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The Backpack Reviews

74 New Church Street, Cape Town, South Africa

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1726 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 96%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 94%Atmosphere
  • 92%Cleanliness
  • 91%Facilities

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My family and i stayed at this place for 2 weeks and we felt like it was our second home. The staff was excellent, and were always ready to listen to our requests and adjustments. I do apologise to fellow backpackers as we had a baby who often cried. Thanks for bearing with us.

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Thank you for reviewing us on Hostelworld.com. We are happy to hear that you felt like The Backpack was your second home. The staff are always happy to assist wherever we can. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards The Backpack Team


Had a really wonderful stay. The staff were extremely friendly and accommodating.

  • 7th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • All Female Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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Thank you for reviewing our hostel. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found our staff to be friendly and helpful. We look forwarding to welcoming you back again soon. Kind Regards The Backpack Team

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