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Long Street Backpackers
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14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Great place in town”
Reviewed 23 October 2013

I stayed in Longstreet backpackers for one night only but the staff were all very helpful and friendly. Great place to meet travllers. Dorm room is clean and the kitcken is big for everyone to cook their food. It will be perfect if they dont charge R20 for WIFI ( only till next morning at 8am, not 24 hours ) or turn the music valume down a bit after 9pm (bring earplug if you are not the type of person who falls asleep easily) You can take Mycity bus from Capetown Airport to long street for around R65?

Room Tip: rooms in the back to avoid the music from the bar downstair
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 20 October 2013 via mobile

I lived in Cape Town for 12 months (volunteering) and when I wasn't working I was at Long Street Backpackers. It's a unique and special place and it doesn't matter if you're alone or not there is always someone interesting to talk to and everyone is instantly your friend. Many crazy times were had in this backpackers and nights that I will never forget. The staff are incredible and I miss LSB so much now I'm back home!! I think I could of stayed forever x

Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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7 reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2013

Long St. Backpackers is THE place to stay in Cape Town. Arriving at midnight, the staff was super friendly and helpful in getting me settled for my first time in Africa. The people you meet here are so genuine and there is always someone around to just chat with. In addition to the clean beds and bathrooms, this place has character you can't find in many other places. I have made some really great friends here.
The staff is always willing to help you from finding tours to book to advice on places to go. It is very hard to leave because of how amazing Long St. Backpackers is.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 8 October 2013

lovely place were people get to socialize from day one,this is a beautiful hostel! this place make you feel at home..close to all parties areas and restaurants, you really feel like you wanna stay and comeback.. good people,lovely staffs, amazing view of the bokaap on the lower balcony.nice place to have fun

Room Tip: room number 12 and 4 single are the best
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviewed 7 October 2013

First arriving in South Africa in Long Street Backpacker and since the first night, I already felt like home! Everybody is very friendly : receptionists, room mates as well as those two adorable cats. The rooms are really clean and the spatio such a nice place to chill in the end of the afternoon !
Long Street is also the best place to partying in downtown: there is bar and clubs all around the hostel.

Thanks LSB for this amazing time!

Room Tip: Rooms next to the street are not really quiet because of Long Street noises, the ones in the back mu...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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Reviewed 7 October 2013

This place is awesome, great people, great hostel facilities, amazing location and so many interesting things to see and do in and around Cape Town! The Long Street Staff make everyone feel really welcome and within a few hours of checking in you feel like part of the family. There is loads of information about tours (wine tours, shark cage diving etc) and the managers can book everything for you at no extra cost. Weekends are great- there is usually a party going on at the bar inside the hostel, followed by everyone going out to the clubs on Long Street. Whether you are a lone traveler, or in a big group, this backpackers is definitely the best place to stay in Cape Town! There is free food every Sunday evening and the occasional Brai during the week which really helps the budget traveler! The is also a huge well equipped communal kitchen, a pool table, 2 great balconies overlooking Long Street, clean rooms, and lots of bathrooms. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone traveling through Cape Town and will definitely be going back there next year!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 2 October 2013

Best hostel I've ever been. It has a wonderful inside garden/terras place, superfriendly staff and nice rooms with balconys over Longstreet. When you walk inside, you instantly feel a chill and relaxed vibe. I stayed in SA for half a year to study, and every weekend I went to this hostel.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Long Street Backpackers

Property: 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 #35 of 125 Speciality Lodging in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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