Cobern Street Backpackers, Cape Town

Long Street
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"If Long Street is the heart of Cape Town, then Long Street Backpackers is Long Street's soul."

Long Street Backpackers is one of the original backpacker hostels in Cape Town. It is famous for its friendly atmosphere and fantastic location. Set in a private oasis in the centre of Long Street, there’s plenty of eating, drinking and partying, literally on your doorstep. An unassuming entry from the main street leads you to the large and leafy courtyard. It is a magnet for travellers from all over the world. This is the place to meet fun people and share great times exploring Cape Town’s many beautiful attractions.

Our hostel offers cheap backpacker prices for both rooms and travel/tours. Each dorm has its own bathroom, and there are twin, double and single rooms available.

We have decades of experience with all the best tour providers and our staff will be able to help you make the most of your time and budget while travelling in South Africa. We can answer any tour or travel question you have.

We offer our own regular activities, such as: traditional braais (barbeques), Full Moon parties, beach days, sunset trips, Lion’s Head hikes and more.

• Lively Bar - with the cheapest drinks on Long Street!
• Travel Desk
• Pool Table
• TV Room – with full DSTV
• Kitchen - Large and well equipped
• Dining Rooms
• Balconies
• Public Phones
• Courtyard with Braai (BBQ)
• Free Potjie (a traditional vegetable stew) every Sunday
• Laundry
• Book Swap
• Free sheets, blankets and towels
• Free Luggage Store
• Dormitories and private rooms
• Lockers and safes
• Security guard
• 24/7 on street security
• Free pickup from the airport (8am to 8pm) for a 1 person staying 4 or more nights, or 2 persons staying 3 nights or more

Tours and Bookings
• Wine Tours
• Shark Cage Diving
• Cape Peninsula Tour
• Township Tours
• Skydiving
• Abseiling on Table Mountain
• Kloofing
• Paragliding
• Mountain Biking
• Sand boarding
• Surfing
• Horse riding
• Whale Watching
• Safaris
• Overland Tours
• Baz Bus - Booking, pickup and drop off
• Airport Transfers
• Car Hire
• Intercape Coach Tickets
• Half price entry to Zula Sound Bar - The best live music and nightclub venue on Long Street

Location and Contact


• You'll find us at the intersection of Long Street and Pepper Street.
• We are opposite a large, colourful restaurant called Mama Africa - you can't miss it!
• Ring the bell at the blue gate at street level, and our receptionists will let you in.



Address: 209 Long Street, Long Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Distance to city center: 0.63 km

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Website Cobern Street Backpackers Cape Town
Phone Number: +27 (0)21 423 0615
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Facilities and Amenities

Adventure Hostels

Party Hostel

Solo Traveller

Youth Hostel


Luggage Storage


Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Airport Pickup

Bike Rental

City Tours

Lockers in Lobby

24 Hour Security

BBQ Grill


Board Games

Book Collection/Exchange

Cable TV

Concierge/Info Desk

Evening Entertainment


Hot Showers




Live Music/Performance

Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental


Pool Table



Table Tennis

Credit Card Payments

Wheelchair Accessible

Service Animals

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: Unlimited

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 8am to 12 Midnight

Size: Large (60-100 beds)

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