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Long Street Backpackers
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Reviewed 18 March 2013

Long St. Backpackers is a centrally located friendly hostel with laundry and wifi available. The staff is very helpful and understanding (just ask if you have a problem – they’d always try to assist you) and can book you in for tours and activities. The place is reasonably priced. There is usually something going on, so you won’t have a chance to die of boredom.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 January 2013

Great location, friendly staff and good value for money. Nice party atmosphere - don't stay here if you're looking for a peace and quite break! Lots of places to eat and drink nearby and has a nice balcony where you can watch the world go by!

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 1 January 2013

It was at Long Street Backpackers that I went to stay in a hostel for the first time. I had no idea what to expect, but it all turned out great. The hostel got a great vibe with fantastic people, both local and international, good prices, great staff and the location couldn't be better! I have been there twice now and hope to go there again this year. Now be aware that Long Street can be quite noisy at night, especially during the weekends, so bring some earplugs for a better night rest.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 17 October 2012

Long Street Backpackers is situated in a great location and the staff is super friendly. You are seconds away from all of the "Long Street craziness" but, able to relax when needed. However, the double room my boyfriend and I stayed in was so dirty. There was hair all over the sheets and it looked like no one had even changed them before we arrived. In order to get to our room we had to walk through someone else's (not very "private"). The showers were ok and I was happy there was at least decent water pressure as well as hot water. If you are looking for a place to stay based on location then this is it, but if you are adamant about getting a clean room I suggest you look elsewhere.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Tanya L
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Reviewed 9 September 2012

If you want an old school & chilled Backpackers then this is it.
This place has all of the facilities you need & all very secure.
You can meet some great local people & the staff are always there to help.
They have their own bar and also throw awesome gigs too.
The kitchen is big, great balconies overlooking Long St and a tv room if you wanna chill.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled solo
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1  Thank John Paul W
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Reviewed 7 September 2012

We had a really enjoyable stay here. Great self catering kitchen. Good staff. No hassle at all. Great pool table. Manager invited us out to a braii one night which was nice of him even though we couldn't go. Rooms weren't anything special but for the location we weren't in our rooms much.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 22 June 2012

Really nice place to stay and is right in the heart of Cape Towns party area and Table Mountain. We checked in late due to late flight and even though our room was not available we were still dealt with in a very friendly manner and given an alternative room for that night. Made my stay in Cape Town so nice. Gave great advice for parking. We rented a car for our trip there as we were traveling quite a bit. Street parking is very secure but need to be there early in the evenings to get parking before the party goers take all available spaces.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Gillian B
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Additional Information about Long Street Backpackers

Address: 209 Long Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #41 of 130 Speciality Lodging in Cape Town Central
Price Range: £12 - £33 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Long Street Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 74
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
For the Cheapest beer on Long Street & a Unforgettable Experience, you've found the right place!! 'If Long Street is the heart of Cape Town, then Long Street Backpackers is the soul, overflowing with creative energy and positive vibes.' - Coast to Coast Backpackers' Guide. We were established in 1993, the first hostel on Long Street. Ever since then it has been our pleasure to offer a sociable, fun atmosphere to our guests. Our free vegetable potjie (traditional stew), every Sunday evening, should not be missed. We have a large, self service kitchen, poolroom, bar, TV room with satellite TV and two big balconies to watch the world go by. Our dorms range from two beds to a maximum of 10 beds. We also have single, double or twin rooms. We can arrange all day tours,garden route tours, adventure tours, safari's, overland trips, car rental, Baz Bus tickets and much much more from our travel desk ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Long Street Backpackers Hotel Cape Town Central
Long Street Backpackers Cape Town, South Africa

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