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The Backpack - Hostel in Cape Town, South Africa

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The Backpack Hostel in Cape Town

The Backpack 

Category: Hostel

Address: 74 New Church Street - Cape Town, South Africa

Starting from: 18.50 EUR

(indicative price per person, per night)

Eco friendly, Gay friendly


About the property

The Backpack is perfectly situated in the heart of Cape Town. the hostel is within walking distance of many bars, restaurants and popular attractions like Green Market Square, Company’s Gardens and the Bo-Kaap. The Backpack is a 5 minute taxi or bus ride from V&A Waterfront, and 10 minutes from Table Mountain.



The hostel offers dorms, doubles and singles, with shared or private bathroom facilities. All our rooms are individually designed in a funky and fresh style, and bedding is supplied (just bring a towel). All rooms have a safe and free WiFi, and there is parking with 24-hour security available. A meet & greet airport shuttle is available at an additional cost. Children are welcome in private rooms.


Common areas, services and activities

Our Café and bar will keep you fed and watered and there is also a fully equipped self-catering kitchen, a pool table, swimming pool and a cool shop. There is also a laundry, a lugguage storage and an ATM.



Its Travel Center will help you make the most of your stay in Cape Town and beyond. Want to sip wine Cape winelands style? Cycle through a township? Visit historic and cultural sites? Go paragliding? Or even volunteer some of your time to a community project? You can do any of these!


Why you should stay here

The Backpack is not just the hippest hostel in town; staff also work hard to make a positive difference through the way they work, the way they live and the way they are. Whether you get involved actively in one of our projects, or just support us by being our guest, your visit will contribute to making South Africa a better place for everyone.

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Check In

24 hours check-in

Check Out

before 10:00


No curfew

Room Lockout

No lockout


from 07:00 to 21:00

Included Facilities and Services
Internet accessYES
Wi-Fi accessYES
Security boxes / LockersYES
Laundry ServiceWith extra cost
Luggage storageWith extra cost
Pickups / Shuttle from stationWith extra cost
Pickups / Shuttle from airportWith extra cost
Infant bedYES
Child bed250.00 ZAR (per night, per room)
Bike RentalWith extra cost
TV (common areas)YES
Cable/Satellite TV (common areas)YES
Fridge (common areas)YES
Phone (common areas)With extra cost

Available Amenities
Swimming poolYES
Parking lotYES

Important To Know

No wheelchair access
Children accepted. Children can stay for free in parents' bed/s if younger than 4 years.Children are accepted if sharing with parents in a private room.
Children are not allowed in dorms.
Private rooms age restriction: no restrictions
Dorms age restriction: at least 18 years old
Smoking policy: All rooms and the common areas are NON smoking
Animals NOT accepted

Terms and conditions

The property accepts the following credit card brands for balance payments: Visa, Mastercard, Visa Electron, Debit Cards.
The property reserves the right to pre-authorise credit cards prior to arrival.
Taxes included.
Other charges: There is a refundable key deposit charged on arrival..

This property charges the 50% of balance if canceled less than 7 days before the arrival date.
In the event of a no show the hostel charges all nights on customer's credit card.

Mastercard and Visa credit cards are accepted as well as ZAR, US$, Euro and BP Sterling
No children are allowed in the dorms unless entire dorm is booked by family.

Right of Admission Reserved
South Africans will only be accommodated in private rooms unless by prior arrangement.

Customer rating

90% 90%
cleanliness: 90%
staff: 91%
location: 89%
value: 90%
recommended: 90%

The Backpack Reviewsrated by 7 customer/s

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