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8 bed Mixed Dorm

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4 bed Mixed Dorm

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4 bed Mixed Dorm – private bathroom

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4 bed Female Dorm – private bathroom

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3 bed Mixed Dorm – shared bathroom

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Private Rooms

Single Room

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Single Room - private bathroom

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Double Room

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Double 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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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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3 bed Studio Apartment - self catering

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Introduction to Cape Town

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Getting down with the Locals (Weekend Tour Only)

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Explore the Taste of Cape Town

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Adrenaline Junkie Option 1

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Adrenaline Junkie Option 2

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Big 5 Safari and More!

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Must Do’s in Cape Town

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Property Information

The Backpack
+27 21 4234530
74 New Church Street
Cape Town 8001
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South Africa’s original, multi award-winning hostel and travel centre is simply Cape Town’s hottest, most social spot to stay.

Situated in the heart of Cape Town, it offers all the facilities you can expect from a great hotel; with stylishly decorated Afro-chic rooms, a travel desk and a fully licensed restaurant and bar.

Our designer rooms offer superior accommodation suited for any budget. Ranging from dorms, single, double, twin and family rooms, we offer private or shared bathroom facilities, with your own safe and a personal touch to make you feel at home.

Property Features

  1. Outdoor Swimming Pool
  2. On Site Restaurant
  3. Free Parking
  4. 24 hour Reception
  5. Tour Desk
  6. WiFi Internet

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.

  1. Non-Smoking
  2. Views
  3. Iron/Ironing board
  4. Wireless Internet
  5. Daily Room Service
  6. Hairdryer

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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.

  1. Linen and Towels Provided
  2. Room Safe
  3. Hairdryer
  4. Wireless Internet
  5. Daily Room Service
  6. Linen Provided
  7. Non-Smoking
  8. Iron/Ironing board

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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

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

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4 bed Female Dorm – private bathroom

4 bed Female Dorm – private bathroom

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Safe, serene and spe­cial, with all the extras that girls like to spoil them­selves with. Great linen and toi­letries included in this 4 bed dorm with private bathroom

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

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3 bed Mixed Dorm – shared bathroom

3 bed Mixed Dorm – shared bathroom

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The best way to meet peo­ple and have your comforts. Room with 3 single beds, with linen and private safe included.

  1. Laundry Facilities
  2. Linen and Towels Provided
  3. Non-Smoking
  4. Iron/Ironing board
  5. Daily Room Service
  6. Lift/Elevator Access
  7. Linen Provided
  8. Hairdryer

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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.

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

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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

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

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Double Room

Double Room

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Com­fort­able dou­ble beds, with linen and pri­vate safes included. Please note all our rooms are not all the same — shared bathroom.

  1. Linen and Towels Provided
  2. Linen Provided

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Double Room – private bathroom

Double Room – private bathroom

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Com­fort­able dou­ble beds, with linen and pri­vate safes included. Please note all our rooms are not all the same — some are larger than oth­ers, but we are sure you will be com­fort­able. Enquire about our new lux­ury Madiba room! Private bathroom.

  1. Linen and Towels Provided
  2. Laundry Facilities
  3. Tea/Coffee Making
  4. Hairdryer
  5. Wireless Internet
  6. Linen Provided
  7. Double Bed
  8. Non-Smoking
  9. Iron/Ironing board
  10. Daily Room Service
  11. 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.

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

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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.

  1. 2 Single Beds
  2. Linen Provided
  3. Hairdryer
  4. Iron/Ironing board
  5. Wireless Internet
  6. Room Safe
  7. Tea/Coffee Making
  8. Ceiling Fans
  9. King / 2 single beds
  10. Daily Room Service
  11. Linen and Towels Provided
  12. Non-Smoking

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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.

  1. 2 Single Beds
  2. Linen Provided
  3. Hairdryer
  4. Iron/Ironing board
  5. Wireless Internet
  6. Room Safe
  7. Bunk Beds
  8. Ceiling Fans
  9. King / 2 single beds
  10. Daily Room Service
  11. Linen and Towels Provided
  12. Non-Smoking

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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.

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

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

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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.

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

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Introduction to Cape Town

Introduction to Cape Town

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Package includes:
3 Nights’ Dorm Accommodation with an option to upgrade Breakfast Included
Incoming Airport Shuttle
Cape Peninsula day Tour
Half day Township Tour
Free Cape Town Walking Tour
Drink on Arrival

  1. Non-Smoking
  2. Views
  3. Iron/Ironing board
  4. Wireless Internet
  5. Daily Room Service
  6. Hairdryer

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Getting down with the Locals (Weekend Tour Only)

Getting down with the Locals (Weekend Tour Only)

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Package includes:
3 Nights’ Dorm Accommodation with an option to upgrade (Breakfast Included)
Incoming Airport Shuttle
Township Tour and Mzolis Party (Sunday)
Bo Kaap Walking Tour
Drink on Arrival

  1. Non-Smoking
  2. Views
  3. Iron/Ironing board
  4. Wireless Internet
  5. Daily Room Service
  6. Hairdryer

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Explore the Taste of Cape Town

Explore the Taste of Cape Town

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Package includes:
3 Nights’ Dorm Accommodation with an option to upgrade Breakfast
Incoming Airport Shuttle
Cape Malay Cooking and Bo Kaap Walking Tour
Beer Tour & Food Pairing
Drink on Arrival

  1. Non-Smoking
  2. Views
  3. Iron/Ironing board
  4. Wireless Internet
  5. Daily Room Service
  6. Hairdryer

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Adrenaline Junkie Option 1

Adrenaline Junkie Option 1

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Package includes:
3 Nights’ Dorm Accommodation with an option to upgrade Breakfast Included
Incoming Airport Shuttle
Table Mountain Hike with Abseil (Does not include hike down the mountain or cable car)
Shark Cage Diving
Drink on Arrival

  1. Non-Smoking
  2. Views
  3. Iron/Ironing board
  4. Wireless Internet
  5. Daily Room Service
  6. Hairdryer

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Adrenaline Junkie Option 2

Adrenaline Junkie Option 2

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Package includes:
3 Nights’ Dorm Accommodation with an option to upgrade Breakfast Included
Incoming Airport Shuttle
Skydiving
Shark Cage Diving
Drink on Arrival

  1. Non-Smoking
  2. Views
  3. Iron/Ironing board
  4. Wireless Internet
  5. Daily Room Service
  6. Hairdryer

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Big 5 Safari and More!

Big 5 Safari and More!

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Package includes:
3 Nights’ Dorm Accommodation with an option to upgrade Breakfast
Incoming Airport Shuttle
Day Safari
Cape Peninsula day tour
Drink on arrival

  1. Non-Smoking
  2. Views
  3. Iron/Ironing board
  4. Wireless Internet
  5. Daily Room Service
  6. Hairdryer

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Must Do’s in Cape Town

Must Do’s in Cape Town

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Package includes:
4 Nights’ Dorm Accommodation with an option to upgrade Breakfast
Incoming Airport Shuttle
Free Cape Town Walking Tour
Cape Peninsula day Tour
Half day Table Mountain Hike
Full day Township and Robben Island
Drink on Arrival

  1. Non-Smoking
  2. Views
  3. Iron/Ironing board
  4. Wireless Internet
  5. Daily Room Service
  6. Hairdryer

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.

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 three nights. This has a minimum 3-night stay policy

Prepayment:
50% of the total value of the booking will be charged on the day of booking. Remainder to be settled upon check in.

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.

Cancellation:
If cancelled up to 14 days before date of arrival, a 10% administration fee will be charged. If cancelled up to 7 days before date of arrival, 50% of the total price of the reservation will be charged. If cancelled later or in the case of a no show, the total price of the reservation will be charged.

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