The Backpack



74 New Church Street Cape TownSee nearby area


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    This Fair Trade in Tourism–accredited operation offers affordable style, a buzzy vibe and fantastic staff. Its dorms may not be Cape Town’s cheapest but they’re among its nicest, while the private rooms and self-catering apartments are charmingly decorated. There’s a lovely mosaic-decorated pool and relaxing gardens with Table Mountain views to chill out in. Rates exclude breakfast.

    Our independent authors have visited The Backpack and selected this as one of our recommended hostels in Gardens & Surrounds.

    Description provided by property

    The Backpack is South Africa’s award winning, Fair Trade accredited backpacker, which invests in people and communities, giving meaningful and relaxed, travel experiences.

    The Backpack offers a variety of room types, from private en suites to social dormitories, each individually styled for this trendy city hostel.

    A continental breakfast is served every morning and the café/bar stays open until late every night. There is also a self-catering kitchen.

    On the property there is a community craft shop and travel desk, free WiFi and parking, swimming pool and garden, pool table, luggage storage, lockers and laundry service.

    The Backpack is situated within walking distance of many bars, restaurants and popular attractions like Green Market Square, Company's Gardens and the Bo-Kaap. It is a 5-minute taxi or bus ride from V&A Waterfront and the Table Mountain Cable Car Station.

    Important information

    - Kindly note that children can only be accommodated in a private room or in the Family Room and must be accompanied by an adult.

    - Please note that the dormitories cannot accommodate children.

    Services & facilities

    • Bar
      • Available
    • Family
      • Family rooms
    • Concierge
      • Concierge service
    • Non-smoking
      • Designated smoking area
      • Non-smoking rooms
    • Outdoor space
      • Garden
      • Terrace
    • Guest services
      • Tour desk
    • Restaurant/Café
      • Vending machine (drinks)
      • Vending machine (snacks)
      • Snack bar
    • Transport/transfers
      • Shuttle service (surcharge)
      • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
      • Car hire
    • Bureau de Change/ATM
      • Currency exchange
      • ATM/cash machine on site
    • Wi-Fi/internet access
      • Free WiFi
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