There is no better location in Cape Town
Ease into your holiday in style
South Africa’s original, multi award-winning hostel and travel centre is simply Cape Town’s hottest, most social spot to stay.
Situated in the heart of Cape Town, it offers all the facilities you can expect from a great hotel; with stylishly decorated Afro-chic rooms, a travel desk and a fully licensed restaurant and bar.
Our designer rooms offer superior accommodation suited for any budget. Ranging from dorms, single, double, twin and family rooms, we offer en-suite or shared bathroom facilities, with your own safe and a personal touch to make you feel at home.
A wide range of services and amenities, including a fully equipped self-catering kitchen, coin-operated laundry room, ATM, pool table, luggage storage and free unlimited Wi-fi will ensure that your stay is as comfortable as it is memorable.
Let our friendly Travel Desk staff help you plan your adventures. Diving with the sharks, jumping off a plane, an African safari, wine tasting, car rental, volunteer tours, sightseeing … whatever your fancy, we will point you in the right direction.
Making a difference
Making a difference is more than just an initiative of The Backpack, it is the way we are, the way we work and the way we live!
Visit our Community Project, knit a square for our Vallies Stitch and Bitch program or support our Community Shop.
Fair Trade and Tourism
The Backpack has been accredited by Fair Trade in Tourism. We adhere to fair trade criteria, fair wages and working conditions, fair operations, purchasing and distribution of benefits, ethical business practices and respect for human rights, culture and the environment.
We are trying to make a difference to our planet at The Backpack. You can rest assured that by choosing to stay with us, you are making a difference as well.