Backpacker Hostels Southern Africa

Cape Town has a wide variety of hostels and backpackers to choose from. Every hostel in Cape Town and in South Africa is a unique entity. There are no mass produced hostelling franchises here. Have a look at each of the hostels and backpackers below and you are sure to find one that suits your budget, your needs or your particular taste. Please write to us about your travel and backpacking accommodation experiences in Cape Town.

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Century City

Century City (-/- )

Next to the largest shopping mall in South Africa; Canal Walk, fashionistas and...

City Bowl

City Bowl (6/- )

The oldest part of Cape Town

Green Point

Green Point (4/- )

Good location between the city and the Atlantic Seaboard beaches

Long Street

Long Street (2/- )

In the middle of the city and close to the action

Simonstown

Simonstown (2/- )

Sailors' pubs, crisp white uniforms and a bustling Waterfront

Tableview

Tableview (4/- )

Close to the white beaches of Blouberg

Woodstock

Woodstock (1/- )

Vibrant area

Milnerton

Milnerton (1/- )

Close to long beach walks and nature reserves - great views of Table Mountain

Khayelitsha

Khayelitsha (-/- )

A partially informal township with both shacks and brick houses. The biggest attraction in Khayelits

Observatory

Observatory (6/- )

Observatory or 'Obz' is dominated by pubs, bars, local and international students, quirky restaura

Sea Point

Sea Point (-/- )

Sea Point is in a good location between the city and the Atlantic Seaboard beaches. Each has sophist

Kommetjie

Kommetjie (1/- )

This rustic seaside village is ideal if you want some-place quieter that is still close to Cape Town

Muizenberg

Muizenberg (1/- )

Muizenberg is a trendy surfing destination where the swimming is safe

33 South Boutique Backpackers

33 South Boutique Backpackers

Cape Town
Situated in “OBS” (Observatory), Cape Town’s bohemian student neighbourhood, this Boutique Backpackers is literally...

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African heART Backpackers

African heART Backpackers

Cape Town
African heART offers afro-chic accommodation at affordable rates that include FREE internet access and a FREE breakfast!...

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Aloha Lodge

Aloha Lodge

Cape Town
Our guests become our friends and keep on coming back to stay with us....

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Amber Tree Lodge Backpackers

Amber Tree Lodge Backpackers

Cape Town
Amber Tree Lodge offers intimate and stylish backpacker-style accommodation for travelers wanting to experience the true...

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Anzac Backpackers

Anzac Backpackers

Cape Town
ANZAC Backpackers is nestled below Table Mountain in downtown Cape Town. Adjoining the lively Stags Head Inn on a herita...

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Ashanti Lodge - Gardens

Ashanti Lodge - Gardens

Cape Town
Ashanti Lodge and Travel Centre is stylishly housed in an Afro-Victorian mansion, complete with a pool and more spacious...

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Ashanti Lodge - Green Point

Ashanti Lodge - Green Point

Cape Town
Ashanti rocks again – this time in Green Point....

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Atlantic Point Backpackers

Atlantic Point Backpackers

Cape Town
Newly renovated, this grand and modern 3 story mansion has all the facilities you would expect from a top quality backpa...

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Backpack

Backpack

Cape Town
A great place to meet like-minded international travellers....

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Big Blue Backpackers

Big Blue Backpackers

Cape Town
Big Blue Backpackers is 600m away from the world renowned V&A Water- front. The historic Victorian mansion that houses.....

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Bohemian Lofts Backpackers

Bohemian Lofts Backpackers

Cape Town
Our hostel is located at the centre of everything that is happening in Lower Main Road Observatory. Yet, we are just out...

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Cape Oasis Guesthouse

Cape Oasis Guesthouse

Cape Town
Enjoy unspoilt views of Table Mountain and the tranquility of the Rietvlei Nature Reserve....

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Cape Town Deco Lodge

Cape Town Deco Lodge

Cape Town
We offer you a comfortable bed with crisp, clean, warm bed linen for a restful sleep. Our staff are attentive, friendly...

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Eco Wave Lodge

Eco Wave Lodge

Cape Town
A brand new accommodation in a modern and stylish mansion in Kommetjie, just 100 metres away from fabulous Long Beach....

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Elements

Elements

Cape Town
Our creatively decorated lodge invites you for an intimate and relaxed atmosphere with flashpacker amenities....

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Green Elephant Backpackers

Green Elephant Backpackers

Cape Town
Green Elephant has been welcoming guests since 1994 - the early days of backpacking in South Africa....

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House on the Hill Backpackers

House on the Hill Backpackers

Cape Town
If Cape Town was a person it would be a classy African mama dressed stylishy in vibrant colours and patterns. And House...

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Long Street Backpackers

Long Street Backpackers

Cape Town
Coming up the funky mosaic stairwell you enter a large leafy courtyard surrounded by many small apartments that were lon...

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Mountain Manor Backpackers

Mountain Manor Backpackers

Cape town
Classy Mountain Manor has fabulous views of Table Mountain and Lions Head. The city centre, Long Street, a shopping......

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Observatory Backpackers

Observatory Backpackers

Cape Town
Welcome to Observatory Backpackers - a brand new backpackers established in the bohemian suburb of Observatory...

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Once in Cape Town

Once in Cape Town

Cape Town
Once in Cape Town is an “All star Hotel” for adventurous and young at heart travellers, where you can tailor make your.....

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Riverlodge Backpackers

Riverlodge Backpackers

Cape Town
iverlodge is situated at the Oude Molen Eco Village on the edge of a wetlands. We are centrally located to all of Cape T...

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SaltyCrax Backpackers

SaltyCrax Backpackers

Cape Town
With a good supply of wind and waves at the beautiful white beaches of Blouberg and Kite Beach, Table View has something...

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Simons Town Backpackers

Simons Town Backpackers

Simon's Town
Come spend some time on our huge sea-facing-people-spotting-action-watching Balcony. We are within walking distance from...

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Stoked Backpackers Muizenberg

Stoked Backpackers Muizenberg

Muizenberg
On surfers corner. Close to Kalk Bay....

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Topsail House

Topsail House

Simon's Town
Topsail House is set in an original old convent school built in the 1800's by the Italians. When they vacated the school...

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Umoya Lodge

Umoya Lodge

Bloubergrant
We offer comune-style living with modern kitchens, big garden with braii place and pool, 150m from the beach......

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