Hostels in Cape Town, South Africa

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Cape Town, South Africa
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Cheapest month:February
Most expensive month:December
Average price in Cape Town:€29/night
Cheapest price found:€8/night
Cheapest day:Tuesday
Most expensive day:Friday
€12 - €63
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
€18 - €30
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

Cheapest hostels in Cape Town, South Africa

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 

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.

€10
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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 

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.

€12
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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 

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.

€14
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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 

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.

€14
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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 

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.

€15
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The Backpack
8.7 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 

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.

€16
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Kimberley Backpackers
7.4 Good
46 Roeland Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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2.0 km from city centre, Cape Town, South Africa 

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.

€17
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Facts about staying in Cape Town

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

    €30/night is an average price for a hostel in Cape Town throughout the year. Hostel prices do vary, and you’ll find that in December is the most expensive month to book, and in June 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 €24 or less are a good deal.

  • What’s the best hostel in Cape Town?

    Based on our data, The Backpack is the best Cape Town hostel, with a rating of 8.7/10 from 520 reviews.

  • What hostel is closest to Cape Town Intl Airport?

    Wish U Were Here Lodge And Backpackers 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. 386 HotelsCombined reviewers gave the Atlantic Point Backpackers a score of 8.5/10.

  • 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.

  • Does Cape Town have hostels with “pool” listed as an amenity?

    Yes, 5 Cape Town hostels list “pool” as an amenity. If you’re looking for a particular hostel in Cape Town with this feature, then consider staying at the popular Big Blue Backpackers.