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The Backpack

74 New Church Street, Cape Town, South Africa


The Backpack


The Backpack spreads over 4 Victorian houses with high ceilings, wooden floors and tin pressed ceilings in one of the houses. There is a crisp blue swimming pool set in a lush garden with stunning views of Table Mountain. We love gardening and hope you will enjoy the many courtyards spread around the property.

The Backpack is South Africa’s award winning, Fair Trade accredited backpacker, which invests in people and communities, giving meaningful and relaxed, travel experiences. The Backpack offers a variety of room types, from private en suites to social dormitories, each individually styled for this trendy city hostel. A continental breakfast is served every morning and the bar stays open until late every night. There is also a self-catering kitchen. On the property there is a community craft shop and travel desk, free fibre optic WiFi and parking, swimming pool and garden, pool table, luggage storage, lockers and laundry service. The Backpack is situated within walking distance of Kloof Street, Bree Street and Long Street, hosting a variety of trendy bars, restaurants and popular attractions like Green Market Square, Company's Gardens and the Bo-Kaap. It is a 5-minute taxi or bus ride from V&A Waterfront and the Table Mountain Cable Car Station. A 10 minute taxi ride to Clifton and Camps Bay.


Please inform The Backpack in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation. - Kindly note that children can only be accommodated in a private room or in the Family Room and must be accompanied by an adult. - Please note that the dormitories cannot accommodate children.
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