Family Room 4 Bed Private Bathroom
Looking for a luxurious room while travelling with friends or family, then try our 4 bed loft room. Exquisite views of Table Mountain.
Private facilities, private safe included, with extra bed on request. Perfect for groups.
Family Room 3 Bed Private Bathroom
Perfect for 3 people or a family, this room has 3 single beds and a private bathroom. Exquisite views of Table Mountain.
Dormitory Luxury 4 Bed Shared
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.
Ethnically decorated twin-bedded rooms with linen and private safes included. Private or shared facilities available.
Luxury Twin / King Private Bathroom
Luxurious 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.
For your added convenience this room also has a hair dryer and personal safety deposit box.
Double Bed with Private Bathroom
Comfortable double beds, with linen and private safes included. Please note all our rooms are not all the same — some are larger than others, but we are sure you will be comfortable. Enquire about our new luxury Madiba room!
Enjoy the luxury of your own room, with all the comforts you need; and if you can afford the extra, go for the private bathroom option!
Dormitory 8 Bed Shared
Spacious, clean and comfortable; a great way to meet other travellers! These dorms sleep 8 people. Bedding is supplied, please bring your own towel.
Girls Only Luxury Dormitory
Safe, serene and special, with all the extras that girls like to spoil themselves with. Great linen and toiletries included in this 4 bed dorm with private bathroom.
2 Bed Tent
Camp in style in our tent, with comfortable beds and plenty of space. But please note that in true camping style, there is no electricity in the tent. Which will mean no electrical point to plug in chargers and appliances.
Contemporary Studio City Apartment
Newly renovated luxury 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 3 nights.
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
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 R220 for one person, adding on R80 for each additional person in your group. For groups of six and over the cost is R80 per person. For a shuttle from the hostel to the airport the cost is R250 for up to 3 people.