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33 South Backpackers

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Cape Town
Reviewed 17 December 2015

Lovely people, good place to stay in Cape Town. Good beds, little noisy after 24.00 h. We stayed 3 nights, after our hollidays Gardenroute and back to Cape Town we stayed our last night over there in a nice room.

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Cape Town
Reviewed 9 December 2015

If you are looking for a feel of home away from home, 33 South Backpackers is the place. The staff and management are very friendly and helpful. The hostel is very clean, beds are so comfy and you are located just minutes away from Cape Town, as well as a walking distance from the train station. 33 South also has...

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 25 November 2015

it was a good experience i guess. i met people from around the world that i thought i would never meet. i made some friends while i was there. the guys at the reception were friendly and helpful,all of them.

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Okahandja, Namibia
Reviewed 23 November 2015

Overall good service, keep it up! I enjoyed the braais and, most importantly, the type of people that frequently visit the place. They come from all over the world. A first for a place located in Africa. I was impressed by the workers, especially the cleaners. they work very hard to keep the place super clean. The manager is also...

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Cape Town
Reviewed 10 November 2015

I feel very much at home when I am at South Boutique and I plan on staying there for many more years to come. The staff is friendly and you get value for your money. One thing I always looked forward to in the morning is that smell of freshly baked muffins....lol

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 31 October 2015 via mobile

Really enjoyed my 9-night stay. We visited the hostel with 24 people. They organized a fantastic bbq (braai) for us. Very friendly and helpfull staff. Clean. Only some times bit noisy. Close to main road in observatory, where are mainy bars and restaurants.

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Crew_33South, Public Relations Manager at 33 South Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear Emile, Firstly, I want to thank you for sharing your experiences. We appreciate all feedback from our guests and use this chance to make constant improvements. I am glad to hear that you liked your stay! I am sorry that it was a bit noisy. This circumstance could be related to the many bars and restaurants in our surroundings....

Austin, Texas
Reviewed 29 September 2015

I loved my stay at 33 South! It was a convenient location - just a block from a supermarket, bank, and the bus system! All the staff were friendly and helpful and made the hostel feel like home. I loved the open kitchen with free goodies for breakfast too! Plus the beds are EXTREMELY comfortable!

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Cape Town
Reviewed 28 September 2015

I really enjoyed my time in 33 South Boutique Backpackers. The staff was highly motivated, the rooms were nicely furnished (a bit cold in winter, but that's in almost every house in Cape Town at that time – therefor the beds were comfy and warm) and the muffins for breakfast were delicious. I would definitely go there again.

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Crew_33South, Public Relations Manager at 33 South Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello carinarie2015! Thanks for your lovely comment! We are glad that you liked our rooms and comfy beds as well as the muffins at breakfast, which are freshly made every early morning from our team members. We would love to welcome you again at some time and to provide you with a blanket if you feel a bit too cold...

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 24 September 2015

First off- This place is the coolest second home you will ever have. It is managed by the coolest, most helpful and all around spectacular people (shout outs to Malituka, Ace and the night guy!.) and I owe a lot to them and their hospitality. My stay in Cape Town was hectic to say the least and the second i...

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Cape Town
Reviewed 18 September 2015

It was a good and memorable experience to spend time at the Backpackers. I made friends from wide and far and I cherish the opportunity to meet people from all walks of life. I hope I will be able to visit again in the near future!

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Kitchenette
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Additional Information about 33 South Backpackers

Address: 48 Trill Road, Observatory 7925, South Africa (Formerly 33 South Boutique Backpackers)
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Observatory
Price Range: £10 - £36 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — 33 South Backpackers 4*
Number of rooms: 26
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