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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
  • Superb 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 8.4

  • Security 8.8

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 7.9

  • Facilities 7.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    27 Jan 2019
    Great place, super friendly staff, good atmosphere and good location.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    07 Mar 2019
    I stayed at this backpackers on fellow traveller's recommendation and this place was really worth it. Ample facilities, amazing location, fun hosts and awesome travellers and hostellers! Would definitely recommend this to people travelling in Cape Town. PS: Make sure to be at the bar at 2230 for some crazy fun and free shots!
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    12 Feb 2019
    Great hostel in a prime location of Long Street. Hostel is centrally located to all walking tours, bars, restaurants and an uber ride away to V&A Waterfront. It is a great hostel to socialize and the staff are great too.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    27 Feb 2019
    The term "best" is subjective but If you look to party alone or with friends this is definitely the BEST hostel in the city. I've been to several hostels in cp, this is the only one that resembles wild hostels in South America - staff is friendly, party atmosphere every night and the feeling is of a family. This comes with a tradeoff of facilities - beds aren't that comfy and the area is noisy. So if you are looking to party this is the place for you. Otherwise look for other options
    Israel, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    02 Feb 2019
    Really friendly and helpful staff! Awesome atmosphere with a bar and verandah and a locker to store your things in :).
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    04 Feb 2019
    A really nice hostel, the staff are on point. It's more of a party hostel than anything and it's on the most lively street in Cape town so it maybe a bit loud but not that bad. All round a good time though!
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    27 Mar 2019
    Amazing location in the heart of Long Street. Room itself was a bit so-so and it didn’t have a shower so had to use one on the other side of the hostel. But other than that it was fine, nice for a few nights.
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    16 Mar 2019
    Great place for budget stay or long stay.
    Bangladesh, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    09 Mar 2019
    Long Street Backpackers seems like a bar first and a hostel second. Staff were super friendly, the party was lively when I arrived, can recommend it as a good hostel if that's what you're looking for. However, this probably isn't the best place to stay right after a long flight- find somewhere quieter if you plan to be tired.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 4.3


    16 Feb 2019
    I would not recommend staying here. Incredibly hot rooms with no fan or a/c. The "private rooms" are actually located inside a shared dorm room (have your own door). The “bar” is actually a fridge of beer that you get yourself and 5 stools at the check-in desk. Long Street = tourist street where lots of criminals hang out. Locals avoid this street for good reason. Bad refund policy - paid for 9 nights and left after told me it was unheard of to refund any money.
    USA, Male, 25-30
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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
  • ATM
  • 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