The Backpackers @147 on Main

Address: 147 Main Rd, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8051, South Africa | Hostel
Searching for availability...
*Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.


This hostel, located on 147 Main Rd, Cape Town, is near Two Oceans Aquarium, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and Cape Point.
Map this hostel

TripAdvisor Reviews The Backpackers @147 on Main Cape Town

5.00 of 5 stars Outstanding

Travel Blogs from Cape Town

Whale watching in Cape Town!

A travel blog entry by jolawrence1 on May 11, 2015

5 photos

... have already done Table Mountain, Robben Island, visited the Penguins on Boulder Beach, the Cape, wine tasting...the list goes on as there is simply so much to do in this absolutely stunning part of the world. So on this trip I decided a bit of R and R was needed, and as luck would have it the weather was simply wonderful. So sun cream applied, and wine for sunset purchased, I settled back on my ...

Packed day in Cape Town

A travel blog entry by cooky1986 on Jan 03, 2015

5 photos

... off some of them, then mooched through an african market selling all things from bags and jewellery to guitars made from recycled 5l oil cans.

On to the waterfront and we walked all the way round to Jetty 1 and went round the Robben island Jetty museum where the building which all the prisoners and freed men walked through to their fate or freedom, including Mandela. It was very humbling as many died on the island over the centuries when it was used as ...

Agora sozinha | By myself in South Africa

A travel blog entry by sarita.castilho on Jun 11, 2014

10 photos

... um museu chamado District Six que conta a historia do apartheid, movimento de segregação racial que marcou quase 40 anos da história de Cape Town, iniciado em 1948. O "sexto distrito" é uma região, um bairro, em que ~60 mil negros africanos que viviam naquela região foram forçados a deixar o local para que fosse povoados por brancos europeus. Foram anos de segregacao racial, protestos, luta e sofrimento. Os serviços públicos também eram segregados e para os negros e ...

Arrived Cape Town

A travel blog entry by chagger1 on May 20, 2014

... night we had our farewell dinner in a winery above the Olifants River, North of the Cedarberg mountains. Then repaired to our tents for the last time. This morning's drive took us through the picturesque Cedarberg mtns and then down across some sheep & wheat country very like the Wimmera before crossing undulating Swartland (which looked uncannily like the Western District! ) Arrived in CT ...

An island, mountain and townships

A travel blog entry by tomandgem on Apr 20, 2014

32 photos

... and the people living there.

Gugulethu Township
We unexpectedly had another township tour included with our overland camping trip. This was a completely different experience, and less enjoyable. We were driven to one of the tin houses in the informal settlement (at the very edge of the settlement) where our host, a lady with children but no income, sat on the sofa breastfeeding her baby. Our guide told us about life ...

Other places to stay in Cape Town