Cape Town, South Africa is a huge city of 3.5 million and has many hostels for tourists to choose from. Cape Town is located on Table Bay and offers visitors many landmarks to explore, such as Cape Point. An inexpensive lodging option is a hostel, and many tourists take advantage of the inexpensive prices, the average being $20 for a bed in a dorm, while they are readily available for as low as $11. The key to finding a good hostel in Cape Town is building an itinerary and then choosing one that allows you to easily travel to your daily destinations.
A Sunflower Stop
179 Main Road, Green Point, Cape Town
The Sunflower Stop offers a bed in a mixed dorm for under $12 a night, and private rooms with bath for around $23. Linens are included in the price of your bed, as well as parking and web access. Towels are available for you to use with a small deposit, which is worth it when you wish to dry off after a long swim in the pool. The Sunflower Stop offers a garden and thatched area for relaxing outdoors and a common room indoors for reading and conversation. Your room will include reading lights, security lockers and a fan to keep you comfortable in the afternoons.
57 Milton Road, Observatory, Observatory, 7925, Cape Town
The Green Elephant has mixed, female and private dorms. Prices start at around $10 for a bunk in the mixed or female dorms and go up to $23 for a private room with a shared bath. The Green Elephant is well know with students, but caters to everyone who’d like to visit. All of the general amenities are included with your fee at the Green Elephant as well as Internet access. The property offers guests a pool, hot tub, pool table and a common room for guests to feel like they are in a friendly home away from home.
One World Lodge
309 Long Street, 8001, Cape Town
The One World Lodge offers rooms at $16 per person. You have the option of a single or double room, with shared bathrooms. This is a self-catering facility and requires at least a 3 night stay. If you would like to stay in a cozy hostel, there are only two rooms at the One World Lodge, which makes advanced reservations a necessity. There is a pool for guests to enjoy as well as luggage storage and currency exchange for those who like to have everything taken care of in one place.