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Observatory Backpackers Reviews

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

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48 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 78%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 93%Cleanliness
  • 90%Facilities

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This hostel is brand new thus all the facility are in good condition, however should you need to get to town its about 10 minutes drive away.


Location, location, location. Some hostels have it and some don´t and this hostel definitely doesn´t, unless you have a car. It´s relatively far from the center, hiking, the waterfront and the nearest bus stop. Also, the neighborhood just doesn´t really feel safe, especially walking from the bus stop. Also, the staff sit and watch TV all day so it´s kind of awkward to watch TV sometimes. Other than those two complaints, this hostel is very, very cute, clean, comfortable and well put together.


Very clean and comfortable bedding. I really enjoyed my stay. Thank you very much for a very comfortable and clean atmosphere.

  • 9th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)

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