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Reviews of Blue Mountain Backpackers

Hostel | 208 Long Street CBD, Cape Town, South Africa 8001

79.2% Overall Rating

48 out of 62 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (05/02/2012)

Alexia Saeck thinks…

"Great location - so close to all the bar and pubs on Long Street, and only a short cab ride to all the major attractions. Staff were super friendly and helpful."

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

Important Information

Please note that bookings during the world cup period will be asked to pay in advance

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79.2%

Overall Rating

48 out of 62 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Blue Mountain Backpackers'

Atmosphere
73.6%
Location
88.8%
Facilities
74.4%
Cleanliness
70.4%
Staff
92.0%
Value
72.8%
Safety
82.4%
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74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Alexia Saeck

Avec des amis / autres voyageurs

Voyage sac au dos / année de césure

05 February 2012 Alexia would recommend this property

Liked: Great location - so close to all the bar and pubs on Long Street, and only a short cab ride to all the major attractions. Staff were super friendly and helpful.

Disliked: The rooms are really noisy - guess that's what comes from being located on the party street. Would have been good to have a fan in the room so we could close the window and keep out some of the noise.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Beata Sokolowska

Voyageur indépendant

Affaires / conférence
Faire la fête / profiter de la vie nocturne
Visites et culture
Sports, aventure, activités en extérieur

02 January 2012 Beata would recommend this property

Liked: great location and great for this price

Disliked: was there few hours for a sleep - so didn't find any:)

97.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Katherine James

Avec des amis / autres voyageurs

Faire la fête / profiter de la vie nocturne
Sports, aventure, activités en extérieur
Voyage sac au dos / année de césure
Plage / bain de soleil
Visites et culture

27 October 2010 Katherine would recommend this property

Liked: Situated on Long Street which means you don't have to walk a long way for evening entertainment. The sister hostel Carnival is across the road. They have a Bar and have bands and events on. This means you have access to this but not the noise in the hostel meaning if you did have an early start then you can get to sleep. The reception staff are great and gave us great advise on where else we should visit in South Africa. The night guard is friendly and was great when I fractured my foot, carrying me up the stairs and helping me with my bag. He also made us feel very secure at night along with the locked gate open by a code.We though this hostel was great and returned to it on our way back for our flights home.

Disliked: Katherine left no negative feedback.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Eric Wong

Avec mon époux(se) / partenaire

Vacances familiales

26 September 2010

Liked: Location at center of city, next to my car rental and near to hop-on-hop-off bus route.

Disliked: Too many night spots around the area, noisy throughout the night, people shouting, music blaring and car honking till dawn. People next room got out to the balcony and quarreled over a girl just outside our window at 4.00 a.m. Crazy!!!!!!!!!!!!!

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Eric Wong

Avec mon époux(se) / partenaire

Vacances familiales

26 September 2010 Eric would recommend this property

Liked: In the centre of city, just next to my car rental depot, near to hop-on-hop-off bus route.

Disliked: TOO MANY PUBS AND NIGHT SPOTS AROUND THE HOSTEL. NOISY THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT. PEOPLE SHOUTING,CAR HONKING RIGHT THROUGH THE NIGHT.PEOPLE FROM THE NEXT ROOM GOT OUTSIDE THEIR ROOM AND QUARRELED OVER A GIRL JUST JUST OUTSIDE OUR WINDOW AT 4.00 A.M. CRAZY!!!!!!!!!!

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Voyageur indépendant

Voyage sac au dos / année de césure

07 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: friendly

Disliked: too loud sometimes

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Avec mon époux(se) / partenaire

Voyage sac au dos / année de césure

26 July 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great Location, nice balcony for people watching

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

Avec des amis / autres voyageurs

Sports, aventure, activités en extérieur

13 July 2010

Liked: Excellent, helpful and flexible staff

Disliked: Noisey, noisey noisey and a bit grubby too

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Avec des amis / autres voyageurs

Sports, aventure, activités en extérieur
Faire la fête / profiter de la vie nocturne

09 July 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: in the middle of everything!!!staff very helpful, helped me book a shark dive the night before!

Disliked: no free internet too many beds for room... dont have a problem sharing but u cant even move on the room!

97.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Avec des amis / autres voyageurs

Voyage sac au dos / année de césure
Visites et culture

06 July 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location was perfect, the hostel was kept clean. The bar was useful, the entry door made me feel secure.

Disliked: There wasn't enough chairs/seating in the communal areas

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

jesus del cerro

Avec des amis / autres voyageurs

Voyage sac au dos / année de césure
Faire la fête / profiter de la vie nocturne

06 July 2010 jesus would recommend this property

Liked: I like the place and the location...the staff are very friendly

Disliked: The rooms are very empty, the beds and nothing else, not one chair, not a locker, we need to put the clothes in the floor, probably the prices were higher for the world cup

77.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Anthony Arkinstall

13 April 2010 Anthony would recommend this property

Liked: A pleasant place to stay, except for the location: too much noise from the street and local pubs/restaurants at night. The prime benefit of any place of accommodation is to be able to sleep peacefully. Every effort should be made to secure the cooperation of nearby establishments and public safety personnel on the street to respect the rights of guests at Blue Mountain Backpackers to enjoy peaceful sleep at night, by reducing noise levels. This, in my view, is the single, biggest improvement you could possibly make.Perhaps you could routinely supply soap and towels in the bedrooms too. That would certainly be convenient. It's good that you supply free tea and coffee, though a reserve supply of powdered milk for the times that the "cow runs dry" after the shops are closed, would be most helpful!Yours sincerely, Tony Arkinstall

Disliked: Anthony left no negative feedback.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

ROBERT SHIELDS

02 January 2010 ROBERT would recommend this property

Liked: right in the middle of cape towns night-life,not for the faint hearted

Disliked: ROBERT left no negative feedback.

42.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

13 December 2009

Liked: dirty, loud and hot. foul.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

09 December 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice place in the centre of Cape Town. It is a reasonable hostel for in the city. Friendly staff. It is in a busy street with a lot of places to eat and dance. But is does not meet the quality you can find outside Cape Town for the same or less money.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 100%

Customer review

29 November 2009

Liked: location and veranda, staff where helpful

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Amir Shamsuddin

27 November 2009

Liked: This hostel has a great location and helpful staff. Unfortunately the room we had was a bit tired and there were no curtains either in the bedroom or the bathroom, and due to construction work next door, dust and paint chips got everywhere.

Disliked: Amir left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Marian Panayotov

23 February 2009 Marian would recommend this property

Liked: is good location.in the center with clubs.

Disliked: Marian left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Peter Davies

04 February 2009 Peter would recommend this property

Liked: Brilliant location, great staff and tidy, clean accommodation that was excellent value. All in all, a super place to stay!

Disliked: Peter left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

30 December 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Is clean and safe

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Ian Longford

08 September 2008 Ian would recommend this property

Liked: The staff are able to assist you to find whatever you need locally, Fatama especially is an angel. The tours they organise are only the value for money ones so ask them. PS They don't expect it but don't forget to leave a tip because they deserve it.

Disliked: Ian left no negative feedback.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Simon Majumdar

15 April 2008 Simon would recommend this property

Liked: good for younger travellers, staff friendly and in a good location

Disliked: Simon left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

29 March 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location, services and your veranda.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Simon Poissant

19 March 2008 Simon would recommend this property

Liked: Secure, double-occupancy room with plenty of space, staff really friendly with good tpis on trips to make.

Disliked: Simon left no negative feedback.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Customer review

15 March 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the balcony the staff and the possibility to book tours

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.