The Backpack

Address: 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 Shark Zone.
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          • Swimming pool
          • Outdoor pool
          • Bar/lounge


          • Non-smoking rooms
          • Free High-Speed Internet
          • Wireless internet connection in room (free)
          • Wireless internet connection in public areas
          • High-speed internet in room
          • Free parking
          • Family rooms


          • Suites


          • Shuttle bus service
          • Concierge desk
          • Continental Breakfast
          • Laundry

          TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Backpack Cape Town

          Reviewed by sarita.castilho


          Reviewed Jun 16, 2014
          by (21 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

          Cape Town is everything that was promised

          A travel blog entry by mountainboy1904 on Jun 06, 2016

          3 comments, 5 photos

          Cape Town has always been described to me as jewel of South Africa and it is certainly a very beautiful city in an even more beautiful setting. I received a little reality check on my first full day when two guys tried to mug me. I just took off for a walk to the water front with checking to see the best route from the hostel staff, Lesson learned …

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          ... zebra, wildebeest, spotted owl and bush babies. Bush babies are tiny monkeys with really big eyes that can jump like no body's business. When we got back Gavin had made us all of this AMAZING food. It was seriously the best camping food ever. Chicken stew, rice, veggies and a great salad...get this Mom: I picked out the TOMATOES so I could eat more of them, I had second helpings (and I've eaten shrimp in every port too, no eggs yet though or mushrooms). We'd already ...

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