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Cape Town

With sights as diverse as Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for many years, and Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, with its abundant range of African flora, Cape Town’s attractions cover the natural world and the country’s fascinating history in equal measure. Add in wine farms, a string of stunning beaches, and opportunities to see wildlife for a rounded picture of this unique city.

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33 South Backpackers
33 South offers you a home far away from home.

You won’t find a cleaner and cheaper accommodation near Cape Town’s hotspots than our comfortable backpackers. This is what backpacking and travelling is about!

Our hostel is conveniently located in the very heart of “Obs” (Observatory), Cape Town’s most bohemian and culturally rich neighbourhood, walking distance to a large variety of quirky bars and pubs, unique restaurants and is centrally accessible to many tourist destinations.
Get immersed in our culture and join us for a creative evening at the Gypsy bar, or book at our travel desk an adrenaline pumping tour – we guarentee you an unforgettable experience at our Backpackers Cape Town and South Africa!
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Green Elephant
Green Elephant Backpackers is situated in Cape Town’s lively student area – Observatory. We are the closest hostel to Groote Schuur Hospital and a 5-minute bus ride from the University of Cape Town. Public transport, shops, bars and restaurants are all a short walk away.

Green Elephant Backpackers offers budget accommodation to backpackers, medical interns, volunteers, students and visitors looking to meet fellow travellers.

We have been running since June 1994 and now have 3 houses. The main house has the dorm rooms, wireless internet, a festive bar, a BBQ area and a swimming pool. The other two houses have private rooms, are quieter and are good for long-stay guests.
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Mojo
Mojo Hotel is a new type of hybrid hotel in Cape Town offering a variety of rooms – from spacious self-catering studios and apartments to compact crash pads.

We have placed emphasis on design and decor, but keep everything accessible, affordable and real. A place where you feel equally comfortable in board shorts or a business suit. 
From the unique wall murals to our communal spaces, we have created a place full of the spirit and vibrancy of Cape Town.

For a chance to enjoy the invigorating Atlantic sea air and panoramic sea and mountain views, just step out onto our rooftop terrace. Or step out the front door to explore the surrounding areas where you’ll find these Cape Town landmarks a short drive or walk away: V&A Waterfront, Table Mountain, Camp’s Bay & Clifton Beaches, Sea Point Promenade, Green Point Stadium and more.
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Once in Cape Town
Once in Cape Town was founded in 2013 by five entrepreneurs who have in common: We love to travel and have a strong spirit of adventure.  As young at heart as we are,  we have experience in the hotel industry, hostel and Backpacking in Cape Town and South Africa. Once in Cape Town is a combination of all our passions – an “All Star Hotel” where you can tailor-make your own experience.

What does All-star mean... All our rooms include: a Breakfast on the Go from Yours Truly café, Free fast Internet, access to a self-catering kitchen and 24 hour reception.
Our second floor rooms are classic budget hotel rooms with all the necessary amenities of a 3 star hotel in Cape Town: private bathroom, TV, safe and all linen.

Our first floor comprises our Hostel or Backpackers in Cape Town – here you have the option of paying a little less for your bed – you will share the room with three new friends. This is not your average hostel – each bed is custom made (extra length) with high quality soft white
hotel linen, a reading light and locking locker to charge your electronics at night too. Every shared room has a private bathroom.

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Saltycrax Backpackers and Adventures
SaltyCrax Backpackers Cape Town, South Africa is ideal for the watersports enthusiast. We are situated close to the beautiful white beaches of Blouberg and the famous Kite Beach. With a good supply of wind and waves and a variety of sailing locations, either for the eager beginner or the dedicated sailor, there is something for everyone. We have Sports, Adventure and Educational packages to cater for any type of person! With our custom made tours and packages we will make you feel right at home!
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SALTYCRAX BACKPACKERS AND ADVENTURES
Anzac Backpackers (Stags Head)
ANZAC Backpackers  is nestled below Table Mountain in downtown Cape Town.  Adjoining the lively Stags Head Inn on a heritage property, our newly renovated spacious and vibrant hostel in Hope Street is within walking distance of Long Street at the heart of the city bowl.

Our philosophy is simple, we want you to have fun, whilst being comfortable and enjoying our facilities (including the best showers in Cape Town!).

From our magnificent balcony and barbeque area with uninterrupted views of Table Mountain, to our massive pool room (6 tables) and bars, we have an awesome party atmosphere.

Cook up your own meals in your own fully appointed kitchen and lounge area or check out the specials from our own menu, the choice is yours! We also have internet in our lounge area, as well as ample parking.

Meet locals as well as other travellers over a game of pool, and talk about your ongoing travels with our friendly staff. We can also organise Wine Tours, Cape Point Tours, Shark Cage Diving, Whale Watching, Sky Diving, Pub Crawls plus much more all at rates better than you can find yourself.
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ANZAC BACKPACKERS (STAGS HEAD)
Ashanti Lodge and Travel Center
Located at the foot of Table Mountain, Ashanti Lodge Backpackers Gardens is your gateway to Cape Town. Well-known for our superb facilities, outstanding service and excellent security this backpackers hostel is the fun, friendly, effortless way to discover the Cape….and more!
Within walking distance of the city centre we cater for accommodation needs from camping and backpacker dormitories to single, double and twin rooms with shared bathroom facilities.

We’ve refurbished our gorgeous Victorian mansion, so as well as clean, comfortable rooms you’ll also find a number of handy innovations like individual reading lights, personal safes and international plug points.

Chill next to our sparkling pool, in our landscaped garden or on any of our spacious balconies – or join the party in our legendary Kumasi Café/Bar with its cool cocktails and fabulous mountain views. Our giant TV shows all the major sporting events – or set up your own match over our pool table. You can also get delicious meals in our bar, or you can cater for yourself in our well-equipped communal kitchen.
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ASHANTI LODGE AND TRAVEL CENTER
Ashanti Lodge Green Point
Newer and super stylish, Ashanti Backpackers Green Point offers an elegant alternative for travellers looking for quieter, more private accommodation in Cape Town.

Green Point is celebrated for its vibrant nightlife and is also within walking distance are the V&A Waterfront and iconic Cape Town Stadium, yet a short distance to the city centre itself.

Building on the unrivalled reputation and experience of Ashanti Gardens, the Green Point hostel shows the same attention to detail with superb facilities, outstanding service and excellent security.

An inviting swimming pool, comfortable lounge/ TV room and a drink at reception are some of the relaxing communal areas on offer. Breakfast can be ordered if you so desire, but a fully equipped kitchen is available for self-catering. We supply a free pancake mix every morning! You can even make use of the barbeque (braai) if you fancy cooking in a more South African style.
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ASHANTI LODGE GREEN POINT
Big Blue Backpackers
When you're not checking out Cape Town's nightlife (which we know you will), knock back a few drinks at the bar and learn some handy travel tips.

Being one of the bigger lodges in town, we have loads of en-suite doubles, singles, private double rooms with shared bathrooms and dorms. Big Blue Backpackers is a 5 minute walk from the V&A Waterfront at the foothills of Signal Hill. Local restaurants and pubs are a 2 minute walk away.

The beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay are a short bus ride away. We have a Great Pub - Sparkling swimming pool - FREE internet and Wi Fi in the lobby - The latest DVD’s & a satellite sports channel TV - Pick-up and drop-off point for the Baz Bus. We accept payment by credit card. Banks are a short walk away from the lodge and we have an in-house ATM for your convenience.
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Blue Mountain Backpackers
Located in trendy Long Street, surrounded by bars, restaurants and shops, filled with people from all over South Africa and the world, you will be right where you want to be if you enjoy city life. This Victorian building, which started out as a Hotel at the turn of the century, now sleeps backpacking tourists. This perfect location on a corner of Long Street has three storeys of double, twin, single and dorm rooms; and a large wrap-around balcony from which you can see Table Mountain or spy on the busy street life.

Bedrooms are furnished and there is a basin in every room. Bathrooms are communal. The self-catering kitchen is adjacent to the spacious TV lounge and dining room where you can eat your meal in style or watch television on a lazy night. You can also lounge on the balcony with a cold drink and watch the happenings on the street. Friendly staff will look after your travel needs, whether it be booking day tours or overlands, car rental, Baz Bus tickets, exchanging foreign currency or phoning a taxi to the beach or an airport shuttle.

Museums, Long Street Baths and swimming pool, restaurants, bars, city centre and Company Gardens are a few minutes' walk away and a 24-hour internet café is below us. Beaches or Table Mountain are within easy reach via public transport. Here you can enjoy your holiday without having to hire a car. Contact us regarding prices and booking of meet-and-greet airport pickup service.

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BLUE MOUNTAIN BACKPACKERS
Carnival Court Backpackers
Rated as one of the top 20 party hostels in the world, Carnival Court is in the middle of all the action with lots of bars, clubs and restaurants lining the street. If you enjoy city life, this is the place to be! This grand old building has three giant floors of cosy rooms and woodwork restored to its original splendour, with a fresh and majestic feel of the interior.

From the two enormous balconies on the first and second floors, you can spy on the street life, look out over the skyline onto the slopes of Signal Hill or see the ocean above the palm trees on the other side. From late afternoon you can meet fellow travellers in our spacious buzzing bar for a drink or a game of pool or foosball.

Just outside is Cape Town's hub of activity that is Long Street. Take your pick of the bars, clubs and restaurants that line the pavement... Step out the door and into some of the city's best nightlife. We are five minutes walk from the famous Greenmarket Square and the Cape Town city centre. Table Mountain cable car station and Camps Bay beaches are a 5 minute drive away.

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CARNIVAL COURT BACKPACKERS
Fawlty Tower Holiday Lodge
If you are looking for accommodation in Cape Town, South Africa, this bright collection of apartments is perfect for independant people wanting their own space and time out from hostels.

Each sunny, private flatlet sleeps 2 - 4 people and has it own kitchen, bathroom and TV. The apartments are clean, comfortable and offer excelent value for money.
The reception doubles up as an entertainment area with a full bar and pool table and gamesroom next door.

We offer Internet access and 4X4 sunset trips. An outdoor swimming pool, tables and braai area/pizza oven make for easy Time Out. Fawlty Towers is close to town, Sea Point and the Waterfront.
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FAWLTY TOWER HOLIDAY LODGE
Homebase Cape Town
Being the best city center in south africa to stay, and quite frankly the only one, expect to be treated to many sidewalk cafes, character full bars, independent shops, clubs, studios, coffee shops and restaurants. You will never find yourself short of things to do. Follow some local guides to find the best places to go, and the best specials not to miss.
 
You will also find within walking distance grocery stores, clothes shops, shoe shops, luggage shops, cheap take away (Have you tried the Eastern Food Bazaar yet..), internet cafes, book shops, Cape Town Tourism head office, car rental agencies, the Hop on Hop off bus, and so much more. The city center is also a great place to be picked up for all day tours and excursions.
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Long Street Backpackers
Long Street Backpackers is one of the original backpackers in Cape Town. It is famous for its friendly atmosphere and fantastic location. Set in a private oasis in the centre of Long Street, there are loads of eating, drinking and partying venues literally on your doorstep. This Cape Town hostel is appropriately one of the busiest year round, and you will always find some interesting characters to share some tips or relax over a cool drink.

Coming up the funky mosaic stairwell you enter a large leafy courtyard surrounded by many small apartments that were long ago converted into backpacker rooms. All needs are catered for with a staff whose hospitality is unsurpassed, a sexy travellers bar, an awesome communal kitchen,  sixteen bathrooms, pool table, TV room with cable and DVD, internet access, a huge BBQ and three large balconies to watch the colour of Cape Town’s busiest street go by.
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LONG STREET BACKPACKERS
Mountain Manor Backpackers Lodge
If you’re looking to conveniently experience the wonders of Cape Town whilst still finding all the comforts of home, Mountain Manor is the place to be.

Mountain Manor is ideally situated in Oranjezicht, Cape Town Central, no more than 10 minutes from the attractions Cape Town is famous for; including the V&A Waterfront, the most unique restaurants and pubs you could imagine, the beautiful beaches of Camps Bay and, of course, a 7th natural wonder of the world, Table Mountain. We also have Gardens Shopping Centre on our doorstep and the Gardens bus stop only a 5 minute stroll away.

We have an array of accommodation to suit various budgets and requirements. This includes a boutique Backpackers Lodge, Guest House and Superior Self Catering Apartments.

Mountain Manor look forward to giving you the relaxing holiday you deserve.
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MOUNTAIN MANOR BACKPACKERS LODGE
Never@Home Cape Town
Set in the bustling Green Point neighbourhood, this hip, modern hostel is 6 minutes' walk from Cape Town Stadium and 2 km from the V&A Waterfront.

The bright, contemporary mixed or all-female dorms come with free Wi-Fi, bunk beds and lockers. Private rooms have safes, desks and flat-screen TVs. Some rooms and dorms have en suite bathrooms, while others share communal facilities.

Amenities include a casual restaurant/pub, an outdoor pool and a communal kitchen, plus a TV lounge and a guest laundry. Bike rentals and breakfast are available.

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NEVER@HOME CAPE TOWN
Observatory Backpackers
We are a brand new backpackers established in the bohemian suburb of Observatory, Cape Town. Close to the action but out of the noise zone, Observatory Backpackers hostel offers you an opportunity to experience the best of Observatory while enjoying our fantastic hospitality.
Observatory is a student’s suburb of Cape Town, offering a laid back atmosphere where one can really experience the local culture. Obs offers a wide variety of entertainment and activities from a range of restaurants, bars, local music and theatre.

It has become home for international students, volunteers, interns and others looking for an extended stay in Cape Town. With beaches and mountains in close proximity, Obs has also become a popular destination for travelers and others looking to experience an alternative Cape Town.

Our backpacker offers all the facilities one expects for a great stay: Free wifi, DSTV, fresh cotton linens and a fantastic garden to relax in. Observatory Backpackers is a great place to base yourself while exploring Cape Town!
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OBSERVATORY BACKPACKERS
Riverlodge Backpackers
We offer you Cape Town Backpacking at its best. Our backpacking lodge is based in the Oude Molen Eco Village, Pinelands. It is the closest backpacking hostel to Cape Town International Airport and the city center is only a 12 minute drive away. We offer a convenient on-site shuttle service and we are an accredited Baz Bus stop.

We offer self-catering backpacking accommodation and our rooms are perfect for volunteer accommodation, individual and group bookings (145 beds) and overland tour organisers.


We have a backpacking Travel Desk, and one of our friendly, knowledgeable staff will be able to assist you with planning every aspect of your trip. Our exciting Cape Town Adventure Tours range from: Table Mountain Tours, Great White Shark Cage Diving, Whale Watching, Penguin Kayaking Tours, Township Tours, Wineland Tours, Scuba Diving, Reef & Wreck Diving to Diving in the astounding Predator Tank at the Aquarium. 

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RIVERLODGE BACKPACKERS
The B.I.G Backpackers Green Point
An 11-minute walk to Cape Town Stadium, this low-key hostel is also 1.8 km from the Victoria & Albert Waterfront and the ferry to Robben Island.

Airy rooms and mixed/female-only dorms come with en suite bathrooms. Mixed dorms add balconies, while some private rooms have garden access.

Continental breakfast is free, and there are 2 communal kitchens. There's also a library with a book exchange, and a games room with a wide-screen TV. Other amenities include free WiFi, a computer station, an outdoor pool and BBQs, as well as bike rental. Parking is available.

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THE B.I.G BACKPACKERS GREEN POINT
Two Oceans Backpackers
Brand new and fully renovated, we are situated in the heart of Cape Town on The famous Long Street. Long Street is renowned for it’s vibey abundance of street shops, cafe’s, bars, pubs, clubs and restaurants.

While you have the luck of being smack in the middle of Cape Towns entertainment and sights, you also have the luxury of being towards the lower end of Long Street where you can still enjoy some peace and get a good nights sleep.

We have taken special care to think about our guests needs so you will find a well catered for environment to make your stay hassle free.
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TWO OCEANS BACKPACKERS

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