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7.1Very good

393 reviews

393 reviews

Location 8.2
Value for money 7.4
Service 7.3
Cleanliness 6.7
Facilities 6.5
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Location rating score

Excellent location - Inside city center
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
Book Lounge
30 m
40 m
Rust En Vreugd
70 m
Museum of Cape Town
140 m
Hip Hop East City Corridor
180 m
Popular landmarks
Signal Hill
2.1 km
Lion's Head
2.1 km
Two Oceans Aquarium
2.4 km
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
2.9 km
Table Mountain
2.9 km
Closest landmarks
Perseverance Tavern
120 m
280 m
Hectic On Hope
300 m
330 m
340 m
Agoda Preferred

Kimberley Backpackers

46 Roeland St, Cape Town City Center, Cape Town, South Africa, 8001 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Strategically situated in Cape Town City Center, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Table Mountain. Rated with 3 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage, restaurant and fitness center on-site.


60 meters to public transportation

Front desk [24-hour]

Inside city center

270 meters to District Six Museum

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!


Front desk [24-hour]

Bicycle rental

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

BBQ facilities

Golf course [on-site]

Fitness center

Luggage storage

Cash withdrawal

This property is in high demand!

7 travelers have booked today.

Value for money7.4
Distance to city center1 km
Location rating8.2
Nearest airportCape Town International Airport (CPT)
Distance to airport17.3 km

Rooms available at Kimberley Backpackers

Double Room
  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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Twin Room
  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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Tripple Room
  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • City view
  • 3 single beds
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Eight-bed Dormitory
  • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
  • City view
  • 8 bunk beds
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3 Beds Dormitory
  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 single bed and 1 bunk bed
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Family Room
  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds and 1 double ...
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1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 7 single beds
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Standard Triple Room
  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
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5 Beds
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    Shared Room
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      Frequently asked questions

      What kind of water sports activities are offered at Kimberley Backpackers?

      Kimberley Backpackers features a wide range of water sport activities such as diving, snorkeling, canoe, and fishing for you to take full advantage of while lodging here.

      Does Kimberley Backpackers have a fitness center?

      Yes! Kimberley Backpackers offers fitness center that is ideally located on site, catering to your active needs to stay fit while on holiday vacation. For more details, please contact the property for more information.

      What is the average travel time to a nearby airport from Kimberley Backpackers?

      The average travel time to get from Kimberley Backpackers to the airport is 15 minutes, but please take into account that the travel time may fluctuate based on traffic, weather conditions, and time of day.

      What interesting attractions are nearby Kimberley Backpackers that are in walking range?

      While staying at Kimberley Backpackers, start off your trip by exploring the nearest points of interest that are within walking distance to the property which include Museum of Cape Town, Hip Hop East City Corridor, and Catholic Cathedral.

      What are the property's policies for children's bedding at Kimberley Backpackers?

      Kimberley Backpackers's policy concerning children's bedding considers guests age 4 years and older as adults, and therefore requires an extra bed which will incur an additional charge. You can find additional information about specific child policy and age range for this property, by checking the "Property policies" section located in the property page for more details.

      What was the average room rate for Kimberley Backpackers been in the past month?

      The average room rate for Kimberley Backpackers in the past month is 136.59 ZAR, compared to city's average of 2603.58 ZAR.

      What is the average rating that verified Families with young children have given to Kimberley Backpackers?

      Verified families with young children that have stayed at this property have given Kimberley Backpackers an average rating of 7.1. You can look up more detailed customer ratings and comments by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

      What is the average rating that past Group travelers have given to Kimberley Backpackers?

      Verified group travelers that have stayed at this property have given Kimberley Backpackers an average rating of 7.1. You can look up more comprehensive customer evaluations and remarks by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

      What famous shopping locations are close to Kimberley Backpackers?

      Shopping options in Kimberley Backpackers’s Cape Town City Center neighborhood include Greenmarket Square.

      What recognized natural sightseeing locations are near Kimberley Backpackers?

      Kimberley Backpackers is located within Cape Town City Center, which makes it fittingly close to natural scenery including Signal Hill, Lion's Head, and Table Mountain.

      What people love about Kimberley Backpackers

      • 8.8


        "The room was very clean and you get a welcoming feeling when stepping into it, and as well from the staff members."



        March 14, 2023

      • 8.8


        "The place is near everything, Mycity bus route restaurants."



        April 4, 2023

      • 9.2


        "A jewel nestled in the heart of Cape town, this historic hotel is a walk back in time."



        March 26, 2023

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      More about Kimberley Backpackers

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      Discover the Historic Charm of Kimberley Backpackers in Cape Town

      Welcome to Kimberley Backpackers, a charming 3-star hotel nestled in the heart of Cape Town, South Africa. With its rich history dating back to 1895, this hotel offers a unique blend of modern comfort and old-world charm. With its convenient location just 1 km from the city center, Kimberley Backpackers is the perfect base for exploring all that Cape Town has to offer. Step inside this historic hotel and be transported back in time. With its beautifully preserved architecture and tastefully decorated interiors, Kimberley Backpackers exudes a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The hotel was last renovated in 2015, ensuring that guests can enjoy modern amenities while still appreciating the hotel's rich heritage. With a total of 12 cozy and comfortable rooms, Kimberley Backpackers offers a personalized and intimate experience for its guests. Each room is thoughtfully designed and equipped with all the essential amenities to ensure a comfortable stay. Whether you're a solo traveler, a couple, or a small group, you'll find the perfect accommodation option to suit your needs.

      Endless Entertainment at Kimberley Backpackers

      Kimberley Backpackers in Cape Town, South Africa, offers an array of entertainment facilities that will keep you entertained throughout your stay. Whether you're in the mood for some retail therapy or want to try your luck at the casino, this vibrant hostel has it all. Indulge in a shopping spree at the nearby shops, where you can find a variety of souvenirs, clothing, and local handicrafts. For those looking for some excitement, head to the casino and test your skills at the gaming tables. After a thrilling night at the casino, unwind at the bar with your favorite drink, or dance the night away at the lively nightclub. If relaxation is what you seek, treat yourself to a soothing massage at the on-site spa. The skilled therapists will help you unwind and rejuvenate your senses. For those who enjoy indoor activities, the games room is the perfect spot to challenge your friends to a friendly game of pool or foosball. If you prefer a quieter atmosphere, the library offers a peaceful retreat where you can curl up with a good book. Alternatively, gather with fellow travelers in the shared lounge/TV area and catch up on your favorite shows or watch a movie together. With such a wide range of entertainment facilities, Kimberley Backpackers ensures that there is never a dull moment during your stay.

      Unleash Your Inner Athlete at Kimberley Backpackers

      At Kimberley Backpackers, we believe that staying active and having fun go hand in hand. That's why we offer an impressive array of sports facilities that will keep even the most adventurous travelers entertained. With a golf course right on site, you can perfect your swing while enjoying breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes. If you're looking to break a sweat, our well-equipped fitness center is at your disposal, ensuring you can maintain your workout routine even while on the road. For those who prefer a more competitive edge, our tennis courts provide the perfect opportunity to challenge friends or fellow guests to a friendly match.

      Convenient Facilities at Kimberley Backpackers

      At Kimberley Backpackers, we understand the importance of convenience during your stay. That's why we offer a range of facilities to make your experience as hassle-free as possible. For those who like to travel light, our laundry service and laundromat are available to keep your clothes fresh and clean throughout your trip. Our friendly staff is always ready to assist you with any queries or requests through our concierge service. Stay connected with our complimentary Wi-Fi in all rooms and public areas, allowing you to easily stay in touch with loved ones or catch up on work. If you need to take a break from exploring the vibrant city of Cape Town, our designated smoking area and cozy fireplace provide a relaxing atmosphere. For your convenience, we offer room service, dry cleaning, and luggage storage services. Additionally, our on-site convenience store ensures that you have easy access to any essentials you may need. With daily housekeeping, you can rest assured that your room will always be clean and tidy. At Kimberley Backpackers, we strive to make your stay as comfortable and convenient as possible, so you can focus on enjoying your time in Cape Town.

      Convenient Transport Facilities at Kimberley Backpackers

      At Kimberley Backpackers in Cape Town, South Africa, we understand the importance of convenient transport options for our guests. Whether you are arriving by air or exploring the city, we have got you covered. Our airport transfer service ensures a hassle-free journey from the airport to our doorstep, allowing you to start your adventure without any delays or worries. If you are looking to explore the vibrant city of Cape Town and its surroundings, our tour desk can assist you in planning exciting excursions. From the iconic Table Mountain to the breathtaking Cape Peninsula, our knowledgeable staff will help you create unforgettable memories. For those who prefer to drive themselves, we offer car hire services, making it easy for you to navigate the city at your own pace. Additionally, we provide a car park for guests who prefer to bring their own vehicles. Please note that car park charges may apply. If you prefer not to drive, our shuttle service and taxi service are available for your convenience. With Kimberley Backpackers, you can rest assured that your transport needs will be well taken care of, allowing you to focus on enjoying your stay in Cape Town.

      Cozy and Warm: Enjoy the Fireplace in Kimberley Backpackers

      When it comes to creating a cozy and inviting atmosphere, Kimberley Backpackers in Cape Town, South Africa, knows how to deliver. One of the standout features of this charming accommodation is the presence of a fireplace in some of its rooms. Imagine snuggling up in front of a crackling fire on a chilly evening, sipping a hot cup of cocoa, and enjoying the company of fellow travelers. The fireplace adds a touch of warmth and comfort to your stay, creating the perfect ambiance for relaxation and socializing. Whether you're seeking refuge from the winter cold or simply looking to unwind after a long day of exploring, the fireplace at Kimberley Backpackers is sure to make your stay unforgettable.

      Delicious Dining Options at Kimberley Backpackers

      At Kimberley Backpackers, we understand that good food is an essential part of any memorable travel experience. That's why we offer a range of dining facilities to cater to every taste and preference. Start your day off right with a visit to our cozy coffee shop, where you can indulge in a freshly brewed cup of coffee and a selection of delicious pastries. For those looking for a more substantial meal, our on-site restaurant serves up a variety of mouth-watering dishes, ranging from local specialties to international favorites. If you prefer the convenience of dining in the comfort of your own room, our room service is available to deliver a delectable meal right to your doorstep. For those who enjoy the social aspect of cooking and sharing meals with fellow travelers, our shared kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need to whip up a culinary masterpiece. And if you're in the mood for some outdoor grilling, our BBQ facilities are perfect for a relaxed evening under the African sky. To ensure your stay is as comfortable as possible, our dedicated staff provides daily housekeeping services, ensuring that your dining areas are always clean and inviting. Additionally, we offer grocery deliveries, so you can stock up on your favorite snacks and ingredients without ever leaving the comfort of the hotel. Whether you're a foodie or simply enjoy a good meal, Kimberley Backpackers has the dining facilities to satisfy all your cravings.

      Comfortable and Affordable Room Options at Kimberley Backpackers

      Kimberley Backpackers in Cape Town offers a variety of room options to suit every traveler's needs. Whether you're a solo female traveler looking for a budget-friendly option or a family in need of a spacious room, Kimberley Backpackers has got you covered. For solo female travelers, the 6-Bed Dormitory - Female Only is the perfect choice. With a generous space of 40 square meters, this dormitory features 7 comfortable single beds, providing a cozy and secure environment for a good night's sleep. If you're looking for a more private setting, the Double Room is a great option. This 20 square meter room offers a comfortable double bed, making it ideal for couples or solo travelers seeking a bit of extra space. For those traveling in a group, the Eight-bed Dormitory is an excellent choice. With 8 bunk beds in a 20 square meter space, this dormitory provides a fun and social atmosphere for friends or fellow travelers to bond and share stories. Families will appreciate the spaciousness of the Family Room, which offers 35 square meters of comfort. With the option of 2 single beds or 1 double bed, this room provides flexibility for families of different sizes. The Quad Room is another versatile option, offering 2 single beds or 1 double bed or 1 single bed. With its comfortable and well-appointed space, this room can accommodate a variety of travel arrangements. For those traveling in a small group, the Tripple Room is a fantastic choice. With 30 square meters of space, it features 3 single beds, providing ample room for a comfortable stay. Lastly, the Twin Room offers a cozy setting with 25 square meters of space and 2 single beds. This room is perfect for friends or siblings traveling together. Booking your stay at Kimberley Backpackers through Agoda ensures that you'll get the best prices available. Agoda offers competitive rates and a hassle-free booking experience, allowing you to secure your preferred room at the click of a button. With Agoda, you can rest assured that you're getting the best deal for your stay at Kimberley Backpackers in Cape Town.

      Exploring the Vibrant Heart of Cape Town: Cape Town City Center

      Welcome to Cape Town City Center, the pulsating heart of South Africa's Mother City. Nestled at the foot of the iconic Table Mountain, this vibrant neighborhood is a melting pot of culture, history, and modernity. With its bustling streets, lively markets, and a plethora of attractions, Cape Town City Center offers an unforgettable experience for every traveler. Immerse yourself in the rich history of the city by visiting the historic landmarks that dot the area. Discover the fascinating stories of the past at the Castle of Good Hope, the oldest surviving colonial building in South Africa. Stroll along the vibrant Long Street, lined with Victorian buildings and filled with trendy cafes, bars, and boutiques. Indulge in a shopping spree at the iconic V&A Waterfront, where you can find a wide range of local and international brands. If you're a food lover, Cape Town City Center will delight your taste buds with its diverse culinary scene. From traditional African dishes to international fusion cuisine, there is something to satisfy every palate. Explore the colorful streets of Bo-Kaap, known for its Cape Malay heritage and aromatic spices, and sample delicious local delicacies. Nature enthusiasts will also find solace in Cape Town City Center. Take a leisurely hike up Table Mountain and be rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views of the city and the Atlantic Ocean. For a more relaxed experience, head to the Company's Gardens, a lush oasis in the heart of the city, perfect for picnics and leisurely walks. With its vibrant atmosphere, rich history, and stunning natural beauty, Cape Town City Center is a must-visit destination for any traveler. Experience the energy and diversity of this neighborhood as you explore its streets, indulge in its cuisine, and soak in its breathtaking views.

      Convenient Travel from Cape Town Airports to Kimberley Backpackers

      Located in the heart of Cape Town City Center, Kimberley Backpackers offers a vibrant and comfortable stay for travelers visiting South Africa. Getting to this popular accommodation from the nearest airports in Cape Town is a breeze, thanks to the city's efficient transportation system. If you arrive at Cape Town International Airport, the most convenient way to reach Kimberley Backpackers is by taking a taxi or an airport shuttle. Taxis are readily available outside the airport terminals, and the journey to the backpackers' location takes approximately 20 minutes, depending on traffic conditions. Alternatively, you can pre-book an airport shuttle service, which offers a hassle-free and cost-effective transfer directly to the backpackers' doorstep. For those arriving at the smaller Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) Airport, a taxi or a ride-sharing service is the best option to reach Kimberley Backpackers. The distance between the airport and the backpackers is only around 5 kilometers, ensuring a quick and convenient journey. Once you arrive at Kimberley Backpackers, you'll find yourself in the heart of Cape Town City Center, surrounded by a vibrant atmosphere and a myriad of attractions. From here, you can easily explore popular landmarks such as Table Mountain, V&A Waterfront, and the colorful Bo-Kaap neighborhood. With its prime location and easy accessibility, Kimberley Backpackers is the perfect base for your Cape Town adventure.

      Explore the Vibrant Surroundings of Kimberley Backpackers

      Nestled in the heart of Cape Town, Kimberley Backpackers offers an ideal base for exploring the city's most iconic landmarks and attractions. Just a stone's throw away, adventurers can embark on a thrilling hike up Lion's Head or Signal Hill, where panoramic views of the city and the Atlantic Ocean await. For a taste of Cape Town's rich cultural heritage, a visit to the vibrant neighborhood of Bo-kaap is a must. Wander through its colorful streets lined with brightly painted houses and immerse yourself in the area's Cape Malay history and traditions. History buffs will appreciate the nearby District Six Museum, which tells the poignant story of the forced removals during apartheid. Alternatively, escape the hustle and bustle of the city and find tranquility in the serene Company's Gardens, a beautifully landscaped park dating back to the 17th century. If you're looking to relax and unwind, head to the rejuvenating Long Street Baths, where you can soak in the mineral-rich waters and indulge in a spa treatment. For a glimpse into Cape Town's colonial past, a visit to the Castle of Good Hope is a must. This impressive fortress, built in the 17th century, offers guided tours and showcases a fascinating collection of historical artifacts. Art enthusiasts can explore the South African Jewish Museum, which houses a diverse range of exhibitions and documents the history of Jewish life in South Africa. Nature lovers seeking an unforgettable wildlife experience can venture a bit further to the Inverdoorn Game Reserve Safaris, where they can spot Africa's Big Five in their natural habitat. Lastly, those interested in medical history can visit the Heart of Cape Town Museum, located on the Groote Schuur Hospital premises, where the world's first successful heart transplant was performed. With such a diverse range of landmarks and attractions right at its doorstep, Kimberley Backpackers is the perfect choice for travelers looking to immerse themselves in the vibrant culture and natural beauty of Cape Town.

      Convenient Public Transport Options Near Kimberley Backpackers

      Located in the vibrant city of Cape Town, Kimberley Backpackers offers easy access to a range of public transport stations, making it an ideal choice for travelers looking to explore the city. Just a short distance away from the property, you will find Observatory, Salt River, and Woodstock train stations, providing convenient connections to various parts of Cape Town and beyond. For those looking to explore the city by bus, the MyCiti Bus Stop Foreshore, Civic Centre Cape Town, and MyCiTi Station Adderley Street are all within easy reach of Kimberley Backpackers. These bus stops offer a reliable and affordable way to get around the city, allowing you to visit popular attractions such as Table Mountain, the V&A Waterfront, and the beautiful beaches of Camps Bay. If you prefer to travel by train, the Cape Town Train Station is just a short distance away from the property. From here, you can easily access other parts of Cape Town and even embark on scenic train journeys to destinations like Simon's Town or Stellenbosch. Additionally, the MyCiti Bus Service Roeland Bus Stop and Ysterplaat train station are also nearby, providing further options for exploring the city and its surroundings. With its convenient location near a variety of public transport stations, Kimberley Backpackers offers the perfect base for travelers to explore Cape Town and its many attractions. Whether you prefer to travel by train or bus, you'll have easy access to the city's most popular destinations, ensuring a memorable and hassle-free stay.

      A Gastronomic Adventure Awaits

      Kimberley Backpackers is surrounded by a plethora of enticing dining options that will satisfy even the most discerning foodies. Just a stone's throw away, The Company's Garden Restaurant offers a delightful al fresco dining experience amidst lush greenery. For those craving authentic Eastern cuisine, Eastern Food Bazaar is a must-visit, serving up a wide array of delectable dishes from India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. For a truly unique dining experience, head to Stardust Theatrical Dining, where talented performers entertain guests while they savor mouthwatering dishes. If you're in the mood for traditional Portuguese fare, Dias Tavern Portuguese Restaurant is the place to go, renowned for its succulent grilled seafood and hearty meat dishes. BEERHOUSE on Long is a haven for beer enthusiasts, boasting an impressive selection of craft beers from around the world, perfectly complemented by their delicious pub grub. Tiger's Milk Long Street is a vibrant hotspot where you can enjoy a laid-back atmosphere while indulging in juicy burgers and refreshing cocktails. Food Lover's Eatery Newspaper House is a hidden gem, offering a diverse menu of gourmet sandwiches, salads, and pastries. The Cousins Trattoria is a charming Italian restaurant that serves up authentic pasta dishes and wood-fired pizzas, perfect for a cozy dinner. Utopia Cape Town is a trendy spot that combines a hip bar with a mouthwatering menu of tapas and fusion cuisine. Lastly, Clarke's Bar & Dining Room is a local favorite, known for its hearty breakfasts, delicious burgers, and craft cocktails. With such a wide variety of culinary options just steps away from Kimberley Backpackers, guests are in for a gastronomic adventure they won't soon forget.

      Shop Till You Drop at Kimberley Backpackers

      Located in the heart of Cape Town, Kimberley Backpackers is surrounded by a plethora of shopping landmarks that will satisfy even the most avid shopaholics. Just a stone's throw away from the hostel, you'll find Baraka, a treasure trove of African art and crafts. Here, you can browse through a wide selection of handmade jewelry, intricate wood carvings, and vibrant textiles that showcase the rich cultural heritage of South Africa. For those looking to add a touch of African flair to their wardrobe, African Image and Africa Nova offer a stunning collection of contemporary clothing and accessories inspired by the vibrant colors and patterns of the continent. If you're in the mood for some unique ceramics, Clementina Ceramics is a must-visit. This boutique studio showcases beautifully crafted pottery, from delicate tea sets to eye-catching sculptures. Art enthusiasts will be delighted to discover João Ferreira Gallery, a renowned art space that exhibits contemporary works by both local and international artists. For the surf enthusiasts, Surf Zone is just around the corner, offering a wide range of surfboards, wetsuits, and accessories. Mogalakwena, a jewelry store specializing in handcrafted pieces made from precious metals and gemstones, is also within walking distance. If you're looking for a one-of-a-kind souvenir, Streetwires is the place to go. This social enterprise supports local artisans by selling their stunning wire and bead creations, from intricate sculptures to colorful keychains. Mememe is a boutique that showcases the work of emerging local fashion designers, offering a unique selection of clothing, accessories, and homeware. Lastly, photography enthusiasts shouldn't miss Shap's Cameraland, a well-stocked store that caters to all your camera and photography needs. With such a diverse range of shopping landmarks just a few steps away, Kimberley Backpackers is the ideal base for those who want to shop till they drop in Cape Town.

      Affordable Accommodation at Kimberley Backpackers in Cape Town

      Looking for budget-friendly accommodation in Cape Town? Look no further than Kimberley Backpackers. With an average room price of just $22, this hostel offers unbeatable value for money. Compared to the average price of a hotel room in Cape Town, which is $134, staying at Kimberley Backpackers allows you to save big while still enjoying a comfortable and convenient stay. At Kimberley Backpackers, you don't have to compromise on quality to get an affordable price. The hostel boasts clean and cozy rooms that are perfect for solo travelers, backpackers, and those on a tight budget. With a range of room options available, including dormitories and private rooms, you can choose the accommodation that suits your needs and preferences. Not only does Kimberley Backpackers offer affordable rates, but it also provides a range of amenities and facilities to enhance your stay. From a communal kitchen and lounge area to a bar and outdoor terrace, there are plenty of spaces to relax and socialize. The hostel's prime location in Cape Town's city center also means that you'll have easy access to popular attractions, restaurants, and shops, making it the ideal base for exploring the vibrant city without breaking the bank.

      A Fantastic Stay at Kimberley Backpackers

      Kimberley Backpackers in Cape Town is an incredible value for money and offers a great stay. The location is ideal, and the staff is friendly and accommodating. Guests have raved about the cleanliness of the hotel, with many appreciating the added convenience of an ATM on-site. The complimentary breakfast and arrival drinks voucher are a delightful touch that adds to the overall positive experience. The vibe at Kimberley Backpackers is described as awesome, with Lance, one of the staff members, receiving special praise for making guests' stays worthwhile. With its unbeatable value, friendly atmosphere, and excellent amenities, Kimberley Backpackers is a top choice for travelers visiting Cape Town.

      A Backpacker's Paradise in Cape Town

      Welcome to Kimberley Backpackers, where your adventure in Cape Town begins! With an overall rating of 7.0, our hostel offers a unique and vibrant experience for budget-conscious travelers. Known for its exceptional value, Kimberley Backpackers has received a remarkable rating of 7.1 for its affordability, making it an ideal choice for those looking to explore Cape Town without breaking the bank. At Kimberley Backpackers, we understand the importance of a great location, and that's why we are proud to have received a stellar rating of 8.1 for our prime location. Situated in the heart of Cape Town, our hostel provides easy access to the city's top attractions, including Table Mountain, V&A Waterfront, and the bustling Long Street. Whether you're seeking breathtaking views or vibrant nightlife, you'll find it all just steps away from our doorstep. Our dedicated staff is committed to providing outstanding service, and our rating of 7.1 for staff performance is a testament to their dedication. From check-in to check-out, our friendly team is always ready to assist you with any queries or recommendations, ensuring your stay with us is nothing short of exceptional. With their wealth of local knowledge, you can trust our staff to help you make the most of your time in Cape Town, providing insider tips and guidance on the best hidden gems the city has to offer.

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      Languages spoken
      • English
      • Dutch
      • On-site accessible restaurants / lounges
      Internet access
      • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
      • Internet
      • Internet [LAN]
      • Wi-Fi in public areas
      Things to do, ways to relax
      • Boating
      • Canoeing
      • Casino
      • Diving
      • Fishing
      • Fitness center
      • Game room
      • Golf course [on-site]
      • Hiking
      • Horseback riding
      • Massage
      • Nightclub
      • On-site entertainment
      • Pub crawl
      • Snorkeling
      • Surfing lessons
      • Tennis court
      • Water sports (motorized)
      Cleanliness and safety
      • Cashless payment service
      • Daily disinfection in common areas
      • Doctor/nurse on call
      • First aid kit
      • Hand sanitizer
      • Hot water linen and laundry washing
      • Rooms sanitized between stays
      • Sterilizing equipment
      Dining, drinking, and snacking
      • Alcohol
      • Bar
      • BBQ facilities
      • Bottle of water
      • Breakfast service
      • Coffee shop
      • Fruits/snacks
      • Grocery delivery
      • Restaurants
      • Room service
      • Snack bar
      Services and conveniences
      • Beam projector
      • Cash withdrawal
      • Convenience store
      • Currency exchange
      • Daily housekeeping
      • Elevator
      • Fireplace
      • Invoice provided
      • Ironing service
      • Laundry service
      • Lockers
      • Luggage storage
      • On-site event hosting
      • Shops
      • Smoking area
      For the kids
      • Family room
      • Kids meal
      Land sports
      • Golf course (within 3 km)
      • Cat-friendly
      • CCTV in common areas
      • CCTV outside property
      • Check-in/out [private]
      • Fire extinguisher
      • Front desk [24-hour]
      • Litter boxes
      • Non-smoking rooms
      • pet bowls
      • Pets allowed
      • Pets allowed for free
      • Pets may not be left unattended
      • Security [24-hour]
      • Service animals are welcome
      • Smoke alarms
      Getting around
      • Bicycle parking
      • Car park [nearby]
      Sports equipment rental
      • Bicycle rental

      Food and dining

      Breakfast options
      • American
      • Continental
      • Full English/Irish


      46 Roeland St, Cape Town City Center, Cape Town, South Africa, 8001


      Public transportation
      • MyCiti Bus Service Roeland Bus Stop
        60 m
      • Cape Town Train Station
        910 m
      • Cape Town International Airport (CPT)
        17.3 km
      Hospital or clinic
      • A. White Chemist
        360 m
      • The Old Biscuit Mill
        3.4 km
      Convenience store
      • On-site
      Cash withdrawal
      • ATM on-site

      What's nearby

      Popular landmarks
      • Signal Hill
        2.1 km
      • Lion's Head
        2.1 km
      • Two Oceans Aquarium
        2.4 km
      • Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
        2.9 km
      • Table Mountain
        2.9 km
      • Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
        6.7 km
      • Robben Island Museum
        15.1 km
      • Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
        29.7 km
      • Cape Point Nature Reserve
        47.2 km
      • Cape of Good Hope
        47.8 km
      Nearby landmarks
      • Book Lounge
        30 m
      • Dorp
        40 m
      • MyCiti Bus Service Roeland Bus Stop
        60 m
      • Rust En Vreugd
        70 m
      • Perseverance Tavern
        120 m
      • Museum of Cape Town
        140 m
      • Hip Hop East City Corridor
        180 m
      • Catholic Cathedral
        190 m
      • Department of Home Affairs
        200 m
      • District Six Museum
        270 m
      Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

      Property policies

      Children and extra beds

      Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

      All children are welcome.

      Infant 0-2 year(s)
      Stay for free if using existing bedding.
      Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
      Children 3-3 year(s)
      Stay for free if using existing bedding.
      If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
      Guests 4 years and older are considered as adults
      Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
      • The property requires a refundable security deposit of ZAR 50 upon check-in.
      • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

      Some helpful facts

      • Check-in from14:00
      • Check-in until10:00
      • Check-out from00:00
      • Check-out until10:00
      • Reception open until00:00
      Getting around
      • Distance from city center1 km
      • Travel time to airport (minutes)15
      • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)65 ZAR
      • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 ZAR
      The property
      • Non-smoking rooms/floorsno
      • Number of bars/lounges2
      • Number of floors2
      • Number of restaurants1
      • Number of rooms 12
      • Room voltage220
      • Year property opened1895
      • Most recent renovation2015
      • Daily parking fee150 ZAR

      Reviews of Kimberley Backpackers from real guests

      Provided by verified guests of Agoda
      Value for money7.4
      High score for Cape Town
      9+ Exceptional (53)
      8-9 Excellent (17)
      7-8 Very Good (15)
      6-7 Good (7)
      <6 Below Expectation (45)

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      Showing 137 verified guest comments
      Susan from South Africa
      Solo traveler
      Family Room
      Stayed 1 night in March 2023


      Me and my friend had an awesome stay with you guys...with a few tumbs down....we were 2 people in th room, only 1 coffee cup suger.. TV not working. We were suppost to book in at 14h we rock up there the cleaner was still busy cleaning the room. So eventually after an hour waiting our room was ready...only reason why I mention this is so that you guys can be aware off small things....BUT LET'S LOOK AT THE POSITIVE PART....Amazing staff ....very friendly ...Alex the bar tender..definitely belongs in wonderland... always a smile on his face ...a BIG THANKS TO THE CLEANING LADY FOR IRIONING OUR WHITE SHIRTS...wanted to thanks her in person but couldn't get hold of her.....FADZI.....WOW what a great personality.....keep up th good work my dear. The guy served breakfast...EXCELLENT JOB. WILL MOST DEFNITELY BOOK A ROOM AGAIN.

      Reviewed March 12, 2023
      Nasieba from South Africa
      1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
      Stayed 2 nights in May 2023

      Best price great stays ”

      Booked seven people last Week end they were thrilled and going back soon

      Reviewed May 09, 2023

      thank you for staying at the kimberly hotel

      Responded July 04, 2023
      Kimberley Backpackers
      Ms from South Africa
      Solo traveler
      Twin Room
      Stayed 7 nights in July 2022

      A darling little Gem in the heart of Cape Town!”

      It feels I’m reliving the era of 1910. What a lovely hotel. The staff, amazing! Feels like “home”. Gorgeous rooms, lounge area, balcony, Stunning little restaurant, food truly unbelievable, historic pub would take your breath away. Highly recommended!

      Reviewed July 12, 2022
      JOSE from Portugal
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
      Stayed 10 nights in February 2023

      Its almost perfect”

      The Hoste is right in the city center close to everithing, even Table Mountain. When you enter you travel back in Time as it looks like a Saloon/Hotel fron the Boer time. The breakfast is perfet and the restaurant serves delicious cheap local dishes. I stayed in a Dorm and every single day I had the dorm vacumed and my bed done.

      Reviewed March 06, 2023
      MD from Qatar
      Solo traveler
      Eight-bed Dormitory
      Stayed 15 nights in February 2023

      Great place for budget travelers.”

      It was a wonderful experience. Everything was outstanding. The hotel location is 8–10 minutes' walk to Long Street, the Cape Town train station, and the bus station. I stayed for 15 consecutive days with nothing to say except occasional cleanliness issues. Every staff was wonderful especially Diana very helpful. I must say that this is a great place for budget travelers.

      Reviewed February 26, 2023
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