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Simon's Town Backpackers

  • 66 St. George's St. Map It
  • Simon's Town

Pros

  • You can't beat the room rates
  • Helpful German-speaking owner
  • Airport shuttle available

Cons

  • Not much to do at night in Simon's Town
  • Many locals are part of the area's naval community and can be cliquey

Updated 09/22/2014

Fodor's Review

Don't expect designer linen or glam furnishings at this backpackers' lodge. It's simple, cheap, cheerful, and spotlessly clean, and offers fantastic views from the upstairs balcony. Simon's Town is a great place to station yourself. It's under an hour by car from Cape Town, on the railway line, and within driving proximity of Boulders Beach and the penguin colony. You can also choose from plenty of nearby restaurants, serving everything from sushi to Nepalese fare. The

historic building has been many things in its lifetime, including a brothel. A TV is available in the communal lounge.

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Hotel Information

Address:

66 St. George's St., Simon's Town, 7975, South Africa

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Phone:

021-786–1964

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 6 rooms, 4 dormitories

Updated 09/22/2014

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