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Don’t get mis­taken by sim­i­lar named hos­tels in the same street. We are The Backpack.

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 the V&A Waterfront, and 10 minutes from the Table Mountain Cable Car Station.

74 New Church Street
Cape Town
8001
South Africa

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Excellent!

Nice people, bedroom are very comfortable, the decoration is nice and colourful, you have lot of choice for your breakfast, the view on the mountain specially Table Mountain is amazing. So, I will go back without any doubt! :)

Baz930 - France

Best Place in Town

There's always a story to tell and be heard at this place. The owner is really lovely and the business is connected with lots of social community projects.

Billy - Unknown

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

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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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