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The Backpack, Cape Town, South Africa
74 New Church Street, Cape Town, South Africa
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PLEASE NOTE, Prices are per person per night in ZAR
Room Types 27th
No. Of guests
Twin Private Ensuite   745.00 745.00
Double Bed Private Ensuite   745.00  
Twin Private Shared Bathroom 580.00 580.00 580.00
3 Bed Private Ensuite   550.00  
Standard 3 Bed Apartment Ensuite   630.00 630.00
4 Bed Mixed Dorm Ensuite 560.00 560.00 560.00
4 Bed Private Ensuite   617.50 617.50
8 Bed Mixed Dorm   330.00  
NOTE: Special Events Booking High Season Cancellation Policy - This property has a 30 day cancellation policy with the following terms · If cancelled up to 30 +days - no fee · If cancelled 7-29 days prior to arrival 50% · If cancelled 6 days or less prior to arrival 100%

Property description

We are South Africa's original backpacker, established in 1990. We are an award winning, Fair Trade hostel that invests in people and communities, giving meaningful and relaxed, travel experiences.

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

We accommodate 100 people in 16 room types – 8 bed, 4 bed, 3 bed and 2 bed mixed dorms, single rooms, twin and double rooms with shared or private bathrooms, family rooms and even a self-catering loft apartment! All of our rooms boast a fresh and funky style, which you can expect from a trendy city hostel. Children can only be accommodated in a private room or in the Family Room and must be accompanied by an adult.

We have a community craft shop and also travel desk at the reception so that you can experience Cape Town to the fullest! We offer a free continental breakfast every morning and our café/bar stays open until late every night, including some evening hostel activities. Free WiFi is available throughout the hostel. There is also a self-catering kitchen, swimming pool and garden, pool table, gift shop, luggage storage, laundry service, ATM and vending machine.

We buy biodegradable cleaning products, LED lights, have recycling bins for glass, tins, plastic and batteries, and solar panels to provide hot water plus 3500kWs of electricity. We choose to make a difference and so can you by joining us for a day at our community project; gardening or tutoring children.


Green Accommodation Initiative – Global Youth Travel Award - 2015

Best Social Responsibility - Global Youth Travel Award - 2015

Award for Excellence - Best for Families - Hostelbookers - 2014

Top 10 Best Value Stays for 2014 - Lonely Planet - 2014

1st Place - Best Hostel in South Africa - Hostelworld.com – 2013
  • Fax Service
  • Postal Service
Sport & Leisure:
  • Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Outdoor Terraced Area
  • Pool Table
In Room Facilities:
  • Reading Light
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linen Included
  • Security Lockers
Food & Drink:
  • Included
  • Bar
  • CafĂ©
  • BBQ Area
  • Parking
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transfers
  • 24 Hour Security
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Currency Exchange
  • Towels Hire
  • Hairdryer for Hire
  • Tours Desk
  • Luggage Storage