Voted Best Hostel in Africa 2005 by Hostelworld Customers, Selected as Cape Town's best backpacker sleep by Lonely Planet 2005! The Hostel has been Accredited by Fair Trade in Tourism (a trade mark awarded to businesses that adhere to fair trade criteria, fair wages and working conditions, fair operations, purchasing and distribution of benefits, ethical business practices and respect for human rights, culture and the environment). South Africa's original backpacker and travel agency. Simply the best place to make your travel arrangements! All the facilities you can expect from a great hotel such as stylishly decorated double rooms, some en-suite, private electronic safes. Also on offer are off peak specials and a buzzy internet cafe - a place to meet like-minded international travelers. Please note that the twin rooms at R260 are not on the Backpack premises but in the annexe down the road. We Offer: cafe/bar - open from 7:30 till late internet access - adsl and best rates airport shuttle - meet and greet paid service For a free airport transfer please call us when you land at Cape Town Airport and we will fetch you. This not a meet and greet service towels on request self-catering kitchen 24-hour check-in 24-hour security unlimited kms best car hire Satellite Sports Channel TV All major credit cards, travellers cheques and foreign currencies accepted. Children welcome in private rooms and only those that can swim not too laid back,not too loud,guests love The Backpack and its easy to see why. For years it has stayed ahead of the crowd by constantly adapting, yet always offering top notch accomadation for the price and wonderfully clued service from its desk - Lonely Planet 2005 'the most comfortable and best run in town........one of the best backpacker travel centres around. Recommended. - Footprints 2004 'run by super-fun characters' - Lets Go 2003 Tuesday Nights: Traditional Barbeque Thursday Nights: Drum Circle Friday Nights: Pool competitions Graded as a 4 Star Backpacker by The South African Grading Council: 'offering superior comfort and quality with a high standard of furnishings and guest care'