The Backpack

74 New Church Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8001, South Africa | Hostel
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This hostel, located in the Tamboerskloof area of Cape Town, is near Camp's Bay Beach, Castle of Good Hope, Abseil Africa, and Bo-Kaap Museum.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Backpack Cape Town

    Reviewed by sarita.castilho


    Reviewed Jun 16, 2014
    by (15 reviews) São Paulo , Brazil Flag of Brazil

    amazing hostel. Melanie, the manager, its amazing professional and lovely person. Helped me a lot with my plans by Bazbus around the South Africa.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    Reviewed by rosina.davis2


    Reviewed Apr 29, 2013
    by (1 review) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    My first encounter of Cape Town and I could not have been happier. The staff were friendly and the rooms and facilities were very clean and modern.

    I felt safe during my stay. Even if you did not leave The Backpack there was a pleasant communal area, with bar, pool table and snacks. Each night they played great music and the atmosphere was great. Also, there is free wifi in this area.

    I recommend a visit.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    Reviewed by kateb75

    awesome time

    Reviewed Mar 11, 2011
    by (1 review) Winnipeg , Canada Flag of Canada

    clean, friendly staff, great neighbourhood, good food and cheap drinks

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    TripAdvisor Reviews The Backpack Cape Town

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

    Travel Blogs from Cape Town

    Bora curtir essa cidade | Time to enjoy Cape Town

    A travel blog entry by sarita.castilho on Jun 16, 2014

    38 photos

    Back to Cape Town. Today, 16th June, I remembered a men who "gone" 3 years ago and I didn't' have time to give him a last kiss and say "I love you dad."

    It was a sad, cold and rainy day. I decided to stay under the covers all day next to the fireplace in the lounge of the hostel, seeing old photos and trying to learn how to use some …

    Holy Table Mountain Batman!!!

    A travel blog entry by mkolya21 on Jun 09, 2014

    8 photos

    A long day leading to a fantastic view of Table Mountain.

    The day went well though, I thought my overage charge for my bag at Nelspruit was adorably small, 26 dollars for being damn near 15 Kgs overweight.

    In Jo'burg I tried to get some business with Virgin done and it took too long, Amy got worried despite my assurances that I …

    Goodbye truck, hello South Africa

    A travel blog entry by gazburn on Sep 21, 2013

    31 photos

    September 21st - Having said goodbye to our driver we left the truck in Namibia and travelled to South Africa by bus. The scenery on our journey to Cape Town was quite unbelievable with vineyards and snow capped mountains. September 22nd - We hiked up table mountain which took four hours and was exceptionally nerve wracking as we edged our way …

    Township Tour of Langa

    A travel blog entry by mandibee on Oct 03, 2013

    42 photos

    Today we went on a half day our of the Langa Township one of the oldest townships created in 1927 before the apartheid. Its estimated that around 70,000 people live there now in an area just over 1 square mile.

    So our guide gives us an overview of the history of South Africa before and after the apartheid. Here the townships are separate …

    Getting in with MASSIVE Great White Sharks

    A travel blog entry by mandibee on Oct 02, 2013

    31 photos

    Arrived into Cape Town and again no flight delays so totally delighted. Glad we made choice to leave now we are excited about what we have planned for the next few made.

    Today was all about sharks its was the reason we came here and it most certainly didn't disappoint. The tour guy said it was as close to perfect as we could have got. …