Forty8 Backpackers Hotel

Welcome to Forty8 Backpackers Hotel. It is a luxurious and affordable backpackers hotel located right in the heart of Cape Town's Central Business District. It is located near to Long Street in Cape Town, which is renowned for it's abundance of street shops, cafe's, bars, pubs, clubs and restaurants.

Forty8 Backpackers is well known for its unique elegance, you won't find trendier economical accommodation near Cape Town's hotspots than our comfortable backpackers hotel. We cater for all travellers from solo or groups visiting Cape Town domestically or internationally as we have rooms to accommodate up to 50 people.

Our backpackers hotel is newly refurbished and modernized. We focus on great service, a clean space, safety and a friendly attitude. When you travel to Cape Town make sure to visit us.

We cater for adventurers including backpackers, students and groups and we have taken special care to cater for our guests needs. You will find a well-catered for environment to make your stay hassle free. We have a bar, free internet access, including Wi-Fi, a communal lounge and kitchen with free tea and coffee.

Forty8 Backpackers has six Dormitories ranging from four-beds, six-beds, 10-beds and 12-beds in a bedroom and three Private Double bedrooms. A Dormitory room consists of double bunk beds and the Double Room with double beds. The bathrooms are shared one for the females and the other for the males.

We are open 24-hours, 365-days a year. At the reception you can obtain travel information and tour bookings. We have our own shuttle services that offer door-to-door pick-up and drop-off, meet and greet services at Cape Town International Airport, tours and transfers to and from different places and destinations.

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  • "Wonderful,will definitely go back"

    25 November 2017

    "My stay at Forty 8 Backpackers Hotel was very pleasant and enjoyable for me.I liked the location very much as it is central. The team were very nice and polite. The manager really went out of his way to ensure that my stay was fruitful, and worthwhile since I was looking for an apartment.I just wished they had done the floor rennovations when it wasn't peak time.Other than that I really enjoyed my stay."

    Bongeka Gumede
  • "Neat and cozy"

    20 March 2017

    "Delightful stay with friendly staff and neat rooms."

    irfan Ahmed Shaikh
  • "Unforgettable Stay at Forty8 Backpackers Hotel"

    21 December 2016

    "Together with my wife (Selline) we enjoyed each moment at your Hotel (Heart of Cape Town) next to long street. We were impressed by eversmiling staff from all departments. We really wanted to extend our stay there but we failed because of flights arrangements."

    Hasani Vukeya, South Africa
  • "Fourty8 Backpacker hote"

    06 December 2016

    "Thank you safarinow for making our holiday successful one,we really enjoy yourself at the hotel,staff was friendly and the place is so neat,you feel like your at home,more especially we want to give a thanks and gratudute to one of the staff member LJ,he is the best he was the when we need any help,once again thank you"

    thabile Modipane, South Africa
  • "Nice place"

    13 October 2016

    "Very friendly and helpful staff.<br/><br/>Clean double room and dorm.<br/><br/>Showers excellent.<br/><br/><br/>Well equipped kitchen."

    Alan Williams, England
  • "Fun environment"

    13 February 2013

    "Staff is very friendly, I had my privacy. Rooms could just be a bit more clean. But all in all very fun environment."

    Don-Jeanne Sinden
  • "1 of the best thus far"

    05 January 2013

    "Spent 3 nights there, will probably rate is 1 of the best and cleanest backpackers I've stayed at in cape town . Great staff! Only problem is that the kitchen sometimes gets a bit cramped. Will definitely go back."

    Theo Makhathini, South Africa
  • "Great"

    11 August 2012

    "We really enjoyed our stay and we will definitely be back. Thanks for everything Forty8!"

    cyndi echardt, South Africa
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