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Forty8 Backpackers Hotel Reviews

48 Hout Street, Cape Town, South Africa

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35 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 75%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 73%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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Good clean place and value for you south african rand.

  • 18th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


I stayed at Forty 8 Backpackers Hotel two years ago. But the management has changed. The day I arrived the staff person working was less than honest. Watch your money. Location good. But I would never stay there again. Pictures on the wall were offensive to my wife and other ladies.

  • 24th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


The stay at the Hostel was great. The only thing I am concerned is the loud noise and music at night and throughout the night. around the hostels property. Then in the early morning the taking out of things for the African market. Good isolated windows would be an idea but costly because then you would need air-conditioning in each bedroom.


Located in the best partying area of the world, forty8 offers you a great possibility to find new friends on the road. The staff is friendly and helpful. If you are not looking for a to clean you are arwardet with a free entry to next “gentlemens” club ;-))


Quite a nice hostel really well situated. However there is only one bathroom for gents and one for the ladies. These could really be cleaner.

  • 22nd Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)

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