8 Bed Mixed Dorm Shared
Spacious, clean and comfortable; a great way to meet other travellers! These dorms sleep 8 people and have shared bathroom facilities. Bedding is supplied, towels are for hire. FREE delicious, continental breakfast included.
4 Bed Mixed Dorm Shared
The best way to meet people and have your comforts. Spacious room with 4 single beds, linen and private safe included. Shared bathroom facilities with towels to hire. FREE delicious, continental breakfast included.
4 Bed Mixed Dorm Private Bathroom
The best way to meet people and have your comforts. Spacious room with 4 single beds, linen, private safe and private bathroom facilities included. Towels are for hire. FREE delicious, continental breakfast included.
3 Bed Female Dorm
The Girls Only Dormitory is a bright, cheerful and spacious room with 3 single beds. Great linen and shared bathroom facilities, with towels to hire. FREE delicious, continental breakfast included.
2 Bed Tent
Camp in style in our 2-bed tent!
The tent has 2 single beds, with linen and private safes included. Shared bathroom facilities. No electricity, although solar lamps are provided. FREE delicious, continental breakfast included.
Single Room Shared
Enjoy the luxury of your own room, with a private safe and all the comforts you need. Shared bathroom facilities. FREE delicious, continental breakfast included.
Single Room Private Bathroom
Enjoy the luxury of your own room, with all the comforts you need. with private safe and private bathroom. FREE delicious, continental breakfast included.
Double Room Private Bathroom
Comfortable double bed, with linen, private safes and private bathroom. FREE delicious, continental breakfast included. Please note all our rooms are not all the same — some are larger than others, but we are sure you will be comfortable.
Deluxe Room Twin/Double Private Bathroom
Uniquely decorated twin bedded room (can convert to a king bed) with private bathroom. Apart from the super comfortable beds, enjoy the luxury of a television set and a fridge in your room; plus the facility of USB sockets for you to recharge your electronic equipment. FREE delicious, continental breakfast included.
For your added convenience this room also has a hair dryer and personal safety deposit box.
Twin Room Private Bathroom
Our twin rooms have 2 single beds, with linen, private safe, hair dryer and private bathroom included. FREE delicious, continental breakfast included.
3 Bed Private Bathroom
Perfect for 3 friends or a family, this room has 3 single beds, a safe, hairdryer and a private bathroom. FREE delicious, continental breakfast included.
Twin Room Shared
Our twin rooms have 2 single beds which can be converted into a king (on request) with linen and private safes and hair dryer included. Shared bathroom facilities. FREE delicious, continental breakfast included.
4 Bed Family Room Private
Looking for a luxurious room while travelling with friends or family, then try our 4 bed family room with exquisite views of Table Mountain. The room has a a safe and hairdryer. The twin beds may be converted into a king double bed on request. You may request an extra bed. Perfect for groups. FREE delicious, continental breakfast included.
2 Bed Studio Apartment Self Catering
Newly renovated studio, situated 3 blocks away from The Backpack in one of Cape Town’s best locations, opposite the museum and South Africa’s National Gallery. The views of Table Mountain are stunning.
Fully equipped kitchen, parking, swimming pool, laundry, TV and Wi–Fi is available. Must be booked for a minimum of 2 nights.
3-Bed Studio Apartment Self-Catering
This self-catering apartment has three single beds (two of which can be converted to make one king size double bed), private bathroom, free WiFi and a comfortably equipped kitchenette with amazing views of Table Mountain. FREE delicious continental breakfast in our cafe included.
At The Backpack you won’t find the standard, high-rise building with floors of rooms that are all the same. All our rooms are unique, spread over four 100-year old Victorian houses, with courtyards and gardens. We are able to accommodate up to 100 people.
24-hour check-in, with checking in time at 14:00 and checking out time at 10:00
Families and groups welcome
Children not allowed in dorms unless whole room is booked
Linen is provided with all room types
Tea and coffee making facilities included with rooms with a private bathroom
Please note that all our rooms are different. A lot of thought, care and love has been put into decorating each room to have an individual look; so although you may not get the room that you see, the one that you will be in will be just as comfortable and stylish.
Our rooms are popular so make sure you book in advance!
Our Airport Shuttle Service is available on request. Simply email us your name, flight number, date and arrival time and we will arrange your pickup and add the cost to your invoice.
Shuttle prices from the airport to our hostel costs R260 for one person, adding on R120 for each additional person in your group. For groups of six and over the cost is R120 per person. For a shuttle from the hostel to the airport the cost is R240 for one person and R290 for 2 to 3 people.