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1 room, 2 adults

Urban Hive Backpackers, Cape Town

2-star2 stars
208 Long Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8001, South Africa

Victorian hostel with bar/lounge, near Long Street
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Urban Hive Backpackers, Cape Town

from $11 CAD
  • 6 Sleeper Dorm
  • 6 Sleeper Female Dorm
  • 9 Sleeper Dorm
  • Single Room
  • Twin Room
  • Double Room
  • Deluxe Double Room
  • Triple Room, Mixed Dorm

What’s around Urban Hive Backpackers, Cape Town


  • In Cape Town City Centre
  • Long Street - 1 min walk
  • Kloof Street - 3 min walk
  • Castle of Good Hope - 18 min walk
  • Cape Town International Convention Centre - 18 min walk
  • Two Oceans Aquarium - 36 min walk
  • Cape Town Stadium - 38 min walk
  • Cape Town Cruise Terminal - 38 min walk

Getting around

  • Cape Town Intl. Airport (CPT) - 16 min drive
  • Cape Town Station - 15 min walk
  • Cape Town Bellville Station - 19 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 26 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 1 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check-in

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

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • No parking

  • Free nearby parking

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Bar/lounge
  • Barbecue grills
  • Microwave in a common area
Things to do
  • Billiards or pool table
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese

In the room

Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Housekeeping - once per stay
  • In-room safe

Urban Hive Backpackers, Cape Town’s small print

Also known as

  • Urban Hive Backpackers Hostel Cape Town
  • Urban Hive Backpackers Hostel
  • Urban Hive Backpackers Cape Town
  • Urban Hive Backpackers Cape Town
  • Urban Hive Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Urban Hive Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Cape Town


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that guest safety measures are currently in place.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Kitchen/kitchenette use is available for an extra charge

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.

FAQs for Urban Hive Backpackers, Cape Town

  • Does Urban Hive Backpackers offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Urban Hive Backpackers does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at Urban Hive Backpackers?
    No, unfortunately, but there's free parking nearby.
  • Are pets allowed at Urban Hive Backpackers?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Urban Hive Backpackers?
    You can check in starting at 1 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Urban Hive Backpackers?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is ZAR 200 per vehicle one way.

Recent reviews

Good 7.8 From 55 reviews

Good 6.0
Friendly French Guy checked us in. Room appeared to be clean , on closer inspection it wasn't. Had a hot shower...but in a dirty shower. I think the type of guests you allow to stay there turns this place in to a sh*thole. There's NO RESPECT for other guests , the "people" that stayed on our floor went on like a bunch of animals till 06:00 the morning when the whores they brought there finally left. Also, you might want to mention that you will get NO sleep due to the never ending noise in the street below..I know the street is busy, but having to deal with people sitting openly in the street using tik is and screaming unacceptable. You have a stunning place and a great location, but accepting low class people to stay there just brings down the overall standard of a place that can be so much more.... It might be a good idea to sell some cheap earplugs at reception...I would definitely have invested in a pair.
Chanelle, za1 night romance trip
Poor 2.0
Private Room Differed from Picture/Description
The listed information (photos and description) is not accurate. I mentioned this to the hostel, and they didn't care or accept responsibility. The bed was extremely uncomfortable and the linens weren't very clean. There's also no a/c or fan, so in the summer I can imagine the rooms get excessively warm. Additionally, an undisclosed 100 Rand deposit is immediately required at check-in in order to receive your key. For the private rooms, no toiletries and no towel are provided. I would absolutely not recommend this hostel.
us5 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Bed and room fine. Central location. Noisy at weekends and no air con. Good value all in
Henry, us5 night romance trip
Poor 2.0
Where not to stay in cape town
I did not stay there. 2 am in the morning and full volume disco on the go... Area did not look the best at that time.....
Chris, za3 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Chill Spot
UH is in a great location near bars and restaurants. The staff is genuinely nice and the vibe is friendly. At night, people tend to gather on the balcony or in the tea room, so it's easy to meet others. My only complaint is that there's only one shower and toilet for each floor. There definitely needs to be more.
Kimberly, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
You the best
It was so wonderful I really enjoyed my stay and the staff was so awesome and for the entire staff ' keep the good work you doing guys and high five for you. Just the bed that was bit tired could feel the springs.but besides everything was spot on.and the area rocks .
Itumeleng, za2 night romance trip
Poor 2.0
Bad management. Don't stay here. You will regret it. Management aloud strangers who wanted my money in the reception. When things like that ocurred and your guests complains please I don't know them and you ignore your guest and allow strangers to continue harrasing the customer that is bad management. Instead of protecting the guests they put you in danger.
Alexis, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Awesome trip!
Had a great stay at urban hive! Friendly, helpful staff! Situated in a great location! I would definitely stay here again!
Courtney, us26 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Super staff, comfortable beds
The staff and the manager is really friendly and helpful. Room look nice, bed is comfortable. Good wifi in the room
gb2 night trip with friends
Fair 4.0
Don't Expect to get much Sleep here
Great location if you enjoy pubs and clubs and nightlife. Absolutely horrible place to stay if you go to sleep before 2am. Noise at all hours of the day and night - from outside and also within the building. Facilities are good and staff are nice.
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Urban Hive Backpackers, Cape Town

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