ZAR 160 per night
ZAR 160 per night
33 South Backpackers, Cape Town, South Africa

33 South Backpackers

Cape Town, South Africa - 48 Trill Rd, Observatory

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Description - Hostel

Situated in "OBZ" (Observatory) the bohemian student neighbourhood of Cape Town, 33 South is in the centre of everything hot and happening!Jam-packed with quaint bars, vibey restaurants of all sizes, atmospheres and flavours, live music venues, pool bars and so much more; as well as a stones throw from the train line, Obz really is the place to be.

33 South is in a quiet street, about a 30 second walk away from all the hustle and bustle of the lower main road. 33 South is a "BOUTIQUE BACKPACKERS" - a place where independent travellers can live in a backpacker-style accommodation, while still enjoying the luxuries of a boutique hotel or guesthouse. Breakfast included? Yes. Hotel quality percale linen? Definitely. Attentive and knowledgeable staff? "Fo Sho!" We even have Elvis working here. thankyouverymuch....

With each room themed after a neighbourhood in Cape Town, you really don't need to travel far to get a taste of Cape Town and it's rich cultural diversity. However, should you decide (and we certainly recommend it!) to spend your days out and about, our travel centre can supply you with a wealth of knowledge - from overland trips, to local roadtrips, to where the best surf is, to VIP and free entrance to clubs and even underground trance parties! For photos and most recent events, check out our Facebook group. And be sure not to miss our exciting parties, drum circles and Friday "BRAAI" [pronounced BR-eye = South African Barbecue!]

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

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The space
  • Property type: Hostel
  • Guest rooms/units: 6
  • Year built: 1890
  • Renovated: 2007
  • Public classification: 4
Hostel accommodations

Lowest price available: ZAR 160 (South African Rand)

King Mixed Dorm Queen Twin Tygerberg Double
  • Check-in: 2:00pm
  • Check-out: 10:00am

Hostel amenities

Highest quality percale linen, comfy mattrasses, Off-street secure parking, individual safes per person, in a lockable, large cupboard, free internet, WiFi available

24-hr front desk BBQ area Bar/lounge Breakfast included Gardens Internet access Linen included Meal plans No curfew Open 24 Hours Parking (free) Pets not allowed Safe deposit box Taxi service Tour/sightseeing assistance

Room amenities

Each room is themed after a neighbourhood in Cape Town: from District 6, to Khayalitsha Schac shic, to the Jouge de Waterkant room, Crouching Tygerberg hidden Durbanville , Bokaap and Kalk bay - their all here for you to absorb and relax!

Backpacker facilities Coffee/tea maker Internet access Iron/ironing board Keyless entry Lockers Maid service daily Microwave Non-smoking rooms Refrigerator Safe box in room Shared bathroom Television WIFI Wake-up calls


OBZ, Observatory, the colourful, boho student neighbourhood has su much to offer, Jam-packed with quaint bars, vibey restaurants of all sizes, atmospheres and flavours, live music venues, pool bars and so much more; as well as a stones throw from the train line, Obz really is the place to be.

. during the Apartheid years, Observatory was one of the few �colourful� suburbs in Cape Town where all races lived together. It continues to be a somewhat alternative part of our beautiful city, a fact of which our residents are very proud! Obz boasts a variety of funky clothing and trinket stalls, book stores and art shops, as well as a monthly Holistic Fair (!!!) which takes place at the Community centre on the first Sunday of each month. Obz, being so close to UCT, is known as the �student area�, and so is always packed with vibey young students.

Points of interest
  • Restaurants, bars, pubs 300m
  • Art shops, Book shops 300m
  • Internet cafe 300m
  • Health shop 300m
  • Golf course 1km
  • Hartleyvale hockey stadium 1km
  • Airport 12km
  • Beach 15km
  • Grocery store 200m
  • Table Mountain 10km
  • Waterfront 12km
  • Kirstenbosch Gardens 7km

Food and drink
Eating out
A Touch Of Madness:
A fantastic little hole-in-the-wall, this restaurant really seems to sum up the whole vibe and feeling of Obz. The relaxed atmosphere, the Victorian style house, the constant flow of friendly people found there are an absolute treat.
Sushi Zone:
A great mixture of Chinese, Korean and Japanese food on offer here � and for pretty reasonable prices! A calm atmosphere, their buffets on Saturday nights are extremely popular, and don�t forget to find out their sushi specials!
Diva Café:
Great Italian Restaurant for a quick bite in the heart of things
Obz Café:
A true treasure, this bar/restaurant/deli/theatre caters for a wide variety of sorts, offering jazz and comedy shows weekly
Round of applause for this little Mexican Restaurant. Offering authentic Mexican drinks and food, this restaurant draws a lively crowd and is usually fully booked over the weekend, so don�t forget to book! Check out the margs, they�re tasty and cheap

Price details

ZAR 160 - 500 per night (South African Rand)

Prices are pp for dorms, and Per room in privates. Prices include breakfast.

An additional deposit may be requested prior to arrival. If so, you will be contacted directly after you confirm your booking.

Credit cards accepted on location: VisaMasterCard

Booking and cancellation policy

Unless otherwise specified, booking payments are non-refundable.

We require a 30% non-refundable deposit to secure a booking. There is no cancellation fee, however, if you should cancel your booking on the day, 50% of the entire stay must be paid.

Location - Hostel

48 Trill Rd, Observatory
Cape Town
Western Cape (Province of the Western Cape)
South Africa  7708

Latitude: -33.93913, Longitude: 18.47009

How to get there

Train, Bus, Public Taxi, cab.

Nearest airport: Cape Town international, 12km