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Simon's Town Backpackers Reviews

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

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66 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 76%Atmosphere
  • 88%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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We've been in Simon's Town backpackers for two nights. It is a great place to stay, friendly stuff and the cleanest kitchen and shared bathrooms we've ever seen in a hostel. We highly recommend it. Thank you for the friendly service!

  • 16th Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Walking distance from all locations in Simons Town; it's a long taxi ride from Cape Town (there is also some public transport available to parts of Cape Town, but I did not try it). Reasonably clean. Even private rooms contain a safe. This is definitely not a party hostel; it's nice if you are looking for a quiet place to stay. Staff gave me a ride to Cape Town for less than the cost of a taxi, which was very nice.


Good hostel, great location for boulders beach and Cape point. It was clean and comfortable, good kitchen area to make your own food if your not up for going out. Water pressure was good and showers nice and hot. Not really a big deal but the wooden floor boards are a little creaky, so if you are a light sleeper I would recommend earplugs.

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