Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Additional Info:

All children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult (parent, guardian or authorised guardian for stay).

Groups will be split into the different dorms and rooms we have.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


33 South Backpackers

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Great Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

The fun doesn't start on the weekend, we make the most of our week days too. Stay with us for a month and you will get 10% discount.
Friday is BBQ day (locally known as a Braai) so come join us for some tasty meat and great people.

Forget everything you once thought or believed about backpacking and join us on a new and unique journey in Cape Town!

33 South Backpackers is a true home away from home and the perfect way to enjoy your stay in Cape Town. We give you a unique backpacker experience filled with adventure combined with the luxury of clean dorms, percale linen, lockers with a safe and more. We're a stones throw away from all the exciting things to do in Cape Town so you don't miss out on any of the action!

Observatory (Affectionately called 'OBS' by it's locals) is the student neighbourhood of Cape Town. It is characterized by cheap beer and good food topped off with an array of artists and musicians that leave you begging for more. It has been compared to Fitzroy in Melbourne, or Palermo in Buenos Aires. There are daily specials available - and you can discover OBS on our FREE WALK TOUR!

At the reception you'll not only find a selection of tours, activities and great music, but also insider-info on the best restaurants, surf spots, music festivals and loads of 'off-the-beaten-track' adventures.

Email home, post your pictures on Facebook and stay on top of business! Free Wireless Internet and a computer in the reception area - free for you to use.

33 South is now a Bookcrossing venue - exchange your travel books, and watch their journey around the world through this awesome online tracking system. Our shelves are packed with books brought in from all over the world so you can take time off from all the fun to do some reading!

For news and events, like the 33 South Backpackers Facebook page and follow us on Instagram and Twitter!

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.0

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 7.0

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 8.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    17 Nov 2017
    I would live here if I could. I practically did even after I switched to another Hostel because 33 was booked. I came to spend time in the common areas because it just felt like home. I love the staff, the space, the cleanliness, the location and just the great vibe there!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    09 Feb 2018
    Had an amazing time, excellent for chilling out. Offers a more local vibe and has a great area to hang out and relax! Would stay again!
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    02 Jan 2018
    Nice hostel near the train station. The place has a nice atmosphere and all the things you need like lockers, WiFi etc.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    19 May 2019
    The staff were amazing! I thought a but pricey for a mixed dorm.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    30 Dec 2018
    Hostel is close to food /drinks outlets, a supermarket and in a nice area. Staff is friendly and helpful. our room could be locked, had lockers, mirrors, electricity sockets, and bars where to hang clothes. Won't comment on other rooms but i assume, similar stuff. Relatively clean hostel but the sofas look and feel like they could do with some extra loving care. Some beds a bit squeaky with no ladder. Otherwise, would definitely recommend staying here in Cape Town!
    Malta, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    31 Jul 2017
    It is a great hostel to stay while in Cape Town. 33 South Backpackers is extremely clean and spacious. My boyfriend and I stayed in the private room and it was beautiful! We really enjoyed it. The only downside was the staff. They were nice and polite, but when it comes to recommendations on what to do, like excursions, places to eat, places to drink, etc. the staff was at a loss or did not want to talk to us. Some of the staff would say they did not know or didn't want to talk.
    Venezuela, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    30 Dec 2018
    Amazing staff and cute place! Had a great vibe and location was a bit far out of the center but made for a really quiet pleasant atmosphere. Lots of restaurants and shops around too. Loved it!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    31 Dec 2018
    Lovely people, nice location out of town
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 8.6


    08 Aug 2018
    Friendly staff, groovy location. Very water conscious so be prepared for short showers and using a bucket to flush.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    13 Oct 2017
    Myself and 9 middle aged friends stayed here for a boys weekend away. Facilities were fine - basic rooms, some with air conditioning, some with fans. Note - rooms don't have towels. We only had one meal there and that was not great but they were without power at the time. Power supply is erratic in Vic Falls it seems. The place seems to be the place to be for partying at the weekends - great vibe. Angela - who runs the office was great. Very helpful. Staff are very honest and handed in a phone
    Netherlands, Male, 41+
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • ATM
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games