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About 33 South Boutique Backpackers

Young vibrant staff, adventure-packed days, exciting nights, chilled-to-the-max braais and the comfiest beds also included. Centrally located in the legendary OBZ, the funky and vibey neighbourhood with some of Cape Town’s most adored live band venues, comedy clubs, restaurants, pubs and bars.

'Forget everything you once thought or believed about backpacking and join us on a new and unique journey in Cape Town'

33 South Boutique Backpackers was developed especially for those individuals who have a taste for a real adventure but are not willing to give up their piping hot showers and fresh percale linen.

Because Cape Town is such a great place, we decided to develop a Boutique Backpackers Lodge that is really special. Boutique? Boutique for us is everything stylish, unique and luxurious – and all this you’ll find in the homely atmosphere at 33 South Boutique Backpackers. Since we dedicated our name (33 South) to the geographic location of Cape Town (33 South, 18 East), it’s fitting that each of our rooms is themed after a different culturally rich “Capetonian” neighbourhood.

Whether you choose to spend the night in an extra-sized bed in District 6, the colourful Bo-kaap, Khayalitsha Shack chic or the cool and breezy Kalk bay room (amongst others) Cindy, Kim and the rest of the friendly staff will make sure you feel at home in this spacious Victorian house.

At the reception you’ll not only find a selection of tours, activities and great music, but also insider-info on the best restaurants, surf spots, music festivals and loads of “off-the-beaten-track” adventures.

Comfort, safety and security are top priority. To ensure this, each guest has their very own large locking cupboard with digital code safe, extra-sized bed with the softest fresh linen and the night-watchman Elvis will keep you safe and entertained.

See you soon!

The 33 South Team

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Response Time: 2 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Backpacker
  • Sleeps: 27
  • Check-in: 01:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 7 Reviews


  • Wheelchair Enabled
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Restaurant on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Dutch
  • Zulu (isiZulu)
  • Xhosa (isiXhosa)
  • Afrikaans
  • Sotho (Sesotho)
  • Tswana (Setswana)
  • Shona
  • KiSwahili
* Please enquire for further details.

33 South Boutique Backpackers Rooms

Reviews for 33 South Boutique Backpackers

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Jaques Cilliers, South Africa
22 October 2015

We had a very nice stay. Enjoyed the atmosphere and the staff were very friendly and helpful. The surroundings proved to be very relaxing. The location makes it very appealing as it is close to all amenities. This is a bonus as we travel using public transport. We will definitely be back

Marie Frei, United States of America
05 February 2014

We had a great stay and enjoyed getting settled at the start of our trip to Cape Town at 33 South. The location was close enough to the main road restaurants and bars, but far enough down the street to feel safe and quiet. It was convenient to the train and also easy to park on the street. I'd recommend this place to my friends.

Phelokazi , South Africa
11 December 2013

I really enjoyed my stay. Thanks to the team who made my stay enjoyable. Will definitely be back.

Chris izzard, South Africa
07 February 2013

Clean and central accommodation in Obs for a family of 5. It was a great way for our girls to experience backpacking.

Prasad Pokala, South Africa
02 January 2013


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33 South Boutique Backpackers Map

33 South Boutique Backpackers is 0.1km from the centre of Observatory , the nearest airport 14.6km (Cape Town International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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