The Backpack - Hostel

The Backpack - Hostel


74 New Church Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

ExcellentBased on 536 reviews

S$ 26

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The Backpack - Hostel Information

At the base of Table Mountain, The Backpack is located close to Cape Town's famous tourist attractions. It offers an outdoor pool, a swimming pool and complimentary Wi-Fi access.

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To City Centre3.0 km
Nearest airportCape Town Intl
Distance to airport18.5 km


Check-in time14:00
Check-out time10:00
InternetFree Wi-Fi
Payment & CancellationPolicies vary by room type and provider.
Front desk number+27 214 234 530

Amenities at The Backpack - Hostel

Top Features

Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi


  • ATM on-site
  • Non-smoking rooms available
  • Reading light
  • Terrace/Patio
  • Disabled access
  • Family rooms
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Safety deposit box
  • Grill
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Gift shop
  • Laundry facilities
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shared kitchen
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Shared toilet
  • Shower
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • Adapter
  • First-aid kit
  • Property is cleaned by professional cleaning companies
  • Outdoor pool
  • Socket near the bed
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hand sanitiser in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Lockers
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Mountain view
  • Air-conditioned
  • Non-feather pillow
  • Toilet
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Toilet paper
  • Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitised
  • Thermometers for guests provided by property
  • Safe
  • Delivered food is securely covered
  • Cleaning products
  • Dustbins
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Guests can opt out of accommodation cleaning
  • Free parking
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Pool view
  • Desk
  • Pool with a view
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Coffee shop
  • Privacy curtain
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Designated smoking area
  • Storage available


  • Library
  • Pool table


  • Ticket service
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange on-site
  • Laundry service
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Tour desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

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Getting Around

Cape Town Train Station1.4 km
Cape Town Cape Town, Wc1.4 km
Cape Town Central Station1.7 km
Cape Town Hout Bay11.3 km
Cape Town Intercape Depot17.2 km
Cape Town Durbanville25.0 km

FAQs when booking at The Backpack - Hostel

Is pricing at The Backpack - Hostel comparable to 2 star hotels in Cape Town?

In Cape Town, the average nightly rate for 2 stars hotels is S$ 45. The expected nightly rate for The Backpack - Hostel is around S$ 50; a price that is 25% cheaper than the city average. HotelsCombined considers The Backpack - Hostel to be a good deal if you’re looking to stay at a 2 stars hotel in Cape Town.

How close is The Backpack - Hostel to the nearest airport, Cape Town Intl Airport?

The distance between the closest airport, Cape Town Intl Airport, and The Backpack - Hostel is 18.5 km and the expected drive time is about 0h 14m. Your drive time between the two can vary based on the time of day and traffic trends of the area.

What is the best way for guests to get from Cape Town Intl Airport to The Backpack - Hostel?

Getting from Cape Town Intl Airport to The Backpack - Hostel can be as easy as hiring a car at the airport’s car hire desk for, on average, S$ 62/day in Cape Town. Luckily, The Backpack - Hostel has parking on site for guests who choose this method of transportation. Taking a taxi or rideshare service from the nearest airport, Cape Town Intl Airport, to your hotel is often the most cost-effective transportation solution.

Is there a pool at The Backpack - Hostel?

Yes, The Backpack - Hostel has a pool for hotel guests. Generally, hotel pools have opening and closing times so be sure to speak to the front desk before using the pool.

How close is The Backpack - Hostel from the Cape Town city centre?

The Backpack - Hostel is 0.7 km away from the centre of Tamboerskloof, Cape Town. Consider visiting Newlands Cricket Ground, a popular landmark that can be accessed from The Backpack - Hostel by various forms of transportation.

What is the The Backpack - Hostel phone number?

The best way to contact The Backpack - Hostel is by calling +27 214 234 530.

Does The Backpack - Hostel have Wi-Fi available?

Yes, The Backpack - Hostel has Wi-Fi available to hotel guests.

What is the check-out time at The Backpack - Hostel?

The standard check-out time at The Backpack - Hostel is 10:00. Guests can usually check-in from 14:00. Special arrangements may be available if discussed with the front desk.

How much does it cost to stay at The Backpack - Hostel, Cape Town?

A good deal at The Backpack - Hostel right now is between S$ 21 and S$ 50 per night. Prices change based on dates and room type, so enter your requirements in the form above to see the best deals currently available.

Does The Backpack - Hostel have a laundry service?

The Backpack - Hostel does have a laundry service. Contact the property for details.

How far is The Backpack - Hostel from Green Point Stadium?

The Backpack - Hostel is a good place to stay to see Green Point Stadium. It’s 3 km away.

Is The Backpack - Hostel close to South African National Gallery?

If you want to see South African National Gallery while visiting Cape Town, The Backpack - Hostel is just 1 km away.