Daddy Long Legs is not a backpackers. Nor is it a hotel, lodge, inn, motel, apartment block or trailer park but something entirely different. At Daddy Long Legs hotel is like spending the night in an art gallery, albeit a comfortable one! It is an art exhibition that offers a place to sleep too. It's a place where you can meet like minded explorers and new friends. It's always en-suite and on a vibrant street. It's interactive, good, clean fun.
Staying in a Daddy Long Legs Independent Traveller's Hotel is like sleeping in an art gallery, albeit a comfortable one! Each of the thirteen uniquely designed rooms provides an unique playful experience that will out from all our average hotel stays.
Photographers, musicians, poets, artists and designers have turned turned our rooms into something special, oozing with humour, energy, imagination and endless creativity.
If you would like to meet and chat to some fellow travellers (or even a few stray locals) spend some time in our communal bar/ lounge area. Relax, find a spot on the balcony and have a drink as you take in the vibrant atmosphere of Long Street; the heart of Cape Town's nightlife.
And, most importantly, every Daddy Long Legs room offers great quality beds, clean cotton linen and a private shower and bathroom. Boutique Backpackers are the way forward!
Contact us for bookings
Tel: +27 (0) 21 794 1619
Like most great things, it all started from humble beginnings, with one idea - to simply offer travellers creative, spacious, clean, good value for money accommodation. Bringing these ideals together wasn't easy, nor was it the norm in the travel industry.
Originally, The Daddy Long Legs kicked off with the Daddy Long Legs Hotel suites which were found above some of the most beloved restaurants in the area, namely Cafe Mojito and Khaya Nama. The five suites proved to be so successful that the owners decided to expand the concept to a second Daddy Long Legs which is also found on Long Street, but above the African Music Store.
This accommodation provider has taken action to address one or more issues (whether environmental, social or cultural) which will contribute positively to the long term viability of the destination and hence their site displays a Caring for the destination rating.
Main area of focus in Caring for the Destination:
Apart from supporting local music and art, Daddy Long Legs has also implemented a number of environmental management systems which focus on water, energy and waste.
Detailed description of the Caring for the Destination Initiative:
Daddy Long Legs has seriously committed itself to staff development and training, supporting small businesses and reducing its environmental footprint.
In addition, Daddy Long Legs actively collects donations from guests for a 4x4 Ambulance Project to assist an isolated rural community at Bulungula in the Eastern Cape, who would otherwise not have access to emergency services due to poor transportation infrastructure.
Soon there will also be an eco-friendly room available to guests.