Situated within the historical Castle Hotel, District Six Backpackers is situated on the fringe of District Six and Cape Town City centre. The area District Six was named in 1867 as the Sixth Municipal District of Cape Town. By the turn of the century it was already a lively community made up of former slaves, artisans, merchants and other immigrants, as well as many Malay people brought to South Africa by the Dutch East India Company. Situated within sight of the docks, it was and is made up largely of coloured residents, called Cape Malays.
As well as specializing in group bookings, we also have various options available for budget conscious travellers. Our 7 rooms offer Dorms and a private room en suites. All our guests are offered a free welcome beverage upon arrival. Free WiFi and a complimentary Sunrise breakfast are included in our rates. Our guests can make use of our Sugar Hut lounge on the first floor, we have a licensed pub serving meals and a pool room. We also have our own on-site liquor outlet offering a variety of South African wines and Beverages at retail prices .Shipping of wines is a further service the off licence offers
Because our function/ Conference venue situated below our accommodation, the property can become quite noisy at times and we recommend that you take this time to take a short walk to our sister Kimbo Lodge Backpackers situated in the Historic Kimberley hotel on the corner of Roeland and Buitenkant street. There we have a , historic local pub and grub, pizzeria and a coffee shop. The surrounding neighbourhood is also famous for its Boutique Shops, Restaurants, Bars, Coffee shops (Lefties Eatery, Charly’s Bakery(of the Charly’s cake angels tv show fame, New York Bagels and Dias Tavern to name a few) not to mention a choice of Nightclubs-The Dragon lounge, The Assembly ,Mecury Lounge and The Shack . For those more discerning visitors The Harley Davidson Club of Cape Town is a stones throw away – please enquire at our reception/ travellers desk for more info.
Being at the edge of Cape Town City, the District Six Museum, Cape Towns historic Parliament, Green Market Square, The Castle of Goodhope, Gardens Shopping Mall and Long street that are all in walking distance. Table Mountain Cable Way, The Waterfront, Seapoint and Camps Bay and their beaches are all within a 5 to 15 minutes drive.
The Conference Room can seat 30 persons in a U-format & 100 persons in a theatre format. Overhead projection, slide projection, wall charts, blackboard & other necessary facilities are catered for & available.
The provision of a Full Conference comprises of a welcome tea/coffee, a mid-morning tea, lunch & an afternoon tea. Dinner can be provided upon request.
The establishment of the Conference Facility has proven to be a great success & the venue has been well used by various NGO’s, Organisations & Sports Clubs, etc. Sports groups can also use facility for their meetings.
The Sugarhut Lounge /Restaurant and Pizzeria
Is situated on the first floor and is available as a chill spot for our guests on most days unless booked as a private venue
Terms & Conditions
If cancelled up to 30 days before date of arrival, no fee will be charged. If cancelled 29-7 days before date of arrival, 50% of the total price of the reservation will be charged. If cancelled later or in the case of a no show, the total price of the reservation will be charged.