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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
TamboerskloofC$ 54+
C$ 54+
Free Wi-Fi
Long Street Backpackers - Cape Town - Building
Long Street Backpackers
8.1 Very good
City CentreC$ 40+
C$ 40+
Free Wi-Fi
Urban Hive Backpackers
7.6 Good
City CentreC$ 55+
C$ 55+
Free Wi-Fi
Never at Home Green Point
8.8 Very good
C$ 63+
C$ 63+
Free Wi-Fi
91 Loop Boutique Hostel
8.4 Very good
City CentreC$ 71+
C$ 71+
Free Wi-Fi
Big Blue Backpackers
7.4 Good
C$ 50+
C$ 50+
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
A Sunflower Stop - Hostel
8.2 Very good
C$ 51+
C$ 51+
Free Wi-Fi

Cape Town hostels near the city centre

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Cape Town Deco Lodge - Cape Town
Cape Town Deco Lodge
WoodstockC$ 17+
C$ 17+
Train Lodge - Cape Town
Train Lodge
ForeshoreC$ 58+
C$ 58+

How much is a Cape Town hostel?

Here are our most popular & best value hostels

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High season


Average price (weeknight)

C$ 18

Average price (weekend night)

C$ 17
Cheapest month to stay with an average 39% drop in price.
Most expensive month to stay with an average 165% 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

Price per night / 3-star hostel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
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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 August and September.
  • 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 Thursday. The most expensive day for hostel bookings is Sunday.
  • 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.
  • The cheapest 3-star hostel in Cape Town found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was C$ 102, while the most expensive was C$ 102.

FAQs when booking a hostel in Cape Town

  • What are the best hostels near Camps Bay Beach?

    Camps Bay Beach is a popular area in Cape Town and there are many hostels closeby. Check out Ds Backpackers Hostel or Bantry Bay Guesthouse for hostels recommended by KAYAK that are within walking distance of Camps Bay Beach.

  • 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 C$ 15 but KAYAK users have found hostels for as cheap as C$ 10 in the last 3 days.

  • 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 C$ 15 compared to C$ 234 for a night in a hotel.

  • Are hostels in Cape Town safe during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis?

    Hostels are safe environments for travellers as long as they properly implement sanitary measures in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). However, we recommend getting in touch with the local authorities regarding safety procedures for hostels in Cape Town. For more advice, please view our information page on what to know about coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel.

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.