I cannot say enough great things about this hostel. Great location, secure, excellent staff, hot shower, and shockingly comfortable bed. I met so many interesting people in the hostel bar over the course of my 4 days that it made me sad to go home. I have been at hostels all over the world and Cape Town Backpackers is among the best! To be fair, the wifi is spotty, but there are Internet cafés close by and this is a minor trifle. I work over the internet and I was still able to get my work done.
- Male, 31-40
- (22 reviews)
**DO NOT BOOK THIS HOSTEL THROUGH HOSTELWORLD** When I arrived I was told that they had no record of my booking and that there were no more beds available for the 2nd night. Also, they stated that the price was much higher than was listed on this site. They blamed both problems on hostelworld, but the more I think about it, the more it is also their responsibility to ensure that the prices and availability are correct on the site. As for the hostel. Fine, but not worth the price.
- Male, 31-40
- (22 reviews)
I have mixed feelings about this place, so I will mention both the good and the bad: The good Excellent location- Great access to public transportation and in a good part of town for going out. The breakfast- was by far the best value for a meal that I had in Vancouver. The facilities The bad: The staff- This was the worst experience with a staff I have had (only the girl was helpful). I was unable to get a single question answered effectively. YOU WORK IN A HOSTEL...KNOW YOUR AREA!!!!!
Excellent value and super friendly. I hope to stay there again!
A little off the beaten path, but it was a fantastic value. My one recommendation is that, if you come to the big island, make sure that you rent a car! The bus only runs to the airport once a day and it doesn't run on Sundays. That is not the fault of the hostel, though, and you would need a car regardless of where you stay. Annie is really helpful and I truly enjoyed my trip!
It is the perfect location if you want to relax and have an amazing beach. It is far out of town, though, and difficult to get anywhere. That is a relatively minor complaint and you can always rent a scooter or a car, but it was a source of frustration. Even so, it is an amazing value for the money!
Tomi is awesome! A truly great host!
Amazing expereince. Great location, really clean, amazing staff...it is difficult to get much better!
A great place to stay in a great town. Nick and Cathy are great hosts in every sense of the word!
Excellent staff, great atmosphere, and cool group events. You can't get much better in a big city.
The girl at reception was awesome. She helped me save 30 euros on a train ticket by letting me know to buy it that morning instead of the next day.
The staff was excellent.
Really cool place to stay. They organize group dinners and parties. It is a really good way to get to know everyone else who is staying there. The staff is also really good. Highly recommended!
The staff was amazing. Vanya is the best!
The staff was extraordinarily helpful and the atmosphere was fun without being rowdy. I had a fantastic expereince.
I can't say enough about the recommendations made by the staff! Very highly recommend!