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Long Street Backpackers

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8.8
Fabulous
668 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Excellent Cleanliness

Property Description

Accurately described as "The Soul of Long Street" (Lonely Planet), 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.

Please Note:
We welcome every age group in our hostel , but guests above the age of 35 are not allowed to stay in dorms.

Reviews & Ratings

8.8
Fabulous
668 Total Reviews
  • Security
    9.3
  • Location
    8.9
  • Staff
    9.4
  • Atmosphere
    9
  • Cleanliness
    7.7
  • Value for Money
    8.9
  • Facilities
    8.2

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Latest Reviews

10
Superb
Apr 03, 2024
I got welcomed very warm and felt rightely placed strait away. Very helpful stuff, group activities for getting in touch and clean facilities all around. Definitely recommend this place. Probably the best price/performance ratio i enjoyed in 15 countries.
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Male, 25-30
10
Superb
Mar 31, 2024
Cannot say better things about this hostel. The staff and volunteers are absolute legends. I had my phone and wallet stolen just before I left Cape Town so turned back up at the hostel at night and they gave me a private room for free to help get my life back in order. Evan even came with me after he finished work to buy a new phone to make sure I got a fair price. The atmosphere is also super social with great activities happening multiple times everyday that most of the hostel joins for. Great location on
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Female, 25-30
9.7
Superb
Feb 20, 2024
I had such a great time staying here and meeting all the lovely people from the hostel. Perfect atmosphere to make friends and plan trips together!
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Male, 18-24

Facilities

  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free City Maps
    • Towels Included
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • BBQ
    • Adaptors
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Cooker
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Cable TV
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Safe Deposit Box
    • Microwave
  • Services

    • Airport Transfers
    • Bicycle Hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • Fax Service
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • 24 Hour Security
    • Housekeeping
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Bar
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Board Games
    • Games Room
    • Wi-Fi

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