Kalk Bay -- A quaint fishing village on False BayKhayelitsha -- A black township in the Cape Flats, whose name means New Home in Xhosa
16 guests
1 bedroom
24 beds
5 baths
16 guests
1 bedroom
24 beds
5 baths
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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
16 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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We are nestled in the vibrant student neighborhood of Obs. We have private rooms and dormitories, including a female-only dorm. You can use our kitchen and enjoy our bar. All guests are treated to a light breakfast, unlimited Wi-Fi, and tours of Obs.

The space

We're a small backpackers, located in a former residence right off Obs' Lower Main Road. We have our own in-house bar. Our rooms are all uniquely themed and decorated based on neighborhoods of Cape Town.

Please note the extra details regarding the accommodation pricing and please specify the price range you are looking at. PLEASE MENTION WHICH ROOM YOU PREFER WHEN YOU BOOK!

Guest access

We have free Wi-Fi, light breakfast, and tours of Obs. Our reception is open 24 hours a day, buzzing you in and out of our gated property. The kitchen is for all to use as we are are a self catering establishment. The lockable dorm rooms also have lockers with safes. Friday is Braai day so feel free to inquire and sign up for R80.00 (We also cater for Vegetarians at R60.00)

Interaction with guests

We're a backpackers, so we're here to interact with you. We have staff from all over the continent, and some volunteers working here. The rooms are cleaned daily.

Other things to note

Private rooms:
Tygerberg (shared bathroom, sleeps 2): Single: R720 Double:R780
BoKaap (ensuite bathroom, sleeps 2): Single: R820 Double: R880

Dorm rooms: per night, per person
Khayelitsha (4 beds): R250 per night
Kalk Bay (6 beds): R240 per night
Jouge (8 beds): R240 per night
District 6 (6 beds, female-only): R240 per night

Wheelchair accessible

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
2 single beds, 2 bunk beds

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 10AM

There are no pets allowed, but service animals are welcome. There is no smoking inside, but you are free to smoke out front or in the back. If you choose to consume your own alcohol here, we will charge a corkage fee.


22 Reviews

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Alistair User ProfileAlistair is a superhost.
January 2016
Great location and vibe at the hostel. Everyone working at the hostel was very knowledgeable about things to do/ see in Cape Town. They also have an airport transfer for a fee. The only downside was that there was some issue paying and somehow ended up twice for my stay.
33 User Profile
Response from 33:
Hey Allister Thank you for your suggestions and we always happy when people wants when our lovely guest whom we always enjoy accommodating offer us good suggestions, it shows great appreciation to our guest for us, so in short thank you Allester and it was great to accommodate you. With regards to your refund, we received the your credit payment so we be able to refund you tomorrow the latest. If you ever come back to cape town, you know were your home is. Thank you and have a good time Kind regards Luvuyo
January 2016

Helene User Profile
October 2017
This place is absolutely amazing! I was there for two months and I really felt like I was at home.. everybody who works at 33 is super sweet and there's always something going on. You will probably meet a ton of interesting people and the kitchen is great for deep conversations and spontaneous dance sessions :D

Guillaume User Profile
February 2017
A very particular stay in family, I had already take time to share with Natasha our travelling details, but the first night was book for only one instead of four and we spend the night with a full drunk guy unable to open the door (I had to...), and who keep us awake a big part of the night. Things had been improved for the further night, Natasha was very helpfull with our commodities phone, transfers...

Saskia User Profile
December 2016
Nice place with not just Germans ;-)

Swantje User Profile
November 2016
This place is awesome! I can warmly recommend 33 south backpackers to everyone who wants to meet up with people, do activities in and around Cape Town and stay in a neighborhood with really nice little places to go. The staff and the 'hostel family' are friendly, well informed and helpful people that welcome you in this place and involve you in a lot of free activities on every day like hiking, braais, movie nights or visiting places around the district. I stayed at the female dorm of this house for 6 nights, even extended my stay for two more after that and am still visiting this backpackers and the people from time to time. I will remember this place as a clean, friendly and fun home with really good vibes and service! Go there, stay there and have a good time :)

Holly User ProfileHolly is a superhost.
October 2016
A home from home. Loved my time here. As a first time lone traveller I was really nervous but everyone made me feel so much at ease. Can't recommend it enough
33 User Profile
Response from 33:
Thankyou for the review,having you with us was amazing you were a fun person to have around the hostel .with your good personality you even made new friends.you were a greate guest to host plz come again
October 2016

Saurabh User Profile
May 2016
The experience was delightful. The staff was good and helpful. Recommended for any one who is looking for backpackers. Good location and good facilities. The staff also helped in planning the activities. They have a good Friday night party as well.
33 User Profile
Response from 33:
Dear Saurabh Ugemuge Thank you very much for taking your time to give us your feedback,we really appreciate it.It help us to improve our standard of service.Im very happy to hear that you real enjoyed your stay with us,Waw the friday braai was the bonus we do it every friday im glad you enjoy that too.Hope to see you in future at our hostel. Kindest regards Mawethu
May 2016

Cape Town, South AfricaJoined in December 2013
33 User Profile
Situated in "OBZ" (Observatory) the bohemian student neighbourhood of Cape Town, 33 South is in the midst 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 …
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