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The Backpack Africa Travel Centre

Accommodation Type : Hostel

SPECIAL Offer you 6-16 JUNE - STAY FOR 3 NIGHTS AND ONLY PAY FOR 2! HostelBookers Prizes for Excellence 2010 - Rated top 3 for Very best Environment in Africa * The Backpacker is a favorite spot to stay, providing comfy and reasonably priced holiday accommodation and a warm and friendly setting.

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Average Rating: 93%

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  Latest Reviews

  Drew K... 

Was very safe with a guard at front gate. was clean with outstanding facilities.

  Jackie F... 

Plenty of bath rooms and relax areas 10 primary walk to Long street. Great staff

  Customer Review 

Staff is often friendly and ready to help with any request. The spot is clean and in effortless walking distance to all the places inside the city center.

  Cynthia H... 

Our booked room was not available. ( 3 beds in 8 room dorm) so they gave us a private 3 bed room with bath. Stunning room. Exceptionally beautiful! Decided to stay longer dorm was fantastic too!

  Paul B... 

The staff were totally amazing. No matter if it came to booking trips or socialising they were the most warm and friendly and most helpful bunch of peeps I&'ve ever came across working in a hostel and I&'ll miss them all! The showers were the extremely best I&'ve experienced too, I usually look forward to my own shower when I get home but this time it was such a disappointment! Also, the work and contributions that the hostel makes to the local township communties like with the school in Heideveld. Try and volunteer to help out at the school, even for just a few hours, as it will be a extremely rewarding experience. It was nice to give a little back right after being made to really feel so welcome. Best hostel ever!

  Customer Review 

The Backpack was an absolutely wonderful place to stay - the highest I know in South Africa. The setting is great, we met loads of nice people, and got fantastic help from the fantastic staff. It is within walking distance of Long Street and several sights, it is clean, and there is a excellent kitchen.

  Ingrid P... 

Beautiful setting on the bottom of Table Mountain, lots of little sitting groups outdoors to chat or do computerwork. Bed linnen crisp, and in winter a hot water bottle that prvides comfort, it really does make a difference.

  Customer Review 

Good location, clean and comfy rooms, awesome view of table mountain and superb bar/restaurant area.

  Taissa Rodrigues Marques Da S... 

One of the most well-strutured hostels I&'ve ever been. Exceptional view of the Table Mountain. Near to the city centre and just next to a city sightseeing bus stop. Large kitchen, provide several fridges and other places for food storage, have a travel desk, ATM, money exchange, bar with noce music. Bedroom with locker AND safe. Could have a sink near the toilets, though.

* The Backpack Africa Travel Centre rated 5 out of 5 based on 9 customer reviews. Hostel reviews with a star rating are sourced from HostelBookers.
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You can cancel your reservation free of charge up to 2 days before your arrival. The Backpack Africa Travel Centre provides :

   Free Linen

   Free Towel

Hostel Facilities


  Credit Cards Acceptedd

  Car Parking

  Self-Catering Facilitiesties

  No Curfew

  Currency Exchange

  Lockers In Dorms

  Lounge Area


  Pool Table(s)

  24 Hour Reception


  Safety Deposit

  24 Hour Hot Showers

  Swimming Pool

  Tours/Travel Desk

  Washing Machines

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