Hostelworld.com

Group of 15 or more?

Contact our Group Travel team directly for a tailor made solution for your group

×
This property has been booked 7 times today.

The Backpack Cape Town

Group of 15 or more?

Contact our Group Travel team directly for a tailor made solution for your group

Prices
map
reviews
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
Read all reviews
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness

Property Description

We are South Africa's original backpacker, established in 1990. We are an award winning, Fair Trade hostel that invests in people and communities, giving meaningful and relaxed, travel experiences.

The Backpack is perfectly situated in the heart of Cape Town. We are within walking distance of many bars, restaurants and popular attractions like Green Market Square, Company's Gardens and the Bo-Kaap. We're a 5 minute taxi or bus ride from V&A Waterfront, and 10 minutes from the Table Mountain Cable Car Station.

We accommodate 100 people in 16 room types – 8 bed, 4 bed, 3 bed and 2 bed mixed dorms, single rooms, twin and double rooms with shared or private bathrooms, family rooms and even a self-catering loft apartment! All of our rooms boast a fresh and funky style, which you can expect from a trendy city hostel. Children can only be accommodated in a private room or in the Family Room and must be accompanied by an adult.

We have a community craft shop and also travel desk at the reception so that you can experience Cape Town to the fullest! We offer a free continental breakfast every morning and our café/bar stays open until late every night, including some evening hostel activities. Free WiFi is available throughout the hostel. There is also a self-catering kitchen, swimming pool and garden, pool table, gift shop, luggage storage, laundry service, ATM and vending machine. Towels are available for hire for those in Dorms. Private rooms include towels.

We buy biodegradable cleaning products, LED lights, have recycling bins for glass, tins, plastic and batteries, and solar panels to provide hot water plus 3500kWs of electricity. We choose to make a difference and so can you by joining us for a day at our community project; gardening or tutoring children.

AWARDS

Green Accommodation Initiative – Global Youth Travel Award - 2015

Best Social Responsibility - Global Youth Travel Award - 2015

Award for Excellence - Best for Families - Hostelbookers - 2014

Top 10 Best Value Stays for 2014 - Lonely Planet - 2014

1st Place - Best Hostel in South Africa - Hostelworld.com – 2013
Show less Show more

Check Availability

Wed 26 Jul 2017 - Sat 29 Jul 2017 Change

Room Summary

Wed 26th July 2017 - Sat 29th July 2017

My Selection

/ Price per night Nights Total
Total:
Standard Flexible Booking:
PLEASE CHOOSE YOUR PREFERRED BOOKING OPTION BELOW
Total:
Payable Now:
Payable Now:
BOOK NOW
LOADING

Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Linen Included
  • Free Parking
  • Free City Maps
  • Towels Included
  • Free WiFi
  • Free Internet Access
General
  • Security Lockers
  • Swimming Pool
  • Common Room
  • BBQ
  • Air Conditioning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Adaptors
  • Book Exchange
  • Hot Showers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Utensils
  • Cable TV
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Hair Dryers
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Microwave
  • Washing Machine
  • Steam Room
Services
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Towels for hire
  • Luggage Storage
  • Fax Service
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Currency Exchange
  • ATM
  • Postal Service
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Vending Machines
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi

Awards

  • 2015 2nd, Continent Winners Africa
  • 2014 1st, Continent Winners Africa
  • 2014 1st, Country Winners South Africa
  • 2013 2nd, Continent Winners Africa
  • 2013 1st, Country Winners South Africa
  • 2012 3rd, Continent Winners Africa
  • 2011 2nd, Continent Winners Africa
  • 2011 1st, Country Winners South Africa
  • 2010 3rd, Continent Winners Africa
  • 2010 1st, Country Winners South Africa
  • 2009 3rd, Continent Winners Africa
  • 2008 2nd, Continent Winners Africa
  • 2006 1st, Continent Winners Africa
View all Award Winners

Policies

  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Taxes Included

Things to Note

Cancellation Policy
This property has a 7 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay, unless otherwise stated above.

High Season Cancellation Policy
This property has a 30 day cancellation policy with the following terms · If cancelled up to 30 +days - no fee · If cancelled 7-29 days prior to arrival 50% · If cancelled 6 days or less prior to arrival 100%

· If cancelled up to 30 +days - no fee

· If cancelled 7-29 days prior to arrival 50%

· If cancelled 6 days or less prior to arrival 100%

This applies to the balances that are due to the hostel on the confirmed booking notice

Please note that groups bookings over 10 people are subject to cancellation.
Please contact groups dept for further information.

Please Note: South Africans will only be accommodated in private rooms unless by prior arrangement.

Waiting to hear further from you.

For any further information, please don't hesitate to write or call. Have a nice day.

Cancellation Policy

Deposit Only rates

This property has a 7 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay


Non-refundable rates

Your booking is non-refundable. If you choose to cancel your booking, or in the case of a no-show, you will still be charged the full cost of your booking.

Latest Review

" Cozy place -BUT no individual lockers in room (wood was broken so not possible to lock) and old facilities (don't expect it to be fresh or renovated - although it is clean). I got a room next to the busy road and as windows couldn't completely close, it was sooo difficult to sleep during my 5 nights there. "

- Anonymous
Read all reviews
View all Cape Town Hostels

Hostelworld Mobile Apps

Book on the go with the new Hostelworld mobile apps.

Search and book more than 33,000 properties in over 170 countries, from anywhere.

Newsletter Sign Up

Submitting your info

Thank you for signing up to our newsletter!

Sign up for our newsletter to get the best hostel deals and news sent straight to your inbox. You can unsubscribe at any time.