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The Backpack Cape Town, 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 EUR
Room Types 7th
No. Of guests
Standard Single Private Shared Bathroom €24.03 €24.03 €24.03
Standard Twin Private Ensuite €12.02 €12.02 €12.02
Standard Double Bed Private Ensuite €12.02 €12.02 €12.02
Standard Twin Private Shared Bathroom €12.02 €12.02 €12.02
Deluxe 4 Bed Female Dorm Ensuite €6.01 €6.01 €6.01
Basic 4 Bed Mixed Dorm €6.01 €6.01 €6.01
Deluxe 4 Bed Mixed Dorm €6.01 €6.01 €6.01

Property description

HOSTELWORLD's No.1 Hostel in South Africa and No. 2 in Africa in 2020! We are South Africa's original backpacker, established in 1990. We are an award winning, Fair Trade hostel that invests in people, communities and the environment giving meaningful and relaxed, travel experiences.

The Backpack is perfectly situated in the heart of Cape Town. We are one block from buzzy Kloof Street, Bree Street, Long Street, 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 108 people in 11 room types – 8 & 4 bed mixed dormitories and 4 bed female only dorms, single rooms, twin and double rooms with shared or private bathrooms, family rooms and even a self-catering 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 travel desk at the reception so that you can experience Cape Town to the fullest! We offer a continental breakfast every morning and our bar stays open until late every night, including some evening hostel activities. Free Fibre Wi-Fi is available throughout the hostel. There is also a self-catering kitchen, swimming pool and garden, pool table, gift shop, luggage storage, laundry service and vending machine.
Private rooms include towels AND free Continental Buffet Breakfast. For those in dorms, breakfast can be bought on the day and towels are available for rental.

We have our own water supply, 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. Choose to make a difference and stay with us - it's the way we work, the way we live and the way we are!

1st Place - Best Hostel in South Africa - 2020
2nd Place - Best Hostel in Africa - 2020
Best African Responsible Tourism - Silver - 2017
Green Accommodation Initiative – Global Youth Travel Award - 2015
Best Social Responsibility - Global Youth Travel Award - 2015
2nd Place - Best Hostel in Africa - Hostelworld - 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
  • Free of Charge
  • 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
  • Free Parking
  • 24 Hour Security
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Currency Exchange
  • Towels Hire
  • Hairdryer for Hire
  • Tours Desk
  • Luggage Storage