Backpacking in the Western Cape

Western Cape on a Shoe-String Budget / Backpacking and Budget Travel in the Western Cape. Backpacking offers a great opportunity to meet and share experiences with like-minded travellers from all over the world. Over the last few years, so many hostels have opened that you can travel the length and breadth of the country staying only in backpackers hostels. From South Africa's unique backpackers bus (Baz Bus) to budget tours customised for the student traveller, South Africa is well equipped for the student or budget traveller.

Accommodation for Backpackers in the Western Cape / Hostels and Western Cape Backpackers Lodges offer excellent value for money, hospitality and a safe and friendly, laid-back environment for tourists travelling on a budget. Besides the financial "perks" of choosing a backpackers lodge, they are also a great way to meet like-minded travellers and your friendly hosts will share secrets known only to locals.

Most backpackers lodges also arrange adventure tours, group trips to the must-see attractions in their region and transport for guests, but confirm this with your chosen hostel before arrival.

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Sea Point, Western Cape Self Catering

The Courtyard Backpackers

Sleeps 22 people in 19 units

The Courtyard Backpackers is located on the first floor of a historical building on Sea Point Main Road. Various ...

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  • Free WiFi is available
  • No airport transfers
  • No free parking
  • Pets are not allowed
  • The Courtyard Backpackers does not have a swimming pool
  • All ages are not allowed, some age groups may be allowed, please confirm

Cape Town Central, Western Cape Hotel / Bed & Breakfast

Daddy Long Legs Art Hotel

Sleeps 26 people in 13 rooms

Situated in the heart of the Cape Town City centre. Daddy Long Legs offers fashionable, vibrant and affordable ...

Very Good [3 verified reviews]

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  • Daddy Long Legs Art Hotel does not have a swimming pool
  • Family friendly, children of all ages are welcome

Milnerton, Western Cape Self Catering

Colors of Cape Town Lodge

Sleeps 19 people in 6 units

Colors of Cape Town is close to all amenities nestled in a quiet suburb offering a homely atmosphere. Colors of Cape ...

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  • Family friendly, children of all ages are welcome

Beaufort West, Western Cape Hotel / Bed & Breakfast / Self Catering

Wagon Wheel Country Lodge

Sleeps 121 people in 34 rooms

The very popular and well-known Wagon Wheel Country Lodge is conveniently located just off the N1, 1km from the ...

Good [1 verified review]

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  • 700
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  • Swimming pool on site
  • Family friendly, children of all ages are welcome

Pinelands, Western Cape Self Catering

Lighthouse Farm Backpackers Lodge

Sleeps 46 people in 9 units

The Lighthouse Farm Lodge & Backpackers is situated on The Oude Molen Eco Village - a beautiful site on the last ...

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  • Lighthouse Farm Backpackers Lodge does not have a swimming pool
  • Family friendly, children of all ages are welcome

Strand, Western Cape Self Catering

Bedrock Guest Studios

Sleeps 36 people in 5 units

Bedrock Guest Studios is a great base from which to explore False Bay and everything on offer in the area. We are a ...

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  • Bedrock Guest Studios does not have a swimming pool
  • Family friendly, children of all ages are welcome

Muizenberg, Western Cape Self Catering

African Soul Surfer Backpackers

Sleeps 21 people in 8 units

Located in the surfing Mecca of Muizenberg, African Soul Surfer Backpackers offers comfortable accommodation and is a ...

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  • 575
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  • African Soul Surfer Backpackers does not have a swimming pool
  • Family friendly, children of all ages are welcome

Struisbaai, Western Cape Guest House

Mermaid Guest House

Sleeps 23 people in 8 rooms

Come rest a while in our beautiful seaside village. Boasting the longest continuous beach in Southern Africa, the 14km ...

Excellent [5 verified reviews]

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Cape Town Central, Western Cape Self Catering

Parliament Lodge

Sleeps 14 people in 7 units

Parliament Lodge offers budget accommodation in the centre of Cape Town and is within walking distance to the well ...

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  • Parliament Lodge does not have a swimming pool
  • All ages are not allowed, some age groups may be allowed, please confirm

Cape Town Central, Western Cape Self Catering

Carnival Court Backpackers

Sleeps 57 people in 48 units

Carnival Court Backpackers is set over three floors in a grand building in the Cape Town City Bowl. From here you are ...

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  • 480
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  • Carnival Court Backpackers does not have a swimming pool
  • All ages are not allowed, some age groups may be allowed, please confirm

Hermanus, Western Cape Guest House

Zoete Inval Traveller's Lodge

Sleeps 21 people in 7 units

Zoete Inval Traveller's Lodge is a comfortable home away from home offering bed and breakfast accommodation in seven ...

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  • 800
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  • Pets are not allowed
  • Zoete Inval Traveller's Lodge does not have a swimming pool
  • Family friendly, children of all ages are welcome

Cape Town Central, Western Cape Guest House / Self Catering

106 on Adderley

Sleeps 75 people in 60 units

106 on Adderley offers comfortable accommodation in basic rooms on Adderley Street. The establishment is within walking ...

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  • Pets are not allowed
  • 106 on Adderley does not have a swimming pool
  • All ages are not allowed, some age groups may be allowed, please confirm

Gordons Bay, Western Cape Backpackers Lodge

47 Gypsies

Sleeps 10 people in 3 units

47 Gypsies set right against Gordons Bay Beach is located close to the beach, restaurants and trendy nightspots ...

Excellent [1 verified review]

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  • 695
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  • 47 Gypsies does not have a swimming pool
  • All ages are not allowed, some age groups may be allowed, please confirm

Gansbaai, Western Cape Bed & Breakfast / Self Catering

Aire del Mar Guest House

Sleeps 10 people in 5 rooms

Aire del Mar is ideally situated in the quiet seaside resort of Kleinbaai, world known for viewing of the Great White ...

Excellent [6 verified reviews]

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  • Aire del Mar Guest House does not have a swimming pool
  • Family friendly, children of all ages are welcome

Citrusdal, Western Cape Accommodation

Wolfkop Camp Accommodation

Sleeps 72 people in 12 units

These totally private free form (Bedouin) tented villages are pitched up for you at a swim area at the Olifants River ...

Good [2 verified reviews]

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  • 750
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  • Free WiFi is not offered
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  • Pets are allowed by prior arrangement
  • Wolfkop Camp Accommodation does not have a swimming pool
  • All ages are not allowed, some age groups may be allowed, please confirm

Green Point, Western Cape Self Catering

A Sunflower Stop

Sleeps 47 people in 8 units

A Sunflower Stop is a small and charming 4-star city hostel offering relaxing and comfortable budget accommodation in ...

Excellent [4 verified reviews]

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Tulbagh, Western Cape Self Catering

Tulbagh Travellers Lodge

Sleeps 13 people in 3 units

Tulbagh Travellers Lodge offers guests spacious accommodation in clean, well-decorated bright and sunny rooms. A large ...

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Observatory, Western Cape Bed & Breakfast

African Heart Backpackers

Sleeps 8 people in 3 units

Located in Cape Town, African Heart Backpackers is a small lodge offering a high quality standard of backpackers ...

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  • Pets are not allowed
  • African Heart Backpackers does not have a swimming pool
  • Family friendly, children of all ages are welcome

Napier, Western Cape Bed & Breakfast / Self Catering

The Suntouched Inn

Sleeps 16 people in 6 rooms

The Suntouched Inn offers unique Bed & Breakfast style accommodation in the tranquil country village of Napier ...

Excellent [18 verified reviews]

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  • 500
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Gardens, Western Cape Backpackers Lodge

Oak Lodge Flashpackers

Sleeps 97 people in 27 units

Oak Lodge Flashpackers offers comfortable backpacker accommodation ideal for families, individuals or groups travelling ...

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  • 840
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  • Rooms are not airconditioned
  • Free WiFi is available
  • Airport transfers can be arranged
  • No free parking
  • Pets are not allowed
  • Oak Lodge Flashpackers does not have a swimming pool
  • Family friendly, children of all ages are welcome

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