Hostels in Cape Town, South Africa

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Cape Town, South Africa
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91 Loop
8.5 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 1,040 reviews
8.5

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
6.8 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 24 reviews
6.8

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.

Never at Home Green Point
8.8 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 870 reviews
8.8

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.

Big Blue Backpackers
7.6 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 502 reviews
7.6

Big Blue Backpackers provides a comfortable setting while in Cape Town. It also offers an outdoor pool, free Wi-Fi and a 24-hour reception.

Villa Viva Hostel
8.5 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 536 reviews
8.5

Located in Cape Town, The Backpack is within a 25-minute drive of Cape Town International Airport and offers a swimming pool, an outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi. It is conveniently positioned for guests wishing to sightsee in the area.

Atlantic Point Backpackers
8.2 Excellent
2 Cavalcade Road, Green Point, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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3.5 km from city centre, Cape Town, South Africa 
ExcellentBased on 419 reviews
8.2

This vibrant hostel in Cape Town offers complimentary wireless internet, as well as a kids pool and an outdoor pool. It is ideally located for those wishing to visit the area's popular 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 176 reviews
8.4

Set in a 19th-century building in Cape Town, Ashanti Lodge Backpackers combines an old-world feel with contemporary amenities, including free Wi-Fi and an outdoor pool. It is ideally located for those wishing to discover the area's attractions.

Wish U Were Here
5.6 Okay
445 Albert Road, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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1.6 km from city centre, Cape Town, South Africa 
OkayBased on 595 reviews
5.6

Located in Cape Town, just a short walk from Salt River Railway Station, Wish U Were Here Lodge and backpackers offers 3-star accommodation and complimentary Wi-Fi. It also provides a 24-hour reception, meeting rooms and bicycle rental.

Tips for booking hostels in Cape Town

Cheapest month:November
Most expensive month:May
Average price in Cape Town:€22/night
Cheapest price found:€8/night
Cheapest day:Sunday
Most expensive day:Monday
€12 - €33
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€13 - €45
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Facts about staying in Cape Town

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

    €22/night is an average price for a hostel in Cape Town throughout the year. Hostel prices do vary, and you’ll find that in July is the most expensive month to book, and in August is the cheapest month to book. Our users recently found Cape Town hostels for as low as €9/night. In general, Cape Town hostels for €19 or less are a good deal.

  • What’s the best hostel in Cape Town?

    Based on our data, Villa Viva Hostel is the best Cape Town hostel, with a rating of 8.5/10 from 536 reviews.

  • What hostel is closest to Cape Town Intl Airport?

    Wish U Were Here is the nearest hostel in Cape Town to Cape Town Intl Airport, at a distance of 14.1 km.

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

    The most popular hostel in Cape Town that’s close to Victoria & Alfred Waterfront is Atlantic Point Backpackers. Just 1.0 km separate Atlantic Point Backpackers from Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, the city’s most popular attraction. 419 HotelsCombined reviewers gave the Atlantic Point Backpackers a score of 8.2/10.

  • 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.

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