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1 room, 2 adults

Forty8 Backpackers - Hostel, Cape Town

4-starQuality Graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organization.
48 Hout Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8000, South Africa

4-star hostel with bar/lounge, near Long Street
  • Free WiFi
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Great location
More comfort would be nice
Amenities are not the best
Service is adequate

Forty8 Backpackers - Hostel, Cape Town

from $45 CAD
  • Male's 6 Sleeper Dorm
  • Male 6 Sleeper Dorm B
  • Female's 4 sleeper Dorm
  • Female's 6 Sleeper Dorm C
  • Double Room 7
  • Double Room 8
  • Double Room 9
  • Double Room 10
  • Double Room 11
  • Male's 12 Sleeper Dorm
  • Female's 10 Sleeper Dorm

What’s around Forty8 Backpackers - Hostel, Cape Town


  • In Cape Town City Centre
  • Victoria and Alfred Waterfront - 14 min walk
  • Long Street
  • Greenmarket Square - 2 min walk
  • Cape Town International Convention Centre - 11 min walk
  • Castle of Good Hope - 11 min walk
  • Kloof Street - 12 min walk
  • Two Oceans Aquarium - 28 min walk

Getting around

  • Cape Town (CPT-Cape Town Intl.) - 16 min drive
  • Cape Town Station - 7 min walk
  • Cape Town Bellville Station - 18 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 9 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-5:30 AM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • 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 *

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
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Working away
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Xhosa

In the room

Freshen up
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping

Forty8 Backpackers - Hostel, Cape Town’s small print

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Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

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.

Recent reviews

Good 7.0 From 8 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Great stay, great staff
I stayed at Forty8 for 5 nights and it was a very pleasant stay. The staff was very friendly and very helpful. The rooms and bathrooms were always kept clean, even at full capacity. The kitchen was spacious and also a nice place to chill. The only thing I would recommend is to be able to play a different channel in the kitchen than in the reception area because the guys spent a lot of time watching soccer
Rachel, za5 night trip

Forty8 Backpackers - Hostel, Cape Town

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