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Observatory Backpackers

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


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

Property Information:

With restaurants, bars, theatre and nightlife right on your doorstep, our freshly painted, all new, backpacker welcomes you to Observatory!

We've got the university, Table Mountain, beaches, and waterfront all easily accessible, and an up to the minute travel desk at your service. Observatory Backpackers hostel makes a great place from which to explore Cape Town!

Observatory, locally known as 'Obz', has gained its status as an alternative and artsy neighbourhood. Whether you want to head to a local bar for a drink, listen to live music, visit a trendy shop, or fire up the braii and relax at home, we've got it all here.

We offer a variety of accommodation. Free Wi Fi and internet. Airport transfers on request. We have a 24 hour check in but bookings are essential. Dstv. Communal kitchen has all the equipment one requires. We do offer longer stays at favourable rates. This is done on a length of stay basis on request. Bedding and towels provided. Coffee and tea provided.

Please note:

Check In Time: 1.00pm
Check Out Time: 10.00am

Cancellation Policy: 48h
Credit Cards Accepted
Taxes included

Rates for: 21st Apr 2014 - 24th Apr 2014

  • Euro Dollar Pound
  • Prices displayed per person per night in US Dollar (USD)

Room Type-
Standard Double Bed Private Shared Bathroom
Standard Double Bed Private Ensuite
Standard 4 Bed Mixed Dorm Ensuite
Standard 8 Bed Mixed Dorm
20th Sun 21st Mon 22nd Tue 23rd Wed 24th Thu
X X US$22.04 US$22.04 US$22.04
X X US$24.80 US$24.80 US$24.80
X X US$17.53 US$17.53 US$17.53
X X US$13.02 US$13.02 US$13.02
Your deposit is non-refundable if you decide to cancel your booking. Standard T&Cs apply.
Your deposit is protected so you can use it to make another booking if you cancel. Standard T&Cs apply.
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  • Latest Review

    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.
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      Anonymous, South Africa, Couple, 41+


  • BBQ
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Included


  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Included

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 2 day cancellation policy.
Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

Things to Note

Please note: Check In Time: 1.00pm Check Out Time: 10.00am Cancellation Policy: 48h Credit Cards Accepted Breakfast Included Taxes included

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
87% 33
-33.9344055 18.4668803
Observatory Backpackers
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