Café and Bar

Our café and bar has the most awe­some views of Table Moun­tain. Your hol­i­day starts from our couch on the veran­dah with­out even hav­ing to put a foot out the door!

Travel Centre

Our Travel Cen­tre can book any­thing from safaris, over­land trips, daytrips, car rental and our staff can assist with plan­ning your trip in Cape Town and through­out South Africa and Africa.

The Backpack Reception

Swimming Pool

Soak up the sun with stun­ning views of Table Moun­tain, lounge about, order cock­tails or fruit shakes and have a swim in the sparkling pool.

The mosaics on the walls were designed by one of Cape Town’s most sought after artists and were made as part of a com­mu­nity project.


The Backpack Swimming Pool


24-​hour guarded park­ing in front of our entrance. We have closed cir­cuit cam­eras fac­ing the car park too! Park­ing spaces can­not be booked ahead.

Please note for those that have a car, the guards wel­come a tip of R20 a night to ensure the safety of your car. The tip is usu­ally placed in the com­mu­nal Tip Box.

The Backpack Parking Lot

Community Shop

Feel free to sup­port our com­mu­nity shop and buy that last minute gift. All items are sourced locally and fair prices are paid to the artists.

Self Catering Kitchen

Save your cash and cook up your favourite meals in our fully equipped, self-​catering kitchen.

The Backpack Kitchen

Safes and Luggage Storage

No more has­sles of wait­ing for the recep­tion to find your mon­ey­belt! All our pri­vate rooms and lux­ury 4-​bed dorms have safes in the room at no addi­tional cost!

If you are in stay­ing in an 8-​bed dor­mi­tory, you may hire a safe with your own code (no keys) and have access to your belong­ings when­ever you wish, for a once off pay­ment of R50.00, no mat­ter how long you stay. Dorms also have lockers for your luggage – but bring your own lock. Choose between nor­mal and lap­top safes. If you are plan­ning to go away for a few days, you may store your lug­gage for R20 per day.

The Backpack Safes






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