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Blue Mountain Backpackers Reviews

208 Long Street, Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

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94 Total Reviews
  • 58%Value For Money
  • 67%Security
  • 82%Location
  • 67%Staff
  • 65%Atmosphere
  • 53%Cleanliness
  • 55%Facilities

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Showers have see through doors and no where to hand your clothes. Toilet door locks are broken. Go to very top floor where cubicles are private. No wifi!!! This is very inconvenient in daily planning. Have to pay for Internet cafe below which in very slow. Maybe they're in partnership with hostel to make money. Get a wifi code for nearby restaurant that u can use on the balcony. Get very hot on warm days. No air con or fans. location is fantastic, price is great for private room & kitchen good.


The noise is so bad that the actually sell earplugs at reception. No cards accepted. Rooms are very very basic. Staff was not helpful at all.

  • 6th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The rooms could use a little paint, new floors and new beds, one bunk bed nearly fell apart. There were bed bugs. Staff was very friendly. Female bathroom needs more light, very dark at night with only one light source. The balcony is nice.

  • 31st Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


We had a double room and on the second day had a large amount of money stolen from our room. This was either a member of staff with a key or a past customer still holding a key. Do NOT stay in room 20. It's a blind spot from the cameras and nothing was done to look into this. There were cockroaches in the living room area/kitchen.

  • 5th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Too close to the main stretch of clubs and bars, was difficult to get to sleep and the room felt cramped and stuffy.

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