Hostels in Cape Town, South Africa

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Cape Town, South Africa
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Atlantic Point Backpackers
8.2 Excellent
2 Cavalcade Road, Green Point, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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3.5 km from city centre, Cape Town, South Africa 
ExcellentBased on 413 reviews
8.2

This vibrant hostel in Cape Town offers complimentary wireless internet, as well as a kids pool and an outdoor pool. It is ideally located for those wishing to visit the area's popular attractions.

91 Loop
8.5 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 1,052 reviews
8.5

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 a concierge, luggage storage and a 24-hour reception.

Kimberley Backpackers
6.9 Good
46 Roeland Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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2.0 km from city centre, Cape Town, South Africa 
GoodBased on 25 reviews
6.9

This 3-star hostel is set in the centre of Cape Town, a few minutes walk from Parliament of South Africa and the District Six Museum. It offers complimentary Wi-Fi, a 24-hour reception and massage services.

Never at Home Green Point
8.8 Excellent
107 Main Road, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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3.8 km from city centre, Cape Town, South Africa 
ExcellentBased on 870 reviews
8.8

Located in Cape Town, the hostel is a short walk from Cape Town Stadium and provides a swimming pool. It is conveniently positioned for guests wishing to discover the area's attractions.

Urban Hive Backpackers
7.7 Good
208 Long Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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2.6 km from city centre, Cape Town, South Africa 
GoodBased on 715 reviews
7.7

Featuring an on-site bar, this central Cape Town hostel is situated just a short walk from Company Gardens and South African National Gallery. Just a short stroll from Long Street, it offers comfortable rooms equipped with a private balcony, a flat-screen TV and free wireless internet access.

Big Blue Backpackers
7.6 Good
7 Vesperdene Road, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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3.4 km from city centre, Cape Town, South Africa 
GoodBased on 503 reviews
7.6

Big Blue Backpackers provides a comfortable setting while in Cape Town. It also offers an outdoor pool, free Wi-Fi and a 24-hour reception.

Villa Viva Hostel
8.5 Excellent
74 New Church Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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3.0 km from city centre, Cape Town, South Africa 
ExcellentBased on 537 reviews
8.5

Located in Cape Town, The Backpack is within a 25-minute drive of Cape Town International Airport and offers a swimming pool, an outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi. It is conveniently positioned for guests wishing to sightsee in the area.

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 177 reviews
8.4

Set in a 19th-century building in Cape Town, Ashanti Lodge Backpackers combines an old-world feel with contemporary amenities, including free Wi-Fi and an outdoor pool. It is ideally located for those wishing to discover the area's attractions.

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Cheapest month:October
Most expensive month:May
Average price in Cape Town:$24/night
Cheapest price found:$9/night
Cheapest day:Sunday
Most expensive day:Monday
$12 - $36
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$14 - $50
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Facts about staying in Cape Town

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

    $25 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 $21 per night or less is a good deal. Cape Town hostel prices fluctuate throughout the year, with July being the most expensive month to book, and in August being the cheapest.

  • What’s the best hostel in Cape Town?

    Villa Viva Hostel is the best Cape Town hostel according to HotelsCombined users. Villa Viva Hostel has a rating of 8.5/10 from 537 reviews.

  • What hostel is closest to Cape Town Intl Airport?

    The closest Cape Town hostel to Cape Town Intl Airport is Wish U Were Here, which is 14.1 km away.

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

    While there are other neighbourhoods throughout Cape Town, 3% 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 (8.2/10) by 413 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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