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Dormitories

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

Tent

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Single Room

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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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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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3 bed Studio Apartment - self catering

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Packages

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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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 and bar will keep you fed and watered (or whatever else tickles your fancy – we’re fully licensed), and we also have a fully equipped self-catering kitchen, a pool table, swimming pool and a cool shop. And, even though we’d all rather not do chores, we’ve got a laundry, luggage storage and an ATM.

Our Travel Centre will help you make the most of your stay in Cape Town and beyond. Want to sip wine Cape winelands style? Cycle through a township? 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:
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.

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

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

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

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

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Tent

Tent

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Our tent has 2 single beds, with linen and pri­vate safes included. Shared bathroom facilities.

  1. Non-Smoking
  2. 2 Single Beds
  3. Linen Provided

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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