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Observatory Backpackers - Cape Town

235 Lower Main Road, Cape Town, South Africa, 7925  show map
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Observatory Backpackers - Cape Town

Wi-Fi
Free parking
Kitchen facilities

Shared kitchen

Air conditioning
Laundry
TV

Leisure/ TV room

Check-in/ Check-out

Express check-in/ -out

VIP check-in/ -out

Luggage storage

Locker room

Overview

Individual services and a lovely atmosphere make feel like home.

This comfortable hostel is situated about 6 km from V&A Waterfront. Guests will enjoy contemporary and Mexican cuisine of Hello Sailor, which is about 450 meters away.

It is less than 20 minutes by car to Cape Town International airport.

Rooms

Aside from wireless internet, a balcony, a writing table, an iron with ironing board and a separate toilet, rooms have beds with foam pillows, feather pillows and linens. The rooms also have a hardwood floor. Rooms are fitted with single beds and bunk beds. Guestrooms feature access to private bathrooms.

Eat & Drink

This venue offers a communal kitchen for self catering purposes.

Services

Guests are welcome to use a designated smoking place, a car park and a storage room for general purposes.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hostel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   11.

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Facilities

General

  • Smoking allowed in designated areas
  • Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • 24-hour reception
  • VIP check-in/ -out
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Locker room

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Spa & Leisure

  • Garden area
  • BBQ facilities
  • Leisure/ TV room

Self-catering

  • Shared kitchen

Media

  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Parquet floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 1 pm FREE
Check-out until 10 am FREE

Children and extra beds

One child
0 - 5 years
Existing bedding FREE
Extra bed 100% of the room stay
Children above
5 years or adults
Extra bed 100% of the room stay
There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
Maximum capacity of cots and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hostel

hostel Observatory Backpackers - Cape Town Cape Town location
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Hostel Address:

235 Lower Main Road, Cape Town, South Africa, 7925

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Airports
Train
  • Observatory Railway Station
    1700 ft
  • Salt River Railway Station
    3300 ft
Underground
  • Metropolitan Golf Club
    4.1 mi
Restaurants
  • Pancho's (cuisine: Mexican)
    1500 ft
  • Hello Sailor (cuisine: Contemporary)
    1400 ft
Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  1 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of rooms:
    11

Rooms and availability

Observatory Backpackers photos Room
Bed 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
  • Room size:

    130 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Balcony
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  • General:Work desk
  • Wardrobe
  • Parquet floor
  • Bathroom:Shared bathroom
  • Towels
  • Shared toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Media:Wake up service
Room Description:

Single bed in a 8-bed mixed dormitory room with bunk beds and shared bathroom facilities.

Observatory Backpackers photos Room
Double Room
  • Room size:

    45 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Balcony
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Wardrobe
  • Parquet floor
  • Bathroom:Shared bathroom
  • Towels
  • Shared toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Media:Wake up service
Room Description:

This double room has shared bathroom facilities.

Observatory Backpackers photos Room
Bed 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
  • Room size:

    55 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Balcony
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Wardrobe
  • Parquet floor
  • Bathroom:Shared bathroom
  • Towels
  • Shared toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Media:Wake up service
Room Description:

Single bed in a 4-bed dormitory room with shared bathroom facilities.

Observatory Backpackers photos Room
Double Room Private Bathroom
  • Room size:

    45 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Balcony
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Wardrobe
  • Parquet floor
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Media:Wake up service
Room Description:

This double room has a private bathroom and wooden flooring.

Observatory Backpackers photos Room
Family Room
  • Room size:

    55 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Balcony
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Wardrobe
  • Parquet floor
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Media:Wake up service
Room Description:

This room has a private bathroom and wooden flooring.

Observatory Backpackers photos Exterior Hotel information
Bed 4-Bed Luxury Mixed Dormitory
  • Room size:

    55 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

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  • General:Wardrobe
  • Parquet floor
  • Bathroom:Towels
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Media:Wake up service
Room Description:

Single bed in Luxury 4-bed dormitory room. Each bed has a privacy panel, a private shelf, a lamp and a plug point.

Observatory Backpackers Location

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Local attractions

  • Greenmarket Square2.9 mi
    Cape Town CentralSouth Africa
  • Cape Town Diamond Museum3.2 mi
    Level 1 The Clock Tower V&A Waterfront
  • Signal Hill 3.9 mi
    Cape Town CentralSouth Africa
  • Long Street3.0 mi
  • Ratanga Junction3.5 mi
    Centry Boulevard

Restaurants nearby

  • Pancho's1500 ft

    Address: 127 lower main road, Observatory
    Phone: 0214474854

    61% likes this, based on 47 reviews
    Cuisine: Mexican
    Price Range: USD 5 - USD 10

  • Linko Restaurant1400 ft

    Address: 88 Lower Main Road Observatory
    Phone: 27 21 447 6509

    72% likes this, based on 12 reviews

  • 1890 House Sushi1600 ft

    Address: Lynton, Trill Road
    Phone: +27 21 447 1450 ‎

    86% likes this, based on 47 reviews
    Cuisine: Japanese

  • Hello Sailor1400 ft

    Address: 86 Lower Main Road

    70% likes this, based on 32 reviews
    Cuisine: Contemporary

  • A Touch of Madness - Victorian Quaffery1500 ft

    Address: 12Nuttal Road
    Phone: +27214482266

    55% likes this, based on 50 reviews
    Cuisine: Contemporary
    Price Range: USD 2 - USD 20

Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  1 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of rooms:
    11
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How to reach hostel

hostel Observatory Backpackers - Cape Town Cape Town location
Show big map »

Hostel Address:

235 Lower Main Road, Cape Town, South Africa, 7925

Get directions
Airports
Train
  • Observatory Railway Station
    1700 ft
  • Salt River Railway Station
    3300 ft
Underground
  • Metropolitan Golf Club
    4.1 mi
Restaurants
  • Pancho's (cuisine: Mexican)
    1500 ft
  • Hello Sailor (cuisine: Contemporary)
    1400 ft
Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  1 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of rooms:
    11