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Long Street Backpackers

2-star2 stars
209 Long street, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8001, South Africa

Adults-only hostel with bar/lounge, near Long Street
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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Restrictions related to your trip

COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.  Check restrictions for your trip.

  • The interior courtyard was very unique and cute; lots of plants and stringed lights. This…Jan 6, 2020
  • Stay was amazing, vibrant atmosphere filled with a beautiful setting. Would stay there…Nov 2, 2019

Long Street Backpackers

from NZ$34
  • Basic Double Room
  • Single Room
  • Shared Dormitory
  • Shared Dormitory
  • Shared Dormitory
  • Basic Twin Room
  • Basic Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm
  • Basic Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm

What’s around Long Street Backpackers


  • In Cape Town City Centre
  • Long Street - 1 min walk
  • Kloof Street - 4 min walk
  • Castle of Good Hope - 16 min walk
  • Cape Town International Convention Centre - 17 min walk
  • Two Oceans Aquarium - 35 min walk
  • Cape Town Cruise Terminal - 37 min walk
  • Cape Town Stadium - 37 min walk

Getting around

  • Cape Town Intl. Airport (CPT) - 21 min drive
  • Cape Town Station - 13 min walk
  • Cape Town Bellville Station - 19 min drive
  • Airport pick-up service

At a glance

Key facts


  • 20 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
The front desk is open daily from noon - midnight. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. All guests must show a valid passport. This is the only form of identification that is accepted at this property.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free onsite self parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Caters to adults only
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Bar/lounge
  • Barbecue grills
  • Microwave in a common area
Things to do
  • Billiards or pool table
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • Afrikaans
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

In the room

Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Freshen up
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping

Long Street Backpackers’s small print

Also known as

  • Long Street Backpackers Hostel Cape Town
  • Long Street Backpackers Hostel
  • Long Street Backpackers Cape Town
  • Long Street Backpackers
  • Long Backpackers Cape Town
  • Long Street Backpackers Cape Town
  • Long Street Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property only accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash for all onsite payments.

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 300 per vehicle

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Long Street Backpackers

  • Does Long Street Backpackers offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Long Street Backpackers does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Long Street Backpackers?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Long Street Backpackers?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Are pets allowed at Long Street Backpackers?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Long Street Backpackers?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Long Street Backpackers?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Addis in Cape (4-min walk), Bean There (4-min walk), and Haiku (4-min walk).
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Long Street Backpackers?
    Yes, a shuttle from the airport to the hotel is available. The charge is ZAR 300 per vehicle.
  • Is there an onsite casino at Long Street Backpackers?
    No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but GrandWest Casino & Entertainment World (14-min drive) is nearby.

Recent reviews

Good 7.6 From 13 reviews

Poor 2.0
Staff terrible. Really dirty. Bugs. SUPER NOISY. Dangerous area. STAY AWAY!!!
us5 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
It was a excellent experience
Nico, za4 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
In the City, no Taxis required to get around and very friendly staff!
us2 night family trip
Poor 2.0
I didn't sleep there, I decided to leave with family immediately. The was no place to sleep there, even the Staff Member who was showing me the place said its full but we will make a plan. I fill robbed by Guys .....however till I got my money back I rest.
us1 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Goody goody
It’s a nice and comfortable place to stay in downtown. Bed was comfortable. Check. In and check out was pretty smooth. Staff was exceptionally friendly.
Imran, gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
My name is Cyrus I had the best time of my life in there everything nice ,clean ,friendly ,welcome good times
gb12 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Have fun
If you are alone or with friends to enjoy Cape Town, Long Street BackPackers is a excellent option. The location is really good and the price better yet.
za2 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
good experience there. ..
songchiang, tw4 night trip
Good 6.0
Lodewikus, za1 night trip
Good 6.0
catalina, za7 night trip

Long Street Backpackers