9 Best Hostels in Cape Town

9 Best Hostels in Cape Town

Cape Town is a city filled with breathtaking landscapes, lively culture, and unique experiences. From Table Mountain to the picturesque coastline, Cape Town is a destination that offers something for everyone.

For those looking to explore the city while staying in affordable accommodation, the best hostels in Cape Town with private rooms are the perfect option. These hostels offer comfortable and private spaces to rest after a long day of adventures, while still providing opportunities to meet fellow travelers and experience the vibrant hostel culture of Cape Town.

In this article, we will explore the absolute top hostels in Cape Town that offer private rooms for the ultimate backpacking experience.

Short and crisp: The Best Hostels in Cape Town

  1. SaltyCrax Backpackers & Surflodge - best for Family-Friendly Hostel, Party Hostel, Quiet Rest, Solo Traveller
  2. Cape Town Surf Hostel & Lodge - best for Party Hostel, Solo Traveller
  3. The BIG - best for Family-Friendly Hostel, Solo Traveller
  4. Villa Viva - best for Groups (10+ people), Party Hostel, Solo Traveller
  5. Zebra Crossing Backpacker Lodge - best for Digital Nomads, Family-Friendly Hostel, Older travelers (+50), Quiet Rest, Solo Traveller
  6. Ashanti Lodge Backpackers - best for Groups (10+ people), Party Hostel, Solo Traveller
  7. MOY Guesthouse & Backpackers - best for Solo Traveller
  8. Never At Home Kloof Street - best for Digital Nomads, Female Solo Traveller, Party Hostel, Solo Traveller
  9. 91 Loop Boutique Hostel - best for Solo Traveller

How much are hostels in Cape Town?

Let us talk about prices. Here is a graph showing you average prices for a bed in a dorm and for a private room. Simply mouse-over to see rates for each month.

Prices can vary a lot, especially on high-season, weekends, and special holidays such as New Years Eve.

Average Dorm Price per Month in Cape Town

Average Dorm Price Graph

Average Private Room Price per Month in Cape Town

Average Private Price Graph

Full List of best Hostels in Cape Town

On the map: Hostel Locations in Cape Town

We've got your back when it comes to finding a great hostel location in Cape Town. We've gone ahead and mapped out all the hostels for you so you can get a good idea of where they're all at. This map will make your life so much easier!

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Hostel Haven: Choose Your Character

๐Ÿ† Overall Best Hostel:

SaltyCrax Backpackers & Surflodge

๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธ Female Solo-Traveler:

Never At Home Kloof Street

๐Ÿคน Solo-Traveler:

SaltyCrax Backpackers & Surflodge

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ Family Hostel with Kids:

SaltyCrax Backpackers & Surflodge

๐ŸŽ‰ Party Hostel:

SaltyCrax Backpackers & Surflodge

Still not sure? Pick this!

#1 Top Hostel in Cape Town: SaltyCrax Backpackers & Surflodge

This is the overall best rated hostel in Cape Town. The overall rating is 9.6. You cannot go wrong here.

It is your safest bet in case you are not sure which hostel to pick.

The price for a dorm at SaltyCrax Backpackers & Surflodge starts from $10.59.

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#1 Best Hostel in Cape Town
SaltyCrax Backpackers & Surflodge

FAQ about Cape Town Hostels

We've collected the most common questions for hostels in Cape Town. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Cape Town costs $17 for a dorm. A private room in a hostel in Cape Town costs $65. (based on Hostelz.com price comparison)
The only website listing all 31 Hostels in Cape Town is Hostelz.com. We are a specialized hostel price comparison.
Villa Viva is the best hostel in Cape Town for groups.
Never At Home Kloof Street is the best rated hostel in Cape Town for female solo travellers.
Hostelz.com compares prices for 31 hostels in Cape Town, South Africa. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Cape Town such as
  • 5 hotels
  • 7 guesthouses
  • 5 apartments

This makes Hostelz.com the best place to find cheap accommodation in Cape Town.

SaltyCrax Backpackers & Surflodge is the best hostel for partying in Cape Town.

It offers: Pub Crawls, Bar, Nightclub.

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Best Hostel in Cape Town is...

SaltyCrax Backpackers & Surflodge!

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