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Forty8 Backpackers Hotel Reviews

48 Hout Street, Cape Town, South Africa

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40 Total Reviews
  • 50%Value For Money
  • 65%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 50%Staff
  • 45%Atmosphere
  • 65%Cleanliness
  • 45%Facilities

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Nothing was organized! they make double bookings! 2 times when we get to the room,then there was other people in the room,telling us they also paid for the room,and are staying there!

  • 28th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


There is a gate that keeps outsiders out, however anyone could ring the doorbell and enter the hostel and rooms. The staff were not helpful when there were concerns and information. The atmosphere was not conducive to interacting with locals and other hostel mates. There was an uncomfortable lobby area. The cleanliness was average, the rooms and bathrooms were cleaned everyday however if it was dirty, it would not be cleaned immediately if staff was notified. This was not worth the money.

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