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Café and Bar

Our café and bar has the most awe­some views of Table Moun­tain.  We serve a FREE continental breakfast from 7.30 am -10.00 am daily


The Backpack has Free Fibre Optic WiFi with good reception throughout the entire hostel.

Travel Centre

Our Travel Cen­tre can book any­thing from safaris, over­land trips, daytrips, car rental and our staff can assist with plan­ning your trip in Cape Town and through­out South Africa and Africa.

Swimming Pool

Soak up the sun with stun­ning views of Table Moun­tain, lounge about, order cock­tails or fruit shakes and have a swim in the sparkling pool.

The mosaics on the walls were designed by one of Cape Town’s most sought after artists and were made as part of a com­mu­nity project.



Off street park­ing in front of our entrance. We have closed cir­cuit cam­eras fac­ing the car park too!  Park­ing spaces can­’t be booked ahead. There is a charge for parking.

Community Shop

Feel free to sup­port our com­mu­nity shop and buy that last minute gift. All items are sourced locally and fair prices are paid to the artists.

Self Catering Kitchen

Save your cash and cook up your favourite meals in our fully equipped, self-catering kitchen.

Safes and Luggage Storage

No more has­sles of wait­ing for the recep­tion to find your mon­ey­belt! All private rooms offer a safe with your own code (no keys) and there are additional safes free of charge around the hostel. Most dorms also have lockers for your luggage – but bring your own lock. Choose between nor­mal and lap­top safes. If you are plan­ning to go away for a few days, you may store your lug­gage for R20 per day.

Guest Feedback

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Great Value, Great Hostel

Hostel is central, safe, and great value for money. Breakfast is decent in a buffet style. There is a bar which isn't too busy but cheap. They offer safes, excursions, and a kitchen.

Scoot - United Kingdom


Good location (downtown and near the touristic sites). Very nice people and great service. The room was really beautiful and comfortable! Nice bar with a fire place. Good breakfast.

Linerelisieux - South Africa

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


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Silver - Best African Responsible Tourism

Social Inclusion


Winner - Green Accommodation Initiative

Global Youth Travel Awards


2nd Place - Best Hostel in Africa

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Free Continental Breakfast
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