Cape Town hostels

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Best Cape Town hostels

Most recommended Cape Town hostels

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Villa Viva Hostel - Cape Town - Pool
Villa Viva Hostel
8.6 Very Good
Free Wi-Fi
Long Street Backpackers - Cape Town - Building
Long Street Backpackers
7.8 Good
City Centre$51+
Free Wi-Fi
Urban Hive Backpackers
7.6 Good
City Centre$46+
Free Wi-Fi
91 Loop
8.4 Very Good
City Centre$66+
Free Wi-Fi
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly

Cape Town hostels near the city centre

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Cape Town Deco Lodge - Cape Town
Train Lodge - Cape Town
Train Lodge

How much is a Cape Town hostel?

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Cheapest month to stay with an average 57% drop in price.
Most expensive month to stay with an average 30% rise in price.
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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 November.
  • 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 Monday. The most expensive day for hostel bookings is Tuesday.
  • If you want to ensure you grab a bargain, try to book at least 90 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 100 days.

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Where to find the best hostels in Cape Town?

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