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About Observatory Backpackers

Welcome to Observatory Backpackers

We are a backpackers established in the bohemian suburb of Observatory, Cape Town. Close to the action but out of the noise zone, Observatory Backpackers hostel offers you an opportunity to experience the best of Observatory while enjoying our fantastic hospitality.

Observatory is a student’s suburb of Cape Town, offering a laid-back atmosphere where one can really experience the local culture. Obs offers a wide variety of entertainment and activities from a range of restaurants, bars, local music and theatre. It has become home for international students, volunteers, interns and others looking for an extended stay in Cape Town.

With beaches and mountains in close proximity, Obs has also become a popular destination for travelers and others looking to experience an alternative Cape Town. Our backpacker offers all the facilities one expects for a great stay: Free wifi, DSTV, fresh cotton linens and a fantastic garden to relax in. Observatory Backpackers is a great place to base yourself while exploring Cape Town!

  • Response Rate: 84%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Backpacker
  • Sleeps: 36
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans


  • No TGCSA Grading
* Please enquire for further details.

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Observatory Backpackers is 0.4km from the centre of Observatory , the nearest airport 15km (Cape Town International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling