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Cape Town Backpackers Reviews

New Church Street 81, Tamboerskloof, Cape Town, South Africa

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80%

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828 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 70%Cleanliness
  • 75%Facilities

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94%

Could not recommend Cape Town Backpackers more highly! I stayed for 6 nights and had a fabulous time. Very easy to meet people as a solo traveller. Big ups to the staff who were all legends.


89%

This hostel is in a great location in CT with heaps of restaurants and cafes in walking distance. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Great is the daily breakfast offered by the hostel - good value for money. One point of critic is the toilet and bathroom situation. There are just not enough toilets and bathrooms in the hostel and the fact that toilet and bathroom are often times in the same room makes it even worse.


80%

Sometimes loud due to the street but pretty calm at night, cleanliness okay but not outstanding. All in all a very nice stay, cool location, friendly Staff and good breakfast. Would definitely book again

  • 1st Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


71%

2200 hour quiet time not observed. Staff indifferent to our concerns.

  • 21st Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


83%

my bed sheets were stained in an off-puting way... otherwise the hostel was great!

  • 10th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


69%

Good hostel but not well taken care of. Light fixtures are broken. Bathrooms not very clean but manageable. Saw a dead cockroach from the day before which again goes to the point for the need to take care of the place. Staff were nice and helpful. Location was really great and quiet.

  • 3rd Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

Had a great stay at Cape Town Backpackers. If you go to Cape Town stay at Cape Town Backpackers and ask for Room Nr. 4. Try the Sowetan Toilet at the bar. Thanks to Lena and Sarah for making the days in the hostel even more fun.

  • 24th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

This place was excellent, really good end to my rtw trip. The staff were like friends, great advice on tours, where to shop etc. My bed was clean, the room was clean, the bathroom was clean, it's got a great vibe but the bar shuts in time for sleep, great mixed cloud, it's in a great location. Just a good hostel, like a proper hostel should be. You can tell I liked it ;)


100%

Had a great experience! Really appreciate the advice Andy gave me about tours and overlanding. Now on my way to Kenya:)


89%

Good breakfast!

  • 1st Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

Fantastic experience, meeting people was incredibly easy and even with people in and out on a daily basis my stuff was fine.

  • 10th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

Staff are fantastic, very enthusiastic and excited to help you make the most of your time in Cape Town.

  • 6th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


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