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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

Tent

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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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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

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

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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Tent

Tent

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

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

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

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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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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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