Hostels in Cape Town, South Africa

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91 Loop
8,6 Excellent
91 Loop Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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2,3 km from city centre, Cape Town, South Africa 
ExcellentBased on 1 117 reviews
8,6

Set in the heart of the city, 91 Loop Boutique Hostel provides easy access to Cape Town's popular retail and sightseeing areas. The various facilities this chic hostel offers include a concierge, luggage storage and a 24-hour reception.

Kimberley Backpackers
7,5 Good
46 Roeland Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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2,0 km from city centre, Cape Town, South Africa 
GoodBased on 18 reviews
7,5

This 3-star hostel is set in the centre of Cape Town, a few minutes walk from Parliament of South Africa and the District Six Museum. It offers complimentary Wi-Fi, a 24-hour reception and massage services.

Big Blue Backpackers
7,8 Good
7 Vesperdene Road, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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3,4 km from city centre, Cape Town, South Africa 
GoodBased on 522 reviews
7,8

Big Blue Backpackers is located in Cape Town and is close to Table Bay. It also offers an outdoor pool, free Wi-Fi and a 24-hour reception.

Never at Home Green Point
8,9 Excellent
107 Main Road, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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3,8 km from city centre, Cape Town, South Africa 
ExcellentBased on 914 reviews
8,9

Located in Cape Town, the hostel is a short walk from Cape Town Stadium and provides a swimming pool. It is conveniently positioned for guests wishing to discover the area's attractions.

Atlantic Point Backpackers
8,5 Excellent
2 Cavalcade Road, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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3,5 km from city centre, Cape Town, South Africa 
ExcellentBased on 395 reviews
8,5

Featuring a shuttle service to Cape Town International Airport, as well as free wireless internet, Atlantic Point Backpackers is a convenient base in Cape Town. The multiple amenities this vibrant hostel features include a kids pool, an outdoor pool and a bowling alley.

The Backpack
8,6 Excellent
74 New Church Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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3,0 km from city centre, Cape Town, South Africa 
ExcellentBased on 549 reviews
8,6

At the base of Table Mountain, The Backpack is located close to Cape Town's famous tourist attractions. It offers an outdoor pool, a swimming pool and complimentary Wi-Fi access.

Moy Guesthouse & Backpackers - Hostel
8,4 Excellent
61 Somerset Road, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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2,9 km from city centre, Cape Town, South Africa 
ExcellentBased on 276 reviews
8,4

MOY Guesthouse and Backpackers is located in Cape Town and offers free Wi-Fi. It is ideally positioned for guests wanting to visit local attractions.

Ashanti Lodge Backpackers Gardens
8,4 Excellent
11 Hof Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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2,9 km from city centre, Cape Town, South Africa 
ExcellentBased on 213 reviews
8,4

Providing a shuttle service to Cape Town International Airport, as well as free wireless internet, Ashanti Lodge Backpackers is a comfortable base in Cape Town. It also provides an outdoor pool, bicycle rental and a 24-hour reception.

Forty8 Backpackers - Hostel
6,8 Good
48 Hout Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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2,2 km from city centre, Cape Town, South Africa 
GoodBased on 4 reviews
6,8

Centrally located, Forty8 Backpackers Hotel allows for easy access to Cape Town's main shopping and sightseeing areas. It also offers complimentary wireless internet.

Tips for booking hostels in Cape Town

Cheapest month:February
Most expensive month:December
Average price in Cape Town:R6 873/night
Cheapest price found:R97/night
Cheapest day:Wednesday
Most expensive day:Tuesday
R198 - R1 214
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
R356 - R566
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

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Facts about staying in Cape Town

  • What is the cost of a hostel in Cape Town?

    Cape Town hostels are R424/night, on average. However, you may find that prices fluctuate depending on the time of year. In July is often the cheapest month to book, and in April is the most expensive month to book a hostel in Cape Town. Our users recently found hostels for R103/night - which is currently the lowest price. Keep in mind that we would consider anything in Cape Town for R396/night or less a good deal.

  • What’s the best hostel in Cape Town?

    The Backpack is the best Cape Town hostel according to HotelsCombined users. The Backpack has a rating of 8,6/10 from 549 reviews.

  • What hostel is closest to Cape Town Intl Airport?

    Wish U Were Here is 14,1 km away from Cape Town Intl Airport, making it the closest Cape Town hostel to the city’s most popular airport.

  • What area of Cape Town is most popular to stay in?

    City Centre is the most popular area of Cape Town to stay in. In the past year, 7% of HotelsCombined users looking for Cape Town hostels searched within City Centre. 91 Loop is a popular hostel in City Centre if you choose to stay in the area.

  • What is the most popular hostel in Cape Town closest to Victoria & Alfred Waterfront?

    Moy Guesthouse & Backpackers - Hostel happens to be the most popular Cape Town hostel near Victoria & Alfred Waterfront among our users. The Moy Guesthouse & Backpackers - Hostel has a current rating of 8,4 from 276 HotelsCombined travellers. Victoria & Alfred Waterfront is also conveniently located just 0,8 km from this hostel.

  • Should I stay in a Cape Town hostel?

    Staying in a Cape Town hostel has many benefits, including cost savings, proximity to the centre of the city, a social and laid-back atmosphere, and similar amenities to hotels (such as Wi-Fi, continental breakfast, or 24/7 check-in). Hostels in Cape Town tend to attract younger, solo travellers, but they can be great for couples and families as well.