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Observatory Backpackers Reviews

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

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33 Total Reviews
  • 96%Value For Money
  • 82%Security
  • 76%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 96%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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We spent two nights at Observatory backpackers. We booked a double en-suite room. The room was spacious, the bed bed excellent with clean good quality linen. Large bathroom with excellent shower. All that we needed ! Thank you.


Situated in a quiet area outside the city center but some nice restaurants and bars around; public transport to the city center available; felt a little like home...


We stayed in a standard double with en-suite, the room was really spacious and the bathroom nice and clean. Towels were provided which is always a bonus. The kitchen was always nice and clean and the communal areas had a nice atmosphere. The staff were knowledgeable and willing to help. There were a handful of nice restaurants a short walk away (hello sailor and opposite that a nice Mexican) I would recommend if you have your own transport or if you want to be away from the city centre.

  • 29th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Lovely place! The rooms are so beautifully made up it does not look like a hostel. I really enjoyed staying there and the staff is awesome. The safety of cars parked outside and the general safety of the area is unfortunately not too great, but that is the only complaint I have.

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