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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 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 bar, free internet access, including Wi-Fi, a communal lounge and kitchen with 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 and tour bookings. 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%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Type: Backpacker
  • Sleeps: 52
  • Check-in: 14:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Reviews: 14 Reviews

Facilities

  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities

Languages Spoken

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

Important Information

All Bookings paid are not refundable

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  • female's 12 Sleeper Dorm female's 12 Sleeper Dorm Sleeps 1 Includes: Room Only Rooms / Units: 12 Features:  Shared bathroom, Upstairs, Bunk beds, Air-Conditioning, No Smoking in Rooms
    • Rooms Adults
      • male's 10 Sleeper Dorm male's 10 Sleeper Dorm Sleeps 1 Includes: Room Only Rooms / Units: 10 Features:  Shared bathroom, Balcony/patio, Upstairs, Bunk beds, Air-Conditioning, No Smoking in Rooms
        • Rooms Adults
          • Male's 6 Sleeper Dorm Male's 6 Sleeper Dorm Sleeps 1 Includes: Room Only Rooms / Units: 6 Features:  Shared bathroom, Upstairs, Bunk beds, Air-Conditioning, No Smoking in Rooms
            • Rooms Adults
              • female 6 Sleeper Dorm B female 6 Sleeper Dorm B Sleeps 1 Includes: Room Only Rooms / Units: 6
                • Rooms Adults
                  • Female's 6 Sleeper Dorm C Female's 6 Sleeper Dorm C Sleeps 1 Includes: Room Only Rooms / Units: 6 Features:  Shared bathroom, Balcony/patio, Upstairs, Bunk beds, Air-Conditioning, No Smoking in Rooms
                    • Rooms Adults
                      • male's 4 sleeper Dorm male's 4 sleeper Dorm Sleeps 1 Includes: Room Only Rooms / Units: 4 Features:  Shared bathroom, Balcony/patio, Upstairs, Bunk beds, Air-Conditioning, No Smoking in Rooms
                        • Rooms Adults
                          • Double Room 7 Double Room 7 Sleeps 2 Includes: Room Only Features:  Double beds, Shared bathroom, Upstairs, Air-Conditioning, No Smoking in Rooms
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                              • Double Room 8 Double Room 8 Sleeps 2 Includes: Room Only Features:  Double beds, Shared bathroom, Upstairs, Air-Conditioning, No Smoking in Rooms
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                                  • Double Room 9 Double Room 9 Sleeps 2 Includes: Room Only Features:  Double beds, Shared bathroom, Upstairs, Air-Conditioning, No Smoking in Rooms
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                                      • Double Room 10 Double Room 10 Sleeps 2 Includes: Room Only
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                                          Reviews for Forty8 Backpackers Hotel

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                                          Dean Smith
                                          28 January 2021

                                          I felt like I was staying in a brothel. I have never experienced a backpackers like this. I will never stay there again. Never got the room I actually booked. This room was used for a couple of hours the evening we arrived for some couple to have a good time. Go to toilet early morning, people having sex in communal showers. One of the clients sitting on the toilet taking a dump with the door wide open. Drunk people walking into my room. Walls so thin you can hear everyones business. It was really not what I expected from a backpackers. The staff that run it seem to know what is going...
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                                          Kenneth Leballo
                                          23 April 2019

                                          I enjoyed my stay the hotel is very clean and well taken of. the staff we very welcoming and friendly from the cleaning lady who made me laugh in the mornings when i go make tea to the receptions. defiantly coming back to this place it felt like home away from home.

                                          Bongnkosi Mkhwanazi, South Africa
                                          02 October 2018

                                          No im not enjoying

                                          Bongeka Gumede
                                          25 November 2017

                                          My stay at Forty 8 Backpackers Hotel was very pleasant and enjoyable for me.I liked the location very much as it is central. The team were very nice and polite. The manager really went out of his way to ensure that my stay was fruitful, and worthwhile since I was looking for an apartment.I just wished they had done the floor rennovations when it wasn't peak time.Other than that I really enjoyed my stay.

                                          Loyd
                                          19 October 2017

                                          I had a great stay at Forty8 Backpackers. The place was clean. It is close to the long distance bus station. The most convenient thing was registering online.

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                                          Forty8 Backpackers Hotel is 0,4km from the centre of Cape Town City Centre , the nearest airport 20,4km (Cape Town International Airport).
                                          *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling