Kimbo Lodge Backpackers - Cape Town, Cape Town Central

Cape Town Accommodation
Cape Town, Cape Town Central

Kimbo Lodge Backpackers

Cape Town, Cape Town Central - Accommodation

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Kimbo Lodge Backpackers in Cape Town

The Kimbo Lodge Backpackers situated on the corner of Buitenkant and Roeland street, on the border between the beautiful Gardens suburb and the CBD. This Cape Town landmark was built in 1895 and was the starting point for horse-drawn carriages leaving Cape Town for Kimberley.

The backpackers boasts a coffee shop, an Internet cafe with wireless connectivity, as well as the famous old Pub. From the Backpackers, guests can quench their thirst admiring Table Mountain, or take a two-minute walk to the District Six Museum. Being on the edge of the city, it is only a five-minute walk to Parliament and the Cape Castle, and a further 15-minute drive to the famous Table Mountain Cableway. The hotel offers 11 bedrooms and a sunset balcony. The Kimberley Bistro and coffee shop - great pastries cakes, coffees and pizzas. Barneys Pub, enjoy a beverage or meal at the same counter that the diamond prospectors sat at a 110 years ago.

This backpackers may be noisy to some due to the late night vibrant pub on the ground floor.

Facilities & Activities nearby:

Facilities available at Kimbo Lodge Backpackers,Cape Town, Cape Town Central

  • Airport Shuttle
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Cosy
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Wi-Fi
Activities Nearby
  • Walking

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GPS Co-Ordinates: 18° 25' 16.9" E / 33° 55' 45.6" S

By Car / Driving

Driving to Kimbo Lodge Backpackers in Cape Town, Cape Town Central

Departing: Cape Town International Airport
Address: Airport, Cape Town International Airport (CPT), Cape Town, 7490, South Africa
Distance: 0.7 km / Duration: 17 mins
1.Head south0.3 km
2.Continue straight0.3 km
3.Slight right0.4 km
4.Slight left toward Airport Approach Rd48 m
5.Continue straight0.1 km
6.Slight left onto Airport Approach Rd2.1 km
7.Merge onto Settlers Way/N210.2 km
8.Keep right to continue on De Waal Dr/N21.1 km
9.Take the De Waal Drive exit toward M3/Cape Town0.3 km
10.Continue onto De Waal Dr3.1 km
11.Slight right onto Roeland St
Destination will be on the left
0.7 km

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 Kimbo Lodge Backpackers

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Best experience of my life I highly recommend it to anyone who wiahes to attend last night I had Mac and cheese for supper I then watched a movie which was really good called apostal its on Netflix you should give it a watch i brushed my teeth and then fell asleep

review by Jesss Haupt

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great local pub.interesting av to

review by Karen Burger

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Live in this place for few days. The hostel is good and clean, even the place is hundred years old, the bar is awesome friendly peoples there.

review by 孙凯

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Was pleasantly surprised at the cleanliness of the place. When there look for Dave. His cuatomer service is very good.

review by Simone Clarke

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Very nice hostel with helpful staff and good breakfast

review by Tobias Knudsen

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Nice and old historic hotel, simple yet good food and not badly priced.

review by Morné Obermeyer

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The bar and venue was decent but a friend and I had the worst experience from one of the bartenders who completely lost it because we used the wrong bathroom. It was frightful! The other person on duty (Josh) seemed to agree fully that it was okay for her to shout at and threaten us so I take it they typically deal with rougher crowds. I wouldn't recommend should you expect to be treated like a human being.

review by Zahir Abrahams

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Classic wooden floor and stairs building with rustic style bar.Economical

review by Atul Singh Rawat

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Excellent bar and food, staff so friendly and Nadia who works their you need to get to know lovely lady

review by Paul Thompson

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The Kim has been a favourite amongst my friendship circle for over a decade. Fair priced drinks and food and colourful patrons makes for great memories every time.

review by Andre Wilkinson

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Situated on a very busy crossing. The vibe is nice. Since this is Cape Town's oldest bar, the decor is a extremely scruffy and not at all maintained but that probably just adds to the character that makes this place special. The staff are at home here, and they will make you feel at home. They do not serve craft beer (unless you count Jack Black as craft) because they want to stick to their roots instead of following the trends and go with the flow.

review by Coetzer Rautenbach

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Great Pub, many fun nights had drinking with the locals and made many friends there. If you like beer or cheap triple vodkas & juice, this is you pub.

review by Aymeric Roux

"World Cup Trip"

The owner and his employees were very friendly and helpful.The hotel had a very good old fashioned pub where we were made to feel very welcome by the local people when we had a drink there.The only small complaint I have is that the locks on the bedroom door were not the best and need upgrading.

review by Shaun Tunley, United Kingdom

"Good value but need to improve their service"

We found this place to be a great value. We stayed in the double room with our own private balcony for a great rate. However, we only had one towel in our room when we got there. We immediately requested a second towel but never received one in the 3 nights we stayed there. Also, on our last night, we came home at 4:30pm from a day out in Cape Town and needed to get ready for a dinner we had that night. We walked in on the cleaner just cleaning our room for the day so we were delayed by 45 minutes. We had a coffee maker but only one tea cup. There was a bowl of sugar but no coffee or tea. Like I said, it was a great value but they really need to improve their service quality.

review by Amy Pappajohn, Botswana

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