Best Hotels in Cape Town, South Africa: From Cheap to Luxury Accommodations and Places to Stay

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Soak in spectacular natural sights and rich cultures when you travel to Cape Town! After all, South Africa’s oldest city is home to breathtaking landscapes like Chapman’s Peak and Table Mountain — and more adventurous travelers can also go paragliding from Lion’s Head and Signal Hill. (Hotels in Cape Town)

There’s also the Insta-worthy neighborhood of Bo-Kaap, which is lined with pastel-hued houses and delightful cafes. And of course, given its multicultural history, Cape Town is also a haven for foodies with dishes like boerewors (sausages) and bobotie (minced meat pie).

Activities to do around Cape Town?

Check out these ‘top things to do in Cape Town‘ for fun activities and tours!

So are you heading to the “Mother City” soon? Check out this list of Cape Town’s top accommodations: from affordable backpacker’s hostels to five-star hotels!

Best Budget Hotels in Cape Town

Aloha Lodge

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Choose among a shared dorm, private room, or a 2-bedroom cottage and then bask in the sun at nearby Milnerton Beach and Lagoon Beach.

To love: The nearby whitesand beaches | Landmark: Ratanga Junction | Price starts from: $10~

Big Blue Backpackers

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Experience staying in a Victorian mansion here at Big Blue Backpackers Hostel. Guests can enjoy brightly painted rooms and comfy beds far from the lounge and games room.

To love: The convenient location near V&A Waterfront | Landmark: MyCiTi Station Cape Town Stadium | Price starts from: $10~

Atlantic Point Backpackers

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Stay a night or two here in one of the best hostels in Cape Town. Unwind by the patio with some braai, cook up a meal in their well-stocked kitchen, or arrange tours through the travel desk.

To love: The helpful travel desk | Landmark: MyCiTi Station Cape Town Stadium | Price starts from: $15~

The B.I.G Backpackers

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This is a top-rated boutique hostel that has easy access to shops & restaurants near Signal Hill. Join the hostel’s B.I.G. Night Out event and enjoy a complimentary breakfast, free Wi-Fi, and daily housekeeping.

To love: The stylish interior design | Landmark: MyCiTi Station Cape Town Stadium | Price starts from: $30~

The Surf Shack

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Feel right at home with this relaxed atmosphere that’s made for surfers. Whip up your own meal in the fully equipped communal kitchen and braai (barbecue) area, or lounge by the patio and swimming pool.

To love: The homey surroundings | Landmark: Bloubergstrand Beach | Price starts from: $40~

Best Mid-Range Hotels in Cape Town

Glen Boutique Hotel & Spa

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Delight in its furnished rooms, private balcony, and even an iMac desktop computer in your room. Explore the city in a stunning convertible with the hotel’s luxury car rental.

To love: The luxurious facilities | Landmark: Piazza St John | Price starts from: $70~

Cape Heritage Hotel

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Discover one of the 4-star hotels in Cape Town. You’ll be close to attractions like Bree Street and Greenmarket Square. Take a dip in the rooftop jacuzzi pool, or roam the courtyard, which features the oldest living grapevine in South Africa!

To love: The old world touches and courtyard | Landmark: The African Portrait Art Gallery | Price starts from: $80~

Hotel Verde Cape Town Airport

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You’ll be amazed by “Africa’s greenest hotel” and its environment-friendly systems – which include the use of gray water, wind turbines, and solar panels.

To love: The eco-friendly technology | Landmark: MyCiTi Station Cape Town International Airport | Price starts from: $85~

Blackheath Lodge

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A Victorian guest house dating back from the 19th century. Take it easy in a stylish bedroom decked in elegant patterns and regal furnishing. Enjoy personalized service with restaurant recommendations from the staff.

To love: The complimentary mobile phone | Landmark: Green Point Urban Park | Price starts from: $130~

Derwent House Boutique Hotel

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This boutique hotel features an outdoor jacuzzi and a pool. Enjoy little touches like free afternoon tea and cakes, a complimentary mobile phone, and a free glass of wine at night.

To love: The central location | Landmark: Christopher Moller Gallery | Price starts from: $140~

Best Luxury Hotels in Cape Town

Atlanticview Cape Town Boutique Hotel

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Live like royalty with top-class facilities like Tempur mattresses, solar-heated infinity pools, and local transfers in a Mercedes.

To love: The spectacular view from Infinity Suite | Landmark: Theatre On The Bay | Price starts from: $130~

Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel

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Be captivated by its iconic pastel pink buildings and luxe furnishing. This dreamy, colonial-era building is located in a vast garden estate dotted with tropical trees.

To love: The famous high tea experience | Landmark: Labia Theatre | Price starts from: $190~

Gondwana Game Reserve

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Less than a 4-hour drive from Cape Town, this is the best place where you can enjoy an 11,000-hectare private game reserve. You might even find free-roaming animals outside your private Khoisan-inspired villa!

To love: The safari location | Landmark: Robinson Pass | Price starts from: $250~

Cape Grace Hotel & Spa

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Treat yourself to this 5-star hotel with splendid views of the harbor. Check out your room’s classic interiors, and a luxe marble bathroom. Other facilities include African-inspired spa treatments, a fitness studio, and a complimentary car service.

To love: The picturesque harbor view | Landmark: Clock Tower Retail Centre | Price starts from: $500~

One&Only Cape Town

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With panoramic views of Table Mountain, dine at the iconic Nobu Restaurant, which serves Japanese fusion dishes. Or indulge in delectable South African cuisine at Reuben Restaurant.

To love: The 5-star treatment | Landmark: Two Oceans Aquarium | Price starts from: $540~

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Whether you’re looking for a budget hostel or a boutique hotel, I hope this list is helpful on your visit to the wonderful multicultural city of Cape Town.

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4 Comments

  1. John

    Incredible listing Ileen, Thank you so much for sharing this list.

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  2. Carl Wright

    Thanks for the wide range of choices Aileen. I go frugal and love hostels and the people I meet at them. And they look amazing in Cape Town.

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  3. Julia Mia

    very helpful!

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  4. Matt Colver

    We stayed at the Cape Grace last month. The hotel was nice. But what made it for us was the staff. Everyone on the staff was superb. I think maybe the best hotel staff experience we’ve had. From the doormen to the waiters and bar tenders to housekeepers. Everyone acted as if they were family.

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