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Community Projects

Visit our Community Project, knit a square for our Vallies Stitch and Bitch program or support our Community Shop. Read More

  • Volunteer

    If you love kids, then look no fur­ther!  Spend your time in Cape Town as a teacher aide, assis­tant coach or gen­eral helper at the GCU Academy.

  • Fair Trade and Tourism

    The Backpack has been accredited by Fair Trade in Tourism.  We adhere to fair trade criteria, fair wages and working conditions, fair operations, purchasing and distribution of benefits, ethical business practices and  respect for human rights, culture and the environment. Read More

  • Green Traveller

    We are try­ing to make a dif­fer­ence to our planet at The Backpack. You can rest assured that by choos­ing to stay with us, you are mak­ing a dif­fer­ence as well. Read More

  • Pack for a Purpose

    Extra space in your bag?  Help Pack for a Purpose get items to organisations all over the world. Read More

    Guest Feedback

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    Great Stay

    Plenty of room in dorm, nice large locker, the pool is lovely with the view of Table Mountain. Staff are really helpful for booking anything you need and security is top notch.

    TakeMeAway - United Kingdom

    Perfect Spot in Cape Town

    Nice hostel with bar area, an excellent comprehensive breakfast and really friendly and helpful staff. They helped me book and arrange all of my activities in Cape Town.

    Joel - Unknown

    Best Hostel in all my travels

    The whole place is adorable, clean, and well done. Pool, lounge area, garden. It's beautiful! Amazing breakfast included in price. Private rooms are super comfy!

    Andrea - Oregan

    Awards

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    2017

    Silver - Best African Responsible Tourism

    Social Inclusion

    2015

    Winner - Green Accommodation Initiative

    Global Youth Travel Awards

    2015

    2nd Place - Best Hostel in Africa

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