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Observatory Backpackers Reviews

235 Lower Main Road, Observatory, Cape Town, South Africa

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55 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 77%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 91%Cleanliness
  • 91%Facilities

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This is a lovely hostel where you can feel at home. Different spaces and areas where you can create your own little corner. Big couches, which is also nice to relax and watch a movie. Spacious garden. Clean kitchen. Hostel manager Teps is a USP on its own. Makes sure that everyone is ok, knows people by name, knows the neighborhood. I recommend this place!


Great place! Nice location, very central.

  • 21st Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


Once Again thanks to Observatory Backpackers, had a lovely stay, I love this place. My second time and Tebogo is always full of good local advice. Great staff, clean , good wifi. Love the new room that has been added and the Garden is looking amazing. You get the feeling that the owners really care and keep trying to improve... good work. thanks again and will be back.... hopefully not to long from now. :)

  • 18th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Fantastic place, I have recently stayed at Observatory Backpackers and it is by far the best backpackers I have stayed at. The place is clean, the staff are brilliant and their garden is absolutely amazing. It is very quiet and peaceful. They are situated in the heart of Observatory which is great as it is super easy to get around, Cape Town CBD is a mere 10 mins away. Great place, will definitely be back.

  • 16th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Denmark
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Not a bad place to stay, but location is horrible if you are trying to see Cape Town. Staff could be a bit more helpful in recommendations and advice on getting around.

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