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The Backpack Reviews

74 New Church Street, Cape Town, South Africa

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1844 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 97%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 93%Atmosphere
  • 97%Cleanliness
  • 94%Facilities

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We had a great stay at this hostel, the rooms were lovely and really clean. We had a great view table mountain. The breakfast was very filling but we had to pay 30 ZAR each (£1.60 so totally worth it). They have free bottles of water at the bar and good selection. The staff were really friendly and helpful and the security guys were amazing! The area can be a bit dodgy so be very careful at night, speak to security before leaving the hostel especially at night! And get taxis were possible.

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Thanks so much Siobhan for your great review of our hostel. Our friendly staff along with our guests (not forgetting the best views of Table Mountain) make it an awesome place to stay and work. Glad you took taxis at night its always recommended in most counties. Kind regards The Backpack Team


Awesome staff, environment, location and food!

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Thanks for your review we hope you will be back soon Kind regards The Backpack Team


Beautiful hostel! Location is great, perfect if you want a quiet place to sleep but still be close to the nightlife as long St is a two minute walk away. Staff are very friendly and the beds are so comfortable! The breakfast was also very nice. Definitely recommend :)

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Thanks Jessica for your appreciation of our Hostel, staff and beds! Kind regards The Backpack Team

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