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About 33 South Backpackers

Young vibrant staff, adventure-packed days, exciting nights, chilled-to-the-max braais and the comfiest beds also included. Centrally located in the legendary OBZ, the funky and vibey neighbourhood with some of Cape Town’s most adored live band venues, comedy clubs, restaurants, pubs and bars.

'Forget everything you once thought or believed about backpacking and join us on a new and unique journey in Cape Town'

33 South Backpackers was developed especially for those individuals who have a taste for a real adventure but are not willing to give up their piping hot showers and fresh percale linen.

Because Cape Town is such a great place, we decided to develop a Backpackers Lodge that is really special. Boutique? Boutique for us is everything stylish, unique and luxurious – and all this you’ll find in the homely atmosphere at 33 South Backpackers. Since we dedicated our name (33 South) to the geographic location of Cape Town (33 South, 18 East), it’s fitting that each of our rooms is themed after a different culturally rich “Capetonian” neighbourhood.

Whether you choose to spend the night in an extra-sized bed in District 6, the colourful Bo-kaap, Khayalitsha Shack chic or the cool and breezy Kalk bay room (amongst others) Cindy, Kim and the rest of the friendly staff will make sure you feel at home in this spacious Victorian house.

At the reception you’ll not only find a selection of tours, activities and great music, but also insider-info on the best restaurants, surf spots, music festivals and loads of “off-the-beaten-track” adventures.

Comfort, safety and security are top priority. To ensure this, each guest has their very own large locking cupboard with digital code safe, extra-sized bed with the softest fresh linen and the night-watchman Elvis will keep you safe and entertained.

See you soon!

The 33 South Team

  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Backpacker
  • Sleeps: 29
  • Check-in: 13:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Reviews: 16 Reviews


  • Wheelchair Enabled
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Restaurant on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Dutch
  • Zulu (isiZulu)
  • Xhosa (isiXhosa)
  • Afrikaans
  • Sotho (Sesotho)
  • Tswana (Setswana)
  • Shona
  • KiSwahili
* Please enquire for further details.

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  • District 6 Sleeps 6 Includes: B & B Sleep in this bright room, themed after the musical and culturally rich "District 6" neighbourhood. “Hoesit my bra!”... see more Features:  DStv, Shared bathroom, Bunk beds, Heater, Wi-Fi, No Smoking in Rooms
    • Adults
      • Tygerberg - Private room with shared bathroom Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Sleep in this bright double room, themed after The stunning Tygerberg room.Sitting on the border between Cape Town... see more Features:  Queen beds, DStv, Shared bathroom, Heater, Wi-Fi, No Smoking in Rooms
        • Adults
          • Kalk Bay Harbour Sleeps 6 Includes: B & B Sleep in this peaceful room, themed after the sleepy fishing village of Kalk Bay.Tranquil, picturesque and steeped... see more
            • Adults
              • Bo-Kaap - Private room with en-suite bathroom Sleeps 3 Includes: B & B Experience this spacious Double-ensuite room, themed after the "Bokaap" neghibourhood in Cape Town. “Bokaap” is a... see more Features:  Queen beds, DStv, En-suite, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi see more Queen beds, DStv, En-suite, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi, No Smoking in Rooms
                • Adults
                  • Jouge Sleeps 8 Includes: B & B Enjoy the plush interior of this Parisian Printemps inspired bedroom that sleeps eight people, and certainly won’t hold... see more Features:  DStv, Shared bathroom, Bunk beds, Heater, Wi-Fi, No Smoking in Rooms
                    • Adults
                      • Khayelitsha Sleeps 4 Includes: B & B Sleep in this funky room. themed after Cape Town's largest and wqarmest Township.Bright, vibrant and full of “Vooma,... see more
                        • Adults

                          Reviews for 33 South Backpackers

                          16 guest reviews Reviews of

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                          Gilian Mai
                          30 January 2019

                          I forgot a packet of things in the accommodation when I went back they give me. Thanks. But I not really like to come again.

                          05 February 2016

                          My stay here was fantastic, good value for money. I will recommend and re-visit in the future,

                          21 January 2016

                          I really enjoyed my stay at 33 South Backpackers, the staff members where friendly. I will recommend other people to the stay their also. The place is also easy to find.

                          03 January 2016

                          We absolutely loved our stay at 33 South Boutique Backpackers. The place is full of character; the atmosphere is very welcoming and relaxed. We especially enjoyed having our meals outdoors in the charming backyard. Breakfast time is a real treat of freshly baked muffins by Elvis. The wonderful staff made us feel at home. We feel truly blessed to have had our quiet wedding ceremony at 33 South Boutique Backpackers. It was very special. Thank you!

                          Jaques Cilliers, South Africa
                          22 October 2015

                          We had a very nice stay. Enjoyed the atmosphere and the staff were very friendly and helpful. The surroundings proved to be very relaxing. The location makes it very appealing as it is close to all amenities. This is a bonus as we travel using public transport. We will definitely be back

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                          33 South Backpackers is 0.1km from the centre of Observatory , the nearest airport 14.6km (Cape Town International Airport).
                          *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling