Carnival Court Backpackers
Cape Town, Cape Town Central - Accommodation
Carnival Court Backpackers in 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.
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Facilities available at Carnival Court Backpackers,Cape Town, Cape Town Central
- Available Next Weekend
- Available This Weekend
- Winter School Holidays
- Big 5
- Climbing - Traditional
- Fishing - Deep Sea
- Game Drives
- Sand Boarding
- Scuba Diving
- Shark Cage Diving
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GPS Co-Ordinates: 18° 24' 54.9" E / 33° 55' 34.3" S
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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
|12.||Continue straight onto Orange St/M3 |
Continue to follow M3
|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 |
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Nearest Airport & Flights
Cape Town International Airport - Cape Town+ FIND FLIGHT TO 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
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.
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!
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!
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...
Carnival Court is a nice chilled place to crash at night after hours
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.
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!
No breakfasts on Sundays? This place got ran down.. So sad.
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.
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.
Enrico is very friendly and gave good recommendations.
Will definitely not recommend to anyone. Was not a good experience at all!
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.
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