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African Heart Backpackers, Cape Town

3-star3 stars
27 Station Road, Observatory, Cape Town, Western Cape, 7925, South Africa

3-star hostel, convenient to University of Cape Town
  • Free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
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  • The gentleman who treated us was lovely and helpful but our room was dingy and hot. It…Dec. 24, 2016
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African Heart Backpackers, Cape Town

from $49 CAD
  • En-suites (3)
  • Twin 4
  • Family 5

What’s around African Heart Backpackers, Cape Town


  • University of Cape Town - 33 min walk
  • Cape Town Science Centre - 4 min walk
  • Groote Schuur Hospital - 7 min walk
  • Table Mountain National Park - 10 min walk
  • South African Astronomical Observatory - 15 min walk
  • Old Biscuit Mill - 21 min walk
  • What If The World - 25 min walk
  • District 6 - 31 min walk

Getting around

  • Cape Town (CPT-Cape Town Intl.) - 16 min drive
  • Cape Town Station - 5 min drive
  • Cape Town Bellville Station - 17 min drive
  • Observatory Station - 6 min walk
  • Salt River Station - 18 min walk
  • Mowbray Station - 20 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About African Heart Backpackers, Cape Town

Putting you just a 5-minute drive from Newlands Stadium and Castle of Good Hope, African Heart Backpackers offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for ZAR 200 per vehicle. Free perks include WiFi, self parking, and continental breakfast daily between 7:30 AM and 11 AM. Also, Cape Town International Convention Centre and South African National Gallery are within a short drive. Fellow travelers like the helpful staff. Public transportation is close by: Observatory Station is just 6 minutes by foot.

At a glance

Key facts


  • 7 rooms


  • Check-in time 1 PM-10 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 11 PM.
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Free self parking

  • Free nearby parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Multilingual staff
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby
Languages Spoken
  • Dutch
  • English

In the room

Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • In-room safe

African Heart Backpackers, Cape Town’s small print

Also known as

  • African Heart Backpackers Hostel Observatory
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  • African Heart Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation


For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 200 per vehicle (one-way)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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