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8.6
Fabulous 68 Total Reviews
  • Value For Money 8.6
  • Security 8.9
  • Location 6.9
  • Staff 8.9
  • Atmosphere 8.5
  • Cleanliness 9.4
  • Facilities 8.9
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8.6
Fabulous 68 Total Reviews
  • Value For Money 8.6
  • Security 8.9
  • Location 6.9
  • Staff 8.9
  • Atmosphere 8.5
  • Cleanliness 9.4
  • Facilities 8.9
Observatory Backpackers Located at 235 Lower Main Road, Observatory, Cape Town.
Observatory Backpackers
South Africa
Cape Town western cape 7925 235 Lower Main Road, Observatory
86% 68
-33.9344055 18.4668803
Observatory Backpackers
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  • Anonymous
  • Germany, Female, 25-30
  • Novice Nomad
  • 2 reviews
4th Mar 2016
10.0

Fantastic hostel. Beautiful garden, really nice neighborhood - nice to be in a different part of town with a different atmosphere. Great staff and people...very relaxed, welcoming crowd. Excellent bar a few doors down. Would definitely stay again!

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  • Anonymous
  • England, Female, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 4 reviews
18th Jan 2016
8.0

Unfortunately during this heat the hostel should really provide fans as otherwise sleep at night is made impossible. Staying in some rooms is also noisy with people walking above but overall it was a good stay.

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17th Jan 2016
7.1

The staff are nice and helpful, was in a dorm and the wood bunk beds move/squeek a bit when the other person moves around. but the 4bed dorms look very nice. nice that they give fresh towels to use. parked my car offstreet and it was safe enough that the windows were not broken. kitchen well equiped with all utensils and clean. the entertainment area is nice and spacious with multiple social spots making meetin people quite easy.

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  • Anonymous
  • England, Female, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 4 reviews
13th Jan 2016
9.4

This hostel was such a change from most of the other hostels I've stayed in whilst in Cape Town, it was extremely clean, very chilled atmosphere, the staff were so helpful and welcoming and I've already booked to stay there again the next time I'm in Cape Town. The location is cool it you are into vintage shops and interesting cafes/bars but ifor you're someone who wants to see all the sights it's probably not the best.

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  • Anonymous
  • Germany, Female, 41+
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
8th Jan 2016
9.1

We will be back next time around in Cape Town.

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7th Jan 2016
8.3

Overall the rooms and especially the bathrooms felt fresh and modern. Awesome garden on the backside. Atmosphere was kind of chilled and quiet, which we enjoyed. If you want to party there a lot of places to go to on lower main, when you get home to sleep it's nice to be able to actually sleep.

    • 8.0Value For Money
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  • chadfoster2183
  • South Africa, Male, 41+
  • Novice Nomad
  • 2 reviews
28th Dec 2015
8.6

Nicest hostel we stayed at on our garden route trip. No drama 😆

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  • Anonymous
  • Germany, Female, 25-30
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
6th Dec 2015
9.4

Beautiful Hostel, spacious rooms, perfectly cleaned, just like the facilities. Nice garden behind the house, staff is very friendly. Just down the street is a good choice of nice restaurants and bars.

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  • Anonymous
  • England, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • Globetrotter
  • 24 reviews
7th Nov 2015
9.4

Spent two weeks here while studying up at the hospital - great place to live out of. Good cooking facilities, really nice outdoor space (occasional braais), really helpful staff. Easy to get one of the minibuses from up the road straight into town at very little cost, and Lower Main Road itself is full of nice places to eat (and vintage shops). Great little bakery just next door too - recommend the cookie cheese cake and the breakfast offer. Thank you!

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