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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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A great place to be

A great chance to meet other travellers and exchange experiences. The place itself is clean and smartly decorated, with great views and fantastic breakfast.

Aviva - Unknown

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

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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