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Observatory Backpackers

Hostel | 235 Lower Main Road, Cape Town, South Africa 7925

90.2% Overall Rating

9 out of 9 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (07/06/2014)

Susan Gorman thinks…

"A very comfortable, hospitable place! We stayed in a double room, en suite. The room had a large window for natural light, a closet and a table for a desk and our stuff. The whole place was squeaky…"

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  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • Secure lockers
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Outside area
  • Television room

What's Included

  • 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.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 13:00
Latest Check-out: 10:00

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Cape Town?

Contact us directly

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About Observatory Backpackers

Observatory Backpackers is right in the heart of Obs, the alternative and artsy student neighbourhood of Cape Town. Right on our street you'll find restaurants, bars, theatre and nightlife. Sit outside and enjoy a nice book or head down for a drink and some live music. With so many options at your fingertips, you won't have a single boring night here!

Observatory Backpackers makes a great place from which to explore Cape Town. Just pop your head out of your bedroom window for a beautiful view of Table Mountain. Or take a short ride to Simon's Town and visit our colony of penguins at Boulder's Beach. Whether you're looking for a relaxing vacation, a fun-filled tour, or an adrenaline pumping adventure, Observatory Backpackers is the place to be. Plus, we've got an up to the minute travel desk who would be eager to help with all your travel needs.

We offer a variety of accommodation for all types of travelers. We're excited to help make this place your home. Stop by or give us a call to come check us out!

Accommodation Information

Free Wi Fi and internet. Airport transfers on request. Not a 24 hour check in so booking essential. Dstv. Communal kitchen has all the equipment one requires. We do offer longer stays at favourable rates. This is done on a length of stay basis on request. Bedding and towels provided. Coffee and tea provided.

Please note:
Check In Time: 1.00pm
Check Out Time: 10.00am
Please specify arrival time when booking!

Cancellation Policy: 48h
Credit Cards Accepted
Taxes included