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Cape Town Backpackers Reviews

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

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890 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 75%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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Five star! As a visiting student, Cape Town Backpackers was a great place to stay while I was sorting out more long term accommodation. The staff was friendly and very helpful and the vibe was super chill. Thanks for a great introduction to Cape Town!

  • 8th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Enjoy Cape Town and best of luck with your research here. Thanks for the review!


Sorry I ran off with your luggage room key!

  • 28th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Not a problem at all, we've got spare keys for days!!!!! Hope you enjoyed your stay, and thanks for the review!!! :-)


funny staff, good food and place in the city and happy people :-) perfect

  • 27th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Glad you enjoyed the stay and we loved having you here, We were all a bit sad to hear that you won't be coming back to Cape Town soon, but hope that you do come back eventually! Thanks for the review!


it was quite dirty, inlcuding bathrooms, kitchen and bedrooms. i would have felt much more comfortable in a cleaner environment.dish washing is supposed to be done after using it and not left behind dirty till the next morning. apart from that did i enjoy the stay there. close to bus stopps and long street, nice staff and good prices as well as infos on trips. and i met really nice ppl there ;)

Owner Comment (Hide)
The bathrooms and bedrooms will tend to be a bit "used" when the hostel is very busy, but our hardworking housekeeping staff do get into every corner of the house each day, and sometimes facilities are used after they have done their rounds. The kitchen... you are 100% right!!! It is a communal kitchen and users are supposed to wash their own dishes after use. If they don't it may sit until our housekeeping staff get on duty and are able to clean up after them. Thanks for the review!!!

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