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Cape Town Hostels, South Africa

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The Backpack Cape Town
Hostel | 0.8 km
92%
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We are South Africa's original backpacker, established in 1990. We are an award winning, Fair Trade hostel that invests in people and communities,Read more giving meaningful and relaxed, travel experiences. There is a variety of room types, from private en suites to social dormitories, each individually styled for this trendy city hostel. We also have free WiFi, a cafe/bar, and a travel centre so that you can experience Cape Town and its surroundings to the fullest!

from 16.46 USD
Cape Town Backpackers
Hostel | 1.0 km
91%
Rating

Located in the City Bowl, close to all the main attractions, Cape Town Backpackers offers affordable accommodation and a fun, friendly atmosphere.Read more All of your tours and travels throughout Africa can be arranged, whatever your budget. Cheap airport transfers can be organised. We have all of the facilities you would expect from top quality backpackers including FREE Wi-Fi and internet access, cafe and a self-catering kitchen, travel desk, and a great bar to meet fellow travellers.

from 8.73 USD
A Sunflower Stop
Hostel | 2.0 km
89%
Rating

Graded 4* by Tourism Grading Council, offering free internet and Wi-Fi and known for its cleanliness and friendly staff we are proud to be ofRead more constant assistance to all our guests, always going the extra mile.

from 12.34 USD
Riverlodge Backpackers
Hostel | 7.0 km
83%
Rating

River Lodge offers the best of both city and country living. A fantastic backpackers – self catering, clean and homely, high ceilings, woodenRead more floors – cosy in winter, cool in summer.

from 6.73 USD
Zebra Crossing
Hostel | 0.9 km
86%
Rating

Clean, quiet and friendly, Zebra Crossing is situated at the foot of Table Mountain.

from 11.97 USD
Atlantic Point Backpackers
Hostel | 1.5 km
95%
Rating

HostelBookers Award for Excellence 2013- Best in Africa for Atmosphere. Every room has been uniquely decorated and designed to ensure that youRead more have all the comforts of home in a safe and friendly environment. We can accommodate 47 guests in private rooms and dorms, some of which are en-suite and have their own entrances for extra privacy and convenience. Each room is equipped with reading lights, heaters, ceiling fan and private lockers (big enough to fit your backpack and any other valuables).

from 11.67 USD
Carnival Court
Hostel | 0.4 km
83%
Rating

Located in trendy ‘Long Street’ in a Victorian building, ‘Carnival Court’ is in the middle of all the action with lots of bars, clubs and restaurantsRead more lining the street. If you enjoy city life, this is the place to be!

from 13.46 USD
Green Elephant
Hostel | 4.8 km
94%
Rating

BazBus Stop - The friendliest small hostel, with great staff who enthusiastic about Cape Town and South Africa. Mountain hikes, sundowners, townshipRead more tours with our own staff member and all the welcome you would expect in South Africa. Proudly South African.

from 10.47 USD
Observatory Backpackers
Hostel | 4.8 km
91%
Rating

Cheers from the newest backpackers hostel in Obs! We're all new, freshly painted, and right next door to all the excitement you could ever need.Read more

from 13.46 USD
SaltyCrax Backpackers & Surflodge
Hostel | 12.8 km
93%
Rating

Walking distance to Blouberg Beach, Kite Beach, Restaurants, Shopping centers, transport terminals and rolling distance from local Bars/Pubs.Read more

from 10.85 USD
The B.I.G
Hostel | 1.5 km
97%
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This beautiful boutique Backpackers has been transformed into the most special and inviting space - showing off Cape Towns unique characteristics.Read more

from 25.43 USD
Ashanti Lodge Green Point
Hostel | 2.1 km
87%
Rating

Welcome to Ashanti Green Point Backpackers - a stylish, quiet establishment close to Cape Town's beaches, stadium and Waterfront.

from 14.21 USD
never@home Cape Town
Hostel | 1.8 km
96%
Rating

never@home represents the next generation of hostels. We are one of the biggest, hippest and most modern in Cape Town. Our management has travelledRead more the globe searching for the coolest ideas to create a hostel that is fun and exciting, yet professionally managed by a team with extensive working experience in some of the best international hostel and hotel brands around the world.

from 8.23 USD
Two Oceans Backpackers
Hostel | 0.4 km
78%
Rating

Brand new and fully renovated, we are situated in the heart of Cape Town on The famous Long Street. Long Street is renowned for its vibe, abundanceRead more of street shops, cafe’s, bars, pubs, clubs and restaurants. Note Reception open 9am to 5pm Please email hostel to request later arrivals if not there will be no manager to check you in All No shows will be charged for full accommodation cost

from 7.48 USD
Kimbo Lodge
Hostel | 0.9 km
75%
Rating

The Kimberley Hotel Backpackers, on the corner of Roeland and Buitenkant Street, has been restored. This Cape Town landmark was built in 1895,Read more and was the starting point for horse-drawn carriages leaving Cape Town for the mining town of Kimberley.

from 8.98 USD
33 South Boutique Backpackers
Hostel | 5.3 km
87%
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'Forget everything you once thought or believed about backpacking and join us on a new and unique journey in Cape Town'

from 10.47 USD
Simon's Town Backpackers
Hostel | 30.1 km
87%
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We are in a very centralized location close to all the major tourist attractions of the Cape Peninsula.

from 14.21 USD
Mountain Manor Back Packers Lodge
Hostel | 1.5 km
45%
Rating

Mountain Manor is the ultimate choice in accommodation within the Cape Town city bowl. From a period style three star rated guesthouse whereRead more comfort is key to the choice of a variety of quality and comfortable self catering and luxury apartments. This is our boutique back packers lodge which is hugely popular with sports groups and university study groups - and for a quiet, restful stay where you can meet many other people - and walk into the noise of the city - come to stay with us!

from 13.09 USD
Blue Mountain Backpackers
Hostel | 0.4 km
67%
Rating

Located in trendy Long Street surrounded by bars, restaurants and shops, you will be right where you want to be if you enjoy city life, thisRead more Victorian building, started out as a Hotel at the turn of the century, now sleeps backpackers and tourists.

from 13.46 USD
Light House Lodge
Hostel | 6.8 km
76%
Rating

Cape Town, South Africa, Lighthouse Farm Lodge. Situated in Oude Molen Eco Village - the last remaining farm in central Cape Town.

from 8.98 USD
Ashanti Lodge Gardens
Hostel | 1.2 km
No Rating

Our recently refurbished Victorian mansion boasts clean, comfortable rooms and handy innovations like individual reading lights, personal safesRead more and international plug points.

from 14.21 USD
91 Loop
Hostel | 0.2 km
No Rating

Welcome to our boutique hostel in the centre of Cape Town. You can rest assured you will be sleeping on one of the best beds Cape Town offersRead more .

from 13.09 USD
Long Street Backpackers
Hostel | 0.3 km
No Rating

Long Street Backpackers is the heart of Cape Town's nightlife with 24h surveillance and fun atmosphere.

from 14.51 USD
Mojo
Hostel | 2.9 km
No Rating

At the Mojo Hostel you’ll find charisma, magic and talent.

from 14.59 USD
Anzac Backpackers
Hostel | 0.9 km
73%
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ANZAC Backpackers is nestled below Table Mountain in downtown Cape Town.

from 10.47 USD
Big Blue Backpackers
Hostel | 1.5 km
No Rating

A Victorian Mansion situated at the foothills of Signal Hill in the trendy tourist suburb of Greenpoint, a safe 10 minute walk from the worldRead more famous V & A Waterfront....and a few minutes stumble from pubs, restaurants and Capetown's nightlife.

from 11.22 USD
ONCE in Cape Town
Hostel | 1.0 km
No Rating

Once in Cape Town is a hostel for adventurous and young at heart travellers, where you can tailor make your own experience.

from 8.41 USD
Backpackers on Castle
Hostel | 0.4 km
60%
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We have taken special care to think about our guests needs so you will find a well catered for environment to make your stay hassle free.

from 11.22 USD
Stoked Backpackers
Hostel | 21.3 km
No Rating

We are one of Cape Town's best beach hostels with superb views overlooking the Bay, we are 100m away from Muizenberg Beach.

from 11.22 USD
Off The Wall Backpackers
Hostel | 7.8 km
No Rating

Off The Wall Backpackers is a fun place offering great rooms in a prime location in Cape Town.

from 12.34 USD
HomeBase Cape Town Backpackers
Hostel | 0.5 km
No Rating

from 13.46 USD
Cat and Moose Backpackers Lodge
Hostel | 0.5 km
87%
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Welcome to the Cat and Moose Backpackers’ Lodge, Cape Town, South Africa - where you arrive as a guest - and leave as a friend!

from 12.34 USD
Ashanti Guest Houses
Hostel | 1.3 km
No Rating

A newly-renovated Guest House offering its own self-catering kitchen, balcony and private en-suite rooms just 10mins away from the City Centre.Read more

from 33.66 USD
The Surf Shack
Hostel | 13.4 km
No Rating

The Surf Shack creates the perfect setting for meeting new & interesting people from all over the world. People that want to live out their passionsRead more for extreme sports, traveling and exploring the amazing places and adventures this beautiful city Cape Town, has to offer. A Surf House & Backpackers, the ultimate place for, extreme sports enthusiasts, travelers, holiday goers and people who are young at heart & chasing the thrill of living free.

from 11.97 USD
Aloha Lodge
Hostel | 7.8 km
No Rating

from 13.46 USD
Travellers Places
Hotel | 4.7 km
100%
Rating

The Bay Hotel is superbly designed with only 78 rooms and suites offering luxury in an unsurpassed setting. No less than four hotel pools withRead more expansive sun decks offer superlative views of the Atlantic Ocean and majestic Lion’s Head.

from 61.71 USD
District Six Backpackers
Hostel | 1.0 km
No Rating

from 8.98 USD
Daddy Long Legs Boutique Hotel
Hostel | 0.2 km
No Rating

Stay with us anytime in July and only pay ZAR650 per room per night for one of our Funky Art Hotel Rooms. Subject to availability.

from 22.44 USD
Bohemian Lofts Backpackers
Hostel | 5.2 km
No Rating

Bohemian Lofts Backpackers has clean, cosy rooms in a cool part of Cape Town for reasonable prices.

from 11.22 USD
Eco Wave Lodge
Hostel | 25.6 km
No Rating

from 11.97 USD
House on the Hill Backpackers
Hostel | 1.6 km
No Rating

Split over two beautifully restored town houses, each decorated in its own African style, House on the Hill offers luxurious, intimate accommodation.Read more

from 13.09 USD
Dutch Manor Antique Hotel
Guesthouse | 0.2 km
No Rating

from 44.88 USD
Villa Sunshine
Guesthouse | 3.2 km
No Rating

from 47.50 USD
Forty8 Backpackers Hotel
Hostel | 0.4 km
No Rating

from 17.95 USD
Lakeside-Lodge
Guesthouse | 19.1 km
No Rating

from 19.95 USD
Cape Surf Hostel
Hostel | 13.0 km
No Rating

from 16.46 USD
Sweet Olive Guesthouse
Guesthouse | 0.0 km
No Rating

from 33.29 USD
Amber Tree Lodge Backpackers
Hostel | 1.1 km
No Rating

Amber Tree Lodge offers intimate and stylish backpacker-style accommodation for travelers wanting to experience the true heartbeat of the MotherRead more City.

from 13.46 USD
Daddy Long Legs Self-Catering Apartments
Apartment | 0.0 km
No Rating

Daddy Long Legs has 5, stylish, self-catering, fully furnished apartments. Spacious and recently refurbished these funky apartments have retainedRead more their old world feel with Oregon wooden floors, exposed brick and ceiling beams and decorated with a hint of contemporary vibrant Africanism.

from 14.96 USD
Rachel's Home from Home
Guesthouse | 0.0 km
No Rating

from 22.44 USD
Sweet Lemon Boutique B&B
Guesthouse | 2.3 km
No Rating

from 25.24 USD
Sweet Ocean View Guesthouse
Guesthouse | 2.4 km
No Rating

from 33.29 USD
Navine's Homestay
Guesthouse | 13.1 km
No Rating

from 12.72 USD
Sweet Orange Guesthouse
Guesthouse | 2.5 km
No Rating

from 30.48 USD
Chartfield Guesthouse
Guesthouse | 22.8 km
No Rating

from 26.18 USD
Castle Hill
Guesthouse | 22.7 km
No Rating

from 14.96 USD
Bantry Bay Guesthouse
Guesthouse | 3.3 km
No Rating

from 0.04 USD
Sweet Berries Holiday Houses
Apartment | 2.5 km
No Rating

from 94.92 USD
Baysands Lodge
Guesthouse | 20.4 km
No Rating

from 33.66 USD
Casa Elena Boutique Hotel
Hotel | 2.7 km
No Rating

from 26.93 USD
Harbour View on Main
Apartment | 22.7 km
No Rating

from 89.76 USD
Camps Bay Village
Hotel | 5.1 km
No Rating

from 28.67 USD

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88% Avg. city rating Rated by 225 customers

Activities / excursions 96%

Restaurants / eating out 93%

Shopping 86%

Chilling out / relaxing 90%

Getting around / public transport 76%

Sightseeing 94%

Culture 88%

Nightlife / partying 84%

Value for money 87%

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Top rated Cape Town Hostels

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  • 1. Travellers Places 100%
  • 2. The B.I.G 97%
  • 3. Atlantic Point Backpackers 95%
  • 4. SaltyCrax Backpackers & Surflodge 93%
  • 5. never@home Cape Town 96%

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