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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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

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

Wonderful!

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

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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