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Best Cape Town hostels

Most recommended Cape Town hostels

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Villa Viva Cape Town - Cape Town - Bedroom
Villa Viva Cape Town
8.6 Very good
Tamboerskloof145 ﷼+
145 ﷼+
Free Wi-Fi
Long Street Backpackers - Cape Town
Long Street Backpackers
8.2 Very good
City Centre120 ﷼+
120 ﷼+
Free Wi-Fi
A Sunflower Stop Backpackers
8.2 Very good
119 ﷼+
119 ﷼+
Free Wi-Fi
Urban Hive Backpackers
7.4 Good
City Centre135 ﷼+
135 ﷼+
Free Wi-Fi
Air Conditioning
Never at Home Green Point
8.8 Very good
239 ﷼+
239 ﷼+
Free Wi-Fi
Air Conditioning
Forty8 Backpackers - Hostel
5.3 Fair
City Centre270 ﷼+
270 ﷼+
Free Wi-Fi
Atlantic Point Backpackers
9.4 Wonderful
49 ﷼+
49 ﷼+
Free Wi-Fi
91 Loop Boutique Hostel
8.3 Very good
City Centre178 ﷼+
178 ﷼+
Free Wi-Fi
Air Conditioning
African Soul Surfer
7.5 Good
106 ﷼+
106 ﷼+
Free Wi-Fi

Cape Town hostels near the city center

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Cape Town Deco Lodge - Cape Town
Cape Town Deco Lodge
Woodstock49 ﷼+
49 ﷼+
Train Lodge - Cape Town
Train Lodge
Foreshore161 ﷼+
161 ﷼+

How much is a Cape Town hostel?

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Average price (weeknight)

107 ﷼

Average price (weekend night)

133 ﷼
Cheapest month to stay with an average 48% drop in price.
Most expensive month to stay with an average 149% rise in price.
Average Sun - Thu price over the last 2 weeks.
Average Fri & Sat price over the last 2 weeks.

When to book a hostel in Cape Town

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Top tips for finding Cape Town hostel deals

  • If you’re looking for a cheap hostel in Cape Town, you should consider going during the low season. You’ll generally find lower-priced hostels in Cape Town in September and March.
  • Hostel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll likely find the best hostel deals in Cape Town if you stay on a Tuesday. The most expensive day for hostel bookings is Saturday.
  • If you want to ensure you grab a bargain, try to book at least 29 days before your stay to get the best price for a Cape Town hostel.
  • Don’t know how much time you need to see all the sights? KAYAK users usually book their hostel in Cape Town for 3 days.

FAQs when booking a hostel in Cape Town

  • What are the best hostels near Victoria & Alfred Waterfront?

    Victoria & Alfred Waterfront is a popular area in Cape Town and there are many hostels closeby. Check out Atlantic Point Backpackers or Never at Home Green Point for hostels recommended by KAYAK that are within walking distance of Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

  • How much does a hostel cost in Cape Town?

    Hostel prices in Cape Town can vary depending on a number of factors. The average price for a hostel in Cape Town is 19 ﷼ but KAYAK users have found hostels for as cheap as 9 ﷼ in the last 3 days.

  • How much is a hostel in Cape Town for this weekend?

    In the last 72 hours, KAYAK users have booked Cape Town hostel for this weekend for as low as 10 ﷼. Users have also found 3 star hotels from 10 ﷼ and 4-star plus hotels from 68 ﷼.

  • Is it cheaper to stay in a hostel than in a hotel in Cape Town?

    The average price for a night in a hostel in Cape Town is 19 ﷼ compared to 218 ﷼ for a night in a hotel.

Where to find the best hostels in Cape Town?

Our map will help you find the perfect hostel in Cape Town by showing you the exact location of each hostel.