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Long Street Backpackers
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Basic at best”
Reviewed 17 November 2013 via mobile

Only stayed for one night but was very disappointed.

Basic rooms which didn't feel clean at all and 'shower' on the wall which was just a hose pointing outwards. May be a budget place to stay but you would have thought they could have spent a little bit of money keeping the place in good shape.

Were pleased to move elsewhere!

  • Stayed November 2013
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County Dublin, Ireland
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20 reviews
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Reviewed 27 October 2013 via mobile

We stayed in Longstreet Backpackers while staying in Cape Town.. It is definitely 1 of my favourite hostels to date! Gareth, Patti and the rest of the staff are so friendly and always try to get everyone in the hostel involved. The rooms are clean and the facilities are good. In the evenings the bar is a lot of fun and the drinks are cheap! The location is ideal and is situated right in the centre of longstreet close to everything you need. I would recommend the hostel to anyone looking to have a fun, chilled stay in Cape Town!

Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 27 October 2013 via mobile

My friends and I stayed here on the first and last night of our trip to South Africa. Patti and Garrett were so nice and really good craic too!
The bar was so much fun and great value that we returned many nights after just to party with them!
The location couldn't be any better either.
I would highly recommend this place to all backpackers. We had many many memorable nights here and can't wait to go back again.
Three Irish girls

Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Sweden
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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
Level 2 Contributor
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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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 127 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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Long Street Backpackers Cape Town, South Africa

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