The Backpack - Hostel

Self Rated: 0.0 out of 5
74 New Church Street, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
4.5 out of 5 rating 816 reviews TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5

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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 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from South African National Gallery and 1 mi (1.6 km) from Greenmarket Square.

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. This hostel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands.

Dining

Satisfy your appetite at the hostel's coffee shop/café. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at the bar/lounge. A complimentary local cuisine breakfast is served daily from 7:30 AM to 10:00 AM.

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 on request), 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 km / 12.4 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.

    Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements. Due to drought conditions, water restrictions may apply at this property until further notice. For more details, please contact the property using the number provided on the booking confirmation email.

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.

  • Airport shuttle fee: ZAR 280 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
  • -Gift shops or newsstand
  • -Concierge services
  • -ATM/banking
  • -Outdoor pool
  • -Bar/lounge
  • -Free breakfast
  • -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
  • -Total number of rooms - 35
  • -Luggage storage
  • -Garden