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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 9th
No. Of guests
Twin Private Ensuite 745.00 745.00 745.00
Double Bed Private Ensuite   745.00 745.00
Twin Private Shared Bathroom 580.00 580.00 580.00
3 Bed Female Dorm   530.00  
4 Bed Mixed Dorm Ensuite 560.00 560.00  
4 Bed Private Ensuite 617.50 617.50 617.50
4 Bed Mixed Dorm 390.00 390.00 390.00
8 Bed Mixed Dorm 330.00 330.00 330.00
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

Welcome to Cape Town’s hippest urban hostel! We’ve got everything you need: from dorms to deluxe doubles, and obviously a cool Café & bar, free WiFi and a swimming pool with views of Table Mountain!

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 have it all: 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.

Our Café and bar will keep you fed and watered (or whatever else tickles your fancy – we’re fully licensed), and we also have a fully equipped self-catering kitchen, a pool table, swimming pool and a cool shop. And, even though we’d all rather not do chores, we’ve got a laundry, luggage storage and an ATM.

Our Travel Centre 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? We’ve got it covered!

The Backpack is not just the hippest hostel in town; we also work hard to make a positive difference through the way we work, the way we live and the way we 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.

Our awards include:
2014 1st Place Best Hostel in Africa Hostelworld.com
2014 1st Place Best Hostel South Africa Hostelworld.com
Lonely Planet Top 10 Best Value Stays for 2014

‘Not too laid back, not too loud—guests love The Backpack and it's easy to see why. For years it has stayed ahead of the crowd by constantly adapting, yet always offering top notch accommodation for the price and wonderfully clued-up service from its desk.’ – Lonely Planet
  • 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
  • Café
  • BBQ Area
  • Airport Transfers
  • Parking
  • Free Parking
  • 24 Hour Security
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Currency Exchange
  • Towels Hire
  • Hairdryer for Hire
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours Desk