Long Street Backpackers, Cape Town
Long Street Backpackers, Cape Town
Long Street Backpackers, Cape Town
Long Street Backpackers, Cape Town
Long Street Backpackers, Cape Town
Long Street Backpackers, Cape Town
Long Street Backpackers, Cape Town
Long Street Backpackers, Cape Town
Long Street Backpackers, Cape Town
Long Street Backpackers, Cape Town
Long Street Backpackers, Cape Town
Long Street Backpackers, Cape Town
Long Street Backpackers, Cape Town
Long Street Backpackers, Cape Town
Long Street Backpackers, Cape Town
Long Street Backpackers, Cape Town
Long Street Backpackers, Cape Town
Long Street Backpackers, Cape Town
Long Street Backpackers, Cape Town
Long Street Backpackers, Cape Town

Long Street Backpackers, Le Cap

Long Street
9,1
464 Reviews
Party Hostel Solo Traveller
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Amazing!!!

This place is ideal if you come to Long Street for its vibrant night life. I wasn't to please about the passport rule, but it shows that there number one priority is the safety of there guest. Had a great time and staff was friendly and professional. Love the courtyard and the balconies over looking Longstreet. Want to thank Figo and Juvenal for there help and friendly smiles.

Happy Days
2012-12-11
South AFrica

Pretty place, ugly attitude

I booked a week in advance and warned the establishment that I would be arriving late in the evening. I was turned away when I arrived at 6pm for not having a passport. Local ID was not accepted. I hadn't realised that LSB was an enclave of some country other than SA with its own border post, which is the only other place where alternate ID is not acceptable. This 'requirement' can't possibly be legal in terms of the equality court, was not explained on their website, and was hidden at the very end of one email after a whole lot of publicity guff. Management was also extremely rude about it -- escalating an argument, I think, in order to justify throwing me out. At best this works as a discrimination against locals, and my own growing suspicion is that the management actively uses this hidden clause as a way to police who is allowed in -- whether in terms of race, blondeness, age, shortness of skirt or perceived appropriateness to their personal taste I don't know. Certainly felt that way.

tigrrrlily
2012-04-24
SA

UNRELIABLE!!!!

Our booking was canceled by the staff less than a few hours before we were supposed to check in. The manager and other staff were extremely rude and uncooperative about the situation. This backpackers has a 24 hour cancellation policy ... guess what ... they did not charge us for "our" cancellation because we did not cancel our booking! Shocking service and very poor business practices. Stay ANYWHERE else in Cape Town, you can take a taxi easily to Long Street and you are not likely to be messed around by a place that will let you down in order to make a profit!

Emma, Davina & Angelique
2012-01-02
South African

Poor

Long Street Backpackers was a big disappointment. I've been in South Africa for well over three years, traveling frequently, and this has to be the worst backpackers I've encountered. Although at the heart of Cape Town, it felt eerily unsafe to wonder around this part of town. When I visited it was the peak of winter, however, unlike every other backpackers I'd stayed in no duvets were provided, only a small square blanket (when asked numerous times). The key to our dorm room didn't work properly and it regularly took about ten minutes to enter the room (as well as being the doorman for the other people staying in our dorm)! Stay at your will but beware. I have also stayed at Big Blue Backpackers which was much better, and although not downtown, it's only a stones throw from the beautiful V&A Waterfront.

Ben
2007-12-22
UK

AWESOME!

The Long Street backpackers made for some great times and great friends. Very laid back atmosphere, everyone very helpful. Very social and a great place if you are backpacking alone!

Lisa
2007-05-28
Canadian

Long Street Backpackers SWEET backpackers. We came into Cape Town to stay a couple of nights we were there almost two weeks. Full credit to Ollie he is a nutter but he knows the story and is everything you could want in a backpacker host. He even manages to do everybody else's job for them after they get too stoned. Anyone who wants to can get amongst Cape Town this is home base close to pubs/clubs/shops. You can bring your own beers inside, there's great cooking facilities, pool table, etc., etc. They just need a good video collection for those rainy/hungover/late days/mornings. For sure stay here.

Johnny Boy
2005-03-30

It's a gorgeous place, but I encountered too much racism from the owners to feel comfortable staying there.

Anonymous
2005-03-09

I had a good feeling about Long Street Backpackers. I booked in advance and was offered and arranged for airport pickup. I encountered no airport pickup and a denial of my room reservation. The manager would accept no responsibility for errors and was immature, rude and indifferent. He even tried to ridicule us in front of other people checking in. We consequently moved. On a positive note: since our return, we have contacted Long Street Backpackers, and were told that manager has resigned and they are investigating. Suffering cardiac arrest, I fear.

Terry Anderson/Jenny Coorigan
2005-02-10

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Description

Location and Contact

Location

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Address: 209 Long Street, Long Street, Le Cap, Western Cape, Afrique du Sud

Long Street Backpackers is listed on the following booking sites:

Hostelworld Booking.com Not listed at HostelsClub

Website

Website Long Street Backpackers Cape Town www.longstreetbackpackers.co.za
Phone Number: +27 (0)21 423 0615
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Facilities and Amenities

Party Hostel

Solo Traveller

Bedsheets

Luggage Storage

Towels

Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Airport Pickup

Bike Rental

City Tours

Lockers in Lobby

BBQ Grill

Bar

Board Games

Book Collection/Exchange

Cable TV

Concierge/Info Desk

Evening Entertainment

Gameroom

Hot Showers

Kitchen

Laundry

Live Music/Performance

Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental

Pool Table

TV

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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