The Backpack - Hostel - Cape Town-33.9271037933422, 18.4104989469051
The Backpack - Hostel is an eco-friendly property in City Bowl district of Cape Town close to bars and restaurants.
The Backpack - Hostel is set close to an art gallery and a museum and approximately 15 minutes walk from De Waal Park. Saigon offers Middle Eastern dishes and lies 100 meters away.
Due to the hostel's convenient location, it will take you a 25-minute drive to get to Cape Town International airport.
Double Room, Twin Room, Triple Room and Single Room are fitted with an in-room safe, a seating area, an iron with ironing board, a work desk and a CD player as well as beds with lockers and feather pillows. The rooms also have a carpet floor. Guests are offered comfortable rooms with king size beds, single beds and twin beds. Family bathrooms with hairdryers, guest toiletries and towels are provided for guests' use.
Eat & Drink
The Backpack - Hostel has a shared kitchen appointed with an electric kettle, a fridge and a toaster.
The hostel offers a designated smoking place, a safety deposit box, a baggage storage and a gift shop for general needs.
Free private parking, a sunbathing terrace and currency exchange will make a stay in Cape Town a very pleasant one.
Wireless internet is available in the entire hostel for free.
Public parking is possible at a location nearby for free.
Number of rooms: 33.
Cookware/ Kitchen utensils
Bar/ Lounge area
Outdoor dining area
Outdoor swimming pool
Leisure/ TV room
Sports & Fitness
- Billiard tables
- Paid airport shuttle
- Car rental
- Dry cleaning
- Tours/Ticket assistance
- Snack bar
- Bar/ Lounge area
- Outdoor dining area
- Packed lunches
- Board games
Spa & Leisure
- Outdoor swimming pool
- Sun terrace
- Garden area
- BBQ facilities
- Leisure/ TV room
- City view
- Mountain view
- Air conditioning
- In-room safe
- Tea and coffee facilities
- Dining table
- Free toiletries
- Shared kitchen
- Electric kettle
- Cookware/ Kitchen utensils
- CD player
- Carpeted floor
Rooms and availability
2 Single beds
1 Single bed
1 Bed in shared room
1 Bed in shared room
2 Single beds or 1 Double bed
2 Single beds
- City landmarks
Staff were nice, place was clean, good location & security
wifi allowance is ridiculously low
This is an awesome place to stay! Super clean rooms and great staff! Our kids got to meet so many people from around the world! This place is really well designed and has beautiful views of table mountain. We loved sitting outside to have meals and talk with other guests. We also loved the location. We felt like it was on the edge of all the action, so we could easily get anywhere, but have quiet when we wanted it.
Clean rooms, great views, lots of help planning activities, pool, nice bar/restaurant/lounge area
Have to pay for everything - parking, internet etc. double room was actually 2 seperate beds, not nice for a young couple
Everything is amazing, the internet cafe, the bar, kitchen, sleeping rooms, bathrooms and the location of it. I walked everyday to the waterfront and the station. I definately recommended it to my friends and I wouldn't stay elsewhere whenever I'm in Cape Town again.
The only thing I didn't like was when I had to leave, besides that there's nothing else.
Great value, unique space. Good bar and friendly atmosphere.
It was difficult to sleep due to the noise of other guests. The walls are thin and it was warm with no air conditioning, so your windows are open making it easy to hear every word...also people smoke outside your window, kinda gross.
everything: room clean, staff very friendly, location central, atmosphere very positive
The place had all the facilities you could want. The staff were absolutely brilliant - very friendly and helpful. The hostel was very comfortable and extremely good value for money. We were sorry to leave at the end of the week as we had a super time. I would not have wanted to stay anywhere else.
It was in city center and close to important points.
It seems to be expensive when you compare with the service you get. And the hostel provides only 20 mb free internet per day and this is not enough.
The backpack is perfectly located, has a nice bar, it is the hotspot for activities planning, it has a nice atmosphere and offers a safe environment.
The bedroom stank like molds and humidity. The fotos on the website show nice minimalistic decorated rooms, however cramped, old looking rooms with a view on the rooms from the 50 cm away next door backpacker can be expected. The so called "free" parking is secured by guards who had to be given a compulsury fixed "tip". There was only one toilet and one shower in our corridor (around 10 rooms) and the toilet was located outside the building which can be quite uncomfortable if the weather is not good. For that hotel price better hotel alternatives are available.
The staff were friendly and helpful. The facility was the best backpackers I have ever stayed in throughout the world. Nice pool, clean showers, nice view of table mountain, good food and bar, secure. Highly recommend.
Staff were very friendly, you could book tours inhouse and pay deposits on credit card which helps a lot. We did washing there and was able to cook meals with ease. Good set up hostel.
The bar could have had more deals to ensourage more people there, didn't seem to have much atmospohere apart from staff socialising.
The staff was very friendly and helpfull. the place has a very nice atmosphere. We had the last room, not big but good enough. there is enough space to chill outsider your room. everything is really clean.
Breakfast is a bit pricy, but that is all.
Excellent facilities & ambience was very pleasant for a budget property
Lovely clean room with white bed linen and great swimming pool too
very friendly staff, really botique style and beautiful interior, well organized tours have been arranged, kitchen fully equipped, bar has nice breakfast and coffee, quiet rooms available away from the bar, comfy beds, fresh linen and towels, safe available