very good place to stay in Capetown”

Rating: 4 Reviewed on August 11, 2019

We were with 5 persons in a big room, with private bathroom. It was a very luxurious place for a hostel! Gooe dbreakfast, good service, very nice people. The location close to the town centre, close...



Directions

From Cape Town Airport (N2) at the Waterfront entrance you continue along Buitengracht Street (M62) towards Table Mountain. Where the road divides we are on that junction. Drive past us and go around the block and into our parking area. You can't miss it! Driving is the easiest way to reach us - ring if you need extra directions.

Policies

If cancelled up to 30 days before date of arrival, no fee will be charged. If cancelled 29-7 days before date of arrival, 50% of the total price of the reservation will be charged. If cancelled later or in the case of a no show,100% of the reservation will be charged.

Children can only be accommodated in a private room or in the Family Room and must be accompanied by an adult. Children are not allowed to be accommodated in dormitories. South Africans will only be accommodated in private rooms unless by prior arrangement.