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Ashanti Lodge Backpackers Gardens
Ashanti Lodge Backpackers Gardens
8.4 Excellent
11 Hof Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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2.9 km from city centre, Cape Town, South Africa 
ExcellentBased on 239 reviews
8.4

Situated in Cape Town, Ashanti Lodge Backpackers offers 3-star accommodation, as well as an outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi. It is ideally located for those wishing to discover the area's attractions.

Big Blue Backpackers
Big Blue Backpackers
8.0 Excellent
7 Vesperdene Road, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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3.4 km from city centre, Cape Town, South Africa 
ExcellentBased on 559 reviews
8.0

Big Blue Backpackers is located in Cape Town and is close to Table Bay. It also offers a swimming pool, free Wi-Fi and a 24-hour reception.

91 Loop
91 Loop
8.8 Excellent
91 Loop Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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2.3 km from city centre, Cape Town, South Africa 
ExcellentBased on 1,441 reviews
8.8

Set in the heart of the city, 91 Loop Boutique Hostel provides easy access to Cape Town's popular retail and sightseeing areas. The various facilities this chic hostel offers include luggage storage, a tour desk and a 24-hour reception.

Atlantic Point Backpackers
Atlantic Point Backpackers
8.7 Excellent
2 Cavalcade Road, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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3.5 km from city centre, Cape Town, South Africa 
ExcellentBased on 410 reviews
8.7

Featuring a shuttle service to Cape Town International Airport, as well as free wireless internet, Atlantic Point Backpackers is a convenient base in Cape Town. It also offers an outdoor pool, bicycle rental and a kids pool.

Wish U Were Here
Wish U Were Here
7.4 Good
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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1.6 km from city centre, Cape Town, South Africa 
GoodBased on 2 reviews
7.4

Located in Cape Town, Wish U Were Here Lodge and backpackers is an easy drive from Table Bay and Parliament of South Africa. Those staying at the property can also take advantage of complimentary wireless internet throughout their stay.

Tips for booking a hostel in Cape Town

Cheapest month:May
Most expensive month:December
Average price in Cape_Town:$38/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$7/night
Cheapest day:Friday
Most expensive day:Tuesday
$26 - $58
Average price per night. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
$22 - $54
Average price per night. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

Top rated Cape Town hostels

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Atlantic Point Backpackers
Atlantic Point Backpackers
8.7 Excellent
2 Cavalcade Road, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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3.5 km from city centre, Cape Town, South Africa 

Featuring a shuttle service to Cape Town International Airport, as well as free wireless internet, Atlantic Point Backpackers is a convenient base in Cape Town. It also offers an outdoor pool, bicycle rental and a kids pool.

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91 Loop
91 Loop
8.8 Excellent
91 Loop Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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2.3 km from city centre, Cape Town, South Africa 

Set in the heart of the city, 91 Loop Boutique Hostel provides easy access to Cape Town's popular retail and sightseeing areas. The various facilities this chic hostel offers include luggage storage, a tour desk and a 24-hour reception.

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Big Blue Backpackers
Big Blue Backpackers
8.0 Excellent
7 Vesperdene Road, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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3.4 km from city centre, Cape Town, South Africa 

Big Blue Backpackers is located in Cape Town and is close to Table Bay. It also offers a swimming pool, free Wi-Fi and a 24-hour reception.

$17
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91 Loop
91 Loop
8.8 Excellent
91 Loop Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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2.3 km from city centre, Cape Town, South Africa 

Set in the heart of the city, 91 Loop Boutique Hostel provides easy access to Cape Town's popular retail and sightseeing areas. The various facilities this chic hostel offers include luggage storage, a tour desk and a 24-hour reception.

$17
Avg. per night
Atlantic Point Backpackers
Atlantic Point Backpackers
8.7 Excellent
2 Cavalcade Road, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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3.5 km from city centre, Cape Town, South Africa 

Featuring a shuttle service to Cape Town International Airport, as well as free wireless internet, Atlantic Point Backpackers is a convenient base in Cape Town. It also offers an outdoor pool, bicycle rental and a kids pool.

$19
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Ashanti Lodge Backpackers Gardens
Ashanti Lodge Backpackers Gardens
8.4 Excellent
11 Hof Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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2.9 km from city centre, Cape Town, South Africa 

Situated in Cape Town, Ashanti Lodge Backpackers offers 3-star accommodation, as well as an outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi. It is ideally located for those wishing to discover the area's attractions.

$25
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Wish U Were Here
Wish U Were Here
7.4 Good
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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1.6 km from city centre, Cape Town, South Africa 

Located in Cape Town, Wish U Were Here Lodge and backpackers is an easy drive from Table Bay and Parliament of South Africa. Those staying at the property can also take advantage of complimentary wireless internet throughout their stay.

$35
Avg. per night

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Cape Town hostel FAQs

  • What is the cost of a hostel in Cape Town?

    On average, it’s $39/night for a hostel in Cape Town, though $26/night or less would be considered a good deal. The least expensive hostel our users have found recently was for $8/night in Cape Town. Try to avoid booking your hostel in October (the most expensive month). Booking in July (the cheapest month) could save you money.

  • What’s the best hostel in Cape Town?

    With an average review score of 8.8 (out of 10) from 1,441 HotelsCombined users, 91 Loop is considered the best Cape Town hostel.

  • What hostel is closest to Cape Town Intl Airport?

    Wish U Were Here is 14.1 km away from Cape Town Intl Airport, making it the closest Cape Town hostel to the city’s most popular airport.

  • What is the most popular hostel in Cape Town closest to Victoria & Alfred Waterfront?

    The most popular Cape Town hostel near Victoria & Alfred Waterfront is Atlantic Point Backpackers. Atlantic Point Backpackers has a rating of 8.7/10 from 410 HotelsCombined users and it’s located just 1.0 km from Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

  • Should I stay in a Cape Town hostel?

    Hostels in Cape Town tend to have a more active social scene than hotels, so they’re perfect for outgoing travellers looking to meet other people. Cape Town hostels are, on average, cheaper than other stays in the city due to their dorm-style sleeping quarters. However, this means you can spend your money elsewhere such as on local tours and events.