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Villa Viva Hostel

Suburban hostel with outdoor pool, near Kloof Street

  • Free WiFi

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74 New Church Street, Cape Town, 8001, Western Cape, South Africa
8.2.Very good.
  • Green vibe. Lovely friendly staff . Excellent breakfast.

    Aug 22, 2019

  • Well kept, beautiful view of Table Top Mountain. Parking for a small fee on site was…

    Jul 27, 2019

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  • Free WiFi
  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Airport transfer

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 35 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Bar/lounge
  • Self parking

Feel at home

  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Barbecue grill(s)

What’s around

  • In Cape Town City Centre
  • Kloof Street - 5 min walk
  • Long Street - 6 min walk
  • Cape Town International Convention Centre - 25 min walk
  • Castle of Good Hope - 26 min walk
  • Two Oceans Aquarium - 40 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Double Room, 1 Double Bed, Private Bathroom
  • Single Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Twin Room, Private Bathroom
  • Twin Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Studio, 2 Twin Beds (Self Catering)
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only, Private Bathroom
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Shared Bathroom (4 Bed)
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Shared Bathroom (8 Bed)
  • Tent

What’s around


  • In Cape Town City Centre
  • Kloof Street - 5 min walk
  • Long Street - 6 min walk
  • Cape Town International Convention Centre - 25 min walk
  • Castle of Good Hope - 26 min walk
  • Two Oceans Aquarium - 40 min walk
  • Cape Town Stadium - 40 min walk
  • Cape Town Cruise Terminal - 43 min walk
  • V&A Waterfront - 44 min walk
  • South African Museum and Planetarium - 8 min walk
  • Company's Garden - 10 min walk

Getting around

  • Cape Town Intl. Airport (CPT) - 22 min drive
  • Cape Town Station - 23 min walk
  • Cape Town Bellville Station - 19 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
Profile: Cape Town City Centre

Profile: Cape Town City Centre

Cape Town City Centre is where you can immerse yourself in the city’s buzz. Among the city's prim colonial facades, you can enjoy first-rate multicultural cuisine, splash the cash in a glossy mall, rummage for bargains at the Greenmarket Square flea market, or take in the vibrant colors of Adderley Street’s sweet-smelling flower stalls.

If you’re a bit of a culture junkie, Cape Town City Centre has no shortage of theaters, museums, and galleries. The Iziko South African Museum and the Iziko South African National Gallery are home to some of South Africa’s most gawp-worthy treasures.

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74 New Church Street, Cape Town, 8001, Western Cape, South Africa

At a glance


  • 35 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • Onsite self parking (ZAR 50 per night)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Barbecue grills

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Billiards or pool table


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • ATM/banking
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas


  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages Spoken

  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • French
  • Greek
  • Xhosa

In the room

Home comforts

  • Iron/ironing board

Freshen up

  • Partially open bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Fair Trade Tourism, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Small print

Also known as

  • Backpack Cape Town
  • The Backpack Hostel
  • Villa Viva Hostel Cape Town
  • Villa Viva Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Villa Viva Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Cape Town
  • The Backpack Hostel
  • Backpack Hostel Cape Town

Optional extras

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of 50 percent of room rate (subject to availability)

Self parking costs ZAR 50 per night

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 80 for adults and ZAR 60 for children (approximately)

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 350 per person (one-way)


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes. Self parking costs ZAR 50 per night.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in starting at 2:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Late check-out is available for a 50% charge (subject to availability).
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Orphanage (5-min walk), Kyoto Garden Sushi (5-min walk), and Yours Truly (5-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is ZAR 350 per person one-way.
  • No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but GrandWest Casino & Entertainment World (15-min drive) is nearby.
  • Have fun with nearby activities like hiking and boogie boarding. Additional recreation nearby includes safari tours. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hostel's other amenities, which include a garden.
8.2.Very good.
  • 8.0.Very good

    Excellent location and nice staff. It’s overpriced and overrated as well. I expected more based on the reviews. The room seemed old and had a weird smell. The breakfast is only cereal and bread. It’s supposed to be an eco friendly hostel but is more to save money than anything else. Encourage you to not flash the toilet and saved the water you used after taking a shower! That was odd to me.

    1 night trip, Jul 26, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    great, really clean location with a fun vibe. very easy to meet other travelers. The breakfast was awesome!

    Mary, 3 night trip with friends, Jul 26, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Hotel is very close to all the bars and restaurants, has a cozy environment that’s easy to meet people. There’s also a lot of tour options. I would definitely stay here again. Only down size is it’s a bit more expensive than the other hostels.

    Niki, 1 night trip with friends, Jul 25, 2018

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  • 6.0.Good

    Atento as ruas proximas nao andar

    O que me salvou foi os brasileiros que trabalham no local . Mas duas coisas chatas aconteceu roubaram meu sabonete organico que esqueci no banheiro um noite e minha champanhe que tinha meu nome beberam . E administracao nada fez pessimo. Eu nao volto.

    Semy, 10 night trip, Dec 23, 2019

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  • 2.0.Poor


    Un cauchemar ce séjour à cet hôtel ! Tout était censé se dérouler à merveille pour mon anniversaire. Je réserve et paye pour une chambre familiale pour 5 nuits. La responsable a jugé bon pour rentrer dans ses frais de nous donner une chambre standard simple sous les combes (Je fais 1m80 je vous laisse imaginé) avec l'odeur, l'humidité et la vétusté de la chambre. Comme nous n'étions que deux nous avons eu cette chambre à la place de celle initialement payé. Nous nous sommes donc rendu à la réception le lendemain pour leur faire part de notre mécontentement car la veille nous sommes arrivés tard le soir et c'est le vigile de l'auberge qui nous a fait l'enregistrement. La Responsable ose nous répondre qu'elle ne voyait pas le problème car nous n'étions que deux personnes et que nous étions dans une auberge et non un hôtel (allez chercher l'erreur nous payons pour une prestation et on nous demande de quoi nous plaignons nous ??). Et là a commencé le début de notre cauchemar car non seulement elle nous a mis à la porte nous n'avions plus de logement dans un pays étranger(en Afrique du Sud) de surcroît deux filles et à cause de ses mensonges Hô a refusé de nous reloger car elle leur a dit que nous avons refusé d'accepter la chambre standard. Résultat des courses à 19h nous étions à la rue à chercher nous même un autre hôtel qui était pour la plupart complet. Un anniversaire catastrophique à cause d'une mauvaise personne. Faite également attention à hô car quand on

    5 night family trip, Nov 9, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Liebevoll eingerichtetes und sehr nett geführtes Hostel, fußläufig der Long Street

    1 night trip, Nov 17, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Nettes Team, saubere Zimmer, leider sehr laut und mittelmäßige Lage

    3 night trip, Oct 14, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Ich habe in dem Hostel eine Nacht in einem der Zelte verbracht, wirklich eine tolle Ausstattung. Super Erfahrung!

    Paulina, 1 night trip, Oct 9, 2018

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  • 2.0.Poor

    3 night trip, Aug 14, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    talha, 2 night trip, Oct 15, 2019

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