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Cape Town, South Africa
28 jul. — 29 jul.2
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Discover well-known properties in Cape Town that are favoured by visitors more than others. There are 9,110 hotels in Cape Town and price data was last updated on 21 julio 2024. The average price for a hotel in Cape Town is $29/night.
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16 St Johns Rd, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Centrally located in Sea Point, MoTown offers free WiFi throughout and is just a 5-minute walk from the Mojo Market. The Sea Point Promenade and beach is 500 metres away. The hostel rooms are decorated in bright colours, and each have access to a wardrobe and a shared bathroom. A number of eateries and bars can be found within 1 km. The Checkers Sea Point and Woolworths Piazza St John supermarkets are within 10 minutes’ walk from MoTown. The famous beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay are within a 6 km radius of the property, whilst Table Mountain is 10 km away. Cape Town International Airport can be reached in 26 km.
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
6.6
Good
879 reviews
Location
5.1 km from city centre
209 Long Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Located on bustling Long Street in the Cape Town City Centre, Longstreet Backpackers features BBQ facilities and sun terrace. Free WiFi is available. Dormitory, single and double or twin room accommodations are offered. Each room has access to a shared bathroom. There is a shared kitchen and lounge area. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Car hire is available on site and an airport shuttle service is offered at a surcharge. The Company’s Garden is 300 metres from Longstreet Backpackers, while Long Street Supermarket is 77 metres away. The nearest airport is Cape Town International Airport, 21 km from Longstreet Backpackers.
Free Wi-Fi
8.2
Excellent
1014 reviews
Location
2.5 km from city centre
74 New Church Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Villa Viva is a Guest House, a fresh, innovative social business, meeting and networking platform to share and express creative work, social projects and celebrating life. Villa Viva Cape Town spreads over 4 Victorian houses with high ceilings, wooden floors and tin pressed ceilings in one of the houses. Villa Viva is located in the heart and hustle of the “Mother City” – Cape Town. The multifaceted compilation of courtyards, community spaces, our bar and the ceremony-tent convey the look and feel of a small village - table mountain view, our colorful garden and refreshing poolside make you feel connected with nature while you are just a stone’s throw away from the buzz of town. A big variety of spaces create a unique experience for guests, colleagues, partners, visitors and everybody else who drops in. We are all about people! Our team will welcome you and make you feel like part of the family. Feel free to make friends and share the vibe because we are all connected in our space.
Free Wi-Fi
Airport shuttle
8.6
Excellent
1147 reviews
Location
3.0 km from city centre
11 Hof Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
A Victorian mansion style establishment hosts the Ashanti Lodge Backpackers. Located close to the foot of Table Mountain, the wooden sun deck and the garden of the hostel offer views of the landscape. Accommodations include bright dormitory rooms and private rooms. Some features normal bed or iron wrought bunk beds. All have a decor with designer touch. Communal areas of the Ashanti Lodge Backpackers include an outdoor swimming pool, a travel center, and the Kumasi Café with billiard. Reception is open from 8 to 5, but live-in staff always available in to assist with after hours enquiries and/or check-ins. Free Hi-speed wifi available everywhere and computer available free of charge. Breakfast not included in room-only rate, but a la carte available in the Kumasi Cafe. Longstreet with various restaurants, day and nightlife is about a 10 minute walk away.
Free Wi-Fi
8.4
Excellent
246 reviews
Location
2.9 km from city centre
107 Main Road, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Located in the trendy suburb of Green Point, never@home is a 5-star hostel situated within 800 metres of the Cape Town Stadium and 1 km from the V&A Waterfront. Cape Town's city centre is 2.5 km from the property. The property offers modern, private rooms or dormitory accommodation. Most rooms have an en-suite bathroom while others share a communal bathroom. Each room is air-conditioned and the dormitories are fitted with bunk beds, international charging points, a compartment locker and reading lights on each bed. The hostel's onsite bar and grill, the Randy Warthog is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. At never@home you will find a 24-hour front desk, a shared lounge, meeting spaces, an outdoor swimming pool and a shared kitchen. Free fast fibre optic WiFi is available throughout the property, as well as an internet zone.
Free Wi-Fi
8.8
Excellent
1150 reviews
Location
3.8 km from city centre
208 Long Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Located within a heritage building with Victorian style architecture, Urban Hive Backpackers is set on buzzing Long Street in central Cape Town. Free WiFi is available throughout. The hostel offers accommodation options from single, twin and double rooms to various types of dorm rooms, all fitted with sheets and towels upon request. All rooms have access to a shared bathroom, available on each floor. Guests can prepare meals in the communal kitchen which is equipped with all necessary cooking equipment and a large double story fridge. Drinks can be enjoyed at the bar and the balcony has barbecue facilities. The 2 balconies offer a 180-degree street view overlooking the upper part of Long Street, and table mountain as a backdrop. There is also a billiard room and TV lounge. Staff at reception is always at hand to assist and can help you organise trips, airport shuttles and activities in the area. Long Street offers a variety of restaurants, bars and nightlife options. The Company's Garden is within 5 minutes' walk and Greenmarket Square is 550 metres away,
Free Wi-Fi
7.4
Good
1090 reviews
Location
2.6 km from city centre
179 Main Road, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Nestled between Table Mountain and Three Anchor Bay, A Sunflower Stop is next to Cape Town’s Green Point Common. With free Wi-Fi throughout, it has an outdoor pool and offers private and shared accommodation. Sunflower rooms include lockers and simple furnishings. Some rooms include a private bathroom with a shower. Full linen is supplied and each room is cleaned daily. Sunflower Stop is surrounded by gardens and features a traditional South African braai for barbecuing. There is also a communal kitchen where guests can prepare meals and snacks. A Sunflower Stop is a 20-minute walk from Victoria and Alfred Waterfront and is 6 km from both Clifton and Camps Bay beaches. Staff at the tour desk assist with car hire and can help arrange trips to nearby attractions.
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
8.2
Excellent
787 reviews
Location
4.2 km from city centre
20 Briza Road, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Situated less than 1 km from the white sandy beaches of Blouberg, Saltycrax Backpackers offers a variety of accommodation. The property includes zen garden and bonfire area. The rooms are bright and are cooled by a fan. The double rooms contain a refrigerator and some have extra bunk beds and a private bathroom. Wi-Fi is available. The large communal kitchen can be used to prepare meals which can be enjoyed in the garden, during warmer months. Guests can also enjoy a drink at the bar made out of bamboo. Saltycrax staff are available to help organise tours and watersports activities. Local shopping centres and restaurants are within a 10-minute walk from the property. There is free private parking available and the Durbanville Wine Route and V&A Waterfront are within 25-minute drive from the property.
Parking
7.2
Good
375 reviews
Location
12.3 km from city centre

Tips for booking hostels in Cape Town

Gain useful insights and advice for booking the perfect stay in Cape Town. Price data is based on averages over the past 12 months and was last updated on 21 julio 2024.
Cheapest month:March
Most expensive month:January
Average price in Cape Town:$29/night
Cheapest price found:$9/night
Cheapest day:Monday
Most expensive day:Sunday
$16 - $71
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
$16 - $44
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

Cheapest hostels in Cape Town, South Africa

Discover affordable stays in Cape Town that provide a quality experience without breaking the bank. Hotels in Cape Town can be found for as low as $9 per night. There is currently one property in Cape Town that can be booked for this price. Kimberley Backpackers is one of the hotels that can be booked for the lowest price in Cape Town. Price data was last updated on 21 julio 2024
For those on a budget, these are the cheapest hostels available in Cape Town for the selected dates. Prices will typically fluctuate depending on the dates selected, star rating of hostel, and hostel location.
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46 Roeland Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
2.0 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Airport shuttle
$9
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57 Milton Road, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
2.4 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$11
Avg. per night
82 New Church Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
3.0 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$13
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43 Royal Road, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
19.8 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Airport shuttle
$21
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Oude Molen Eco Village Alexandra Road, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
4.5 km from city centre
Airport shuttle
$30
Avg. per night
78 Coral Road, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
13.1 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$36
Avg. per night

Other accommodations in Cape Town

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4.3 km from city centre
$23
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2.0 km from city centre
Air conditioning
$63
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6.0 km from city centre
Air conditioning
$129
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
6.4 km from city centre
$276
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Cnr Dock And Alfred Roads, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
2.4 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$76
Avg. per night
Portswood Road, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
3.4 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$124
Avg. per night

Where to stay in Cape Town

Explore different neighbourhoods and areas within Cape Town to find the perfect location for your stay. Map data was last updated on 21 julio 2024.
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Facts about staying in Cape Town

Find useful tips and insights about staying in Cape Town to help you make the most of your experience. FAQs were last updated on 21 julio 2024.
  • What is the cost of a hostel in Cape Town?

    $30 per night is how much hostels in Cape Town cost, on average. $10 per night was the lowest price recently found by HotelsCombined users - but anything for $24 per night or less is a good deal. Cape Town hostel prices fluctuate throughout the year, with January being the most expensive month to book, and in June being the cheapest.

  • What’s the best hostel in Cape Town?

    Atlantic Point Backpackers is the best Cape Town hostel according to HotelsCombined users. Atlantic Point Backpackers has a rating of 9.4/10 from 16 reviews.

  • What hostel is closest to Cape Town Intl Airport?

    The closest Cape Town hostel to Cape Town Intl Airport is Kimberley Backpackers, which is 17.5 km away.

  • What area of Cape Town is most popular to stay in?

    While there are other neighbourhoods throughout Cape Town, 2% of HotelsCombined users searched for hostels in City Centre in the past 12 months, making it a popular choice. Urban Hive Backpackers is our most popular hostel in this area.

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

    Atlantic Point Backpackers is the most popular hostel in Cape Town that’s close to Victoria & Alfred Waterfront (the city’s most popular landmark). There are 1.0 km from Atlantic Point Backpackers to Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. While there may be other hostels near Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Atlantic Point Backpackers is highly rated (9.4/10) by 16 users.

  • Should I stay in a Cape Town hostel?

    Staying at a hostel is beneficial if you’re looking to travel to Cape Town on a budget. Spending less on accommodations means you can spend more on activities, food, and souvenirs. You may find that some hostels in Cape Town offer amenities similar to those that hotels provide, such as continental breakfasts, 24/7 check-in, an on-site bar, and free Wi-Fi - so there’s often no need to forego any travel comforts.

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