The Backpack - Hostel

Self Rated: 0.0 out of 5
74 New Church Street, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
4.4 out of 5 rating 85 reviews TripAdvisor Rating: 4.4

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Property Details

Property Location

With a stay at The Backpack - Hostel, you'll be centrally located in Cape Town, within a 5-minute walk of Long Street and Kloof Street. This eco-friendly hostel is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Victoria and Alfred Waterfront and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Table Mountain.

Rooms

Make yourself at home in one of the 35 guestrooms. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Bathrooms have showers and hair dryers. Conveniences include safes and irons/ironing boards, and housekeeping is provided daily.

Amenities

Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as an outdoor pool or take in the view from a terrace and a garden. Additional amenities at this hostel include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands.

Dining

Satisfy your appetite at the hostel's coffee shop/café. Wrap up your day with a drink at the bar/lounge. Continental breakfasts are available daily from 7:30 AM to 10:00 AM for a fee.

Business, Other Amenities

Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.

Attractions

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Long Street - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Kloof Street - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
South African Museum and Planetarium - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Company's Garden - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Bo Kaap Museum - 0.9 km / 0.5 mi
Cape Town Museum - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Christian Barnard Hospital - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
South African Jewish Museum - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
South African National Gallery - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
South Africa Library - 1.2 km / 0.7 mi
St. Georges Mall - 1.2 km / 0.7 mi
Pan African Market - 1.2 km / 0.8 mi
Parliament of South Africa - 1.2 km / 0.8 mi
St. George's Cathedral - 1.2 km / 0.8 mi
Slave Lodge - 1.3 km / 0.8 mi

The preferred airport for The Backpack - Hostel is Cape Town (CPT-Cape Town Intl.) - 20.6 km / 12.8 mi

Check-in time starts at 2pm. Check-out time is 11am.
Property Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

    Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector.

24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Important Information

Please note, there is important information about this property to know before you arrive.


  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: ZAR 80 for adults and ZAR 60 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: ZAR 350 per person (one-way)
  • Self parking fee: ZAR 50 per night
  • Late check-out fee: 50 percent of room rate (subject to availability)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Features
  • -Free WiFi
  • -Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • -24-hour front desk
  • -Laundry facilities
  • -Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • -Gift shops or newsstand
  • -Concierge services
  • -ATM/banking
  • -Outdoor pool
  • -Bar/lounge
  • -Television in common areas
  • -Barbecue grill(s)
  • -Self parking (surcharge)
  • -Coffee shop or café
  • -Terrace
  • -Airport transportation (surcharge)
  • -Designated smoking areas
  • -Library
  • -Tours/ticket assistance
  • -Billiards or pool table
  • -Luggage storage
  • -Garden
  • -Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • -Wheelchair accessible parking