About Observatory Backpackers
Welcome to Observatory Backpackers
We are a backpackers established in the bohemian suburb of Observatory, Cape Town. Close to the action but out of the noise zone, Observatory Backpackers hostel offers you an opportunity to experience the best of Observatory while enjoying our fantastic hospitality.
Observatory is a student’s suburb of Cape Town, offering a laid-back atmosphere where one can really experience the local culture. Obs offers a wide variety of entertainment and activities from a range of restaurants, bars, local music and theatre. It has become home for international students, volunteers, interns and others looking for an extended stay in Cape Town.
With beaches and mountains in close proximity, Obs has also become a popular destination for travelers and others looking to experience an alternative Cape Town. Our backpacker offers all the facilities one expects for a great stay: Free wifi, DSTV, fresh cotton linens and a fantastic garden to relax in. Observatory Backpackers is a great place to base yourself while exploring Cape Town!
Observatory Backpackers Map
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling
Things to do in and around Observatory
(0.2 km from Observatory)
This all white minimalist space features innovative exhibitions showcasing some of South Africa's rising young talent as well as established artists. UCA Gallery regularly curates conceptual and visual artists in solo and group shows. Their dual...
(0.3 km from Observatory)
A shooting star in Observatory These Four Walls gallery has risen out of its humble beginnings as a series of affordable art exhibitions operating out of a small flat in Woodstock. Thanks to the overwhelming success of these exhibitions, the owners...
(0.7 km from Observatory)
The River Club Golf is the lovely venue to practise your swing on a nicely maintained 9-hole mashie course. The club features a fantastic driving range, chipping and putting practice areas, and a well-stocked pro shop if you require any golfing...
(0.9 km from Observatory)
The headquarters of the South African Astronomical Observatory, at the site of the original Royal Observatory. The location features administration facilities, library and museum, workshops, and historical telescopes that visitors can gaze through...