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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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

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

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

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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