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Riverlodge Backpackers

Hostel | Oude Molen Village, Alexandra Rd, Cape Town, South Africa 7945

84.5% Overall Rating

13 out of 16 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (31/12/2012)

Eric Tavares thinks…

"the staff is excellent, ive made a lot of good friends n i miss this place already"

Read all Riverlodge Backpackers reviews


  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Currency Exchange
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Fax
  • Laundry service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup USD 10.56
  • Towel USD 2.11

What's Included

  • Linen

Important Information

A non refundable 50% deposit of your entire accommodation bill,would be required to secure your reservation, since we operate on a first come first serve basis. Balance of payment to be made on check-in. Confirmation of booking will follow upon receipt of deposits. After booking you will receive an email with instructions on how to pay this.

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 30 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 11:00
Latest Check-out: 10:00

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Cape Town?

Contact us directly

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

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Shared Rooms Help! A shared room (typically a dorm) is a bedroom which you share with other people from the property. The number of beds in a room is shown in the room name, e.g. ‘5 Bed Dorm’, and you can book as many as you need. Some properties have male only dorms and female only dorms.

10 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

2 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)


4 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)


1 Bed Tent Pitch - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included
Private Rooms Help! A private room is a room that is not shared with other people from the property – in other words, you book and pay for all the beds in the room. If you are traveling alone, for example, but want to book a double room, you must pay for two people in order to book the whole room.

Double (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

Family Room (Private bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

About Riverlodge Backpackers

In our large spacious kitchen you can indulge in your favorite pastimes, chill at the bar, laze by the fireplace, and prepare a meal while watching DSTV. Or you can use our spacious brae (barbeque) facility. Relax on the enormous stoop (porch) or climb into a quiet hammock on one of our lawns. Our campsite caters for vehicle or tents and is safe and secure.

We have a selection of rooms and accommodation types; two and four bed dormitories, double rooms and a family room. Configuration of sleeping facilities can be adapted to specific needs.

The lodge is also ideal for large groups.

We are 2 minutes away from public transport and shops and ATM's are 15 minutes away.

Deposits are non-refundable.

Accommodation Information

We offer a range of accommodation: 2 and 4 bed dorms, double and family rooms.
Configuration of sleeping facilities can be adapted to specific needs.

We have: 6 rooms sleeping 2 people each
7 rooms sleeping 4 each
2 double rooms
1 family rooms (double bed + triple bunk) - with own TV and toilet

All ablution (bathrooms toilets etc) are communal as are the kitchen and the lounges.

2 campsite to choose from which accommodate tents and 4x4

We have a warm, inviting, colorful and clean lodge.

Location Information

The Oude Molen Village
Need a reason to get to this happening, alternative village? Try these for starters!
It oozes Soul in its diverse, eclectic community who live on the old working farm and mill site.
It’s Organic with bee-keeping courses, horse riding, organic gardens, farm stall and a wetland bird sanctuary.

Our talented, resourceful, friendly staff will ensure that both your nights and days are filled with fun activities. Get them to answer your questions and point you in the right direction.

Wine lands Day Trip
Peninsula Tours
Baz Bus Ticket Sales
Abseiling Table Mountain
Guided Table Mountain Walks
Car Hire
Great White Shark Cage Diving
Aquarium Diving
Deep Blue Shark Diving
Scuba Diving and more.