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The Backpack - Hostel - Cape Town

74 New Church Street - Cape Town

Price starting from $ 48.01

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This Cape Town hostel offers free Wi-Fi, gift shops/newsstands and ATM/banking services. You will want to pack your swimsuit and towel as this hostel features an outdoor pool. Guests wishing to relax with a drink will surely want to visit the bar/lounge.

The lobby offers a fireplace, TV and free newspapers. Other amenities include a garden, concierge services and laundry facilities.

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Guest Rating 9.0 Wonderful!
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Breakfast at The Backpack - Hostel

Breakfast is served each morning for a fee.

Facilities at The Backpack - Hostel

  • Bar
  • Cafeteria
  • Luggage room
  • Newspapers
  • City tour
  • Concierge
  • Free parking
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport
  • Internet/Email services
  • TV Lounge
  • Billiards / Snooker
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Laundry room
  • Gift shop
  • Garden

Know before you go

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Check-in: after 2 PM.

Check-out: before 10 AM.


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

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Room Details

The Backpack - Hostel has 35 guest rooms. Corporate travelers will benefit from wireless high-speed Internet access (charges apply) as well as safes during their City Centre visit.

Bathrooms are outfitted with showers.

Hair dryers can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Safe
  • Hairdryer on request
  • Wireless Internet access

Distances from The Backpack - Hostel

South African Museum and Planetarium - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Company Gardens - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
South African Jewish Museum - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
South African National Gallery - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Cape Town Museum - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
South Africa Library - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Bo Kaap Museum - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Parliament of South Africa - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Houses of Parliament - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
St. George's Cathedral - 0.9 km / 0.5 mi
Slave Lodge - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Christian Barnard Hospital - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Groote Kerk - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Cape Town Medi Clinic - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Pan African Market - 1 km / 0.6 mi
The preferred airport for The Backpack - Hostel is Cape Town (CPT-Cape Town Intl.) - 17.9 km / 11.1 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Transportation services The Backpack - Hostel

  • Free parking
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport