Backpack & Africa Travel Centre

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Backpack & Africa Travel Centre

Where are we?

The Backpack is in a superb location on the edge of the city centre with Long Street and Kloof Street on it's doorstep and great views of Table Mountain.

About us

Voted as Lonely Planet's No 1 Top 10 Best Value Stays 2014, South Africa's original and award-winning hostel has all the facilities you can expect from a great hotel: stylish, comfortable rooms (shared or private bathrooms), private safes and in-house ATM. FREE unlimited Wi-Fi or ADSL. Swim in the pool, try our delicious food and meet like-minded international travellers in our buzzing café. Pop into our travel centre for free and friendly advice.

Hostel size

92 beds


    Camping:  N/A
    Dorm:  R220 upwards per person
    Single:  R600 upwards per room
    Double:  R900 upwards per room
    En suite:  R1100 upward per room
   Family:  R1600 upward per room

Prices are subject to change


  • Airport shuttle
  • Bar
  • Internet
  • Kitchen
  • Linen
  • Luggage storage
  • Meals
  • Off-street parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Travel & Info desk


From Joburg (N1) & Cape Town airport (N2) at the Waterfront entrance continue along Buitengracht Street (M62) towards Table Mountain. Where the road divides we are on that junction. You can't miss it!!!

Get in touch with Backpack & Africa Travel Centre

Contact details

To contact Backpack & Africa Travel Centre use the contact form tab above.


74 New Church Street


Cape Town


+27 (0)21 423 4530


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