Traveling is a thing only understood by those that have done it. Traveling on a tight budget or a budget of sorts is also something only understood by those that have been through the process or those that cater exactly for those in these shoes. Backpacker lodges are known all over the world, it is an easy drop, sleep and go option, and they have the better understanding for the flexible needs of the traveling soul. The mother city is no stranger to this way of life and the Backpacker lodges available in Cape Town are extensive and usually filled with dozens of tourists from all over the world. The Backpacker tradition caters for the worldwide networking idea and most of the best Backpackers have wonderful facilities that provide an almost homelike feeling for the tourist soul, as well as being a well of information so that no one gets lost or ripped off. The people of Cape Town are generally phenomenal in spirit and very welcoming to their overseas counterparts, and the below mentioned backpackers are exceptionally excellent in all the services that they offer as well as being perfect for the traveling soul.
Cape Town Backpackers
Located in the heart of the city bowl of Cape Town, Cape Town Backpackers is probably one of the more frequented backpackers in the Mother City. The Backpackers itself is spread over three buildings and offers awesome accommodation that ranges from dorm rooms, to en suite accommodation. There is a self catering kitchen as well as a scrumptious meal serving café. There is 24/7 WIFI access as well as a very well sought after travel desk that has all the answers to every question you have and will have when entering the mother city, the travel desk also has you covered with the latest and greatest specials on tours and things to do and see in and around Cape Town. That is not all, they also have a well stocked bar where you have the opportunity to meet other travelers and learn about the rest of the world. www.capetownbackpackers.com.
Ashanti Backpackers has over the years branched out to become Ashanti Backpackers Gardens, Ashanti Guesthouses, as well as Ashanti Backpackers Green point. Ashanti Backpackers in Green point has exceptionally fast WIFI, a foreign exchange desk to make things simpler for the overseas travelers, a 24 hour reception, a comprehensive travel and information desk as well as so much more. There is also a communal self catering kitchen and a breakfast menu. The Green point Ashanti is also within walking distance to the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront as well as many other exciting destinations. Ashanti Gardens Backpackers offers many of the same high class facilities as well as great braai facilities, a superbly interesting book exchange as well as the famous Kumasi café bar and lounge. Then there is the Ashanti Guesthouses in Gardens which is down the road from the Ashanti Gardens Backpackers and offers exclusive en suite living for both young and old. Overall the Ashanti Backpacker experience is an exciting unforgettable one. www.ashanti.co.za.
Forty8 Backpacker Hotel
Situated in Hout street in Cape Town, Forty 8 Backpackers is a hotel lifestyle backpackers with exceptional upmarket style at backpacker level rates. The Forty 8 Backpacker Hotel is open 24 hours a day and there is a communal kitchen as well as a grand breakfast room. There is internet access available and a great snack bar with refreshments right throughout the night. There is a choice of dormitory rooms as well as double rooms. The entire atmosphere is incredibly wonderful and conducive to the traveling souls journey in meeting other international travelers. The Forty 8 backpackers may very well be for the quieter international traveler. www.forty8backpackers.co.za