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

Our Location

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

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

Love it

Environmental sustainability is embraced and awareness raised in all common areas of the hostel, which makes it stand out and setting an example.

Beatrice - Unknown

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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