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About Forty8 Backpackers Hotel

Welcome to Forty8 Backpackers Hotel. It is a luxurious and affordable backpackers hotel located right in the heart of Cape Town's Central Business District. It is located near to Long Street in Cape Town, which is renowned for it's abundance of street shops, cafe's, bars, pubs, clubs and restaurants.

Forty8 Backpackers is well known for its unique elegance, you won't find trendier economical accommodation near Cape Town's hotspots than our comfortable backpackers hotel. We cater for all travellers from solo or groups visiting Cape Town domestically or internationally as we have rooms to accommodate up to 50 people.

Our backpackers hotel is newly refurbished and modernized. We focus on great service, a clean space, safety and a friendly attitude. When you travel to Cape Town make sure to visit us.

We cater for adventurers of all ages including backpackers, students and groups and we have taken special care to cater for our guests needs. You will find a well-catered for environment to make your stay hassle free. We have a snack bar, free internet access, including Wi-Fi, a communal lounge and kitchen, laundry facilities and free tea and coffee.

Forty8 Backpackers has six Dormitories ranging from four-beds, six-beds, 10-beds and 12-beds in a bedroom and three Private Double bedrooms. A Dormitory room consists of double bunk beds and the Double Room with double beds. The bathrooms are shared one for the females and the other for the males.

We are open 24-hours, 365-days a year. At the reception you can obtain travel information, tour bookings, safety boxes and there is a laundry service. We have our own shuttle services that offer door-to-door pick-up and drop-off, meet and greet services at Cape Town International Airport, tours and transfers to and from different places and destinations.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Response Time: 5 hours
  • Type: Backpacker
  • Sleeps: 378
  • Check-in: 01:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 3 Reviews


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Xhosa (isiXhosa)
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

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                                              Reviews for Forty8 Backpackers Hotel

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                                              Don-Jeanne Sinden
                                              13 February 2013

                                              Staff is very friendly, I had my privacy. Rooms could just be a bit more clean. But all in all very fun environment.

                                              Theo Makhathini, South Africa
                                              05 January 2013

                                              Spent 3 nights there, will probably rate is 1 of the best and cleanest backpackers I've stayed at in cape town . Great staff! Only problem is that the kitchen sometimes gets a bit cramped. Will definitely go back.

                                              cyndi echardt, South Africa
                                              11 August 2012

                                              We really enjoyed our stay and we will definitely be back. Thanks for everything Forty8!

                                              Forty8 Backpackers Hotel Map

                                              Forty8 Backpackers Hotel is 0.6km from the centre of Cape Town , the nearest airport 20.4km (Cape Town International Airport).
                                              *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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