Long Street Backpackers


Long Street Backpackers is one of the original backpackers in Cape Town. It is famous for its friendly atmosphere and fantastic location. Set in a private oasis in the centre of Long Street, there are loads of eating, drinking and partying venues literally on your doorstep. This Cape Town hostel is appropriately one of the busiest year round, and you will always find some interesting characters to share some tips or relax over a cool drink.

Coming up the funky mosaic stairwell you enter a large leafy courtyard surrounded by many small apartments that were long ago converted into backpacker rooms. All needs are catered for with a staff whose hospitality is unsurpassed, a sexy travellers bar, an awesome communal kitchen,  sixteen bathrooms, pool table, TV room with cable and DVD, internet access, a huge BBQ and three large balconies to watch the colour of Cape Town’s busiest street go by.

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impressions-barLong street backpackers boasts a fully stocked bar inside the confines of the hostel.

impressions-courtyardThe LSB courtyard with an adjoining fireplace for the ever popular barbecue.

impressions-kitchenThere is a communal kitchen available for use with all necessary appliances.

impressions-roomThere are private rooms and dorm rooms available with lockers for valuables.

Action in Cape Town

There is definitely no shortage of things to do for backpackers in Cape Town. Everybody loves it when they come here and we are proud of our fun and active city.


Adventure Sports

Most adrenalin sports are possible in Cape Town. Skydiving is cheap here along with paragliding. You can Abseil Table Mountain or go kloofing down many other of Capet Town’s nearby ranges. There is sand boarding, surfing, kite surfing and quality diving opportunities as well so there is no excuse to be bored.



Soak up the sun on one of Cape Towns many cosmopolitan beaches. They have soft white sand, clear blue water and people bring you ice cream and cold drinks. Throw a Frisbee, kick a footy, whatever.


Cape Peninsula Tour

Where two oceans meet? The bottom of Africa? Who cares, it is beautiful. So hire a car or join a day tour and see what the peninsula has to offer. Wind your way through mountains, fishing villages, and surf side towns until you get to the end. Then join the baboons for a picnic. One of the best days for cape town backpackers.



The food in Cape Town is great. You can try whatever cuisine your tummy desires. Compared to where most of our visitors come from it is also cheap and the quality of produce is very high.


Robben Island

Exploited as a prison for centuries, Robben Island now sees more traffic than ever. Nelson Mandela and many other political prisoners we detained here and it now forms an important part of our rich cultural history.


Shark Cage Diving

The cold waters around Cape Town are home to large populations of Great White Sharks. Do you have the guts to swim in a little cage next to them? And will you still have your guts when you hop out?


Table Mountain

Where ever you go she will be there. The mother of the mother city, she watches all. You can hike up one of the many different trails or if you can’t be bothered with that, take the cable car.



Shop until you drop. If you can’t find what you are looking to buy here, then it doesn’t exist. After spending your dough on clothes and stuff, grab a bite to eat at one of the many outdoor restaurants, or watch a free show in the amphitheatre.


Wine Tour

The wine here is great. And there are many wine tours for backpackers in Cape Town. Whether you want to learn about wine or just get drunk, you will love the friendly scenic cape wine lands.


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The soul of Cape Town

5 5 1
If Long Street is the heart of Cape Town, then Long Street Backpackers is the street's soul, overflowing with creative energy and positive vibes

Forgot my stuff

5 5 1
Hey, I ve been in your hostel for one night. Was really cool, nice people, nice room, nice hostel. please let me know if you find my stuff! i will come back.


5 5 1
Thanks so much. Great staff

lsb Overall rating: 5 out of 5 based on 5 reviews.

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Dorm Room: R210

Single Room: R385

Twin Room: R540

Double Room: R540