The best part of a holiday is diving into the culture and vibrant atmosphere of a city and making fantastic new friends along the way — backpackers often head to hostels, the best places to achieve this. Offering all of the necessities and features of a hotel (but without the hefty price), we round up the top budget accommodations in Cape Town.
Named one of the best hostels in Africa, Backpack & Travel is an award-winning, fair trade and environmentally-friendly hostel. If you’re looking to make greener choices, be sure to book a room at The Backpack, as they use biodegradable cleaning products, recycle on a monthly basis, and use vegetable scraps to feed their worm farms. The lodge accommodates 100 people in 35 rooms, all of which are individually styled with air conditioning and private or shared bathrooms. A free continental breakfast and unlimited WiFi is included, not to mention the use of the outdoor pool, pool table, and travel center to help you plan your Cape Town adventure. On-site facilities include a café and bar, fully equipped kitchen, laundry facilities, ATM and luggage storage room, ensuring that your stay is as stress-free and enjoyable as possible.