Carnival Court Backpackers - Cape Town, Cape Town Central

Cape Town Accommodation
Cape Town, Cape Town Central

Carnival Court Backpackers

Cape Town, Cape Town Central - Accommodation

Carnival Court Backpackers rating

Carnival Court Backpackers in Cape Town

With her double balcony, vast hardwood floors, and statuesque looks, this beautiful building is one of the main attractions in Long Street. Carnival Court offers backpacker-style accommodation for international travellers visiting Cape Town.

Located at the top end of the trendy Long Street, this is the ideal location for people who enjoy a vibrant nightlife, and our lively bar is a good place to meet fellow travellers or mingle with the locals.

Facilities & Activities nearby:

Facilities available at Carnival Court Backpackers,Cape Town, Cape Town Central

  • Available Next Weekend
  • Available This Weekend
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Wi-Fi
  • Womens Day Weekend
Activities Nearby
  • Big 5
  • Climbing - Traditional
  • Fishing - Deep Sea
  • Game Drives
  • Sand Boarding
  • Scuba Diving
  • Scuba/Snorkeling
  • Shark Cage Diving
  • Skydiving
  • Surfing
  • Walking

Nearby Towns:

Alternative accommodation near Cape Town, Cape Town Central

Request / Book Now:

Enquire about availability at Carnival Court Backpackers

Directions to Carnival Court Backpackers

Map of Carnival Court Backpackers in Cape Town, Cape Town Central


GPS Co-Ordinates: 18° 24' 54.9" E / 33° 55' 34.3" S

By Car / Driving

Driving to Carnival Court Backpackers in Cape Town, Cape Town Central

Departing: Cape Town International Airport
Address: 0C Aviation Cres, Cape Town International Airport, Cape Town, 7490, South Africa
Distance: 20.2 km / Duration: 22 mins
1. Head south 0.3 km
2. Keep left 0.3 km
3. Slight right 0.4 km
4. Slight left toward Airport Approach Rd 48 m
5. Keep right to continue toward Airport Approach Rd 0.1 km
6. Slight left onto Airport Approach Rd 2.1 km
7. Merge onto Settlers Way/N2 10.2 km
8. Keep right to continue on Philip Kgosana Dr/N2 1.1 km
9. Take the M3/De Waal Drive exit toward Cape Town 0.3 km
10. Continue onto Philip Kgosana Dr/M3 3.1 km
11. Slight left onto Jutland Ave/M3
Continue to follow M3
1.3 km
12. Continue straight onto Orange St/M3
Continue to follow M3
0.6 km
13. Turn right onto Loop St 0.2 km
14. Turn right onto Buiten St 79 m
15. Turn right onto Long St 6 m
16. Turn left onto Vredenburg Ln
Destination will be on the left
15 m

Nearest Airport & Flights

Cape Town International Airport - Cape Town


Cape Town International airport used to be called D.F. Malan Airport and was opened in 1954 replacing the old Wingfield Aerodrome Airport.

This airport is the second busiest and second largest airport in South Africa and third busiest in Africa, by 2015 it is expected to have 14 million passengers pass through the airport. It is within easy driving distance (20 km) from the centre of Cape Town.

Reviews for Carnival Court Backpackers

"no Title"

Carnival Court Backpackers rating

Affordable price for Long Street, Cape Town...but warn out mattress, extremely hot in the rooms, not expecting air conditioning but at least a fan. Dirty showers and toilets, very noisy especially Sundays. Staff seem irritated and not very helpful. Will not stay there again.

review by Francois Schlebusch

"no Title"

Carnival Court Backpackers rating

Summary: you can get a lot better hostels for cheaper.It's not that clean, tiles, windows or lights are broken, it's super noisy and the typical traveller feeling is also far away.Instead, external people from outside can come in and it feels like a place you're happy to leave. Wouldn't really recommend - there are nicer ones at the waterfront with pool and nicer facilities for less money!

review by Silvia O.

"no Title"

Carnival Court Backpackers rating

It is a social, cheap and ideally located backpackers. The showers and toilets are decent but it is a noisy and busy venue. Great friendly staff!

review by sujan varma

"no Title"

Carnival Court Backpackers rating

It's a lovely place to be, get to meet interesting humans. We really enjoyed our stay, sleeping on those bunk beds took us back our boarding school days...

review by amwaalanga selma

"no Title"

Carnival Court Backpackers rating

Carnival Court is a nice chilled place to crash at night after hours

review by Maqona Yathaba

"no Title"

Carnival Court Backpackers rating

Great vibe for open minded, party people. Would absolutely recommend it for anyone who's looking for a good time. Not the most comfortable or luxurious place but the vibe is great. The staff are friendly and vibey, great shows and bands playing every odd day. It's close to all the clubs and bars in town and it's safe. Food service is great and affordable. Not the cleanest place and the "temporary residents" get too comfortable.

review by Chante L

"no Title"

Carnival Court Backpackers rating

New owners. WiFi is the best of any hostel in CT I promise that. Very social, as a solo traveler it was easy to meet people. Staff are super friendly and helpful - booked tours, looked up surf conditions, gave us a free game of pool, etc. Right in the action on Long St close to everything. I stayed in 3 hostels in CT and this is the only one Id be excited to go back to. Thanks guys!

review by Kelly Morris

"no Title"

Carnival Court Backpackers rating

No breakfasts on Sundays? This place got ran down.. So sad.

review by Paul Burggraf

"no Title"

Carnival Court Backpackers rating

Impossible to sleep due to loud sound and bad pillows. Great in any other aspect. If you want to rest, that's not for you. If you want to party, spend one night or two.

review by João Marcos Rodarte de Carvalho

"no Title"

Carnival Court Backpackers rating

Is this a hostel or a rock show? I don't have anything against bands playing their music in a hostel, but maybe you can lower the volume past midnight. My bed 1 floor above was vibrating because of how loud the music was. I could hear every lyric perfectly as if it was coming from my earbuds. Maybe get a bigger hostel, more floors or a very deep basement if you want to do that.

review by Patrice Vignola

"no Title"

Carnival Court Backpackers rating

Enrico is very friendly and gave good recommendations.

review by Reggie Strydom

"Great stay"

We really enjoyed our stay at Carnival Court Backpackers. The patio and bar area is such a fab idea and gives a great vibe. The staff were really friendly and helpful and the free coffee facility was fabulous.

review by Ingrid Smith, South Africa

"Short and sweet"

Great personal service with a smile over the busy Easter weekend! Even a hearty breakfast after a sleep-in the clean bedroom.

review by Debbie Archibald, South Africa

Why use the "Request a quote”

Request a quote from Carnival Court Backpackers at no obligation.

Majority of the listed establishments are Bed & Breakfast, Guest House and Self Catering establishments whom operate without any online booking system. Unlike larger Hotel groups, whom do operate with a online booking systems, majority of Bed & Breakfast, Guest House and Self Catering establishments in South Africa do not have an internet presence or online booking systems.

However: With the "Request a quote” feature, we overcome this problem and allows you to ask any specific questions. Majority of establishments will back to your request within several hours.

Pricing & Availability:

Pricing and Availability for Carnival Court Backpackers, Cape Town, Cape Town Central


capetown flights Flights to Cape Town Search and Book Cheap Flights to Cape Town International
durban flights Flights to Durban Search and Book Cheap Flights to Durban International
johannesburg flights Flights to Johannesburg Search and Book Cheap Flights to O.R. Tambo International
portelizabeth flights Flights to Port Elizabeth Search and Book Cheap Flights to Port Elizabeth International