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The Backpack

74 New Church Street, Cape Town, South Africa

90%RATING

  • 86%Valueformoney
  • 92%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 91%Atmosphere
  • 90%Cleanliness
  • 88%Facilities

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Please come and stay at our newly refurbished hostel using some of South Africa's most innovative designers, celebrating Cape Town as the DESIGN CAPITAL OF 2014.

South Africa’s original, multi award-winning hostel and travel centre is simply Cape Town’s hottest, most social spot to stay.

We have all the facilities you can expect from a great hotel, stylishly decorated Afro-chic rooms offering superior comfort and quality with shared or ensuite bathrooms, free wi-fi, private electronic safes and in-house ATM.

Making a difference is more than just an initiative of The Backpack, is the way we are, the way we work and the way we live! By staying at thewith us you will be making a difference to the lives of many children.

Swim in the pool with stunning views of Table Mountain, or meet like-minded international travellers in our buzzy café/bar, serving delicious breakfasts and gourmet sandwiches. Feel at home in our well equipped self-catering kitchen.
Parking is available with 24 hour security.

Long Street and Kloof Street, gorgeous Clifton and Camps Bay beaches, Table Mountain, The Waterfront and the City Centre are all just a stones throw away.

Our hostel has been accredited by Fair Trade in Tourism, a trade mark awarded to businesses that adhere to fair trade criteria.

A meet and greet airport shuttle service is available at an additional cost.

Children are welcome in private rooms and must be accompanied by an adult and must be able to swim, as our pool is unfenced.

Our Awards include:

2014 1st Place Best Hostel in Africa Hostelworld.com
2014 1st Place Best Hostel South Africa Hostelworld.com
Lonely Planet Top 10 Best Value Stays for 2014

2013 1st Place Best Hostel in South Africa Hostelworld.com
2013 2nd Place Best Hostel in Africa Hostelworld.com

2012 2nd Place Best Hostel in South Africa Hostelworld.com

2011 1st Place Best Practice – Economic Impact Imvelo Awards
2011 1st Place Best Single Waste Management Program Imvelo Awards
2011 1st Place AA Backpackers Accommodation
2011 2nd Place Welcome Awards

2010 One of the World’s Coolest Hostels Guardian
2010 One of the Top Ten Places to Stay Lonely Planet
2010 1st Place Best Hostel in South Africa Hostelworld.com
2010 2nd Place Best Hostel in Africa Hostelworld.com
2010 1st Place Welcome Awards
2011 1st Place AA Backpackers Accommodation

2009 1st Place Best Hostel in South Africa Hostelworld.com
2009 3rd Place Best Hostel in Africa Hostelworld.com

2008 1st Place Best Hostel in South Africa Hostelworld.com
2008 3rd Place Best Hostel in Africa Hostelworld.com

‘Not too laid back, not too loud—guests love The Backpack and it's easy to see why. For years it has stayed ahead of the crowd by constantly adapting, yet always offering top notch accommodation for the price and wonderfully clued-up service from its desk.’ – Lonely Planet

'The most comfortable and best-run in town...one of the best backpacker travel centres around. Recommended.' – Footprints

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    I don't understand the hype or why they claim to be the best hostel in Africa. I was traveling there for months and can tell you that is absolutely untrue. While the staff are incredibly nice and helpful, the hostel itself is just your average hostel. It isn't particularly nice, the layout is confusing, and its right on a busy road with loud traffic that keeps you awake at night and wakes you early in the am. Depending on the room you are in, the showers/toilets can be on the other side of
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FACILITIES

  • 24HOURSECURITY
  • ADAPTORS
  • AIRCONDITIONING
  • AIRPORTTRANSFERS
  • ATM
  • BAR
  • BBQ
  • BICYCLEHIRE
  • BOARDGAMES
  • BOOKEXCHANGE
  • BREAKFASTNOTINCLUDED
  • CABLETV
  • CAFE
  • CEILINGFAN
  • COMMONROOM
  • CURRENCYEXCHANGE
  • FAXSERVICE
  • FREECITYMAPS
  • FREEPARKING
  • FREEWIFI
  • HAIRDRYERS
  • HAIRDRYERSFORHIRE
  • HOTSHOWERS
  • HOUSEKEEPING
  • INTERNETACCESS
  • KITCHEN
  • LAUNDRYFACILITIES
  • LINENINCLUDED
  • LOCKERS
  • LUGGAGESTORAGE
  • MEALSAVAILABLE
  • MEETINGROOM
  • OUTDOORSWIMMINGPOOL
  • OUTDOORTERRACE
  • PARKING
  • POOLTABLE
  • POSTALSERVICE
  • READINGLIGHT
  • RESTAURANT
  • SAFEDEPOSITBOX
  • SWIMMINGPOOL
  • TEACOFFEEMAKINGFACILITIES
  • TOURSTRAVELDESK
  • TOWELSFORHIRE
  • TOWELSINCLUDED
  • VENDINGMACHINES
  • WASHINGMACHINE


HOSCARAWARDS

  • 2014 Hoscar WINNER
  • HOSCARSPLACE1
  • HOSCARCONTINENTWINNER Africa
  • 2014 Hoscar WINNER
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  • HOSCARCOUNTRYWINNER South Africa
  • 2014 HOSCARSPLACE1 HOSCARCONTINENTWINNER Africa
  • 2014 HOSCARSPLACE1 HOSCARCOUNTRYWINNER South Africa
  • 2013 HOSCARSPLACE2 HOSCARCONTINENTWINNER Africa
  • 2013 HOSCARSPLACE1 HOSCARCOUNTRYWINNER South Africa
  • 2012 HOSCARSPLACE3 HOSCARCONTINENTWINNER Africa
  • 2011 HOSCARSPLACE2 HOSCARCONTINENTWINNER Africa
  • 2011 HOSCARSPLACE1 HOSCARCOUNTRYWINNER South Africa
  • 2010 HOSCARSPLACE3 HOSCARCONTINENTWINNER Africa
  • 2010 HOSCARSPLACE1 HOSCARCOUNTRYWINNER South Africa
  • 2009 HOSCARSPLACE3 HOSCARCONTINENTWINNER Africa
  • 2008 HOSCARSPLACE2 HOSCARCONTINENTWINNER Africa
  • 2006 HOSCARSPLACE1 HOSCARCONTINENTWINNER Africa

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POLICIES

  • CHILDFRIENDLY
  • CREDITCARDSACCEPTED
  • NOCURFEW
  • TAXESINCLUDED


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THINGSTONOTE

All major credit cards, AMEX travellers' cheques and major foreign currencies accepted. We require a R50 key deposit for each person staying at the Backpack. On your departure you are asked to donate it to our community project. Dormitory or shared rooms may only be reserved by international backpackers. South Africans are required to stay in private rooms. Our Cape Town Studio is not situated at The Backpack; it's a few blocks away in Queen Victoria Street opposite the Planetarium. We require a minimum stay of three nights in the Studio.





The Backpack Located at 74 New Church Street, , Cape Town.
The Backpack
South Africa
Cape Town 8001 74 New Church Street
90% 1613
-33.9270348 18.4105753
The Backpack
    ROOMSAVAILABLE     Standard Doublebedprivate Sharedbathroom     Standard Doublebedprivate Ensuite     Standard Doublebedprivate Ensuite     Deluxe Doublebedprivate Ensuite     Standard Numofbeds Femaledorm Ensuite     Basic Numofbeds Mixeddorm     Standard Numofbeds Mixeddorm     Standard Numofbeds Mixeddorm Ensuite     Standard Numofbeds Mixeddorm     Standard Numofbeds Mixeddorm Ensuite     Standard Numofbeds Mixeddorm     Standard Singleprivate Sharedbathroom     Standard Singleprivate Sharedbathroom     Standard Singleprivate Ensuite     Standard Singleprivate Ensuite     Standard Twinprivate Sharedbathroom     Basic Twinprivate Sharedbathroom     Standard Twinprivate Ensuite     Standard Twinprivate Ensuite     Superior Twinprivate Ensuite     Deluxe Twinprivate Ensuite     Standard Numofbeds Private Ensuite     Standard Numofbeds Private Ensuite     Standard Numofbeds Private Ensuite     Numofbeds Private Ensuite
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