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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 4 weeks prior to 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.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

Less than 7 days - 100% of deposit is forfeited
7 to 21 days - 50% of deposit is forfeited
21 to 30 days - 25% deposit is forfeited
Over 30 days - Full refund of deposit
Bank charges will be deducted from funds returned

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


Bohemian Lofts Backpackers

Book more than 14 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

We at Bohemian Lofts Backpackers offer affordable, funky and clean rooms. We offer a free basic breakfast and more importantly we offer free WiFi internet in our communal areas as well as in some of the en-suite rooms. From Obs you can get to the False Bay beaches, the West Coast beaches, the centre of Cape Town, the Cape Flats and much more. It is a perfect home base for a traveler, a student, an intern, a medical professional or an outreach volunteer.

Want a bohemian stay in a fascinating part of Cape Town? Then Observatory (or just plain Obs) is where you want to be! Obs is truly bohemian: Students and trade union officials, tourists and artists, festivals and events, old timers and expats, music and food, books, quirky restaurants and so much more.
We are a BazBus Stop! It is 5 min walk to the train station also loads of taxis around. Obs is a good option for accommodation close to the University of Cape Town and for outreach volunteers.

We have five en-suites rooms (2 beds), two rooms (2 beds) with shared bathrooms and two Dorms (4- 6 beds) with shared bathrooms. One room even has a balcony and a kitchenette. Linen, lockers, board games and free WiFi are all available and included.

Bohemian Lofts Backpackers' Policies & Conditions:

Cancellation policy:
Less than 7 days - 100% of deposit is forfeited
7 to 21 days - 50% of deposit is forfeited
21 to 30 days - 25% deposit is forfeited
Over 30 days - Full refund of deposit
Bank charges will be deducted from funds returned

The property will send you a secure payment link for the balance payment.

Check in from 14:00 to 23:00 .
Check out before 10:00 .

Taxes included.
Breakfast included - from 7am till 10am.

24 hour Reception.
We require ID/ passport as well as full payment on check-in.
No curfew.
We are child friendly but do not have cots. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.3

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 9.3

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 8.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    27 Feb 2020
    Amazing place with beautiful decor and friendly staff who make you feel at home from the moment you walk in. The team were always happy to help with suggestions of sites to see and how to get there. Easy location to get around the city and surrounding areas. Thank you for making my stay so relaxing and enjoyable.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    25 Dec 2018
    Alll the reviews are real, cool place !!
    Spain, All Male Group, 31-40
  • 10.0


    19 Oct 2018
    Great choice for a long or short stay in Cape Town! Good location in the Bohemian district of Observatory, the center is a short distance away. Plenty of restaurants, bars and cafes on the doorstep. A large well stocked supermarket is close by. Spacious dorm rooms with large lockers. Good bathroom facilities. There’s a cool balcony to chill out on with a beer and watch the street life below. Jenny and all her staff were extremely friendly and helpful
    England, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    07 Oct 2018
    I originally booked two nights, but was enamored with the location and the lovely staff and guests. Everyone was so friendly and had an amazing attitude. The place has such a friendly feel and I love OBZ. It’s a really cool hip and young person friendly area, but you can still meet people from all walks of life! I truly feel like I found a small piece of home at this hostel! Thank you to everyone on staff for being friendly, and to Abe for teaching me the guitar! highly recommend
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    09 May 2019
    What an amazing vibe! I loved my stay here. I booked 2 nights, ended up staying 5 and would happily have stayed more if my visa wasn't running out. The staff are lovely as well as the other backpackers. A home away from home :)
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    29 Apr 2019
    Enjoyed my stay , It was lovely atmostphere
    Thailand, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    10 Dec 2018
    Jenni, Elisna and the staff were AMAZING people. The facility is nice, except the floors squeak very loudly. There is a computer and a kitchen, but no laundry. The bathroom in the room was nice, and the beds were surprisingly comfortable for a hostel.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    01 Mar 2020
    Great location and helpful staff but crawling into those top bunks was more of a challenge than I would’ve liked.
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 6.9


    07 Feb 2019
    I was a bit disappointed of the cleanliness in the rooms. The toilet smelled a bit funny. Also the place had a funny atmosphere - it seemed like a lot of locals stayed there and had friends over. Overall it was okay, the facilities were fine and the service was great. They were very helpful in the reception.
    Denmark, Female, 18-24
  • 6.0


    07 Aug 2019
    Most people staying seemed to be living there, so had a different vibe. Could have been cleaner. Check in staff could have been more helpful.
    Canada, Female, 31-40
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Airport Transfers
  • Housekeeping
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi