Best hostels in cape town

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While traveling the first thing you look for is an accommodation which fits your budget and saves you a lot for other activities. This applied to most of all irrespective whether you are a solo traveler touring Cape Town for few days or traveling with family or friends. If this is what you are looking for then you should have a look at some of the best hostels in Cape Town which are sure to fulfill your requirements.

‘Cape Town’ is South Africa’s one of the most happening and lively city is blessed with amazing natural beauties. A city like Cape Town which offers one so much to see and experience will make you stay for a longer period of time. Staying in hotels for such a long period may take more than half of your budget. That’s where hostels come in to play. Hostels not only offer cheap staying but it also gives you a chance meet people of different background and cultures. Few hostels in ‘Cape Town’ also offer a great nightlife with great bars.

7 Best Hostels In Cape Town

Here we have chosen the best hostels in ‘Cape Town’ for backpackers who want budget-friendly accommodations. These hostels will indeed help you to experience this beautiful town without much worrying about the budget:

1. 91 Loop

91 Loop

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This hostel is one of the best hostels in ‘Cape Town’ city center. This hostel is just a few minutes' walks away from the Green Market Square and Long Street. You are welcome at any time of the day in this hostel. This hostel offers a restaurant, a bar and a yard with facilities of outdoor seating.

Furnished with all the contemporary amenities the hostel offers private rooms, dormitory, and air-conditioned rooms. The hostel room features, reading lamps, long beds, private locker, electric plug points. Towels and linen are also provided.

In the ground floor, you will find a cool ‘Honey badger Bar and Restaurant'. It serves seasonal dishes made from local fresh produce. It also offers free Wi-Fi. The hostel also offers free walking tours of ‘Cape Town’, tour and travel arrangements and movie nights.

Location: 91 Loop Street, ‘Cape Town’, South Africa
Ratings: 8.9

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2. The B.I.G Backpackers

B.I.G Backpackers

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This amazing hostel is located just a few minutes' walks from ‘V&A Waterfront’ and ‘Sea Point Promenade’. There are two types of rooms available private rooms and dormitory rooms. The hostel also houses a pool. Offers free Wi-Fi and a continental breakfast every day. There are two contemporary kitchens for guests to share. The hostel neighbors a lot of cafes and restaurants.

The hostel building has two terrace and outdoor chilling space. While in the indoors you will find lounge areas, game rooms, and a library. Sites to visit near the hostel are the Robben Island, ‘Cape Town’ Aquarium, Clifton’s beaches, Signal Hill, Camps Bay, and Lion Head Hiking Trail. The hostel also helps you in organizing these trips and provides airport shuttle services for which they charge extra. This is an ideal place to stay for those who are looking for some adventurous activities in ‘Cape Town’.

Location: Thornhill Road, Green Point, ‘Cape Town’, South Africa
Ratings: 9.4

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3. Once in ‘Cape Town’

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‘Once in Cape Town’ hostel is located in the lively and happening ‘Kloof Street’. The hostel offers dorms containing single beds for individuals with shared bathroom and TV. It also offers private rooms which provide a marvelous view of the mountains.Every bed in the dorm has its own charging socket and private lockers. Private rooms are furnished with all modern conveniences, a TV, private bathroom and a king size bed. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hostel area. ‘De Waal Park’ is just 500 m away and the ‘Castle of Good Hope’ is 1.2 mi away.A light breakfast is offered every day. The hostel staffs are very friendly and helpful. Couples like to stay in this hostel.

Location: Kloof Street, Gardens, ‘Cape Town’,South Africa
Ratings: 9.2

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4. Long Street Backpackers

Street Backpackers

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The ‘Long Street Backpackers’ is one of the preferred hostels in ‘Cape Town’ Long Street. The hostel offers three types of accommodations dormitory, double and single. Each room is accessible to a shared bathroom. Rooms are modern and clean. The hostels house a shared kitchen and a common lounge area. There is a cash machine on the premises of the hostel and a bar.

Facilities to hire a car and airport shuttle service are also available at extra charge. The Garden is 300m away from the hostel and the Long Street supermarket is just a few steps away. The hostel also facilitates free Wi-Fi, BBQ amenities and an open terrace. The hostel staffs are always keen to provide you with the best service. As this hostel is centrally located it is highly recommended.

Location: Long Street, ‘Cape Town’, South Africa
Ratings: 8.5

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5. Never@Home ‘Cape Town’

Home ‘Cape Town

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This trendy hostel is located in the suburbs of Green Point. The hostel offers contemporary dormitory, private rooms. Private rooms have private bathrooms but dormitory shares a common bathroom. All the rooms are air-conditioned, dormitories contain bunk beds, private lockers and separate reading lights for each bed.The hostel is just 800m from the ‘Cape Town Stadium’ and the popular ‘V&A Waterfront’ is just a few minutes from the hostel. ‘Randy Warthog Bar & Grill’ is open 24 X 7. The hostel welcomes guest at any time of the day.The hostels are very helpful. The hostel is quite popular in the area so the hostel is very easy to locate as most of the drivers know about the hostel. The hostel away from the hustle bustle of the city is a perfect place for a quiet and calm stay.

Location: Main Road, ‘Green Point’, ‘Cape Town’, South Africa
Ratings: 8.7

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6. Urban Hive Backpackers

Hive Backpackers

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The ‘Urban Hive Backpackers’ is situated in a heritage building which is built in Victorian architecture. The hostel is located on the always lively ‘Long Street’ in ‘Cape Town’. The hostel offers various kinds of accommodation like single, double, twin and dormitories. All the rooms are provided with all modern facilities. Sheets and towels are available on request. All the rooms share a common bathroom on all floor.

Guests staying in the hostel can use the common kitchen which is equipped with all the modern and necessary facilities. There is a bar in the hostel from where you can avail drinks. Moreover, BBQ facilities are also available. There are two balconies in the hostel which gives you an overlook of Long Street with the great Table Mountain in the background.

The hostel staffs are very welcoming and cooperative and can help you in organizing your trips, cabs and airport shuttles.

Location: Long Street, ‘Cape Town’, South Africa
Ratings: 8.1

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7. The Backpack

The Backpack

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This hostel is South Africa's one of the most renowned and award-winning hostel. This hostel is the best in providing relaxed, comfortable travel experiences to the guests. ‘The Backpack' offers a different type of rooms like private rooms and dormitories equipped with all sort modern amenities. The hostel provides a continental breakfast every day. The bar in the hostel remains open until late hours every night. The hostel house a kitchen which guest can use to make their own food.

Free Wi-Fi facility is also available. There are a craft outlet and a travel desk in the hostel premises. Private lockers are also there.The hostel is in short distance from Kloof Street, Long Street, and Bree Street. All these streets are lively and trendy and available all sorts of amenities like bars, restaurants, and other popular attractions.

Location: New Church Street, ‘Cape Town’, South Africa
Ratings: 8.6

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‘Cape Town’ is a global city which is always lively and happening. These hostels in ‘Cape Town’ is located at the city centers are the best options to stay here during your visit. It saves your money and time too. There are a lot more hostels in ‘Cape Town’ Long Street which you can check out. So when you are visiting South Africa, you can stay in one of these hostels and experience the beauty of this amazing city.

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