Join us for a sundowner on the veranda from where you can watch the streetlife or laze in the sun or shade with a book and an ice cold beer. You can also chill out in our spacious TV lounge and watch to your hearts content.
Pop across to Carnival Court (Our sister backpackers across the street) on Wednesdays and Fridays and enjoy live local music at the bar, or chill out on Sundays and enjoy a braai (South African barbeque) – just bring your own meat, we supply the coals, salads, breads, good tunes and vibes. You can also have your own barbeque whenever you like.
Just outside is Cape Town’s hub of activity, Long Street, where you can take your pick of the bars, clubs and restaurants that line the pavement. You will be able to mix with fellow travellers, students and locals. Long Street offers some of the best of the city’s nightlife and dining. The live entry access control at our security gate allows you to come and go as you please, so those who party until the early hours of the morning need not worry about being back on time as there is 24-hour access.
Parking on the street costs around R9.00 per hour during office hours. Night time parking is also available at the petrol / gas station at around ZAR60.00 per night.
From our enormous balcony on the first floor, you can spy on the streetlife, look out over the skyline onto the slopes of Signal Hill or see the ocean above the palm trees on the other side.
At our travel desk you can book day tours, adrenalin tours, overland safaris, car rentals, BazBus tickets and many more. We also book taxi’s, Rikki’s (cheap transport in the city) and airport transfers. Our friendly staff will assist you with queries regarding the city, nightlife, live music, hiking trail maps, beach activities like surfing and sandboarding and any other information you may need.
We offer adaptors for sale or for a fully refundable deposit. Cold drinks and beers are for sale at reception, where you can also help yourself to free tea and coffee, or get a pack of cigarettes from the dispenser on the premises.
Other services include foreign exchange (Euro, USD, British Pound), fax sending/receiving (sending faxes are charged), message holding. You may also have items posted to us (c/o Carnival Court, P O Box 16101, Vlaeberg, 8018). There is a card phone in the building where you can receive or make telephone calls. You can book your stay from the booking form available on this website. Should you need to be collected at the airport, send us an email with your name, surname, flight number, date and time of arrival. Prices for airport transfers available on request.
For those on a strict budget or who prefers to prepare their own food, we have a fully fitted self-catering kitchen where you can cook up a storm. Supermarkets are close-by within walking distance and there is a 24 hour internet cafe right next door where you can stay in touch with your friends and loved ones.
Just around the corner, a 2-minute walk, you will find two laundromats where you can drop off and collect your laundry. You will also find various bookshops, boutiques, restaurants, café’s etc in our immediate vicinity
We offer the following room types:
Dorms (4- or 6-bed shared room)
Singles (private room – 1 person)
Twins (private room – bunk beds – 2 people)
Doubles (private room – 2 people sharing)