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Top Rated Hostels in Cape Town, South Africa

Travellers Places 100%

1. Travellers Places

Hotel
69 Victoria Road, Camps Bay

Atmosphere 100%

Cleanliness 93%

Facilities 100%

Location 100%

Safety 100%

Staff 100%

Value 93%

3 out of 3 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Travellers Places

14 Feb 2014 100%

Great Location

would recommend this property

06 Feb 2014 97%

Everything, superb location, top quality hotel.

would recommend this property

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The B.I.G 97%

2. The B.I.G

Hostel
18 Thornhill rd, Green Point

Atmosphere 98%

Cleanliness 99%

Facilities 98%

Location 88%

Safety 98%

Staff 99%

Value 99%

38 out of 38 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend The B.I.G

29 Mar 2016 97%
Travel Type: With my spouse / partner
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year City break Sightseeing & culture
Age Range: 31-40

Great place to stop to stop. Room was really good, very clean and modern. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Staff sorted out a day trip for us whilst we were out for the day. Would have liked to have stopped there for longer but only had a few days in Cape Town. Would recommend to othes.

would recommend this property

17 Jun 2015 100%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year

Location in Green Point hills above V&A waterfront. Walk to/fro Civic Center/Adderley/Train station along Strand (to BIG bear right at Highlevel St, turn right at Cavalcade), Waterkant or Riebeek (Turns into Somerset. Turn left uphill at Hudson and Simply Asia restaurants Streets. Upper Portswood turns into Thornhill). Walked to Robbens Island tour. Maids cooked us a great South African meal. Communal meal table. Friendly. Much nicer location than Long St.

would recommend this property

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Atlantic Point Backpackers 95%

3. Atlantic Point Backpackers

Hostel
2 Cavalcade rd, GreenPoint

Atmosphere 95%

Cleanliness 98%

Facilities 94%

Location 94%

Safety 96%

Staff 96%

Value 94%

92 out of 97 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Atlantic Point Backpackers

15 Nov 2015 100%
Travel Type: With my spouse / partner
Trip Type: Family Holiday Romantic getaway Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Table tennis set up for playing until 10:30 pm:-)

would recommend this property

30 Aug 2015 100%
Travel Type: With my spouse / partner
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year City break Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Best Hostel ever. Easy to make new friends. Delicious Braai. Very kind personal. Very good breakfast inclusive. Free Wifi

would recommend this property

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SaltyCrax Backpackers & Surflodge 93%

4. SaltyCrax Backpackers & Surflodge

Hostel
20 Briza rd., Table View

Atmosphere 93%

Cleanliness 100%

Facilities 87%

Location 93%

Safety 93%

Staff 100%

Value 100%

3 out of 4 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend SaltyCrax Backpackers & Surflodge

05 Nov 2015 100%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year

The staff is awesome. They make sure you have the best experience at Saltycrax.

would recommend this property

02 May 2015 97%
Travel Type: With my spouse / partner
Trip Type: Sightseeing & culture

Excellent staff who provided info re what to see, where to eat and, very importantly, where to get needed medical care. Bar was very pleasant and informative experience. Highly recommended

would recommend this property

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never@home Cape Town 96%

5. never@home Cape Town

Hostel
107 Main Road, Green Point

Atmosphere 100%

Cleanliness 96%

Facilities 88%

Location 96%

Safety 100%

Staff 88%

Value 96%

5 out of 6 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend never@home Cape Town

03 May 2016 83%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year Work / volunteering
Age Range: 25-30

The bedding was immaculate. Clean!

would recommend this property

14 Apr 2016 97%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year City break Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Age Range: 25-30

The staff are very friendly and extremely helpful especially with planning activities and tours. Bathrooms are kept clean and beds are VERY comfortable.

would recommend this property

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Green Elephant 94%

6. Green Elephant

Hostel
57 Milton Road, Observatory

Atmosphere 91%

Cleanliness 89%

Facilities 94%

Location 94%

Safety 97%

Staff 100%

Value 97%

7 out of 8 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Green Elephant

24 Nov 2013 89%

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.

would recommend this property

28 Feb 2013 97%

We felt at home from the first day on. Observatory has all you need:bars,supermarkets,restaurants. This hostel makes you want to stay longer!minibuses transport you easy enough into the city centre. Staff is always knowledgable, helpful, in a good mood and happy to chat. Long term residents give good advice, too. Security also satisfies, there are private lockers etc. Good wi-fi, laid-back common rooms and sea-view from the terrace. Enjoy :)

would recommend this property

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The Backpack Cape Town 92%

7. The Backpack Cape Town

Hostel
74 New Church Street

Atmosphere 92%

Cleanliness 94%

Facilities 92%

Location 94%

Safety 94%

Staff 90%

Value 90%

69 out of 75 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend The Backpack Cape Town

05 Apr 2016 80%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year
Age Range: 31-40

Love it!love it!love it

would recommend this property

22 Mar 2016 100%
Travel Type: With friends / other travellers
Trip Type: City break Partying / nightlife Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities Visiting friends or family
Age Range: 25-30

We enjoyed how friendly and helpful the staff were. It also had a beatiful ambiance. It was within a stones throw of a variety of shops, restaurants and bars

would recommend this property

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Cape Town Backpackers 90%

8. Cape Town Backpackers

Hostel
New Church Street 81, Tamboerskloof

Atmosphere 95%

Cleanliness 80%

Facilities 88%

Location 98%

Safety 98%

Staff 93%

Value 85%

9 out of 9 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Cape Town Backpackers

22 Mar 2016 100%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Sightseeing & culture
Age Range: 25-30

The staff was amazing, very friendly and helpful! Great location as well, short walk to long st. with tons of amazing restaurants near by. Would definitely recommend staying here.

would recommend this property

07 Apr 2014 83%
Travel Type: With my spouse / partner
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year

Nice and helpful staff. Good kitchen. Nice evenings in kommunal areas.

would recommend this property

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Observatory Backpackers 91%

9. Observatory Backpackers

Hostel
235 Lower Main Road, Observatory

Atmosphere 91%

Cleanliness 96%

Facilities 87%

Location 78%

Safety 91%

Staff 98%

Value 91%

9 out of 9 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Observatory Backpackers

18 Jul 2014 83%
Travel Type: With my spouse / partner
Trip Type: Business / conference

The external feature need to be upgraded

would recommend this property

10 May 2014 100%
Travel Type: With my spouse / partner
Trip Type: Sightseeing & culture

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 clean, kept that way by a diligent, motherly lady and her partners. The garden was large with plenty of seating and greenery. The lounge had a large flat screen TV and comfortable couches. The kitchen was well equipped and large enough for several people to fix food at once. A long table offered plenty of space for guests to eat. We could live here!

would recommend this property

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A Sunflower Stop 89%

10. A Sunflower Stop

Hostel
179 Main Road, Green Point

Atmosphere 84%

Cleanliness 93%

Facilities 90%

Location 86%

Safety 92%

Staff 91%

Value 88%

35 out of 36 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend A Sunflower Stop

26 Jun 2015 94%
Travel Type: With my spouse / partner
Trip Type: Work / volunteering

The bar is very cozy and the place is quite clean

would recommend this property

06 Jun 2015 100%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Business / conference

Clean. Spacious. Close to lots of shops and restaurants. Lovely staff

would recommend this property

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