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The Backpack

74 New Church Street, Tamboerskloof, Cape Town, South Africa
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Hostel

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Nearest Wave
5-10km

The Backpack accommodates 100 people in 16 room types – 8 bed, 4 bed, 3 bed and 2 bed mixed dorms, single rooms, twin rooms with shared or private bathrooms, family rooms and even a self to catering loft apartment! All of our rooms boast a fresh and funky style, which you can expect from a trendy city hostel. Children can only be accommodated in a private room and must be accompanied by an adult.

We have a community craft shop and travel desk at the reception to to book your awesome surf tours! We offer a free continental breakfast every morning and our café/bar stays open until late every night, including some evening hostel activities. Free WiFi is available throughout the hostel. There is also a self to catering kitchen, swimming pool and garden, pool table, gift shop, luggage storage, laundry service, ATM and vending machine.

Location

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 to Kaap. We're a 10 minute taxi or bus ride from V&A Waterfront, and 5 minutes from the Table Mountain Cable Car Station.

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  • Terms
Number of people: 100
Bath Towels
Beach Towels
Kitchen
Parking (free)
TV
WIFI (free)
ATM
Cot / high chair
Gift shop
Laundry
Outdoor Swimming Pool
BBQ Facilities
Breakfast (included)
Snack bar
Vending machine

Extras:

Towels are included in private rooms only and any additional towels can be rented for R40/towel. Extra floor bed is R250/night. Plug Adapters are sold for R100/adapter.
8 Bed Mixed Dorm
Room Type: Shared - Mixed
Sleeps: 8

Spa­cious, clean and com­fort­able; a great way to meet other trav­ellers! These dorms sleep 8 peo­ple. Bed­ding is sup­plied, please bring your own towel. Private lockers available in the room. FREE delicious, continental breakfast included.

4 Bed Mixed Dorm
Room Type: Shared - Mixed
Sleeps: 4

The best way to meet peo­ple and have your comforts. Spacious room with 4 single beds, with linen and private safe included. FREE delicious, continental breakfast included.

4 Bed Mixed Dorm - Ensuite
Room Type: Shared - Mixed
Sleeps: 4

The best way to meet peo­ple and have your comforts. Spacious room with 4 single beds, with linen and private safe included. To book the whole room, be sure to ask for the Family Room with private bathroom instead. FREE delicious, continental breakfast included.

3 Bed Female Dorm
Room Type: Shared - Female
Sleeps: 3

The Girls Only Dormitory is a bright, cheerful and spacious room with 3 single beds. Great linen and shared bathroom facilitites. FREE delicious, continental breakfast included.

4 Bed Mixed Budget Dorm
Room Type: Shared - Mixed
Sleeps: 4

The best way to meet peo­ple and have your comforts. Spacious room with 4 single beds, with linen and private safe included. To book the whole room, be sure to ask for the Family Room with private bathroom instead. FREE delicious, continental breakfast included.

Single Room
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 1

Enjoy the lux­ury of your own room, with all the com­forts you need. Shared bathroom. FREE delicious, continental breakfast included.

Single Room - Ensuite
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 1

Enjoy the lux­ury of your own room, with all the com­forts you need; with a private bathroom. FREE delicious, continental breakfast included.

You can never get lost

When you book you will receive our confirmation email with full travel directions of how to get to us.

We provide Airport Transfers from and to Cape Town International and they can be booked in the booking steps.

  • Price for 1-4 people: R260
  • - Nearest Airport: Cape Town International
  • - Distance from Airport in kms: 20
  • - Time from Airport in a car: 30 minutes
  • - There is no train from the airport
  • - There is a bus from the airport

Come Surf With Us

Surf Lessons can be added in the booking steps if they are not already included in a package.

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24°

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20°

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22°

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26°

PAYMENT

  • A small deposit is required to secure your booking.
  • Your balance is due at check in.

CANCELLING YOUR BOOKING

  • To cancel go to the MyAccount section and log in or register and you can cancel from within your account.
  • Your deposit is non refundable but can be used for the same property/surf school within one year of your original booking.
  • You can cancel anytime up to midday the day before and you will not be charged the balance.

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