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Ibadan, Nigeria
1 review
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The staffs were friendly and prompt in their responses. The rooms were clean and tidied up daily. The location of the hotel was perfect, central to many malls, restaurant and tourist attraction centers in Cape town. The new management really did a good job in beautifying the hotel and welcomed us warmly. Mark and the other co-manager were amazing and... More 

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Brasilia, DF
1 review
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not a type of hangin out hostel, more like a sleeping place and thats it. But Very clean, nice working people, good pricing, well located. You can rather have your own room or sleep with a shared room.

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Durban, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 24 October 2016

My stay was stay was amazing the hotel is near long street it is so wonderful..one of the staff members told me Longstreet is the entertainment street in Cape Town. It was my second stay in Cape Town after a bad experience in one of the backpackers I've booked into FORTY 8 . I really felt at home and so... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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3 reviews
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Met really cool people and this newly renovated backpacker hotel. Seems like the in place to chill. Hung out at the bar. Nice selection of beers. Rooms clean and best of all the bathrooms are newly renovated.

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Forty8backpackers, Front of house receptionist at Forty8 Backpackers Hotel, responded to this review

Good day Laurin Thank you for a positive review, we happy if our guest are happy Hope to see you again in the future Thank you Kind Regards Forty8 backpackers TEAM More 

Worcester, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Good hotel, good service The place look much much better than the last time I was there very need , clean bedding and the staff members are friendly and very helpful Keep up with the Good work guys I WILL DEFS COME BACK DECEMBER

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Durban, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 6 October 2016

i couldn't find parking but their friendly staff and manager was there for me from the moment i stepped in actually the moment i parked my car. they dnt have parking but tried to keep me a bay in front of their. the wide open spaces was very welcoming and nothing like the pics on the web page as I've... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Newly renovated, great staff, new showers, fantastic location in the heart of Cape Town. Brilliant new look, love the bright colours. The rooms are a fair size, they also have a few private rooms all with ac. The staff are more than helpful, the new owners are on hand and are more than helpful, the kitchen is large and easy... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed 20 July 2016

Cape Town has a lot of backpacker accommodation to choose from, and I spent a lot of time deciding which place would suit me best. The deciding factor in favor of this place was the location, as one can walk to just about anywhere they’d like to go in town. That is a big advantage to me, especially in a... More 

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Forty8backpackers, Guest Relation Officer at Forty8 Backpackers Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Danny, Your comments regarding the service you received at our hotel are very important to us. We want guests to enjoy they stay at Forty 8 backpackers, so your report of a disturbing experience with one of our Staff is a serious concern for us. First, let us express our deepest apologies. You deserve only the best service, especially... More 

Pretoria
1 review
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Perfect for business travels .i enjoyed the stay, but plz fix ur wooden floor because it makes a lot of noise walking on it. Otherwise i enjoyed the quietness of ur hotels. Its perfect in anyway . Coming again December

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Forty8backpackers, guest relation officer at Forty8 Backpackers Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Tebogo, Your comments regarding the service you received at our hotel are very important to us, the Hotel is under new management and we are busy with the refurbishment. so that means when You come in Decemeber you will be very surprised by changes here. we look forward having you at our new look hotel in December. many thanks,... More 

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 18 April 2016

First night in ridiculous small room, The size of the bed ... People were helpfull and we could switch easily second night. Lounge was beautiful. Coffeeshop machine was present but not working. THE establishment has à nice and old colonial athmosfere ....

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Al-Jay D, front desk at Forty8 Backpackers Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Wim, Please allow me this opportunity to apologize for the inconveniences you experienced during your stay. Your willingness to share your thoughts is appreciated. the hotel is under new management since the 1st July, I would to assure You all of the above has been changed now. we are renovating as we speak. we really appreciate your input, without... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Forty8 Backpackers Hotel, TGCSA 4 Star - Graded accommodation. It is a luxurious and affordable backpackers hotel located right in the heart of Cape Town's Central Business District next to the famous Long Street. Long Street in Cape Town is renowned for it's abundance of street shops, cafe's, bars, pubs, clubs and restaurants. Forty8 Backpackers is well known for its unique elegance, you won't find trendier economical accommodation near Cape Town's hotspots than our comfortable backpackers hotel. We cater for all travellers from solo or groups visiting Cape Town domestically or internationally as we have rooms to accommodate up to 50 people. Our backpackers hotel is under new Management, newly refurbished and modernized. We focus on great service, a clean space, safety and a friendly attitude. When you travel to Cape Town make sure to visit us. We cater for adventurers of all ages including backpackers, students and groups and we have taken special care to cater for our guests needs. You will find a well catered for environment to make your stay hassle free. We have a snack bar, FREE internet access (including Wi-Fi), a Communal Lounge and Kitchen, laundry facilities and free tea and coffee. Forty8 Backpackers has 6 Bedrooms Dormitory style ranging from 4 beds, 6 beds, 10 beds and 12 beds in a bedroom and 3 Private Double bedrooms. A Dormitory room consists of double bunk beds and the Double room with Double beds. The Bathrooms are shared one for the Females and the other for the Males. We are open 24 hours, 365 days a year. At the reception you can obtain travel information, tour bookings, safety box and a laundry service. We have our own shuttle services that offer Door-to-Door pick-up and drop-off, Meet and Greet services at Cape Town International Airport, Tours and Transfers to and from different places and destinations. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Forty8 Backpackers Hotel

Address: 48 Hout Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Price Range: £14 - £44 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Forty8 Backpackers Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 11
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“private rooms are quiet”
 of 5 bubbles janelewies, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“the private rooms are quite less noise..”
 of 5 bubbles azolaletticia, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are a fair size, all floors are nice and quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles Mack13007, 5 Oct 2016 | Read review
“If you don't want a lot of street noise, get a private room rather than a dorm.”
 of 5 bubbles dannymfoster, 20 Jul 2016 | Read review
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