Backpack

Hostel in Gardens & Surrounds

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8.5 out of 10

Our Review

This Fair Trade in Tourism–accredited operation offers affordable style, a buzzing vibe and fantastic staff. Its dorms may not be Cape Town’s cheapest but they’re among its best, 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 include breakfast.

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. Please note that the check-in and key-collection take place at: 74 New Church Street, 8001 Cape Town.

Quick description

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 free 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 fibre optic 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.

Features of Backpack

Other

  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Airport shuttle
  • Family rooms
  • Free parking
  • Internet services
  • Currency exchange
  • Billiards
  • Gift shop
  • Library
  • Bbq facilities
  • Packed lunches
  • Tour desk
  • Wifi
  • Designated smoking area
  • Snack bar
  • Sun terrace
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Shared kitchen
  • Lockers
  • Shared lounge/tv area
  • Wifi available in all areas
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Street parking
  • Accessible parking

Food and drink

  • Bar

General

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safety deposit box
  • Heating
  • Air conditioning
  • Atm/cash machine on site
  • Vending machine (drinks)

Services

  • Laundry
  • Car hire
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Luggage storage
  • Concierge service

Activities

  • Outdoor pool

Internet

  • Free WiFi available
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