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About 47 Gypsies

47 Gypsies opened in 2014 as a gift shop and gradually made the transition to a backpackers during winter 2016. We wanted to share this beautiful old holiday home with visitors not just during the day. So we started the transition to what you will see now when you book in at 47 Gypsies Backpackers.

A place like your mama’s home, a little bit old and creeky but the vibe is relaxed and happy.

47 Gypsies Backpackers is a unique, gorgeous, original OLD Gordons Bay holiday home situated in just the best location, right across the road from the beach! There are fabulous views of False Bay with Table Mountain clearly visible across the Bay. Flanked on either side by interesting little restaurants, pubs, coffee and curio shops. The team is warm and welcoming. We are constantly upgrading and decorating, adding new features. We are not pretentious and want everybody to have a good time, rest and feel revived for your next adventure. for the next day.

We accommodate backpackers, couples, solo adventurers, business travellers, dream seekers and anyone else who enjoys this soulful kind of experience.

The house “talks to you the moment you set foot through the ancient front door”! You can spend your days on the lawn overlooking the ocean, walk to the old harbour for lunch. Rent a Kayak or SUP (Standup paddle board) if you feel a little more active.

There is a common room with a fireplace where you can spend your evenings if it is too cold to sit outside. The house has a big veranda leading to the lawn, overlooking the mountains and ocean. There is NO television in the house but there are plenty of books and magazines to read, take a walk, sit outside watch the town go by or play a game of Dominos with a fellow backpacker.

The rooms all come equipped with power points & USB charging plugs, bed linen, shower towels, and free Wi-Fi to guests.

Basic cooking facilities available to guests. The common kitchen has 2 fridges to keep your food and drink cold.

The village has many restaurants to choose from all walking distance from the backpackers.

With the beautiful Helderberg mountain range and nature reserve on one side, the azure waters of False Bay on another and within easy reach of Cape Town, you’ll never be short of activities.

Visit our travel desk where you can book all your adventure tours. Cape Adventure Zone and Horseriding Cape Town. Want to go hiking then Adventure seekers is your go-to company for all your guided mountain hikes.

Beach: From our veranda you overlook the beautiful False Bay. A quick walk and you'll be on our world famous, Blue Flag, Bikini Beach. Come and see for yourself how it got it's name!

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Type: Backpacker
  • Sleeps: 10
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 2 Reviews

Facilities

  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Beach
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Hiking
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cosy
  • Activities desk
  • Bath
  • Bathroom
  • Central location
  • Fridge
  • Iron and board
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Shower
  • Terrace
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Grading

  • No TGCSA Grading

Important Information

0-30 days prior to arrival, forfeit 100% of the total invoice
31-60 days prior to arrival, forfeit 25% of the total invoice
61+ days prior to arrival, full deposit return less 15% handling fee
Large Group bookings 50% deposit to confirm and balance payable 2 weeks prior to arrival
No refunds will be given by the company for...
0-30 days prior to arrival, forfeit 100% of the total invoice
31-60 days prior to arrival, forfeit 25% of the total invoice
61+ days prior to arrival, full deposit return less 15% handling fee
Large Group bookings 50% deposit to confirm and balance payable 2 weeks prior to arrival
No refunds will be given by the company for no-shows.


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  • Sailors Mixed Dorm - Bed 1 of 4 Sailors Mixed Dorm - Bed 1 of 4 Sleeps 1 Includes: Room Only Rooms / Units: 4 Mixed dorm : 4 bed (2 bunks beds)Linen & shower towels providedAll 4 rooms share bathrooms & kitchen. NO TELEVISION in... see more Features:  Shared bathroom, Bunk beds, Single beds, Wi-Fi, No Smoking in Rooms
    • Rooms Adults
      • Lighthouse Dorm - Bed 1 of 2 Lighthouse Dorm - Bed 1 of 2 Sleeps 1 Includes: Room Only Rooms / Units: 2 Dorm - 2 single bedsLinen & shower towels providedAll 4 rooms share bathrooms & kitchen. NO TELEVISION in the house.... see more Features:  Shared bathroom, Sea views, Single beds, Wi-Fi, No Smoking in Rooms
        • Rooms Adults
          • Anchor Dorm - Bed 1 of 2 Anchor Dorm - Bed 1 of 2 Sleeps 1 Includes: Room Only Rooms / Units: 2 Dorm - 2 single bedsLinen & shower towels providedAll 4 rooms share bathrooms & kitchen. NO TELEVISION in the house.... see more Features:  Shared bathroom, Fireplace, Single beds, Heater, Wi-Fi, Adsl see more Shared bathroom, Fireplace, Single beds, Heater, Wi-Fi, Adsl, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms
            • Rooms Adults
              • Captains Room (2 Single beds) Captains Room (2 Single beds) Sleeps 2 Includes: Room Only Private room with two comfortable singel beds and bar fridge.Linen & shower towels providedAll 4 rooms share bathrooms... see more Features:  Shared bathroom, Sea views, Single beds, Bar Fridge, Wi-Fi, No Smoking in Rooms
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                  Reviews for 47 Gypsies

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                  Bill
                  30 December 2016

                  We enjoyed our stay at 47 Gypsies. We found that the owners and staff were very friendly and accommodating. It was a restful and comfortable few days.

                  Veronique ORBAN, South Africa
                  10 October 2016

                  Very friendly people and central place in Gordons bay...

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                  47 Gypsies is 0.3km from the centre of Gordons Bay , the nearest airport 36.7km (Cape Town International Airport).
                  *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling