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African Heart Backpackers
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“As good as it gets.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2010

Run by a young vibrant couple, Jamie and Liz, this Hostel is set in the funkiest area in Cape Town a stones throw from all the vibey cafes and bars. As a surfer Jamie went out of his way to talk me through the local surf scene in Cape Town, rented me a board and even took me surfing with him. The couple are also flawlessly professional and efficient without ever seeming anything but relaxed.

The hostel itself is full of little touches that set it apart from others. Lovely beds, rooms decorated with cool ournaments, cozy vibe etc etc. It also attracts the right kind of people.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled solo
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2010

In the safe area of Observatory


African HeART is Jamie and Liz. Jamie and liz are African HeART. They put their soal in it and a lot of love and presence.
Facilities are great and spotless from rooms to kitchen. Home (like we like to call it as a long terme -12 years- travelers)is closed by any facilities: airport, bus or train to town or groceries....and information
Don't miss a great stay in Cape Town, experience African HeART and their owners like we did for the first time in South Africa

and have a Safe travel...

Monic from Canada & David from America

  • Liked — their owners and the cleaness of the place
  • Disliked — we are easy going people
  • Stayed January 2010, travelled solo
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Additional Information about African Heart Backpackers

Property: African Heart Backpackers
Address: 27 Station Road, Observatory 7925, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Observatory
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 10 Speciality Lodging in Observatory
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — African Heart Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
African Heart is a backpackers lodge with a difference. Vibrant colors, retro furniture, original artworks, spotless modern bathrooms and ultra-comfy beds. We are a small lodge offering a high quality standard of backpackers accommodation and facilities. We also offer superior guest service from our Reception, taking care of anything you need, from booking adventures and onward travels, to where to find the best local music, entertainment and food. ... more   less 
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