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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 ???? 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.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

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


Long Street Backpackers

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  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

Our famous hostel is situated right in the middle of the CBD in the entertainment precinct of Cape Town. We have been described as 'The Soul of Long Street' (Lonely Planet) - and we hope that's a good thing!!?? Our hostel is a lovely old building at the top end of the street with a sunny and leafy courtyard, fantastic balconies with views onto signal hill and the busy streets. We are an 'old-school' hostel and differentiate ourselves from the new generation of 'poshtels'. We are all about communalism and laid back fun and adventure. We share meals and outings together, we party together (often!!!) and we treat guests and staff alike as part of our weird and wonderful family. It is a large hostel sleeping up to 80 guests and there is never a dull moment or a day without adventure. Dormitory, Single, Twin and Double rooms are all on offer as are communal kitchen, balconies, TV room and pool room. We have literally THOUSANDS of eating, drinking and entertainment options right on our doorstep (and we are neighbors of BEERHOUSE and SGT PEPPERS), so come prepared for fund and ADVENTURE. Remember to bring your passport with you! we take the safety and security of our guests very seriously and for that reason we must insist on ALL guests presenting valid passports to check in.

**Please note only guests with valid passports and or HISA membership cards will be allowed to check in** View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.6

  • Security 8.6

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 8.7

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 7.8

  • Facilities 7.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    18 Oct 2019
    LSB was amazing! I'm definitely staying here when I come back to Cape Town. The staff were awesome, helpful, and made me feel welcome immediately. They let me store my bags there before check in time and after I checked out. I really appreciate that. See you all soon!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    03 Oct 2019
    An amazing place ! I loved it !
    Brazil, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    21 Oct 2019
    Great start to our African trip in Cape Town. Hostel was perfectly situated and had everything we needed. Patrick was extremely helpful and friendly in everything he did. Would recommend 👍🏼👍🏼
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.1


    28 May 2019
    The location was excellent and wonderful. Staff super friendly and wifi was great. The towels and sheets were a little old and stained. Overall great experience. I would recommend
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 8.3


    31 May 2019
    Definitely worth the money, the place is full of personality, and has great access to various of clubs, grocery shops, and markets. Cool staff. Be aware that it is a party hostel! Only security issue is once you go outside and enter Longstreet, best believe you will be approached by irresponsible people (drug users etc) during day and night time. The rooms/dorms are good, only bad issue is during winter time they are COLD af! No heater installed whats so ever..
    Norway, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    27 Sep 2019
    We booked a private double room, but we had to walk through a dorm of 6 people every time to get to our room and the nearest bathroom. We had the feeling that we were disturbing everyone. So we didn't felt so private afterall. The staff was brillant and the hostel had a great vibe.
    Denmark, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.0


    30 Jul 2019
    Nice chilled place, lovely staff. Not a massive party vibe when I was there but possibly just the wrong time of year. Be aware some rooms are glorified corridors.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 8.0


    13 Jul 2019
    A pretty good hostel, overall very clean a lot of common areas and general facilities.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 6.9


    03 Jul 2019
    Very cheap accommodations, comfortable beds, despite the central location it was actually quite quiet for CBD. The shower was hot but everything was really dirty and looked like it had not been washed properly in a long time. There is a code to access the gate and a guard but he laughed at how a man tried to grab my friend and push his way into the hostel. Would recommend as a party hostel if you just want to stay as cheaply as possible but know what you are signing up for :)
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 6.0


    04 Aug 2019
    Get what you pay for, certainly not the best hostel I have ever stayed at but if you are in a budget you could do worse.
    South Africa, Male, 31-40
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Late check-out
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi