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The Backpack Cape Town

Hostel

74 New Church Street, Cape Town, South Africa

We are South Africa's original backpacker, established in 1990. We are an award winning, Fair Trade hostel that invests in people and communities, 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!

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Atmosphere 93%

Cleanliness 95%

Facilities 93%

Location 94%

Safety 94%

Staff 91%

Value 90%

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Luggage Room
  • Towel

Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Adaptors
  • Airport Transfers
  • BBQ
  • Bar
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Cafe
  • Ceiling fan
  • Common Room
  • Currency Exchange
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Meeting Room
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Pool Table
  • Postal Service
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Steam room
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Telephone Fax Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi

Important Information

This property has a 30 day cancellation policy with the following terms

· If cancelled up to 30 +days - no fee

· If cancelled 7-29 days prior to arrival 50%

· If cancelled 6 days or less prior to arrival 100%

Christmas/New Years Special Conditions

> from 20th Of December 2015 until 6th of January 2015

Prepayment: The total price of the reservation will be charged on the day of booking. • Cancellation: Please note that bookings during this period are non-refundable. If cancelled or modified, no refund will be paid. In case of no-show, no refund will be paid.

Please note that bookings over 10 people are subject to cancellation.
Please contact groups dept for further information.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 00:00

Latest Check-out: 10:00

Policies

  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Taxes Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Cape Town?

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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, 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!

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Shared Rooms

8 Bed Mixed Dorm

People 8

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Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

4 Bed Mixed Dorm Ensuite

People 4

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Shared Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

4 Bed Mixed Dorm

People 4

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Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

3 Bed Female Dorm

People 3

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Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Private Rooms

Double Bed Private Ensuite

People 2

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Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

3 Bed PRIVATE Ensuite

People 3

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Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Twin Private Ensuite

People 2

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Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Twin Private Shared Bathroom

People 2

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Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

4 Bed PRIVATE Ensuite

People 4

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Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Single Private Shared Bathroom

People 1

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Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Single Private Ensuite

People 1

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Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Deluxe Twin Private Ensuite

People 2

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Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Grade

Deluxe

Standard 2 Bed Apartment Ensuite

People 2

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Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Standard 3 Bed Apartment Ensuite

People 3

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Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Standard 2 Bed Tent Shared Bathroom

People 2

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Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

About The Backpack Cape Town

We have a community craft shop and travel desk at the reception. We offer a free continental breakfast every morning and our cafe/bar stays open until late every night, including some evening hostel activities. Free WiFi is available throughout the hostel. There is also a self-catering kitchen, swimming pool and garden, pool table, gift shop, luggage storage, laundry service, ATM and vending machine.

We buy biodegradable cleaning products, LED lights, have recycling bins for glass, tins, plastic and batteries, and solar panels to provide hot water plus 3500kWs of electricity. We choose to make a difference and so can you by joining us for a day at our community project; gardening or tutoring children.

AWARDS
Green Accommodation Initiative - Global Youth Travel Award - 2015
Best Social Responsibility - Global Youth Travel Award - 2015
Award for Excellence - Best for Families - Hostelbookers - 2014
Top 10 Best Value Stays for 2014 - Lonely Planet - 2014
1st Place - Best Hostel in South Africa - Hostelworld.com - 2013

Accommodation Information

The Backpack accommodates 100 people in 16 room types: 8 bed, 4 bed, 3 bed and 2 bed mixed dorms, single rooms, twin and double rooms with shared or private bathrooms, family rooms and even a self-catering loft apartment! All of our rooms boast a fresh and funky style, which you can expect from a hip, urban hostel. Children can only be accommodated in a private room or in the Family Room and must be accompanied by an adult.

Location Information

The Backpack is perfectly situated in the heart of Cape Town. We are within walking distance of many bars, restaurants and popular attractions like Green Market Square, Company's Gardens and the Bo-Kaap. We're a 5 minute taxi or bus ride from V+A Waterfront, and 10 minutes from the Table Mountain Cable Car Station.

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 7 days before arrival. After this date, charges will be applied by the property up to the full cost of the reservation. Deposits paid are non refundable.