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Green Elephant Backpackers

Hostel | 57 Milton Road, Observatory, Cape Town, South Africa 7925

90.2% Overall Rating

26 out of 28 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (16/12/2013)

Tiril Oestefjells thinks…

"My third stay et the Green Ele. It is still well-run, friendly, and a good choice for social backpackers wanting to stay in Obz."

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  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup USD 11.16
  • Breakfast USD 2.09

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

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Group of 15 or more traveling to Cape Town?

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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.

6 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

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6 Bed Dorm - Female only (Shared bathroom)

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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 (Private bathroom)

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Double (Shared bathroom)

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Single (Private bathroom)

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Single (Shared bathroom)

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About Green Elephant Backpackers

Closest Backpackers to Groote Schuur Hospital and 5 minutes from the University of Cape Town. Planted firmly in Obs, surrounded by vibey bars, coffee shops and restaurants, Green Elephant will boost your green karma. Everything is recycled, from beer bottles to grey water. So you can have the best time, and save the planet doing it.

We would love to have you here.

From here you easily go to student pubs and restaurants, public transport, shops, movies, sports grounds and theatres. It is the liveliest student area in Cape Town.

We also prepare home cooked meals in our pizza oven, on our braai or the traditional Potjie and Skottel!
I can be certain that we will look after you better than you expected... but click on the booking link to join us.

Accommodation Information

The facilities include a funky bar for party fun, a cooler swimming pool, but most importantly a great friendly home to travellers since 1994.
4 double rooms have 4 poster beds and 3 rooms are en-suite. The dorms are SPACIOUS and social areas HUGE.

Location Information

Observatory, closest backpackers to Groote Schuur Hospital, in the heart of University of Cape Town student area, home to students, artists and academics.