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Cheapest hostels in Cape Town under US$20

Nomad Boutique Backpackers, 24 Waterkant Street.

Situated in the City Bowl of Cape Town, NOMAD Boutique Backpackers is located 1.3 km from Long Street and 2.9 km from V&A Waterfront. 6 km from CTICC, the property is also 6 km away from Table Mountain. Canal Walk is 12 km from the property. The rooms at the hostel are fitted with a seating area and a TV. Selected rooms come with a kitchenette with a microwave. Guest rooms will provide guests with a fridge.

Long Street Backpackers, 209 Long Street.

Located on bustling Long Street in the Cape Town City Centre, Longstreet Backpackers features BBQ facilities and sun terrace. Free WiFi is available.
Dormitory, single and double room accommodations are offered. Each room has access to a shared bathroom. There is a shared kitchen and lounge area.
Guests can enjoy the on-site bar and there is a cash machine at the property. You can play billiards at the hostel, car hire is available on site and an airport shuttle service is offered at a surcharge.

Riverlodge Backpackers, Alexandra Road.

Offering a communal kitchen, garden and travel desk, Riverlodge Backpackers is conveniently located just a 12-minute drive from the Cape Town city centre and a 10-minute drive from Cape Town International Airport. The rooms all come with linen, and include access to a shared bathroom and toilet. Each dormitory room bed has a private locker and lamp.

The Courtyard Backpackers, 100 Main Road Seapoint.

Set in Cape Town, a few steps from Seapoint Methodist Church, The Courtyard features a shared lounge. Popular points of interest nearby include St James The Great Anglican Church and Lal Language Centre. The property is located in the Sea Point district and Bus Stop (Red Bus) is 300 m away.
All guest rooms in the hostel are equipped with a kettle. Rooms are complete with a shared bathroom fitted with a shower, while certain rooms are equipped with a seating area. The units will provide guests with a microwave.

91 Loop, 91 Loop Street.

Located in the city centre of Cape Town, 91 Loop is just a stroll away from Long Street and Green Market Square. The chic hostel has a 24-hour front desk, a restaurant and bar and a courtyard with outdoor seating. With minimalistic and modern design, the hostel offers en-suite private and dormitory rooms as well as a unique air-conditioned pod accommodation. Features include extra long beds, reading lights, electric plugs and lockable storage space. Linen and towels are provided.

Carnival Court Backpackers, 255 Long Street.

Centrally located on buzzing Long Street in Cape Town, Carnival Court Backpackers is within walking distance from bars, clubs and restaurants. The building features Victorian architecture and a balcony overlooking the street below. The rooms all come with hand-basins and access to a shared bathroom and toilet. Each room also includes a wardrobe or clothes rack.

Awesome Backpackers, 161 Main Road.

Featuring barbecue facilities, Awesome Backpackers is located in Cape Town, 2 km from V&A Waterfront. Around 3.5 km from Long Street, the property is also 8 km away from Table Mountain and offers free WiFi. The property is set in the Green Point district and CTICC is 9 km away. The hostel offers a terrace. You can play billiards and darts at Awesome Backpackers, and the area is popular for cycling.

Urban Hive Backpackers, 208 Long Street.

Located within a heritage building with Victorian style architecture, Urban Hive Backpackers is set on buzzing Long Street in central Cape Town. Free WiFi is available throughout. The hostel offers accommodation options from single, twin and double rooms to various types of dorm rooms, all fitted with sheets and towels upon request. All rooms have access to a shared bathroom, available on each floor.

MoTown by Mojo, 16 Saint Johns Road.

Centrally located in Sea Point, MoTown offers free WiFi throughout and is just a 5-minute walk from the Mojo Market. The Sea Point Promenade and beach is 500 m away. The hostel rooms are decorated in bright colours, and each have access to a wardrobe and a shared bathroom. A number of eateries and bars can be found within 1 km. The Checkers Sea Point and Woolworths Piazza St John supermarkets are within 10 minutes’ walk from MoTown.

Wish U Were Here Lodge and Backpackers, 445 Albert Rd. 

Wish U Were Here is located in the urban heart of Woodstock, 5.5 km from the Cape Town city centre. Free WiFi and private parking is available on site. The rooms at Wish U Were Here are individually decorated in a chic style and feature a balcony with a city view. Each room includes a clothes rack, towels and linen. The lodge has a cosy outdoor terrace area where you will find the BBQ area and bar. Guests can relax in the communal lounge and other facilities on site include a tour desk.

Mojo Hotel & Market, 30 Regent Road.

The Mojo Hotel is located in the suburb of Sea Point, just 5 km from Cape Town’s city centre. The beach and Sea Point Promenade is 100 m away and free WiFi is available on-site. The modern rooms feature contemporary décor. Rooms offer a flat-screen TV and an en suite shower. There is a 24-hour front desk at Mojo. Guests can explore the surroundings which offer a variety of restaurants and shops. The Sea Point Pavilion swimming pools is a 2-minute walk away.

Once in Cape Town, 73 Kloof Street.

Located on the vibrant Kloof Street, Once in Cape Town features a bar and garden. Offering free Wi-Fi, it is 500 m from De Waal Park and 2 km from the Castle of Good Hope. Once in Cape Town offers single beds in dorms with a shared bathroom or rooms with a private bathroom and TV. King rooms come with views of the mountains. An iPad is available upon request in the communal lounge area.

HomeBase Cape Town Backpackers, 37 Strand Street.

Offering a rooftop terrace with a bar, HomeBase Cape Town Backpackers is situated on Long Street, in Cape Town’s city centre. This property offers free WiFi throughout the property. Each room is beautifully decorated in various themes. HomeBase Cape Town Backpackers has large and comfortable communal spaces. There is a shared kitchen where guests can prepare their own meals, a dining area and a lounge with a TV.

Never@home Cape Town, 107 Main Road.

Located in the trendy suburb of Green Point within 800 m from the Cape Town Stadium, never@home is a hostel situated 2.5 km from the Cape Town city centre. The property offers modern, private rooms or dormitory accommodation. Some of the rooms have an en-suite bathroom while others share a communal bathroom. Each room is air-conditioned and the dormitories are fitted with bunk beds, a compartment locker and reading lights on each bed.

Kimbo Lodge Backpackers, 46 Roeland Street.

Located within 1 km of Long Street in Cape Town, Kimbo Lodge Backpackers features a restaurant and a bar on site. Table Mountain is 5.5 km away from the backpackers. The dormitory rooms have access to a shared bathroom and the private rooms are equipped with a kettle or coffee machine, and a TV.

Colors of Cape Town Lodge, 4 Fairview Close.

Colors of Cape Town Lodge in Milnerton is only 5 km away from Blouberg Beach and 14 km away from Cape Town’s city centre. It features an outdoor swimming pool and free WiFi. The property has a variety of accommodation options ranging from standard rooms, a dormitory room to studios apartments with a fully equipped kitchen. Some of the rooms have shared bathroom facilities.

Green Elephant Backpackers, 57 Milton Road.

Located in the heart of Observatory in Cape Town, a lively student area, Green Elephant Backpackers offers budget accommodation. It features an outdoor pool and barbecue facilities. The hostel offers simply decorated rooms and dormitory rooms with shared or private bathrooms. Linen are included in the rooms and there is one dorm room exclusively for women.

Observatory Backpackers, 235 Lower Main Road.

Located in the suburb of Observatory in Cape Town, Observatory Backpackers offers a garden and 24-hour front desk. The hostel is located 1 km away from Groote Schuur Hospital. The cozy and individually decorated rooms are equipped with towels and linen and have access to a balcony. The bathrooms are either private or shared. Guests can relax in the garden or make use of the barbecue area. The hostel has a communal kitchen and a shared TV area.

Bohemian Lofts Backpackers, 41 Trill Rd, Observatory.

Featuring a balcony overlooking Observatory’s Lower Main Road, Bohemian Lofts Backpackers Hostel is located in walking distance to several restaurants, cafés and shops. Free WiFi is available in common areas. Named after South African music festivals, the rooms and dormitories are individually decorated. Each provides access to a private or shared bathroom. A basic breakfast is served daily.

Ashanti Lodge Backpackers, 11 Hof Street.

A Victorian mansion style establishment hosts the Ashanti Lodge Backpackers. Located close to the foot of Table Mountain, the wooden sun deck and the garden of the hostel offer views of the landscape. Accommodations include bright dormitory rooms and private rooms. Some features normal bed or iron wrought bunk beds. All have a decor with designer touch.

Two Oceans Backpackers, 47 Long Street.

Two Oceans Backpackers features free WiFi and views of city in Cape Town. With a terrace, the property also features a shared lounge. Long Street is less than 1 km from the hostel. You can play table tennis, billiards, and darts at the hostel. V&A Waterfront is 3.2 km from Two Oceans Backpackers. The nearest airport is Cape Town International Airport, 19 km from the property.

Zebra Crossing Backpacker, 82 New Church Street.

Set in Cape Town, less than 1 km from Long Street, Zebra Crossing Backpacker has a garden and a shared lounge, as well as free WiFi. This property is situated a short distance from attractions such as FNB Bank ATM Lifestyle On Kloof, South African Museum And Planetarium, and South African Jewish Museum. The property is 4.1 km from Table Mountain and 4.3 km from V&A Waterfront.

Helpmin Hotel, 524 Lansdowne Road.

Located 5 km from Kenilworth Race Course, HELPMIN Hotel offers accommodation with free WiFi in Cape Town. The property is set 15 km from CTICC, 15 km from Long Street and 16 km from Canal Walk. V&A Waterfront is 18 km away and Table Mountain is 19 km from the hotel. Kenilworth Centre is 2.7 km from the hotel. The nearest airport is Cape Town International Airport, 13 km from HELPMIN Hotel.

Sunset Beach Backpackers, 10 Marine Circle Bloubergrant. 

Situated in Cape Town, within 11 km of Canal Walk and 17 km of CTICC, Sunset Beach Backpackers offers accommodation with a casino. Offering a shared lounge, the property is located within 19 km of Long Street. Free WiFi is available. Guests at the hostel will be able to enjoy activities in and around Cape Town, like cycling.

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