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8 bed Mixed Dorm

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4 bed Mixed Dorm

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4 Bed Mix Budget Dorm

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4 bed Mixed Dorm – private bathroom

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3 bed Female Dorm – shared bathroom

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Private Rooms

Tent

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Single Room

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Single Room - private bathroom

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Deluxe Room Twin/Double – private bathroom

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Twin Room – private bathroom

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3 bed Room - private bathroom

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Twin Room

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4 bed Family Room – private bathroom

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Self-Catering Apartments

2 bed Studio Apartment – self catering

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Property Information

The Backpack
+27 21 4234530
74 New Church Street
Cape Town 8001
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Welcome to Cape Town’s hippest urban hostel! We’ve got everything you need: from dorms to deluxe doubles, and obviously a cool Café & bar, free WiFi and a swimming pool with views of Table Mountain!

The Backpack is perfectly situated in the heart of Cape Town. We are within walking distance of many bars, restaurants and popular attractions like Green Market Square, Company’s Gardens and the Bo-Kaap. We’re a 5 minute taxi or bus ride from V&A Waterfront, and 10 minutes from the Table Mountain Cable Car Station.

We have it all: dorms, doubles and singles, with shared or private bathroom facilities. All our rooms are individually designed in a funky and fresh style, and bedding is supplied (just bring a towel). All rooms have a safe and free wifi, and there is parking with 24-hour security available. A meet & greet airport shuttle is available at an additional cost. Children are welcome in private rooms.

Our Café serves a delicious FREE Continental breakfast from 7h30 to 10h00 for our guests. The bar will keep you watered - we are fully licensed and we also have a fully equipped self-catering kitchen, a pool table, swimming pool and a cool community craft shop. And, even though we’d all rather not do chores, we’ve got a luggage storage and an ATM. We offer a laundry service too.

Our Travel Centre will help you make the most of your stay in Cape Town and beyond. Want to sip wine Cape Winelands Style? Visit historic and cultural sites? Go paragliding? Or even volunteer some of your time to a community project? We’ve got it covered!

The Backpack is not just the hippest hostel in town; we also work hard to make a positive difference through the way we work, the way we live and the way we are. Whether you get involved actively in one of our projects, or just support us by being our guest, your visit will contribute to making South Africa a better place for everyone.

Our awards include:
2015 Winner of Socially Responsible Initiative Global Youth Travel Awards
2015 Winner of Most Green Innitiative Global Youth Travel Awards
2014 1st Place Best Hostel in Africa Hostelworld.com
2014 1st Place Best Hostel South Africa Hostelworld.com
Lonely Planet Top 10 Best Value Stays for 2014

‘Not too laid back, not too loud—guests love The Backpack and it's easy to see why. For years it has stayed ahead of the crowd by constantly adapting, yet always offering top notch accommodation for the price and wonderfully clued-up service from its desk.’ – Lonely Planet

Property Features

  1. Free Parking
  2. 24 hour Reception
  3. WiFi Internet
  4. Café
  5. Outdoor Swimming Pool
  6. Foreign Exchange Services
  7. Pool Table
  8. Guest Laundry (charges apply)
  9. Tour Desk
  10. Non-Smoking Rooms

Accommodation Details

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8 bed Mixed Dorm

8 bed Mixed Dorm

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Spa­cious, clean and com­fort­able; a great way to meet other trav­ellers! These dorms sleep 8 peo­ple. Bed­ding is sup­plied, please bring your own towel. Private lockers available in the room. FREE delicious, continental breakfast included.

  1. Daily Room Service
  2. Iron/Ironing board
  3. Non-Smoking
  4. Linen Provided
  5. WIFI
  6. Hairdryer
  7. Laundry Facilities

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4 bed Mixed Dorm

4 bed Mixed Dorm

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The best way to meet peo­ple and have your comforts. Spacious room with 4 single beds, with linen and private safe included. FREE delicious, continental breakfast included.

  1. Daily Room Service
  2. Iron/Ironing board
  3. Non-Smoking
  4. Linen Provided
  5. WIFI
  6. Hairdryer
  7. Laundry Facilities
  8. Room Safe
  9. 4 Single Beds

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4 Bed Mix Budget Dorm

4 Bed Mix Budget Dorm

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This small room with 2 bunk beds will give you all the comforts while allowing you to travel cheaply. Linen and private safe included. There are also towels for hire. FREE delicious, continental breakfast included.

  1. Daily Room Service
  2. Iron/Ironing board
  3. Linen Provided
  4. 2 Bunk Beds
  5. WIFI
  6. Hairdryer
  7. Laundry Facilities

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4 bed Mixed Dorm – private bathroom

4 bed Mixed Dorm – private bathroom

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The best way to meet peo­ple and have your comforts. Spacious room with 4 single beds, with linen and private safe included. To book the whole room, be sure to ask for the Family Room with private bathroom instead. FREE delicious, continental breakfast included.

  1. Daily Room Service
  2. Iron/Ironing board
  3. Non-Smoking
  4. Linen Provided
  5. WIFI
  6. Hairdryer
  7. Laundry Facilities
  8. Room Safe
  9. 4 Single Beds

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3 bed Female Dorm – shared bathroom

3 bed Female Dorm – shared bathroom

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The Girls Only Dormitory is a bright, cheerful and spacious room with 3 single beds. Great linen and shared bathroom facilitites. FREE delicious, continental breakfast included.

  1. Daily Room Service
  2. Iron/Ironing board
  3. Non-Smoking
  4. Linen Provided
  5. WIFI
  6. Hairdryer
  7. Laundry Facilities
  8. Room Safe
  9. 3 Single Beds

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Tent

Tent

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Our large safari tent has 2 single beds, with linen and a pri­vate safe is included. Shared bathroom facilities. Please note that the tent does not have electricity. FREE delicious, continental breakfast included.

  1. Daily Room Service
  2. Linen and Towels Provided
  3. Non-Smoking
  4. 2 Single Beds
  5. WIFI
  6. Laundry Facilities

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Single Room

Single Room

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Enjoy the lux­ury of your own room, with all the com­forts you need. Shared bathroom. FREE delicious, continental breakfast included.

  1. Daily Room Service
  2. Hairdryer
  3. Laundry Facilities
  4. Non-Smoking
  5. WIFI
  6. Ceiling Fans
  7. Iron/Ironing board
  8. Linen and Towels Provided
  9. Room Safe

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Single Room - private bathroom

Single Room - private bathroom

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Enjoy the lux­ury of your own room, with all the com­forts you need; with a private bathroom. FREE delicious, continental breakfast included.

  1. Daily Room Service
  2. Iron/Ironing board
  3. Linen and Towels Provided
  4. Tea/Coffee Maker
  5. WIFI
  6. Hairdryer
  7. Laundry Facilities
  8. Non-Smoking
  9. Room Safe

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Deluxe Room Twin/Double – private bathroom

Deluxe Room Twin/Double – private bathroom

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Eth­ni­cally dec­o­rated twin-​bedded room with private bathroom. Linen and pri­vate safes included. Refrigerator, television and hairdryer in room. Twin beds can convert to a king double bed on request. FREE delicious, continental breakfast included.

  1. Cable/Satellite TV
  2. Iron/Ironing board
  3. Linen and Towels Provided
  4. Tea/Coffee Maker
  5. Room Safe
  6. Daily Room Service
  7. King / 2 single beds
  8. Non-Smoking
  9. Views
  10. WIFI
  11. Hairdryer
  12. Laundry Facilities
  13. Television
  14. Fridge - Bar Fridge

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Twin Room – private bathroom

Twin Room – private bathroom

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Eth­ni­cally dec­o­rated twin-​bedded rooms with linen and pri­vate safes included. With private bathroom.
Double bed converter available on request.
FREE delicious, continental breakfast included.

  1. Daily Room Service
  2. King / 2 single beds
  3. Linen and Towels Provided
  4. Tea/Coffee Maker
  5. Room Safe
  6. Hairdryer
  7. Laundry Facilities
  8. Non-Smoking
  9. 2 Single Beds
  10. WIFI
  11. Iron/Ironing board

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3 bed Room - private bathroom

3 bed Room - private bathroom

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Perfect for 3 peo­ple or a fam­ily, this room has 3 sin­gle beds and a private bathroom. FREE delicious, continental breakfast included.

  1. Daily Room Service
  2. Iron/Ironing board
  3. Linen and Towels Provided
  4. Room Safe
  5. 1 King / 1 Queen Bed
  6. Hairdryer
  7. Laundry Facilities
  8. Tea/Coffee Maker
  9. WIFI
  10. 1 Single bed

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Twin Room

Twin Room

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Eth­ni­cally dec­o­rated twin-​bedded rooms with linen and pri­vate safes included. Private or shared facil­i­ties available.
Double bed converter available on request.
FREE delicious, continental breakfast included.

  1. Bunk Beds
  2. Hairdryer
  3. Linen and Towels Provided
  4. 2 Single Beds
  5. WIFI
  6. Daily Room Service
  7. Iron/Ironing board
  8. Non-Smoking
  9. Room Safe

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4 bed Family Room – private bathroom

4 bed Family Room – private bathroom

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Look­ing for a lux­u­ri­ous room while trav­el­ling with friends or fam­ily, then try our 4 bed loft room with private bathroom. Pri­vate safe included. 4 Single beds in the room with the option of converting to 1 King double and 2 singles. FREE delicious, continental breakfast included.

  1. Air conditioned
  2. Iron/Ironing board
  3. Non-Smoking
  4. Views
  5. 4 Single Beds
  6. Daily Room Service
  7. Laundry Facilities
  8. Tea/Coffee Maker
  9. Room Safe
  10. WIFI
  11. Hairdryer
  12. Linen and Towels Provided

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2 bed Studio Apartment – self catering

2 bed Studio Apartment – self catering

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Newly ren­o­vated lux­ury stu­dio, sit­u­ated 3 blocks away from The Back­pack in one of Cape Town’s best loca­tions, oppo­site the museum and South Africa’s National Gallery. The views of Table Moun­tain are stun­ning.

Fully equipped kitchen, park­ing, swim­ming pool, laun­dry, TV and Wi–Fi is available. Must be booked for a minimum of 3 nights.

  1. Air conditioned
  2. DVD Player
  3. Lounge Area
  4. Television
  5. Desk
  6. Balcony
  7. Iron/Ironing board
  8. Microwave
  9. Toaster
  10. Fridge - Fullsize
  11. Bath
  12. Kitchenette
  13. Non-Smoking
  14. Views
  15. 2 Single Beds
  16. Cable/Satellite TV
  17. Lift/Elevator Access
  18. Oven
  19. Weekly Room Service
  20. Room Safe
  21. Dishwasher
  22. Linen and Towels Provided
  23. Shower above bath
  24. Wireless Internet
  25. Linen Provided

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3 bed Studio Apartment - self catering

3 bed Studio Apartment - self catering

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3 bed Studio Apartment - Self Catering
This room has one double bed and one single bed, free wi-fi and a comfortably equipped kitchenette with amazing views of Table Mountain. Bookable for a minimum of two nights. FREE delicious, continental breakfast included.

  1. Air conditioned
  2. Iron/Ironing board
  3. Lounge Area
  4. Television
  5. Fridge - Bar Fridge
  6. Cable/Satellite TV
  7. Kitchenette
  8. Non-Smoking
  9. Toaster
  10. WIFI
  11. Daily Room Service
  12. Laundry Facilities
  13. Oven
  14. Tea/Coffee Maker
  15. 1 King / 1 Queen Bed
  16. Hairdryer
  17. Linen and Towels Provided
  18. Single Bed
  19. Views
  20. 1 Single bed

Terms & Conditions

Check in is from 14:00 and Check out until 10:00. Let us know if you would like to check in earlier, we will try our best to accommodate you. Late check outs can be arranged where possible, please let us know in advance.
Children can only be accommodated in a private room or in the Family Room and must be accompanied by an adult. Children are not allowed to be accommodated in dormitories.

South Africans will only be accommodated in private rooms unless by prior arrangement.

Please note: The Superior 2 Bed Apartment is not located at The Back­pack, but opposite the Com­pany Gar­dens in Queen Vic­to­ria Street. Must be booked for a min­i­mum of two nights.
This has a minimum 2-night stay policy

Peak Season Bookings - 10 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
Prepayment: The total price of the reservation will be charged on the day of booking. • Cancellation: Please note that bookings during this period are non-refundable. If cancelled or modified, no refund will be paid. In case of no-show, no refund will be paid.

Prepayment:
50% of the total value of the booking will be charged within 30 days before the arrival date. Remainder to be settled upon check in.Total payments will be taken for one day bookings - within 30 days before arrival date.
Cancellation: If cancelled or modified more than 30 days before arrival – no fee will be charged.
If cancelled or modified up to between 29 and 8 days before the date of arrival 50% of the total price of the reservation will be charged.
If cancelled or modified 7 days before date of arrival, or in case of a no-show, the total price of the reservation will be charged

When booking a tour a deposit will be taken at the time of reservation, to confirm the booking. The balance will be payable directly to the guide on the day of the excursion.

Peak Season Bookings and Cancellation Policy: 10 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
Prepayment: The total price of the reservation will be charged on the day of booking. • Cancellation: Please note that bookings during this period are non-refundable. If cancelled or modified, no refund will be paid. In case of no-show, no refund will be paid.

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