ZAR 175 per night
ZAR 175 per night
Franklin House Backpackers, Cape Town, South Africa

Franklin House Backpackers

Cape Town, South Africa - Franklin Road, Claremont

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Description - Hostel

Franklin House is conveniently situated on a major public transport route and is close to all the local tourist sites (beaches, Kirstenbosch, V&A Waterfront, Camps Bay, Table Mountain and the Wine lands). There are a variety of take-aways, cafes, pubs, etc within 5 minutes walking distance. Kenilworth Centre, a huge shopping mall is also only 5 minutes walk away. Cavendish Square, an up-market shopping mall and the Claremont central business district is a mere 20 minutes walk away or 5 minutes by car (or 2 minutes by taxi).

Franklin House can accommodate 12 persons in 6 double rooms, all with en-suites, 4 persons in 2 double rooms without en-suites and 4 persons in single rooms without en-suites. All rooms are fitted with panic buttons linked to the ADT emergency response control room. Three of the double en-suite rooms open onto a large deck with magnificent views of Table Mountain. A 4th double room with en-suite, or “Penthouse” has a Juliette balcony and magnificent, unobstructed views of Table Mountain.

There is a large communal lounge complete with DSTV, VCR and DVD player and a large fitted kitchen and dining room which can be used by all the occupants.

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The space
  • Property type: Hostel
  • Guest rooms/units: 20
  • Year built: 1900
  • Renovated: 2006
Hostel accommodations

Lowest price available: ZAR 175 (South African Rand)

2 Bed Dorm With En-suite Double Room 9 - Double, En-suite Single
  • Check-in: 4:00pm
  • Check-out: 10:00am

Hostel amenities

Communal kitchen, lounge and dining room
Satellite television
Limited secure parking
Great views of mountain from the deck

Airport pickup Linen included Medical assistance on call Tour/sightseeing assistance

Room amenities

All rooms include clean linen. Some rooms have access to a sun-deck and have magnificent views of Table Mountain.

Balconies Ensuite Iron/ironing board Mountain view rooms Private bathroom Refrigerator Shared bathroom Showers without bath


Franklin House Backpackers is situated in Claremont (about 10 minutes out of central Cape Town). It is a quiet neighbourhood yet we are close enough to be part of all the activities Cape Town has to offer. We are ideally situated on a public transport route close to a variety of shops, pubs, restaurants, malls, etc.

Points of interest
  • Kirstenbosch gardens (5kms)
  • V & A Waterfront (10 kms)
  • Table mountain ((5kms)
  • Winelands (30 kms)
  • Clifton beach (15 kms)
  • Camps Bay beach (15 kms)
  • Cape Point (30 kms)

Food and drink
Eating out
Popular bakery and bistro
Wine bar and restaurant
Indian restaurant and pub
Take-away pizzas
Jewel Of East
Chinese take-aways

Price details

ZAR 175 - 200 per night (South African Rand)

Prices per person per night

Location - Hostel

Franklin Road, Claremont
Cape Town
Western Cape (Province of the Western Cape)
South Africa  7708

Latitude: -33.98298, Longitude: 18.47922

How to get there

From Claremont station, cross the railway (away from mountain) either by subway or over Stanhope road bridge. Walk down Lansdowne road for about 10 minutes then turn left into Franklin road. Franklin House Backpackers is the 2nd house on the left, number 30.

You can catch a train from Cape Town Central railway station to Claremont. Then either walk or catch a Mini-bus taxi from Claremont station. There is also a local bus (Golden Arrow) service operating from Claremont station down Lansdowne road (it is only about a 10 minute walk from the station to the backpackers.)

Nearest airport: Cape Town International (about 15 minutes drive)