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 1,122 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 915 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 394 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 547 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.

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.

Tips for booking hostels in Cape Town

Cheapest month:February
Most expensive month:December
Average price in Cape Town:₱80,732/night
Cheapest price found:₱333/night
Cheapest day:Wednesday
Most expensive day:Tuesday
₱678 - ₱4,159
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₱1,221 - ₱1,939
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Cape Town travel FAQs

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

    ₱1,453 per night is how much hostels in Cape Town cost, on average. ₱353 per night was the lowest price recently found by HotelsCombined users - but anything for ₱1,358 per night or less is a good deal. Cape Town hostel prices fluctuate throughout the year, with April being the most expensive month to book, and in July being the cheapest.

  • What’s the best hostel in Cape Town?

    Based on our data, The Backpack is the best Cape Town hostel, with a rating of 8.6/10 from 547 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.

  • Should I stay in a Cape Town hostel?

    Hostels in Cape Town tend to have a more active social scene than hotels, so they’re perfect for outgoing travelers looking to meet other people. Cape Town hostels are, on average, cheaper than other stays in the city due to their dorm-style sleeping quarters. However, this means you can spend your money elsewhere such as on local tours and events.