Riverlodge Backpackers

Alexandra Road, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8000, South Africa | 4 star lodge
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Cape Town Jun 12, 2013

A travel blog entry by ubctraveller


Ubctraveller stayed here on Jun 12, 2013 during their trip titled: Unraveling the mysteries of Africa.

Culture vulture in Cape Town

A travel blog entry by carlosherbane


A good night's sleep but I still woke up with sore quads and calfs! It was so worth it though! And what a cold night that was too.

Much like yesterday, it was my intention to go to some of the museums of the Mother City. I headed into Cape town with Blessing (one of the construction workers) and Emmanuel. The trains were quiet this …

Subterranean Cape Town

A travel blog entry by carlosherbane


During the night, the heavens opened. My head was really close to the roof of the room (being on the top bunk) so the sound of the wind and the rain was rather loud. Well at least it drowned out the sound of snoring!

I got up early and treated myself to a full English breakfast. It just so happened that I had the ingredients!

Stiff and sore in Cape Town

A travel blog entry by carlosherbane


I awoke at 2 o'clock stiff and sore. It was the snoring coming from the bunk below me! I had been moved rooms into a room with seven South African construction workers, one of which made the most incredible snoring noise!

At 3.30am, I got up and tried to sleep on the couch near the reception but I was wide awake by this time! I sat …

Returning to the city centre

A travel blog entry by carlosherbane


I awoke to the crazy cockerel crowing outside. It felt great to be in the Mother City again!

Extremely hungry, I decided to have a Spanish omelette for breakfast. I had met some Spanish lads last night. Jordi kindly gave me a piece of his tortilla in a sandwich. I had not eaten tortilla since that awful night in Essaouira. Yet I had made …

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This 4 star lodge, located in the Maitland Garden Village area of Cape Town, is near Lion's Head, District Six Museum, Bo-kaap, and Castle of Good Hope.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsRiverlodge Backpackers Cape Town

Reviewed by carlosherbane

Great place to stay

Reviewed Aug 7, 2012
by (9 reviews) Newcastle , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

I orginially booked this place for a couple of nights and then decided o stay for another. Here are the reasons why:

1) Great location, easy to get to from the city centre (15 minutes on the train which is really cheap especially if you buy a weekly ticket);
2) Great mix of people both staff and residents, both long term and short term;
3) Great facilities (especially the kitchen and the showers);
4) Quiet (as in no noise from the street. This is difficult to find right inthe city centre;
5) Price: Well I think that speaks for itself;

I would go back there in a flash having been to other bakcpacckers in the city centre. Great staff, great facilites. Well run.

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

TripAdvisor Reviews Riverlodge Backpackers Cape Town

4.00 of 5 stars Excellent