Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • 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

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Accurately described as "The Soul of Long Street" (Lonely Planet, 2011), our famous hostel is the epicentre of action on Cape Town’s most vibrant street. There are literally hundreds of eating, drinking and entertainment options right on our doorstep, so come prepared for fun and good times.

Sleeping up to 80 guests, our hostel features a lush internal courtyard that’s perfect for braais, ping-pong, chilling, and meeting fellow travellers. Our iconic brick building also boasts two large, sun-drenched balconies, with views of Long Street and Signal Hill. We offer dormitory style accommodation, as well as single, twin, and double private rooms, all with shared bathrooms. Our TV room with satellite TV, pool table, well-stocked communal kitchen, and fibre-speed WIFI will make your stay with us a breeze. Our friendly staff will make your stay unforgettable.

We are “old school” and definitely not a “poshtel”! We believe in laid-back fun and adventure. We share meals and outings together, we party together, and there is never a dull moment. Be prepared to become a part of our weird and wonderful family when you stay with us.

All our receptionists are Cape Town experts and can help you book tours and connect with local events and activities. Our reception is open until midnight. We have after-hours security. We can arrange an affordable airport pick-up for you. We provide fresh towels.

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. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.4

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 9.3

  • Cleanliness 8.6

  • Facilities 8.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    19 Aug 2022
    Best location to stay when you’re in Cape Town. No complaints
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    10 Aug 2022
    Great location, excellent vibe! Highly recommend.
    Germany, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    30 Jul 2022
    Fantastic Hostel - amazing amazing staff who were so friendly. Great atmosphere
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    26 Jul 2022
    I had the best stay, friendly staff and neat rooms. Definitely coming back again 😁
    South Africa, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    12 Sep 2022
    Great staff, great locaysh, would recco.
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    17 Sep 2022
    Helpful and friendly staff, amazing atmosphere and great place to meet travellers. The courtyard and balcony are great places to socialise. Highly recommend!
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    10 Sep 2022
    This hostel is in the perfect location. The courtyard, balconies, & bar were pretty and comfortable. The Hostel itself is up stairs from the street and has two large, sturdy gates which require keycode to enter. I traveled w/ a group. We booked 2 private rooms w/ shared bathroom. My only real complaint( which may not bother others) was the state of the bathroom. The staff did come in and clean it at least once a day(thank you), but the toilet, tub and floor were BEAT UP, but id stay again.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    26 Aug 2022
    Location is very convenient, you are in the middle of vibrant Cape Town. The staff is extremely caring and helping. They offer full assistence. Despite this there are some remarks that should be made: rooms need a renewal, room walls need to be repainted, windows need a better isolation, bathrooms (showers and sinks) should be renewed as well. All in all it was great to stay at this hostel, the atmosphere you breathe is amazing.
    Italy, Female, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    28 Jul 2022
    A lil drab. But seems safe.. windows wouldn't close.not a fun hostel but gets the job done
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 5.7


    17 Sep 2022
    Facilities are in bad shape. Little decoration, general vibe is quite gloomy Staff is unprofessional. They asked for a key deposit and almost forgot to give it back. The rooms and bathrooms were in bad conditions with broken walls
    France, Male, 31-40
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi