• 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

  • Parking

    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

  • Internet and Technology

    Free unlim­ited WiFi in the café and Recep­tion areas.  If you aren’t trav­el­ling with your own smart phone or lap­top you can use our PCs in our inter­net café which is open 24for a small fee.  We have head­phones for Skype.  For the techno­phobes, there is always some­one to show you how to do it!

  • The Backpack internet cafe

  • 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

  • Washing and Laundry

    Do it your­self in a coin-​operated machine or really take a hol­i­day and let one of our staff do it for you for a small extra charge, if you would like to spend more time out and about.

  • Washing and Laundry