Green Elephant Backpackers

  • 57 Milton Road, 7925 Cape Town, South Africa - View on map
4.1 /5
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Hotel type: Hostel
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Located in the heart of Observatory in Cape Town, a lively student area, Green Elephant Backpackers offers budget accommodation. It features an outdoor pool and barbecue facilities.

Green Elephant is the close to Groote Schuur Hospital, and to pubs, restaurants, public transport, shops, and theatres.

The hostel offers simply decorated rooms and dormitory rooms with shared or private bathrooms. Linen are included in the rooms and there is one dorm room exclusively for women.

A daily breakfast is served on request, but there are also excellent coffee shops, some with all day breakfasts. Themed dinners including home-made pizzas and chicken curry are served on site the property.

A tour desk, a luggage storage space and laundry facilities are available. Guests can use the free Wi-Fi in the public areas or relax in the garden. A vending machine with drinks is also provided.

Rooms: 16

Important information

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply. Please inform Green Elephant Backpackers in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation. Payment before arrival via bank transfer is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions.

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Double Room with Bathroom


Bathroom, Toilet, Shower

This room has 1 double or 2 single beds and a private bathroom.

Double Room with Shared Bathroom


Shared Bathroom, Shower, Toilet

This room has 1 double or 2 single beds and a shared bathroom.

Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room


Shared Bathroom

Please note that a female only dormitory is available upon request.

Linen are included in the rooms, but please bring your own towels.

Bed in 6-Bed Female Dormitory Room



Twin Room with Private Bathroom


Bathroom, Bath or Shower, Toilet



This room has 2 single beds and a private bathroom.

After booking, all of the hotel’s details, including telephone and email address, are provided in the online booking confirmation, confirmation email.

Facilities of Green Elephant Backpackers

Food & Drink

Bar, Vending machine (drinks), BBQ facilities


Airport shuttle (additional charge), Airport shuttle

Front-desk/reception area services

Luggage storage, Tour desk, 24-hour front desk, Safety deposit box

Common areas

Garden, Shared lounge/TV area, Shared kitchen

Cleaning services



Non-smoking rooms


Free WiFi! WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.


Free parking! Free private parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not needed).

Policies of Green Elephant Backpackers


From 13:00 Until 23:00 hours


From 01:00 Until 11:00 hours

Children and extra beds

Children cannot be accommodated at the hotel.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.


Pets are not allowed.

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Contact methods

☎ telephone
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Food & Drink

BBQ facilities
Vending machine (drinks)

Front-desk/reception area services

24-hour front desk
Safety deposit box
Tour desk
Luggage storage

Cleaning services


Overall room rating

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