YOUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME
The Kimberley Backpackers Hotel is ideally situated on the corner of Buitenkant and Roeland streets in the heart of Cape Town, bordering Cape Town CBD, Gardens and District Six. Our backpackers offer 9 rooms above one of Cape Town’s oldest historic hotel pubs (The Kimberley Hotel) that was built in 1895. The Kimberley Hotel was the original starting point for the first settlers, miners and prospectors who travelled on horse-drawn carriages to the town of Kimberley’s diamond mines. The hotel and traditional English pub, Barnies (known to locals as The Kimbo), on the ground level still offers a vintage charm with tiled walls, dark wood, as well as diamond and gold mining bric-a-brac from yesteryear.
Nestled at the edge of the city centre, the District Six Museum, Cape Town’s historic Parliament, Green Market Square, The Castle of Good Hope, Gardens Shopping Mall and the famous Long Street (to mention but a few) are all within walking distance from the hotel. The Table Mountain Cable Way, the V&A Waterfront, Sea Point, Camps Bay and Clifton and their pristine Blue Flag beaches are all within a 5 to 15-minute drive from the Kimberley Hotel. The surrounding neighbourhood is also famous for its boutique shops, restaurants, bars, coffee shops and nightclubs. If you’re an avid golfer, we are less than 15-minutes’ drive to great Golf and Mashie courses. The friendly staff at our reception/traveller’s desk will be happy to provide you with for more information on these and other local activities available for you to explore.
Dinky’s Rock ‘n Pool Bar offers a menu of dining classics ranging from toasted sandwiches, bangers and mash to steak egg and chips and lots more. Try our famous beef burgers that are homemade (no processed pork patties here) and served with a good portion of chips. If there is a group of you, you can opt for the snack baskets or share a platter. Come and be a part of our history!
Then (Circa 1895)
Now (Circa 2021)
Conveniently located in Cape Town, The Kimberley Backpackers is a great base from which to explore this vibrant city. The city centre is merely 1km away and the airport can be reached within 20 minutes. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city’s must-see destinations. The Kimberley Backpackers also offers many facilities to enrich your stay in Cape Town. To name a few of the hotel’s facilities, there is free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, a restaurant, daily housekeeping, and a laundry facility. Hotel accommodation comprises of comfort and convenience. In some of the rooms, guests can find television LCD/plasma screen, free welcome drink, linens, locker, mirror. We also have an onsite ATM machine onsite should you wish to withdraw cash.
As well as specialising in group bookings, we also have various options available for budget conscious travellers. Our 9 rooms offer a range of accommodation: Dorms and private rooms with shared bathrooms, family, and private en suite rooms. All our guests staying in our rooms are offered a free welcome beverage upon arrival to enjoy whilst taking in the views of Cape Town’s beautiful Table Mountain. Free Wi-Fi and a complimentary Sunrise breakfast Dinky’s Diner and coffee shop are included in our accommodation rates. Great pub lunches and dinners are also available on their menu.
Please note that our pubs downstairs offer a vibrant atmosphere during happy hour, over weekends and during some events like South African Rugby days! As a result, some may find the rooms a bit noisy. We recommend to our guests that they join in, meet some of our local and international travellers and be part of the fun. The bar closes at around 4am, in time for the more committed to hit the clubs that are in walking distance.
The hotel offers fantastic facilities to help you unwind after an action-packed day in the city. Enjoy friendly service and a truly convenient address at The Kimberley Backpackers Hotel.
- All rooms and dorms are Non-Smoking
- Free WiFi
- Linen included (with towels included in private rooms)
- Lockers in dorms
- Laundry service
- Complimentary tea and coffee facilities
- Airport transfers need to be arranged with reservations prior to arrival and/or reception upon departure
- On-Street Parking (Pay for private parking bay needs to be pre-arranged/booked with reservations prior to arrival).
- Tours and travel desk
- Restaurant/coffee shop
- Pool room for guests
- Free WiFi