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Long Street Backpackers

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  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvelous Staff
  • Good Cleanliness
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  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvelous Staff
  • Good Cleanliness

Property Description

For the Cheapest beer on Long Street & a Unforgettable Experience, you've found the right place!!

'If Long Street is the heart of Cape Town, then Long Street Backpackers is
the soul, overflowing with creative energy and positive vibes.' -
Coast to Coast Backpackers' Guide.

We were established in 1993, the first hostel on Long Street. Ever since then it has been our pleasure to offer a sociable, fun atmosphere to our guests. Our free vegetable potjie (traditional stew), every Sunday evening, should not be missed.

We have a large, self service kitchen, poolroom, bar, TV room with satellite TV and two big balconies to watch the world go by. Our dorms range from two beds to a maximum of 10 beds. We also have single, double or twin rooms. We offer 5 % discount for VIP Members.

We can arrange all day tours,garden route tours, adventure tours, safari's, overland trips, car rental, Baz Bus tickets and much much more from our travel desk.

'Long known as party central for people passing through, its ideal for singleton travelers wanting to make friends as well as those who love nothing more than saving a few shekels on their bed to spend in the bar.' - Time Out Cape Town 2010

Come experience the wine, waves and nightlife in the midst of all the activity in center city Cape Town. The energetic and social atmosphere Long Street Backpackers promotes will either over-stimulate or help to fulfill your Cape Town expectations. But be assured, the attention to safety and amenities made available will help to ease the mind. In any case, we're not going to tell you Long Street Backpackers is the best place to stay, come on in for a drink at our fully stocked bar and you can tell us.

Long Street Backpackers is the heart of Cape Town's nightlife with 24h surveillance. We are the only hostel in Cape Town that has a surveillance camera right on our doorstep! It's the center of all backpacking activity. Long Street is to Cape Town what King's Cross is to Sydney or Khoisan Rd is to Bangkok. We are in the city center and therefore within walking distance of everything that you would need. Long Street is the busiest party street in Cape Town, ask anybody! Even though we are in the city center, you wouldn't know it sitting (or sunbathing!) in our sunny flower filled court yard.


Note that reception is closed on Sundays between 13:00 and 16:00.

**Please note only guests with valid passports and or HISA membership cards will be allowed to check in**
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Long Street Backpackers Located at 209 Longstreet, , Cape Town.
Long Street Backpackers
South Africa
Cape Town 209 Longstreet
74% 275
-33.9218179 18.4199094
Long Street Backpackers
    Rooms available Basic Single Private Shared Bathroom Basic 4 Bed Mixed Dorm Ensuite Twin Private Shared Bathroom Basic Double Bed Private Shared Bathroom Basic 7 Bed Mixed Dorm Ensuite Basic 6 Bed Mixed Dorm Ensuite Basic 10 Bed Mixed Dorm Ensuite Standard 4 Bed Mixed Dorm

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Tue 25 Oct 2016 - Fri 28 Oct 2016 Change

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Latest Review

" Incredibly noisy. Plays loud music every night until 12pm which you can hear very clearly from the rooms. In the morning cleaners arrive at around 8am and are also very loud and shout in the courtyard. Very basic facilities, hostel don't even provide soap "

- Anonymous
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  • General

    Security Lockers Common Room BBQ Self-Catering Facilities Cable TV Outdoor Terrace Card Phones

  • Services

    Airport Transfers Luggage Storage Fax Service Tours/Travel Desk Late check-out Reception (limited hours)

  • Food & Drink


  • Entertainment

    Games Room Pool Table

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay, unless otherwise stated above (see 'Things to Note' information).

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