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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

“Definitely recommend :)”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on June 17, 2018

Great place, nice and fun staff, met some very nice people here (essential for the best time), very good breakfasts, price/quality is great :) dorms not very spacious but fine. Loads in Cape Town and...


“Easy accommodation Cape Town”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on June 04, 2018

First time staying in a hostel, the experience was very pleasant. The Backpack is a clean, organised and friendly place to stay. The room was comfortable and clean, a bit too cold though. Breakfast...


“Great if you are a backpacker, not so much for groups”

Rating: 3 Reviewed on May 28, 2018

We had a group reservation for our visit. Upon arrival, three people were helping to check us in. Two were very friendly. It seemed like they were just figuring how to accommodate our group...



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.