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African Soul Surfer is one of two backpacker hostels currently open in Muizenberg, and as the name suggests it also caters mainly to the surfer crowd. The Location Located right by the beach with a view right across the bay to Simon's Town, African Soul Surfer is just a three-minute walk from the railway station. Muizenberg is easily reached from Cape Town city center by train in around fift...

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iKhaya Stellenbosch Backpackers is one of the essential stops on the backpacker trail and an easy visit from Cape Town. It's one of the few backpacker hostel choices here. The Location iKhaya Stellenbosch Backpackers is located right in the center of town, about a fifteen-minute walk from the train station, where trains run every ninety minutes or so from Cape Town city center. The backpacke...

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33 South Boutique Backpackers is one of half a dozen hostels in the Observatory suburb of Cape Town, all within ten minutes' walk of each other. The Location Located down a quiet street, just five minutes' walk from the metro train station and Lower Main Road bars, cafes, and restaurants, 33 South Boutique Backpackers is easily reached from the city center by train or minibus in ten minutes....

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Bohemian Lofts Backpackers is one of a number of backpacker hostels in the southern suburb of Cape Town called Observatory or "Obs" to the locals. The Location Located above two cafes right on Lower Main Road, the social hub of Observatory, Bohemian Lofts occupies an old building with an impressive balcony. Less than ten minutes' walk from the train station, it's an easy journey by public tr...

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One of around half a dozen backpacker choices in the Observatory suburb of Cape Town, Observatory Backpackers is a popular haunt for budget travelers to Cape Town. The Location Observatory Backpackers is about three hundred meters from the Lower Main Road bars and cafes, so it's nice and handy but away from the noise and hustle. It's a ten-minute walk from the train station and trains to the...

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Mousebird Backpackers & Safaris CC is one of two backpackers' in Tsumeb at the time of writing, and offers a completely different experience from the other. Altogether more basic and a lot cheaper, it's pretty good value for money. The Location Mousebird is located on the corner of a quiet street, just around the corner from the Tsumeb Museum. It isn't signposted around town, so get directio...

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Observatory (or "Obs" to its residents) is a southern suburb of Cape Town, but is blessed with more than half a dozen backpackers hostels all within about two hundred meters of each other -- The Green Elephant Backpackers is one of the most popular with a mix of tourists and locals. The Location Observatory is very easily reached by metro from Cape Town center and by the many minibuses tha...

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Bothy Hostel provides a cozy stay in downtown Arequipa. Staff are friendly, rooms are well-priced, and there are plenty of places to hang out. The Location The hostel is located a few minutes' walk outside Arequipa’s historical center, five blocks from the main plaza. Several parks can also be found within a short jaunt. Directly outside the hostel, travelers will encounter multiple restaura...

2018-05-21 Bothy HostelArequipa, Peru
Frommers

Aham Backpackers Hostel is a small hostel spread over two floors with several air-conditioned dorm rooms with inclusive breakfast, towel, and free Wi-Fi throughout. The Location The hostel is located just a few minutes' walk from the start of the Mount Phousi Trail, and five minutes from the night markets and the popular Utopia Bar. Surrounded by many shops and restaurants, it has a great l...