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About The Kimberley Backpackers

The Kimberley Backpackers situated on the corner of Buitenkant and Roeland street, on the border between the beautiful Gardens suburb and the CBD. This Cape Town landmark was built in 1895, and was the starting point for horse-drawn carriages leaving Cape Town for Kimberley.

The backpackers boasts a coffee shop, an Internet cafe with wireless connectivity, as well as the famous old Pub. From the hotel, guests can quench their thirst admiring Table Mountain, or take a two-minute walk to the District Six Museum. Being on the edge of the city, it is only a five-minute walk to Parliament and the Cape Castle, and a further 15-minute drive to the famous Table Mountain Cableway. The hotel offers 11 bedrooms and a sunset balcony. The Kimberley Bistro and coffee shop - great pastries cakes, coffees and pizzas. Barneys Pub, enjoy a beverage or meal at the same counter that the diamond prospectors sat at a 110 years ago.

This backpackers may be noisy to some due to the late night vibrant pub on the ground floor.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 10 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Backpacker
  • Sleeps: 48
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Reviews: 7 Reviews


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Restaurant on Premises
* Please enquire for further details.

The Kimberley Backpackers Rooms

Reviews for The Kimberley Backpackers

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Antonio Passmore
10 October 2017

Facility is outdated but everything works, showers etc. Love the vibe and the staff are very friendly and helpful.Best affordable Babalas breakfast.

Jeffrey Creek
13 April 2017

A very comfortable place to stay a nice bar downstairs and friendly,helpful staff.

Tebogo Motebu, South Africa
30 September 2013


Claudette Brown, South Africa
09 January 2012

We had a lovely time. The staff were very friendly and helpful. I will definitely spend my next holiday here again.

Ella Potgeiter, South Africa
11 October 2011

I want to thank the staff of Kimberley Hotel for making our stay so nice and a pleasant experience. We will definitely come back when visiting Cape Town again. The only thing that I missed in our room was a kettle with coffee and tea, otherwise we really enjoyed it.

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The Kimberley Backpackers is 0.4km from the centre of Cape Town , the nearest airport 20.1km (Cape Town International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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