About the Backpackers

Bohemian Lofts is housed in a former contemporary art gallery.

The hole-in-the-wall entranceway leads visitors to a staircase that winds its way up to the first floor, where you will find our super friendly staff waiting with a smile.

The reception area opens out to a massive balcony that runs the length of the hostel. Enjoy the chilled atmosphere on our renowned balcony which overlooks quirky Lower Main Rd.

As we have both dormitories and private rooms it is ideal for school groups where teachers and students can be accommodated separately.

Long term accommodation can be found in Observatory, but who wants to lease somewhere without seeing it first-hand. Why not stay with us for a couple of weeks while looking for a more permanent solution!

Located in the creative heart of Cape Town.
15-minutes from Cape Town International Airport.

Need to let out your creative self somewhere close to the city? Visit Cape Town’s bohemian suburb of Observatory. It's an arty district locally known as 'Obs'. where you’ll find quirky restaurants, live music and some really great vintage finds.

Thanks to our location, Bohemian Lofts Backpackers is in walking distance to these many bars, restaurants and live entertainment venues around and we are centrally accessible to many tourist destinations.

Thanks to our location in Observatory, Bohemian Lofts Backpackers is the perfect home base for travellers, students, outreach volunteers and of course those wanting a couple of nights away from home!

We are ideally located when looking for accommodation near AFDA, UCT/ Medical School and Groote Schuur. For the sports enthusiasts, we are close to Hartleyvale Stadium, The Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon and the Cape Argus Pick ‘n Pay Cycle Tour.

Bohemian Lofts is a 10-minute walk away from the train station, just 3 stops for the city centre. Head in the other direction and you arrive at the picturesque suburb of Simonstown where the famous African Penguins have taken up residence.

People from various walks of life find themselves calling this area home. Students, artists, musicians, teachers and the ever-present Backpacker. Enter any café in Obs by yourself and you simply know you will leave with a new friend, philosophy or self-penned song.

Bohemian Lofts is happy to be that home away from home while you are here.