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Simon's Town Backpackers Reviews

Prince Alfred Building, 66 St. Georges Street, Cape Town, South Africa

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62 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 100%Security
  • 80%Location
  • 80%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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Great staff, very nice kitchen with plenty of spices and utensils, very clean. Bit pricey though.


Very nice place for a backpackers, and quiet place.


I was pleased with the service as I was booked for a 6 bed mixed dorm. Because the facility was very quiet, management let me stay in a room with double bunk. I am very grateful for that, thank you. The view of Simons Town bay is beautiful and location very central in walking distance to the main tourist attractions.

  • 24th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


I actually missed my opportunity to stay here as I get extended at the previous place. However do passerby during my drive at Simon's Town. What a lovely chill & relax small town. I love to be back to this town and hope to stay here next time.


Booked a double room facing the water. I really enjoyed staying here. Would recommend it to anyone looking for a less pricy but still cosy place to stay.

  • 27th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


They were very accommodating in allowing us to change our booking by a week, but the price went up R20, which was weird as the hostel was rather empty. This meant there was very little atmosphere, especially for a Saturday night. No hot water in the bathrooms in the morning, but when this was mentioned to the staff, they seemed quite surprised, so this is not a regular thing. Comfortable rooms and v clean bathrooms: nice enough hostel with great view of the harbour.


This is a really clean and comfortable back packers. We stayed in a double room with ensuite and it was really spacious with a nice bathroom. There is also a balcony which overlooks the harbour which is nice. The bed was super comfy so we had a good nights sleep. The only minor thing is the road noise as it is on the main road running through the town.

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