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Hostels in Cape Town, South Africa

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Popular hostels in Cape Town

Discover well-known properties in Cape Town that are favoured by visitors more than others. There are 8,708 hotels in Cape Town and price data was last updated on 15 February 2024. The average price for a hotel in Cape Town is €22/night.
The following hostels are among the most sought after in the Cape Town area. Users can use the filters present to refine their search even further.
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16 St Johns Rd, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Situated at the base of Table Mountain, MoTown by Mojo is a comfortable place to stay in Cape Town and features a bowling alley. Guests can also make the most of complimentary internet in all areas.
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
6.5
Good
789 reviews
Location
5.1 km from city centre
11 Hof Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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.
Free Wi-Fi
8.4
Excellent
212 reviews
Location
2.9 km from city centre
107 Main Road, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Located in Cape Town, the hostel is a short walk from Cape Town Stadium and provides a swimming pool. It offers free Wi-Fi, a 24-hour reception and luggage storage.
Free Wi-Fi
8.8
Excellent
1097 reviews
Location
3.8 km from city centre
Alexandra Road, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Riverlodge Backpackers is located in Cape Town and is close to the area's popular attractions. It also provides a kids club, an outdoor pool and an express check-in and check-out feature.
Airport shuttle
Location
4.5 km from city centre
78 Coral Road, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
@ Rosie's is situated in Cape Town and features complimentary Wi-Fi. It also offers a sun deck, a tour desk and a swimming pool.
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
9.5
Excellent
13 reviews
Location
13.1 km from city centre
20 Roos St, Winslow, Gordon's Bay, Gordon's Bay, Western Cape, South Africa
The Yard Cape Town is located in Cape Town and offers free Wi-Fi.
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
8.5
Excellent
38 reviews
Location
0.5 km from city centre
43 Royal Road, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Cape Capsules is situated in Cape Town and provides guests with free Wi-Fi. It is ideally located for those wanting to discover the area's attractions.
Free Wi-Fi
Airport shuttle
7.5
Good
160 reviews
Location
19.8 km from city centre

Tips for booking hostels in Cape Town

Gain useful insights and advice for booking the perfect stay in Cape Town. Price data is based on averages over the past 12 months and was last updated on 15 February 2024.
Cheapest month:June
Most expensive month:September
Average price in Cape Town:€22/night
Cheapest price found:€7/night
Cheapest day:Wednesday
Most expensive day:Saturday
€10 - €44
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
€14 - €48
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

Top-rated Cape Town hostels

Browse through properties in Cape Town that have received the highest ratings from guests. There are currently 8,708 properties in Cape Town and data was last updated on 15 February 2024.
According to our users, these are some of the best hostels to stay at in Cape Town. Be sure to read user reviews to learn why these hostels are among the highest rated.
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74 New Church Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
3.0 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Airport shuttle
€47
Avg. per night

Cheapest hostels in Cape Town, South Africa

Discover affordable stays in Cape Town that provide a quality experience without breaking the bank. Hotels in Cape Town can be found for as low as €9 per night. There is currently one property in Cape Town that can be booked for this price. Saltycrax Backpackers and Adventures is one of the hotels that can be booked for the lowest price in Cape Town. Price data was last updated on 15 February 2024
For those on a budget, these are the cheapest hostels available in Cape Town for the selected dates. If you have the flexibility, change the dates selected to compare prices.
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20 Briza Road, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
12.3 km from city centre
Parking
€9
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209 Long Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
2.5 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
€12
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2 Cavalcade Road, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
3.5 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
€13
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91 Loop Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
2.3 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Airport shuttle
€14
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46 Roeland Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
2.0 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Airport shuttle
€14
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82 New Church Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
3.0 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
€14
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179 Main Road, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
4.2 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
€16
Avg. per night
Harbour Rd & North Shore Drive, Hout Bay, Western Cape, South Africa
1.3 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
€16
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Other accommodations in Cape Town

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108 Main Road St.James, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
21.6 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
€133
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4 Varneys Road, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
3.9 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
€89
Avg. per night
14 Pine Road, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
4.0 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
€91
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
2.0 km from city centre
Air conditioning
€63
Avg. per night
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
2.7 km from city centre
€19
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
5.2 km from city centre
Air conditioning
€70
Avg. per night
1 Century City Boulevard, Century City, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
6.9 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
Airport shuttle
€75
Avg. per night

Where to stay in Cape Town

Explore different neighbourhoods and areas within Cape Town to find the perfect location for your stay. Map data was last updated on 15 February 2024.
Utilize the map to find properties close to the Cape Town area(s) or attractions you plan on visiting. Clicking on a hostel name will take you to a page with pricing, reviews, and more useful information.

Facts about staying in Cape Town

Find useful tips and insights about staying in Cape Town to help you make the most of your experience. FAQs were last updated on 15 February 2024.
  • 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 February 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 €8/night. In general, Cape Town hostels for €21 or less are a good deal.

  • What’s the best hostel in Cape Town?

    Based on our data, Villa Viva Cape Town is the best Cape Town hostel, with a rating of 8.6/10 from 956 reviews.

  • What hostel is closest to Cape Town Intl Airport?

    Kimberley Backpackers is the nearest hostel in Cape Town to Cape Town Intl Airport, at a distance of 17.5 km.

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

    The most popular neighbourhood is City Centre, with 3% of our users looking to stay in Cape Town searching for hostels in this area over the last 12 months. Urban Hive Backpackers is a popular hostel in City Centre that might be available for your travel dates, though there are other great properties in the area as well.

  • 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. 605 HotelsCombined reviewers gave the Atlantic Point Backpackers a score of 7.9/10.

  • 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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