Accommodation

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • The Backpack 3 Bed

  • 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.

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  • Twin Room

    Eth­ni­cally dec­o­rated twin-​bedded rooms with linen and pri­vate safes included. Private or shared facil­i­ties available.

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  • 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.

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  • The Backpack Luxury double

  • 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!

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  • The Backpack double

  • Single 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!

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  • The Backpack single

  • 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.

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  • The Backpack 8 bed dorm

  • 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.

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  • The Backpack female only dorm

  • 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.

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  • The Backpack tent

  • 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.

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  • Cape Town Apartment

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.