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About Hout Bay Backpackers

Hout Bay Backpacker Lodge is situated a stone’s throw away from Hout Bay Beach with uninterrupted views of beach, habour and the majestic Chapman’s Peak. The lodge is quiet and comfortable, just 20 minutes from Cape Town and on the public transport route.

Our hostel suits budget travellers wanting to experience Hout Bay with its restaurants, harbour, beach, Seal Island, World of Birds and so on; the discerning backpackers requiring a base from which to hike Table Mountain National Park, bike Chapman’s Peak, surf Llandudno; and travellers interested in township tours and meeting volunteers working on community development projects. Local volunteer and language courses are also available.

The dormitories all have en-suite bathrooms, sleeping a maximum of six people per dorm and the communal lounge area has DStv and a large fireplace.

Knowledgable staff are on hand to advise and assist in planning a vast range of activities for you, including surfing, fishing, diving, sailing, kayaking, hiking trails, top restaurants, wine and township tours, pubs and if that’s not enough, there’s loads of live entertainment.

Dune’s Lodge Hout Bay is a 3 Star lodge run together with Hout Bay Backpackers and comprises of four luxury en-suite rooms with DStv and tea and coffee-making facilities. All rooms lead onto private wooden decks with views of Hout Bay Beach, habour and the majestic Chapman’s Peak.

  • Response Rate: 94%
  • Response Time: 2 hours
  • Type: Backpacker
  • Sleeps: 60
  • Check-in: 02:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 5 Reviews

Facilities

  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Available this weekend
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Wi-Fi
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Parking on Premises
  • Beach
  • Hiking
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Zulu (isiZulu)
  • Swati (siSwati)

Grading

  • 3 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
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Room availability and prices

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Reviews for Hout Bay Backpackers

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Jody van der Westhuizen, Spain
22 February 2016

Great views and close to restaurants and bars, taxi service is available and affordable. The rooms are clean and comfortable but the bathroom isn't the one on the website, the shower is almost useless but for the one night it was fine.Establishments Response:Thank you for your response, the bathroom picture on Safarinow does state that it’s a private room bathroom and not a dorm bathroom, I will take a look at the shower and did not realise it had a problem, we hope to see you again in the near future.
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Cornelia Senekal, South Africa
12 January 2016

Our 2 night stay at Houtbay Backpackers was more than I expected. The rooms were clean  and we had everything we needed. I can recommend this establishment to anyone

Johann Greyling, South Africa
02 February 2015

The room we had was very nice and clean, and they even made a heart with rose petals for us, seeing as it was part of our honeymoon. Huge bathroom and comfortable bed. Not bad for a backpackers. Thank you for the stay.

TREVOR RICHARDSON, South Africa
21 February 2014

Enjoyed every moment of our stay there. The accommodation was excellent and so was the location. Very close to Cape Town and all the usual places such as Chapmans Peak Drive, Cape of Good Hope, Simonstown, Boulders Beach etc. Sarah who ran the place was excellent and helped us with a number of requests. Would definitely visit and stay here.

monika Jooste, Australia
14 January 2014

Friendly, accommodating, comfortable. Will be back.

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Hout Bay Backpackers Map

Hout Bay Backpackers is 0.9km from the centre of Hout Bay , the nearest airport 28.9km (Cape Town International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

Things to do in and around Hout Bay

Circe Launches Glass-bottom Boat

(1.4 km from Hout Bay)

The Calypso has outside deck seating, upper deck viewing and comfortable, inside cabin seating. She boasts two glass viewing ports at the bottom of the boat that provides breathtaking underwater views. During good visibility you will be able to see...

World of Birds

(1.7 km from Hout Bay)

If you are visiting Cape Town with kids then a stopover at the World of Birds is sure to be a big hit. This bird and wildlife sanctuary is home to over 3 000 birds in natural surroundings. Scrutinize some curious species in semi-tropical aviaries –...

Mariners Wharf

(1.1 km from Hout Bay)

Salty sea dawgs, venerable captains, fishermen, locals and trendy visitors all hang out at Mariner's Wharf. En route to Cape Point from Cape Town, Mariner's claims to be the first harbour emporium in Africa and is a worthwhile stopover to have...

Nauticat Glass-bottom Boat Trip

(1.4 km from Hout Bay)

Nauticat Charters operates from Hout Bay Harbour and is open to the public 365 days a year. They offer daily cruises to the seal colony off the coast of Hout Bay. The lower deck boasts glass windows that offer amazing underwater scenery - a real...