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 ???? 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
  • Fantastic 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 10.0

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 10.0

  • Cleanliness 10.0

  • Facilities 10.0

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


    29 Dec 2019
    We had a great stay at LSB over New years. If you want a place to meet New people and play Beer pong every night, this is your place. Centrally located on Long Street, you have every oportunity to to out and party as well. Fascilities and Staff were Great, they put together a terrific New years party, and we would gladly stay there again. One thing, though: while the hostel has good security measures in place, Long Street isnt necessarily safe, so take precautions at night time.
    Norway, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    03 Oct 2019
    An amazing place ! I loved it !
    Brazil, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    28 Dec 2019
    Great backpackers - very safe property off the street. Great rooms with ensuite. Very social close nit hostel, great for solo travellers wanting to meet new people. Staff were great and very helpful with anything i needed! thanks for a great stay!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 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
  • 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
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi