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The Backpack Reviews

74 New Church Street, Cape Town, South Africa

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1654 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 91%Atmosphere
  • 90%Cleanliness
  • 89%Facilities

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Lovely staff and very friendly


The hostel was ok but not as good as I had expected seeing that it has won several awards. The staff was friendly and helpful. Unfortunately, one could only get Wi-fi at the hostel bar or other common grounds, but not in the rooms itself. Breakfast was not included and relatively expensive.


Excellent services, very good advises, great welcome in South Africa !! Only poor point : only WIFI, the computer with access to Internet is not usable :-( Thanks so much again :-)))

  • 24th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


A very clean hostel with good facilities!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your review. Our cleaning staff work very hard in maintaining our high standards of cleanliness and really appreciate it when mentioned. We hope you enjoy the rest of your journey. Kind regards The Backpack Team

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