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About The Bohemian Lofts Backpackers

Bohemian Lofts Backpackers is a quirky backpackers overlooking the Observatory Lower Main Road. From the balcony, you can sit and people-watch, or just soak up the hustle and bustle of this eclectic, arty neighbourhood of Observatory.

Each room is themed after a different neighbourhood in Cape Town, and offers all you'll need for a great stay. If you are looking for an out of this world, authentic stay in Cape Town, this is the place to be.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Response Time: an hour
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Backpacker
  • Sleeps: 24
  • Check-in: 02:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 4 Reviews


  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Important Information

Bookings are subject to availability when the client accepts the quote.

The Bohemian Lofts Backpackers Rooms

Reviews for The Bohemian Lofts Backpackers

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John erasmus, South Africa
11 December 2016

Very friendly, understanding staff. I would recommend a stay to anyone.

michelay fisher, South Africa
10 November 2014

We enjoyed ourself we will visit again soon its a very great place to be. You sure know how to treat your guest and make them feel welcome

Anne Laure Vittoz, South Africa
06 May 2013

We had a nice stay last weekend at the Bohemian Loft Backpackers. The bedroom is clean and nice.However I think that at the rate of R470 per night for a double room, the management should make an effort on the bathroom. It wasn't painted, the taps are so difficult to close that I couldn't manage myself (not great for a place that claims to be eco-friendly! And at this price I was expecting more than an old plastic bathtub to shower!Apart from the bathroom, we enjoyed our stay and the staff was friendly.

shannon harling, South Africa
19 November 2012

We found the backpackers easy to find. Friendly staff and cat and great accomodation. It has a real friendly-family feel with people coming and going all the time. Security is fantastic and we felt at ease leaving our bags in the room and enjoying the neighbourhood.

The Bohemian Lofts Backpackers Map

The Bohemian Lofts Backpackers is 0.2km from the centre of Observatory , the nearest airport 14.7km (Cape Town International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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