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91 Loop
91 Loop
8.8 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 1,432 reviews
8.8

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 luggage storage, a tour desk and a 24-hour reception.

Atlantic Point Backpackers
Atlantic Point Backpackers
8.7 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 407 reviews
8.7

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. It also offers an outdoor pool, bicycle rental and a kids pool.

Ashanti Lodge Backpackers Gardens
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 237 reviews
8.4

Situated in Cape Town, Ashanti Lodge Backpackers offers 3-star accommodation, as well as an outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi. It is ideally located for those wishing to discover the area's attractions.

Wish U Were Here Lodge And Backpackers
Wish U Were Here Lodge And Backpackers
6.1 Good
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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1.6 km from city centre, Cape Town, South Africa 
GoodBased on 229 reviews
6.1

Located in Cape Town, Wish U Were Here Lodge and backpackers is an easy drive from Table Bay and Parliament of South Africa. Those staying at the property can also take advantage of complimentary wireless internet throughout their stay.

Tips for booking a hostel in Cape Town

Cheapest month:May
Most expensive month:December
Average price in Cape_Town:$41/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$7/night
Cheapest day:Friday
Most expensive day:Tuesday
$28 - $63
Average price per night. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
$24 - $58
Average price per night. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

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Atlantic Point Backpackers
Atlantic Point Backpackers
8.7 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. It also offers an outdoor pool, bicycle rental and a kids pool.

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91 Loop
91 Loop
8.8 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 luggage storage, a tour desk and a 24-hour reception.

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91 Loop
91 Loop
8.8 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 luggage storage, a tour desk and a 24-hour reception.

$18
Avg. per night
Atlantic Point Backpackers
Atlantic Point Backpackers
8.7 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. It also offers an outdoor pool, bicycle rental and a kids pool.

$21
Avg. per night
Ashanti Lodge Backpackers Gardens
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 

Situated in Cape Town, Ashanti Lodge Backpackers offers 3-star accommodation, as well as an outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi. It is ideally located for those wishing to discover the area's attractions.

$27
Avg. per night
Wish U Were Here Lodge And Backpackers
Wish U Were Here Lodge And Backpackers
6.1 Good
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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1.6 km from city centre, Cape Town, South Africa 

Located in Cape Town, Wish U Were Here Lodge and backpackers is an easy drive from Table Bay and Parliament of South Africa. Those staying at the property can also take advantage of complimentary wireless internet throughout their stay.

$37
Avg. per night

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Cape Town hostel FAQs

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

    $42/night is an average price for a hostel in Cape Town throughout the year. Hostel prices do vary, and you’ll find that in October is the most expensive month to book, and in July 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 $27 or less are a good deal.

  • What’s the best hostel in Cape Town?

    Based on rated reviews, the best hostel in Cape Town is 91 Loop. 1,432 users from HotelsCombined gave the 91 Loop a 8.8/10 rating.

  • What hostel is closest to Cape Town Intl Airport?

    The closest Cape Town hostel to Cape Town Intl Airport is Wish U Were Here Lodge And Backpackers, which is 14.1 km away.

  • What is the most popular hostel in Cape Town closest to Cape Town International Convention Centre?

    91 Loop happens to be the most popular Cape Town hostel near Cape Town International Convention Centre among our users. The 91 Loop has a current rating of 8.8 from 1,432 HotelsCombined travellers. Cape Town International Convention Centre is also conveniently located just 1.1 km from this hostel.

  • Should I stay in a Cape Town hostel?

    Aside from the fact that Cape Town hostels tend to be more affordable than other stay types, they also have a more lively social scene. This social environment is perfect for individuals, couples, and even families who are looking to meet fellow travellers in Cape Town.