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Backpackers on Castle Reviews

57 Castle Street, 8001, Cape Town, South Africa

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63 Total Reviews
  • 53%Value For Money
  • 60%Security
  • 80%Location
  • 73%Staff
  • 40%Atmosphere
  • 67%Cleanliness
  • 60%Facilities

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We used the private room...the bed was comfortable and the bedding was clean. Enough hot water in the shower. The stuff is lovely and helpful. No privacy in the common toilet though cos the showers are in full view. we would go back there in the future

  • 30th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Couple, 41+
  • (1 review)


Perfect location, but the facilities is old and tired. No hand soap on the toilets and the plug-points in the room did not work. Nice staff though.

  • 16th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Norway
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The area where the hostel is located is both noisy and very dangerous at night. If you stay at this backpackers, I definitely recommend you get your own room - don't go for the dorm. I made this mistake and was woken up by drunk men in the early hours of the morning. I didn't feel very safe and eventually went to sleep in the lounge area. Also, this place is not really a backpackers any more, but more like a boarding house for locals. Rather pay a bit more and go elsewhere!

  • 22nd Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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